Raphael Vineyard Series presents Matt Marshak and Jeff Kashiwa

Posted: November 10, 2011 in Concerts, Smooth Jazz
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The Petrocelli Family strives to produce Long Island’s greatest wines, incorporating both New World advances and Old World traditions. They are located on the North Fork of Long Island where the gentle maritime influence of the surrounding water provides a moderate climate allowing the grapes to fully ripen, achieving perfect balance, aroma, and flavor. Using sustainable vineyard practices, hand harvesting, spontaneous fermentation and a natural winemaking philosophy, Raphael produces hand-crafted wines that reflect a pure expression of the unique climate and soil of the North Fork.

Raphael presents: 2011 Concert Series

Jeff Kashiwa, one of the most diverse, in demand sax players in all of contemporary jazz. Jeff finds pure joy at the heart of his increasingly fast-paced touring schedule by reminding himself, every time he gets on stage, that he’s there to do one thing: Play!

Over the last few years, he’s been doing just that to the tune of almost 100 performances annually, bringing his trademark exuberance to gigs with his longtime band Coastal Access, shows across the country with The Sax Pack (featuring fellow genre A-listers Steve Cole & Kim Waters), dates in the U.S. and England with Acoustic Alchemy and others with Chuck Loeb. Last year, he also reunited with The Rippingtons – whom he originally recorded and toured with from 1990-99 – for the group’s 20th Anniversary Tour; he will be joining his former band for many dates this Summer as well.

Like Larry Carlton, Matt Marshak has a taste for electric guitar music with a bite of blues and rock but, again like Carlton, he can lay down some sweet smooth jazz licks at will. – Brian Soergel, JazzTimes

Matt Marshak’s live shows overflow with passion, energy, crowd interaction and intensity, as the guitarist throws a series of blues, rock, soul and jazz licks. Now, one of the freshest faces on the contemporary jazz scene has captured the flavor of his popular live shows with his fourth major release, The Family Funktion, due out this June/July on Nuance Records. The 12 song CD builds upon Marshak’s ever-growing recognition that led the influential CD 101.9 radio station in New York to name him one of the best new smooth-jazz artists and forJazzTimes, the bible of the jazz industry, to shower his previous two CDs with glowing reviews.

See them both live at Raphael Vineyards.

Raphael Vineyards, 39390 NY 25, Peconic, New York 11958-1501  (Long Island)

Saturday, December 03, 2011 – 8:00 pm

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