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March 2019

Lynn Wiles and Paul Kimball

Sunday, March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
Lynne Wiles

Afternoon Jazz Lynn Wiles has been a guitarist for over three decades. He has developed a style influenced by Leo Kottke, Jorma Kaukonen, Wes Montgomery, Howard Alden and many other finger-style, classical, and jazz greats. His style of playing reflects these influences. Lynn performs solo instrumental guitar, blending contemporary finger-style with jazz and classical influences, and a little bottle neck blues for the spirit of it all.  He will be joined by Paul Kimball for an afternoon of jazz. Lunchtime Read More »

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Cayuga Blue Notes

Sunday, March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
cayuga blue notes trio

Afternoon Lunch Music The Cayuga Blue Notes is a trio based near Ithaca, NY who sing country blues with heart and respect, backed by guitars, harmonica and bass. Lunchtime Music Series informal and eclectic. Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk. Music starts a 1pm no cover – no reservations.  Lunch is served concurrently from 11am – 3pm.

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April 2019

Bert Salmirs – Afternoon Piano Jazz

Sunday, April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
bert salmirs at the piano

First Sunday of Every Month 1-2:30pm, Full Lunch, no cover 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 Read More »

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Mary Ott Band

Sunday, April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
mary ott band

Afternoon Lunch Music Sunday afternoon Jazz and Swing acoustic/vocals with Mary Ott, Molly MacMillan, and Neal Massa in a beautiful room with wonderful food. Free event, family friendly. Lunchtime Music Series informal and eclectic. Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk. Music starts a 1pm no cover – no reservations.  Lunch is served concurrently from 11am – 3pm.

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Gerard Burke Blues

Sunday, April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
gerard burke bluesman

Afternoon Lunch Music Delta bluesman Gerard Burke has entertained listeners across New York’s Southern Tier and Central New regions with his unique brand of acoustic finger blues, played in the style of the old masters. Burke’s professional motto, ‘One man, one guitar’, is an efficient description of his solo musical act. Using a resonator and standard acoustic guitars, finger picks and a brass slide, he creates a sound that is appropriate for almost any-sized venue. When people hear blues, they Read More »

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May 2019

Scott Adams & Doug Robinson

Sunday, May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
scott adams and doug robinson

Afternoon Lunch Music Scott B. Adams is a singer/songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer who has played at the White House, has guested with Symphony Orchestras and has headlined Big Johnson's Sports Bar in Hector. (Did we mention Big Johnson's?) Doug Robinson has performed at Carnegie Hall and is a musician extraordinaire who is a multi-instrumentalist and a much sought after studio and stage performer. He has performed with too many great musicians to even mention. Scott and Doug have Read More »

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Joe Marshall – All Strung Out

Sunday, May 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States

Afternoon Lunch Music Joe Marshall and All Strung Out Lunchtime Music Series informal and eclectic. Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk. Music starts a 1pm no cover – no reservations.  Lunch is served concurrently from 11am – 3pm.

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June 2019

John Bunge – jazz and ragtime banjo

Sunday, June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
john bunge

John Bunge is a banjo player from Ithaca, New York. He is a veteran of the late '70's/early '80's Minneapolis New Wave scene, and holds a BA in music from Macalester College. He is the author of "Music of Scott Joplin on the Banjo" (transcriptions); "Open String Chords for Plectrum Banjo"; and "Open Chord Advantage" for guitar (Hal Leonard). He is a performer\composer with Blue Cayuga Jazz. Listen to John Bunge at:  https://johnbunge.bandcamp.com/ (Bert Salmirs, regularly scheduled first for the Read More »

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Tenzin Chopak

Sunday, June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
tenzin chopak

Afternoon Lunch Music  Tenzin Chopak has assumed many guises throughout his career, regularly veering into the realms of prog, chamber folk, world beat, trance, electronica and improvisational music while enthusiastically collaborating with whatever musicians are eager to embrace his vision. Chopak’s versatility on a variety of instruments (guitar, piano, bass, cello and voice) and his deeply rooted spiritual beliefs (a devotee of Tibetan culture and religion, he was given his present name during an eight month sabbatical in northern India), Read More »

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Mike Titlebaum and Catherine Gale – Jazz

Sunday, June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
mike titlebaum and catherine gale

Afternoon Lunch Music Red Newt welcomes Mike Titlebaum and Catherine Gale in the Bistro for afternoon lunch music June 16th at 1pm. 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 dozens Read More »

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cayuga chamber orchestra

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra at Red Newt

Sunday, June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States

Red Newt is pleased to announce an intimate chamber music concert in the Bistro on Sunday, June 16th. Guests at our Sunset Chamber Music concerts enjoy world class performances in an intimate space with delicious food & wine, and a spectacular view. Seating is limited.  Purchase tickets online.  Tickets available at the door- space permitting only. CCO  Wind Quintet Wendy Herbener Mehne, flute John Lathwell, oboe Sarah Chandler, clarinet Greg Quick, bassoon Tyler Ogilvie,   horn Red Newt Bistro - June Read More »

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Blue Skies

Sunday, June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
blue skies trio

Afternoon Lunch Music BLUE SKIES is known for their acoustic interpretations of vintage jazz & blues standards. Their musical style is a mixture of "Paris Hot Club", "NY City Cabaret" and “Dixieland Blues” with some "Old Fashioned String Band” thrown in, all done on Violin, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitars & Bass with combinations of solo & harmony vocals. This multi-instrumental trio is made up of David Frumkin (violin & guitar) & George Kobas, (mandolin, guitar & slide guitar) and Paul Marino Read More »

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Ground Up Ithaca

Sunday, June 30 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
ground up ithaca duo

Afternoon Lunch Music Ground Up! is an acoustic guitar / singer-songwriter duo out of Ithaca playing compelling original pop songs in a variety of genres. Lunchtime Music Series informal and eclectic. Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk. Music starts a 1pm no cover – no reservations.  Lunch is served concurrently from 11am – 3pm.  

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July 2019

Travis Knapp

Sunday, July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
Travis Knapp

Afternoon Lunch Music Red Newt welcomes folk singer Travis Knapp on Sunday July 7th from 1:00 to 2:30pm Relax with lunch and a local brew. No cover charge, no reservations Travis Knapp is a songwriter from Ithaca, NY who plays clawhammer banjo and jazz piano. His songs provide a perfect uplifting mood for any cold winter afternoon. You can listen to all four of his original albums, including the latest, "One By One," and learn more at his website: www.travisknapp.com Read More »

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Hoot and Holler

Sunday, July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
Hoot and Holler

Sunday Afternoon Music with Hoot and Holler / Americana Roots Duo Brought together by a mutual love for American folk music, Amy Alvey (fiddle, guitar) and Mark Kilianski (guitar, banjo) have been entertaining audiences all over the U.S. with their tight duo sound since 2013. They call themselves Hoot and Holler as a nod to the “hootenanny” song gatherings during the folk revival of the 1960s, while also hinting at the infectious energy that occurs during a barn dance in Read More »

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Gerard Burke

Sunday, July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
gerard burke bluesman

Afternoon Lunch Music with Gerard Delta bluesman Gerard Burke has entertained listeners across New York’s Southern Tier and Central New regions with his unique brand of acoustic finger blues, played in the style of the old masters. Burke’s professional motto, ‘One man, one guitar’, is an efficient description of his solo musical act. Using a resonator and standard acoustic guitars, finger picks and a brass slide, he creates a sound that is appropriate for almost any-sized venue. When people hear Read More »

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Tom Mank and Sera Smolen

Saturday, July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States

Saturday, July 27th, 2019 Red Newt welcomes Tom Mank and Sera Smolen to a special Saturday lunchtime music event.  1pm-2:30pm With Ellen Shae (Guitar, Vocal) and Rich Depaolo (Guitar)Tom Mank and Sera Smolen have been performing and writing music together since 1994. Mank, a self-taught singer-songwriter, and Smolen, a conservatory trained cellist, blend their musical languages into an eclectic style. Guitar, voice, and cello have many ways of blending, with the cello as bass, and doubling with guitar or soloing. Read More »

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MAQ Jazz

Sunday, July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
MAQ Jazz band

Red Newt welcomes MAQ: Eric Aceto, Doug Robinson, Chad Lieberman, Harry Aceto for Sunday lunchtime music. 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. The Lunchtime Music Series informal and eclectic. Musical styles range from solo Read More »

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August 2019

Ivy Walz, Zach Sweet, and Pej Reitz

Sunday, August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
Ivy Walz

Sunday Lunchtime Music Red Newt Welcomes Ivy Walz, mezzo soprano, Zach Sweet, Cello, and Pej Reitz, piano to the Sunday lunchtime music series on Sunday August 11th, 1-2:30pm. Ivy, Zach and Pej bring you a collaborative chamber music program with works by Andre Previn, Jake Heggie, Ernst Bloch, John Tavener and Eric Whitacre. This program was born out of  a desire to create a program featuring composers from the Jewish culture and faith. This desire is combined with a twenty and twenty-first Read More »

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Dogpatch String Quartet – 8/18

Sunday, August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
dogpatch string quartet

Afternoon Lunch Music 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 Read More »

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