Playing FRIDAY@LAST JAZZ HAPPY HOURs at Marly's Pub the LAST Friday of the Month,
 ... with Film Treatments Every Other, like "AV-Jazz Holidaze" Film Treatments 12-27-13.

• Frank Trompeter Trio at It's All About Wine, 1305 Wabash Ave, SPringfield, IL
   8 - 11 pm
   First time Frank has willingly had a Drummerless Gig, this time with Acoutic Bassist Rob Killam, and Pianist Curtis Atchley
subbing for Chris Miller

• Films n Jazz at the Monthly Marly's Pub Jazz Etc. Happy Hour:
(Next 16mm Film Treatments Show w/ AV-JAZZ is SPOOKY JAZZ show October 25, 2013)
  6 - 8 pm at Marly's Pub, 5th Street, just N. of Adams


the Thursday Night Jazz at DONNIE'S HOMESPUN PIZZA in Springfield went on a Summer Hiatus in June. If you'd like to see us back there for Thursdays or whatever night you please, please tell the Management the next time you go: "When are you bringing back the Frank Trompeter Quartet?!?! I miss my Thursday jazz fix!")
DONNIE'S HOMESPUN PIZZA is located in the Vinegar Hill Mall, 107 W. Cook STreet, Springfield, IL
Web page:
Donnie's Homespun

There's one regular gig:

LAST FRIDAYS:    FRIDAY@LAST JAZZ Happy Hour at Marly's Pub

Other News:

New Member(s): Timothy Niemeyer has joined the group on Guitar! Since he's a busy cat, what with being in the pit orchestra for two musicals at the Springfield Muni Opera in 2013, we have lined up original FTQ trumpeter Brian Pryor to sub for Tim when needed. Cool!


Live CD On Sale: Ask about the Gnarly at Marly's CD at a live show, they are now just $5(!).

The  CD "Gnarly at Marly's" came out in April 2010, sold over 150 in the first month. Recorded in 2009, the disc contains ten FTQ Live CD front paneltracks spanning a vast range of styles, including straight ahead jazz, blues, reggae, ska, funk and smooth jazz. There are good reviews out there, on Amazon, and like ...
Monica (Concord, CA): I LOVE your cd... When I listen to it while I'm driving, it makes me want to wave at everyone. #1 and #7 are my favorites. I'm wearing out #7!                   
    "Let us know how YOU Like it

The FTQ's upcoming Studio CD should be recorded in 2014, at this rate


CDs easily available on-line (at old full price):
   Buy from Frank directly via PayPal:

or from
Also for sale at and CD Universe

Downloads from

Upcoming Friday@Last Happy Hours

  • Friday November 29, 2013 Friday@Last Jazz Happy Hour at Marly's Pub
  • Friday Dec 27, 2013 Film Treatments "Holidayze" JAZZ Happy Hours at Marly's Pub
  • Friday January 31, 2014 Friday@Last Jazz Happy Hour at Marly's Pub

More About Film Treatments

Besides the huge AV-JAZZaGANZA shows, Jazz, Etc. Happy Hours get film accompaniment about every other month. Frank used his pro theatrical Screen, which is a bit over ten ft tall by ten ft wide.

Past Film Treatment Theme Shows at Marly's Pub:
"Spooky Jazz" at Marly's Pub 10-25-13 
  DEC 28, 2012: AV-Jazz Holidaze
  OCT 26 2012: Spooky Jazz: film footage from cartoons like Caspar and one with the story Katura and the (Black) Cat. plus a scary Dr. Seuss clip!
   2011: Recycled Celluloid for Earth Day: Earth Day theme, like Urban Overpopulation behind What a Wonderful World

Coming Up

Coming Up Next in Lucky '13:

  • Friday, November  8, FRANK TROMPETER TRIO at It's All About Wine Friday Nov. 8, 2013

  • Friday, Nov. 29 and Dec. 27, 2013 FRIDAY@LAST JAZZ Marly's Pub Jazz Happy Hours

  • Friday, December 20, 2013 Norb Andy's in Springfield

And Later:

  • Jazz at the Bistro?
  • Jazz Festivals in 2014 Finally??
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Just don't expect us to be called The Frank Trompeter Quintet everywhere, or to always be able to play every show as the full 5-piece version.
In fact, sometimes the lounge can only afford our "closely related" Frank's Discount Lounge Act musi-comedy performances.