Music at Red Newt

There are three tracks to the music programming at Red Newt.

The Sunset Chamber Music series take place in the early evening in order to capture the beauty of the Finger Lakes sunset over Seneca Lake.  These programs draw on incredible well of musical talent in the Finger Lakes as well as from musicians across the globe.  Several performances are planned each fall and spring, and the focus is not only great music, but in making a connection with the musicians through music and  conversation in an intimate space.  Admission is by reservation and doors open early to allow guests to take a table and order from our special menu of lite fare prior to the start of the concert.  Of course a  great selection of Red Newt wines are also served.

The Lunchtime Music Series is very informal and eclectic.  Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk.  Music starts a 1pm and is open to guests free and without reservations.  Lunch is served concurrently from our regular menu from 11am – 3pm.

Happy Hour every Friday from 5pm – 7pm.  An eclectic mix of folk, blues, jazz and old-time music.  Up close and personal with great wine, beer, cider and localvore fare from the Bistro kitchen. (through November 23rd)

Fireside Music – Every Sunday – All Winter!  1:00pm – 2:30pm  For the cold, dark winter months, our Happy Hour performers are coming on Sunday afternoon.  Cozy up to the fire and enjoy! Up close and personal with great wine, beer, cider and localvore fare from the Bistro kitchen.
(starting November 25th)

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Diana Leigh Trio

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Red Newt welcomes the Diana Leigh Trio for  Friday Happy Hour. Friday 5-7pm, Bistro Happy Hour menu served, no cover The Diana Leigh Trio plays jazz, blues, and select popular tunes with our own slant. Complementing Diana’s sparkling vocals, is Jesse Collins on alto saxophone. Jesse’s obbligatos behind Diana’s singing creates a richness and depth, in the swing song tradition.

Fifth Parallel Jazz Trio

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Red Newt Welcomes Fifth Parallel Jazz Trio  in the Bistro on for Sunday afternoon jazz! Fifth Parallel is Rowan Lynch (alto sax), Misha Bjerken (bass) and Frits Marohn (piano) ... an outstanding Jazz Trio hailing from the halls of Ithaca High! Free admission, no reservations - serving lunch 11-3pm Listen to Fifth Parallel...  

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Mike Titlebaum and Catherine Gale Jazz

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Red Newt welcomes Mike Titlebaum (sax) and Catherine Gale (vocal) for Friday Happy our. Friday 5-7pm, Bistro Happy Hour menu served, no cover Saxophonist Mike Titlebaum and vocalist Catherine Gale lead a jazz group for an evening of great songs and beautiful, swinging jazz. Mike Titlebaum has played at infamous musical venues such as the Blue Note, Smalls, Augies, Fez/Time Café and the legendary CBGB’s as well as the pit orchestra of the Broadway musical “Cats.” He has performed with…

Rick Manning and Friends

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Red Newt welcomes Rick Manning and Friends for  Friday Happy Hour. Friday 5-7pm, Bistro Happy Hour menu served, no cover Join Rick Manning and friends for a  vintage repertoire of bluegrass, western and gypsy swing!

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Bert Salmirs – Sunday Afternoon Piano

September 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 31, 2019

First Sunday of Every Month, 1pm  Please join us at lunchtime on Sunday for this special treat!Bert Salmirs started his musical career at Julliard School of Music, and has been playing piano in the Finger Lakes for over four decades. With a repertoire from the American Song Book that includes jazz, ragtime, Broadway show tunes and more, Bert never fails to show his virtuosity. Some of you may remember him tickling the ivories with the "Bert Sal Trio" across the southern…

MAQ: Eric Aceto, Doug Robinson, Chad Lieberman, Harry Aceto

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Red Newt welcomes MAQ: Eric Aceto, Doug Robinson, Chad Lieberman, Harry Aceto for  Friday Happy Hour. MAQ is a musical ensemble based in Ithaca, NY comprised of some of the area's best seasoned jazz and Brazilian-music musicians. Its members have individually toured throughout the United States and Europe, in venues from concert halls to clubs, performing everything from classic and modern jazz to Brazilian bossa and folk music. Listen to MAQ! Friday 5-7pm, Bistro Happy Hour menu served, no cover

Richie and Rosie Sunset House Concert

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Long John and the Tights

September 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Long John and the Tights  is an old time string band from Ithaca, New York. We play dance music, fiddle tunes and songs inspired by American country music popular before it splintered off Blues, Bluegrass and Rock & Roll. Friday 5-7pm, Bistro Happy Hour menu served, no cover John Hoffmann is the fiddler for New Cut Road as well as UpSouth, and Long John & the Tights. John played banjo for The Tompkins County Horseflies in the early 1980’s before…

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Mike Titlebaum and Catherine Gale

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Red Newt welcomes Mike Titlebaum (sax) and Catherine Gale (vocal) for Friday Happy Hour. Friday 5-7pm, Bistro Happy Hour menu served, no cover Saxophonist Mike Titlebaum and vocalist Catherine Gale lead a jazz group for an evening of great songs and beautiful, swinging jazz. Mike Titlebaum has played at infamous musical venues such as the Blue Note, Smalls, Augies, Fez/Time Café and the legendary CBGB’s as well as the pit orchestra of the Broadway musical “Cats.” He has performed with…

Judy Hyman, Mac Benford, Sally Fruend, Jeff Claus Old Time Music

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mac Benford has been a leading figure in the preservation and performance of traditional Appalachian stringband music for more than forty years. He began playing clawhammer banjo in 1960, while a student at Williams College. His interest in the authentic mountain styles of playing the 5-string led him to the greatest living masters of the time – players like Wade Ward, Kyle Creed, Tom Ashley, and Roscoe Holcomb who would provide life-long inspiration and models in the formation of his…

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