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.