Archive for April, 2012

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.


JEFF GOLUB featuring Henry Butler
Opening Act: The Michael Jazz Trio

39390 Route 25
Peconic NY
(The North Fork of Long Island’s Wine Country)
Less than 90 Miles from Manhattan

Series Kicks off Sunday June 3
Upcoming Shows:
July 15 Marc Antoine & Brian Simpson
August 19 Matt Marshak & Nick Colionne

Shows are Indoors
Show 2:30 PM

Seating Assigned By Order of Purchase
Advance Seats Strongly Suggested

Sponsored By
Car Care Specialties
Mighty Music

About The Artists

Current CD: “The Three Kings”
Jeff Golub is a contemporary jazz & blues guitarist with 6 solo albums and 3 CD’s as the leader of “Avenue Blue”. Well known for his work with Rod Stewart, performing on 4 albums and 5 world tours. Born in Copley Ohio, Jeff started playing by emulating Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, & Jimi Hendrix. Then, following up on the artists that these musicians sighted as their inspiration, he delved deeper into the blues listening to Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and anyone named King (B.B.,Albert & Freddie). His solo records have been staples at radio and he has toured the world annually with “Guitars and Saxes”

Widely hailed as a pianist and vocalist both as a solo artist and with a variety of groups – considered by many to be the premier exponent of the great New Orleans jazz and blues piano tradition – Henry Butler is equally respected for his versatile work as a composer and arranger in a broad range of genres, and as a speaker and educator in high demand on conference programs and college campuses around the country.


The Michael Jazz Trio hails from Central Islip. If you become introduced to The Michael Jazz Trio through their music, you could be stunned when checking out their bios. Oldest brother Matthew, and keyboardist, is 17 years old. Sax player, David, is 15 years old and Jordan, 11 years old, is keeping the beat on the drums.

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

Enjoy three dynamic jazz groups and seafood delicacies in a relaxing outdoor riverside setting. Presented by the Friends of the St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point Museums, this major fundraiser brings essential funding to the museums for educational programs, projects, exhibits, matching grant funds, and more.

Tickets for the 2012 Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival will go on sale June 1, 2012. The 2012 Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival is proud to announce this year’s line up:

Marcus Anderson
(sax), Marc Antoine (guitar) with Brian Simpson (keyboards), and Steve Cole (sax)!

St. Clement’s Island Potomac River Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Rd, Coltons Point, Maryland

Saturday, July 14, 2012 – 3:00 pm

For more information about the festival visit facebook.

The First Annual Indie Jazz/Blues Festival 2012 will be the first of its kind held in Wilmington, NC. This event will provide families and communities the opportunity to come together and network, but to also provide the Independent Artists (participants) the opportunity to expand their fan base and expose their music to different networks.

This event will take place on Saturday, July 7, 2012 from 12p-5p, during the times that most people are out and about, and occurs following the July 4th holiday and festivities. Due to the arts and entertainment communities that have emerged from this coastal resort town, and the outdoor venue where the event will be held, we anticipate 1000 people in attendance. We will also be streaming the event ‘Live’ for those who are unable to attend but would like to see
the festival performers.

The Jazz & Blues artists that will be performing consist of Detroit Music Award Winners, International Artists, and local talent that will provide a well-rounded multi-cultural experience for the community with good clean music. The festival will include food and beverage vendors, educational scholarship give-aways, CD sales, t-shirts, and will also provide support to the local Domestic Violence Shelter & Services, Inc. of Wilmington, NC.

Greenfield Amphitheater, 1941 Amphitheater Dr, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

Saturday, July 07, 2012 – 12:00 – noon

An annual event featuring 20 hours of live jazz on two stages over two days in Saratoga Springs, New York USA. The 2012 Festival will take place on Saturday June 30th and Sunday July 1st, 2012 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY USA.

Saturday – June 30th


Chris Botti
Esperanza Spalding
Christian McBride
Maceo Parker
Michel Camilo with conguero Giovanni Hidalgo and bassist Charles Flores
Mingus Big Band — celebrating the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus
Mario Abney

Gazebo Stage

Jeremy Pelt Quintet
Hailey Niswanger
Mario Abney & The Abney Effect
Catherine Russell
Pedrito Martinez

Sunday – July 1st

Diana Krall
Trombone Shorty
The Trio of Oz returns to the festival after performing in 2010
The Yellowjackets
Arturo O’Farill

Gazebo Stage

Steve Kroon Sextet
Sachal Vasandani
Trio of Oz featuring Omar Hakim & Rachel Z
Brian Mitchell Band
Edmar Castaneda

The 45th annual Hampton Jazz Festival will be held June 22, 23 and 24. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Doors open 1 hour prior to performance. Tickets are $56.50  per seat, per performance. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31 from Ticketmaster, the Hampton Coliseum box office and by calling 1-800-745-3000. Go here to buy online. This 45th annual Hampton Jazz Festival returns to Hampton, Virginia for yet another soulful weekend of unforgettable entertainment. This highly anticipated event will feature the top jazz, pop, R&B, and blues performers in the nation

Partially bordered by the Hampton Roads harbor and Chesapeake Bay, Hampton, with the 344,000 sq. ft. Hampton Roads Convention Center, is located in the center of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Hampton is the site of America’s first continuous English-speaking settlement and is home to such visitor attractions as the Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside IMAX ® Theater, Hampton History Museum, harbor tours and cruises, Hampton University Museum, Fort Monroe, award-winning Hampton Coliseum, The American Theatre, among others.

Here’s the full lineup:

Friday, June 22, 7:30 p.m.

Charlie Wilson

Natalie Cole

Norman Brown & Gerald Albright

Alex Boyd

Saturday, June 23, 2012, 7 p.m.

Kenny G



Will Downing

Sunday, June 24, 2 p.m.

Jill Scott


Dave Koz & Candy Dulfer


Hampton Jazz Festival, Hampton Coliseum, 1000 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, Virginia  (Newport News, Norfolk areas)

The 2012 Reedy River Jazz & Wine Festival will be held on Friday, May 4th at The Huguenot Mill Loft at The Peace Center.

The Reedy River Jazz and Wine Festival was designed to soothe the soul and excite the palate. All at the same time. The beautiful, relaxed setting of the Peace Center Amphitheater provides the perfect backdrop to kick back and enjoy some of the finest regionally and nationally acclaimed musicians as they put their passion on display. Add in delectable foods, amazing wines and a worthy cause, and you have a jazz festival Upstate audiences can really embrace. And help support and grow for years to come.

All proceeds from the Reedy River Jazz and Wine Festival will go to support The Ronald McDonald House here in The Upstate. RMH provides a “home away from home” for the families of critically ill or severely injured children being treated at area hospitals. It’s a place of hope and encouragement during an unpredictable time in their lives and the lives of their children. We’re truly honored to support this worthy cause.

Festival Timeline

Doors Open: 5:00pm
Live Jazz performances 5:30pm-10:00pm
Wine and Food Tasting 5:30pm-8:00pm (Wine Distributors to be announced) Larkin’s On the River to provide food tasting. Desserts by Art Eats Bakery and Coffee station by Larkins , specialty drink by McDonald’s Franchise Owner/Operators.
Cash Bar – 8:00pm-9:45pm

Jazz Performer Schedule
5:30 pm – Anderson University Jazz Ensemble
6:15 pm – Jean Calvert
7:15 pm – Sonny Thornton Trio
8:05 pm – Maria Howell Trio
9:00 pm – Lao Tizer featuring Karen Briggs

Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville, South Carolina 29601

When is the last time you spent a weekend in a Chester County park and listened to the sounds of smooth jazz? Some say that music has the power to soothe the soul which is why we chose that as the festival theme. Who couldn’t use some of that?

When the Tri-State area lost the only smooth jazz radio station it had WJJZ we felt a huge gap in our daily listening enjoyment and prior to that there was a huge drop in the open air free concerts we regularly enjoyed hosted by the radio station. For years we talked about how nice it would be for someone to take that on again. After years of waiting we decided to go for it. Jazz is special. Music is special. That’s why this event is so special.

The purpose of the jazz festival is to strengthen community bonds and to offer an outlet for local artists, musicians, merchants, and business owners. Our aim is also to keep the jazz alive by focusing on the younger jazz artists/bands in the area and to bring awareness to and support the needs of local non-profits or charities in the Chester County area. The Producers have selected the Chester County Food Bank and the Stephen Chandler Ericson Foundation as their non -profit benefactors.

Announced artists are Warren Hill, Peter White,  Ronnie Laws, and more.

The Festival runs from June 29 – July 1, 2012. Friday begins at the Asplundh Concert Hall on the campus of West Chester University with a Battle of the Youth Jazz Bands competition and concludes that evening with a rhythmic smooth jazz performance by a nationally known recording artist.

The enjoyment continues on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11:00 a.m. each day in beautiful Hoopes Park with free open-air live jazz music, exhibitors, and great food.

Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, West Chester University, 700 S High St, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382

Founded in 2002 – attendance at the Festival has grown each year, from 15,000 the first year to more than 162,000 in 2010 – attracting music lovers from around the U.S. and the world.

Acoustic Alchemy will give a concert among numerous performers of all jazz genres during this 9-day festival. Access with Club Pass or purchase a ticket at the door for $20. No advance sales. Seating is first-come, first-served. Get there early! Two shows, 5:30 & 7:15 p.m.

For nearly 25 years, Acoustic Alchemy has pushed the limits of the acoustic guitar’s potential by embracing a spectrum of musical styles ranging from straightahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond. In the two and a half decades since their earliest recordings despite a tragic setback in the late 1990s and the inherent challenges of the 21st century music industry the group has assembled and sustained a vast and loyal following that stretches well beyond their U.K. origins.

New this year is a smart-phone app that will appear some time in May and a new Club Pass venue Hatch Recital Hall in the Eastman School of Music, which will feature all-acoustic solo and duo performances. Over the 9 days of the festival, XRIJF will present more than 1000 musicians, performing in more than 300 concerts at eighteen venues in and around Gibbs (“Jazz”) Street.

Rochester International Jazz Festival, Harro East Ballroom, 155 N Chestnut St, Rochester, New York 14604

Friday, June 22, 2012 – 5:30 pm

Opening Night Becomes Super Spectacular as Jazztrax takes the  entire audience out on the lake. Music, drinks, dancing and fun abound on the Big Bear Lake shore with the annual Big Bear Lake JazzTrax Summer Music Festival. Located at the Marina Resort Lake Side Lawn, 40770 Lakeview Drive, a floating stage will feature the smooth sound of jazz bands doing their thing while spectators celebrate into the night.
There will be 2 launchings of the Sternwheeler MISS LIBERTY
Board at Pine Knot Landing…..1 block from Festival Site, behind Post Office
Pine Knot and Big Bear Blvd. across from Robin Hood Resort entrance
5:30 p.m. departure….be there 20 minutes prior…..gates close at 5:25 p.m.
7:30 p.m. departure…be there 20 minutes prior….gates close at 7:25 p.m.

Walk from Festival Site or Some Parking at Pine Knot Landing or Pine Knot Marina

Shuttle passes through Marina Resort and Robin Hood Resort at 5 and 7 p.m.

Starring the Lake at sunset and dusk
Canadian guitarist Rob Tardick unplugged.

On Board for Purchase…..Bar and Finger Foods
Followed by First AfterParty UpStairs at Nottingham’s at Robin Hood Resort

FRIDAY NIGHT – Canadian Guitarist Rob Tardik on board Miss Liberty Sternwheeler
June 22

SATURDAY – Kansas City Bassist Julian Vaughn
June 23 Sax and the City Starring Paul Taylor, Marion Meadows and Jessy J
Keyboardist Brian Culbertson

SUNDAY – Swedish Keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen
June 24 New Orleans  Guitarist Jeff Golub & New Orleans Keyboardist Henry Butler
Saxophonist Mindi Abair

Tickets Are Now On Sale

Marina Resort, 40770 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, California 92315


Join us for the 20th Annual “Wine in the Woods” on May 19-20, 2012!

Sample Maryland’s finest wines from a souvenir glass; make food purchases from an abundance of high quality, distinctive restaurants and caterers; sharpen your palate by attending wine education seminars; enjoy exceptional works offered by invited artists and crafts persons; and revel in continuous live entertainment on two stages.

The grounds have been expanded and include Merriweather Post Pavilion. Saturday’s ticket includes lawn admission to a concert at Merriweather following the wine festival.

*Saturday, May 19th 11am – 6pm

Ticket prices:
-$35 advanced purchase; $40 at gate
-Designated Driver $25
-Youth (ages 3-20) $25

*Saturday ticket price includes lawn admission to a concert at Merriweather Post Pavillion that evening.

Sunday, May 20th 11 am – 5pm
Ticket prices:
-Wine Taster: $30 advanced purchase; $35 at gate
-Designated Driver $20
-Youth (ages 3-20) $20

This two-day event features performers of all genres, including the Tizer Trio on Sunday, May 20, 2012 – 1:15 pm.

Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, Maryland