February 28, 2010 Wilfred Joseph

The Winterfest Jazz on the Vine is underway and the line-up for March at Castello di Borghese Winery is fabulous!  All concerts are complimentary and Borghese wine will be available for purchase by the glass.  Combine that with a weekend stay at the Arborview Bed and Breakfast and you have a winning combination!   
Two Steinway Series concerts were scheduled for Castello di Borghese Winery with the remaining Steinway Series concert scheduled for Saturday, March 13th at 4 P.M.  Ciemi Nakai is a native of Japan and is sure to dazzle.  She began classic training early and moved in the direction of Jazz, Afro-Cuban music and Salsa.  Next on the agenda is Linda Baker’s concert on Sunday, March 14th at 2 P.M. and this will be an afternoon of wonderful music.  Linda is a pianist who is no stranger to entertainment after working many of the New York City clubs.  She is known for show tunes, old standards, and sing-a-longs.  Eeac Masters Trio with Teddy Charles will be the last concert on Saturday, March 20th at 3 P.M.  Teddy Charles is an American jazz pianist, drummer, and vibraphone musician.  His versatility is demonstrated by the broad spectrum of musicians with whom he has worked with including Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, and Gunther Schuller.  He has also worked with rhythm and blues stars including Aretha Franklin, Chuck Willis, and Earl Bostic.   
What more can we say about the March concerts at Castello di Borghese, except join them!

February 22, 2010 Wilfred Joseph

Are you an artist or just enjoy art?  The East End Arts Council of Long Island celebrates the arts and works with well-known and yet-to-be discovered arts.  The East End Arts Council presents art, music, dance, and theatre throughout the East End of Long Island.   They feature ten gallery exhibits per year and a new exhibit opens every four to six weeks.  Their gift shop also features original work of local craftspeople, as well as hand-pulled prints, original etchings, and fine art posters.  
The gallery is located in the historic Davis-Corwin House and admission is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.  Black and White is a member’s show focusing exclusively on black and white art.  It opened on January 15th and will continue to run through February 26th.   The Body in Motion will depict bodies in the process of moving and will be an eclectic combination of man, beasts, and other displays of bodies in motion.  It will open on March 5th and continue through April 9th.  Also, be sure not to miss the reception on March 5th, from 5-7 P.M.  The entire exhibition schedule for 2010 has been published and can be viewed on their website.    
In additional to their gallery, additional exhibit spaces can be found at Riverhead Town Hall and the Rosalie Dimon Gallery within the Jamesport Manor Inn.  Currently, Allan Bull & Carol C. Young art is exhibited at the Jamesport Manor Inn.  This exhibit started on February 5th and continues through May 5th.  An upcoming reception is scheduled for February 21st, from 3-5 P.M.  Riverhead Town is exhibiting Dolores Castrucci Earth Paintings through March 1st. 
Enjoy the arts and your stay with the Arbor View Bed and Breakfast!

February 17, 2010 Wilfred Joseph

Greenport’s Winterfest Gallery Walk is scheduled for Saturday, February 27th.  Visit Greenport for an afternoon and evening of gallery hopping, gallery talks, music, and refreshments.  Normally the gallery walks are held throughout the summer and fall, but Winterfest is a special occasion and so is this gallery walk.  Artists will be on-hand to speak about their art and personally answer any questions you may have regarding their art and techniques.    
The line-up of galleries is impressive and includes deCordova Studio & Gallery, Gallery M, The South Street Gallery & Framers, Winter Harbor Gallery, Terrace Joyce Gallery, Greenport Art and Design, and Studio E Gallery.  Each gallery will host a featured artist and demonstrations and presentations will be done according to the artists’ specialty.  Gallery visitors will enjoy a variety of sculpture, computer graphics, painting, watercolors, crafts, and demonstrations.  
Greenport’s Winterfest Gallery Walk will be held from 2-9 P.M.  The complete 2010 schedule is now available and will be held the third Saturday of the month during their normal season June through November.

February 9, 2010 Wilfred Joseph

Winterfest on Long Island.  What is it all about?  It is about having over 80 performances from February 13th to March 21st.  A special Steinway kickoff event has been scheduled for Friday, February 12th at 7 P.M. at Wolffer Estate Vineyards.  The event will feature Grammy award nominee and East End’s own Judy Carmichael, a world reknown stride pianist.  Judy is just one of over 80 musicians and performers that will be participating in this year’s, Jazz on the Vine on Long Island.
Well it is said that a story says 100 words, and then a video tells even more!  We have two videos to share with you from the 2009 Jazz on the Vine.  Matt Marshall is a smooth guitar player and here he is playing “Wind Chill Factor”.  If you prefer Latin Jazz, then take a look at this performance from Mundo Clave-Chucho .  Remember that all performances are free at Jazz on the Vine.
So, what would you like to hear?  Pop? Jazz? R&B? Contemporary? Blues? Latin?  The schedule for Jazz on the Vine has just about everything that you can imagine.  Once you participate in Winterfest, we know that you will come back year after year.  This year, the Arbor View Bed and Breakfast will be featuring a free daily reception from February 15 until March 21 from 3-5 P.M. during Jazz on the Vine!
Join us for Jazz!

February 5, 2010 Wilfred Joseph

It is time for Long Island’s 2010 Winterfest and this year’s theme is Jazz on the Vine.  This is the third year for this theme, as it has become very popular.  The events are numerous and they plan to have over 70 free jazz concerts over a six week period from February 13th to March 21st, so make sure not to miss out.  Make plans to visit the East End of Long Island and hear over 80 outstanding jazz musicians perform at local winery tasting rooms throughout the duration of Winterfest.
So who is coming to town?  Maybe it is just easier to say “who isn’t coming” to Jazz on the Vine.  Contemporary music by the John Ellis Trio, modern jazz by Jessica Elbert Quartet, bop by Michael Weiss Trio, Brazilian music by Roni Ben Hur Trio, and the list continues.  Since all of the Jazz concerts are free of charge, it truly makes for a great venue to enjoy the jazz and sample the local vineyards wines.
To make the decision to visit Jazz on the Vine even easier, Arbor View Bed and Breakfast has put together a special Romantic Getaway package which includes a two night stay, two massages, a horse drawn carriage vineyard tour, discounts for North Fork wineries, an aromatherapy bath, a gift certificate towards a romantic dinner, and it also includes a gift basket complete with sparkling wine, chocolate truffles, nuts, cheese, crackers, and fruit!  Reserve today to enjoy the best of the 2010 Winterfest with Jazz on the Vine.