March 11, 2013 Wilfred Joseph

There are only two more weekends of Jazz on the Vine, Long Island’s annual Winterfest celebration!
If you are visiting New York city, this event is a great way to explore Long Island wine and culture. Wineries all over the island are holding live (and free!) jazz shows for you to enjoy while tasting fine wine.
The Arbor View House bed and breakfast is a prefect place for you to call home base during Winterfest or any time you want to delve into the North Fork of Long Island. Located in East Marion, we are in the heart of Long Island wine country and located near lovely beaches, fine dining and renowned art and performance spaces.

Jazz on the Vine Schedule Highlights

Here are some of the upcoming performances we think look especially appealing:
Montana Skies at Jamesport Vineyards ~ Sunday March 17, 2:30 p.m.

Visit the North Fork of Long Island for great wine and delicious music
Visit the North Fork of Long Island for great wine and delicious music!

In concert, these award winning musicians delve into music from Pink Floyd and Rush to Vivaldi, and House of the Rising Sun, as well as their own originals that have been featured everywhere from NPR to the Travel Channel.
Michael Weiss at Clovis Point ~ Sunday March 17, 2:30 p.m. Weiss has led groups at the prestigious Village Vanguard, earning acclaim from the New York Times, which praised his “strong sense of leadership and organization” with a “confident and sparkling presence on piano.”
Amanda Ruzza at Duck Walk ~ Sunday March 17 at 2:30 p.m. Amanda draws on her multicultural background as a primary influence on her passion for composing music – music that seamlessly assimilates elements of funk, jazz and South American rhythms.
Mambo Loco at Raphael ~ Sunday March 17 4 p.m. Formed in 2005, Mambo Loco has become synonymous with the classic music of Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican origin. The group brings the best of “Old School” Latin and Latin Jazz music to the Long Island, NY area.
See the whole lineup on the Winterfest website.

February 10, 2013 Wilfred Joseph

Are you still scrambling for a special way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Why not get out of the crowded city and change your scenery?
Come to Long Island and partake in Winterfest, where you can enjoy quality jazz at various wineries along the East end of Long Island, we are celebrating Valentine’s Day all month.
We still have availability at our Long Island Inn – a romantic and historic property in the quaint town of East Marion. Our luxury B&B will put you far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but right in the middle of Long Island Wine Country and the Jazz on the Vine Winterfest!

Long Island Winterfest
Bring your loved one to Long Island Wine Country for Valentine’s Day weekend and enjoy Jazz on the Vine.

Here is some of the entertainment lined up for Valentine’s Day weekend, February 16 & 17.

January 27, 2013 Wilfred Joseph

Jazz on the Vine returns as the theme for the 2013 Long Island Winterfest for the sixth consecutive year. From February 9 to March 17, ( extended to March 24 due to snow storm) visit the East End of Long Island to enjoy 6 great weekends of exceptional jazz performances in winery tasting rooms. Admission prices includes a glass of wine (in most cases) and a chance to win a gift basket of Long Island wines.
Make plans to come to Long Island Wine Country this winter! Outstanding jazz music and an array of special events and offers are sure to relieve the mid-winter doldrums.
Here are some of the upcoming events on our end of the Island:
Saturday, February 9th
Clovis Point (2:30 p.m.)~ The Dread Scott Trio plays Brubeck.

Long Island Winterfest
The Clovis Point winery

“The hard-swinging group never gets too deep, which might actually be a good thing: Their music has the buoyant groove of gospel and the charming shuffle of the Big Easy on parade.” -New York Magazine
Pellegrini Vineyards (3 p.m.)~ David Allen Trio. Guitarist and composer Dave Allen is a distinctive voice on his instrument and is widely respected in the jazz community as both a player and a composer. He has released two critically acclaimed recordings, “Untold Stories” and “Real and Imagined” on the Fresh Sound label, which feature original music and a well-crafted group sound.
Raphael (4:30 p.m.)~ Mark Portugal Quartet. Mark’s tasteful and artistic approach to the drums is evident while his ability to listen and react to his bandmates has propelled him to reach great musical heights. This past summer, Mark performed with the Bakithi Kumalo band at the ‘Joy of Jazz’ festival (Johannesburg, South Africa), opening for Monty Alexander and Kurt Elling.
Waters Crest Winery (4:30 p.m.)~ Mark Elf Trio. In 1995, Elf recorded “Boppin’ at The Blue Note” with Wynton Marsalis, Benny Golson, Al Grey & Red Holloway. From 1996 to 2004 on Jen Bay Records all nine of his recordings went to #1 on National Jazz Radio Charts.
Can you believe that is just one day of music during the Long Island Winterfest? Check back for more information on the performances and make sure to book your room at the Arbor View House bed and breakfast soon!

March 9, 2012 Wilfred Joseph

The 5th annual Long Island Winterfest Jazz on the Vine series at North Fork Vineyards is going strong. Two weekends remain: March 10-11 and March 17-18. Our North Fork Long Island Bed and Breakfast still has rooms available both weekends; be spontaneous and come out to Jazz on the Vine.

Long Island Wineries Celebrate Jazz on the Vine, Raphael
Experience great wine and great jazz at Raphael.

Jazz on the Vine has been wildly popular so far this year. Wine drinkers have expanded their appreciation of jazz, and jazz fans have expanded their palates. Jazz and wine are a perfect combination, really, like bread and cheese or milk and cookies.
Remaining Winterfest highlights include (but aren’t limited to):

  • The magnetic Shenole Latimer Quartet at Raphael (March 10, 4:30).
  • Ojoyo, a wonderful fusion of South African and American music, at Duck Walk Vineyards North (March 10, 4:30).
  • The eclectic Curtis Brothers at Macari Vineyards (March 11, 2:00).
  • Enchanting vocalist Laurent Kinhan at Bedell Cellars (March 11, 4:00).
  • Oscar Peñas Ethereal Ensemble at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyards (March 17, 1:30)
  • The mezmorizing Jack Morelli Trio at Jamesport Vineyards (March 17, 4:30).
  • Jazz Fusion pioneers, The Avengers, at Duck Walk North (March 17, 3:00).
  • Singer/guitarist Ahmad Ali at Sherwood House (March 18, 2:00).
  • Mambo Loco at Raphael (March 18, 3:30).

You can be driven by the wines or the music. Decide who you want to see and go from there, or decide which wines you want to try and let the music surprise you. There are several performances each day at several different wineries, so you are sure to find something you like. Consider it a grand adventure.
Arbor View House, a North Fork Long Island Bed and Breakfast, makes a great base during Winterfest Jazz on the Vine. We’re located in the quiet village of East Marion, close to the wineries and the hopping seaport town of Greenport.
Please visit Jazz on the Vine for a complete Winterfest Schedule, and call 800-963-8777 to  make a reservation at Arbor View House.

February 27, 2012 Wilfred Joseph

Good wine is delectable. Good jazz is delightful. The combination of outstanding wine and jazz is cause for jubilation. These days there is much jubilation on the North Fork of Long Island, thanks to Jazz on the Vine.

Long Island Winterfest, Jazz on the Vine
Several weekends of superlative jazz and wine on the North Fork of Long Island.

Jazz on the Vine brings exceptional jazz musicians to Long Island wineries from February 11 to March 18, 2012. During these six weekends, North Fork wineries simply buzz with activity and music. Guests of our Long Island Bed and Breakfast are well situated to take advantage of all the special events.
This is the fifth winter that jazz and wine are joining forces on Long Island. The program in 2012 is even bigger and better than in past years, with more than 70 performances at 20 wineries. On any given day, one can hear several performances and try wines from different vineyards.
Jazz on the Vine hosts award winning jazz groups, such as the Vadim Neselovskyi Trio and All that Jazz, an All Star Super Band known for its expansive repertoire rooted in Mambo, Funk, Nordic, South African and Jazz. There are jazz quartets, jazz singers, and funky duos. There are Afro-Cuban Jazz musicians, Brazilian musicians, and musicians with Gospel roots. The variety of music that floods North Fork Wineries during Jazz on the Vine is almost as astounding as the sheer talent behind it.
Participating New York wineries include: Bating Hollow Farm Vineyard in Baiting Hollow, Macari Vineyards in Mattituck, and Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. Numerous performances take place each Saturday and Sunday. Venues include waterfront tasting rooms and majestic estates overlooking acres of grape vines. Avid wine tasters and jazz fans can make their way from one vineyard to the next, sipping different varietals as they are serenaded by different musicians.
You won’t want to return to the city after an afternoon of wine tasting. You’ll want to sleep on the North Fork of Long Island and then repeat the glorious experience the following day. You can. Spend the weekend at Arbor View House, our New York Bed and Breakfast near Greenport.
Please find more information at Jazz on the Vine.

March 14, 2010 Wilfred Joseph

Don’t miss the last weekend of the 2010 Winterfest Jazz on the Vine.  Enjoy a Long Island Romantic Getaway and throw in a little jazz for good flavor.  Some of the best Steinway concerts will be happening the on Saturday and Sunday, March 20 and 21 and we do not want you to miss out!  Here are some of the highlights:
EEAC Masters Quintet will be performing at Castello di Borghese Vineyards on Saturday, March 20 at 3 P.M.  Teddy Charles is an American jazz pianist, drummer and vibraphone musician and has worked with some of the best including Miles Davis and Aretha Franklin.   This is sure to get your feet tapping!
Trevor Davison Swing Jazz Quartet will be at Raphael, Saturday, March 20 at 4 P.M.  This lively quartet has a variety of music from big bank swing, jazz, and classical to 50’s do-wop and mo-town.  A regular on the North Fork of Long Island, it will be hard to sit in your seat.
Nilson Matta Brazilian Voyage Trio will be performing on Sunday, March 21 at 3 P.M.  Matt is knows as a powerhouse bass-player and has been considered one of the best in the world.  Combine this with Brazilian music and it is sure to be a winner.
Here is the complete schedule:

1 pm: Martha Clara Vineyards (Riverhead) – Mitch Frohman Latin Jazz Quartet
1 pm: The Old Field Vineyards (Southold) – Mark Gatz Duo
1 pm: Peconic Bay Winery (Cutchogue) – Mambo Loco
2 pm: Pindar Vineyards (Peconic) – Napolean Revels-Bey Quartet
2 pm: Vineyard 48 (Cutchogue) – Jarrett Cherner Trio
3 pm: Castello di Borghese Vineyards (Cutchogue) – Steinway Series: EEAC Masters Quintet
3 pm: Clovis Point (Jamesport) – Ahmad Ali Duo
4 pm: Raphael (Peconic) – Steinway Series: Trevor Davison Swing Jazz Quartet
12 Noon: Holiday Inn Express (Riverhead) – Isaac Jaffe Quintet
1 pm: Palmer Vineyards (Riverhead) – James Carney Quartet
1 pm: Corey Creek Vineyards (Southold) – Henning Stumm Trio
2 pm: NEW LOCATION: DILIBERTO WINERY (Jamesport) – Dennis Raffelock Duo
2 pm: Jamesport Vineyard (Jamesport) – Dave Allen Trio
2 pm: Martha Clara Vineyards (Riverhead) – Mundo Clave
3 pm: Sparkling Pointe (Southold) – Steinway Series: Nilson Matta Brazilian Voyage Trio
3 pm: Osprey’s Dominion (Peconic) – Mambo Loco

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 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.