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August 2019

Tenzin Chopak – 12/1

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
tenzin chopak

Afternoon Lunch Music Tenzin Chopak is an artist and songwriter based in Ithaca, NY.  The son of a minister and a painter, and the brother of a fellow musician and songwriter Greg Horne, Tenzin was immersed in music through his father's church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  He studied voice, piano, and guitar in his childhood and youth, frequently performing his original music publicly both solo and in various bands. Chopak was also involved with visual art, theater, and modern dance. Read More »

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September 2019

czech it out

Czech it Out! Friday afternoon chamber music

Friday, September 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States

Friday afternoon music - Janacek, Dvorak & Smetana Susan Waterbury, violin Charis Dimaras, piano Elizabeth Simkin, cello This is an informal performance starting at 1pm.  Please come and join us for wine, food and music! (feel free to come for part, or all of the performance) 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 Read More »

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Lloyd’s Boys – 9/15

Sunday, September 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
lloyds boys band

Afternoon Lunch Music Hillbilly-Swing, Jugband-Blues, Country and Cajun for two steps, swing dancing, waltzes. Local musicians Lloyd Graves, Harry Aceto, Dave Davies, Jerone Gagliano, John Hoffman, Stuart Kresinov bring memorable music to all who will listen.  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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Jaimie Lee – 9/22

Sunday, September 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
jamie lee

Afternoon Lunch Music Jaimie Lee grew up in North Carolina, where her love for music began. She always enjoyed singing and had an urge to write songs. Learning to play the guitar was the perfect avenue for this creative venture. Through high school and college, she played solo gigs at coffee shops, special events, and bars/restaurants. Her musical influences early on were Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Jim Croce, and Ingrid Michaelson among others. Now in the Finger Lakes Region of Read More »

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Lynn Wiles – 9/29

Sunday, September 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
lynn wiles guitar

Afternoon Lunch Music 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, Jimmy Ponder, and many other finger-style and jazz greats. His style of playing reflects these influences. Lynn has a busy performance schedule, and you can catch him performing as a solo or with other guitarists, at many listening rooms throughout the US. When time permits he enjoys building guitars. Lunchtime Music Series Read More »

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October 2019

Dogpatch String Quartet – 10/13

Sunday, October 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
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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MAQ Jazz – 10/20

Sunday, October 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
MAQ Jazz

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. Eric Aceto - Violin Harry Aceto - Bass Doug Robinson - Guitar / Vocals Chad Lieberman - Accordion Charlie Shew - Percussion The Lunchtime Music Series informal and Read More »

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Long John and the Tights – 10/27

Sunday, October 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
Long John and the Tights

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. Band members Jim Reidy, Sally Freund, Randi Beckmann and John Hoffmann provide wonderful rthymns and a wonderful atmosphere as you sit back and enjoy. The Lunchtime Music Series informal and eclectic. Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string Read More »

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November 2019

Hannah Martin & Emmett Scott

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
Hannah Marting and Emmet Scott

Afternoon Lunch Music After seven years of making music together, Ithaca based musicians Hannah Martin and Emmett Scott are able to bring new twists to old classics melding jazz, blues, and funk styles. Stripping down to vocals and keys, this duo is well versed in the nuances of style and brings easy listening to a whole new level. Come enjoy some back to basics standards by some not so basic musicians. Pianist Emmett Scott teaches private students out of Ithaca, Read More »

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Vadim Serebryany – lunchtime classical piano

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
Vadim Serebryany

Classical Piano - Saturday Lunch Please join us for lunchtime piano with Vadim Serebryany.  This will be an informal performance during our regular bistro lunch service.  Relax, dine, enjoy! Janáček: Piano sonata 1.X.1905 Chopin: Sonata in B-flat minor, op. 35 (“Funeral March”) Vadim Serebryany has been acclaimed by audiences and critics on five continents for his sensitive and intelligent music making. Mr. Serebryany has been highly sought after as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician.  He has performed in Read More »

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December 2019

Tenzin Chopak – Sunday 12/1

Sunday, December 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
tenzin chopak musician

Afternoon Lunch Music Tenzin Chopak is an artist and songwriter based in Ithaca, NY.  The son of a minister and a painter, and the brother of a fellow musician and songwriter Greg Horne, Tenzin was immersed in music through his father's church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  He studied voice, piano, and guitar in his childhood and youth, frequently performing his original music publicly both solo and in various bands. Chopak was also involved with visual art, theater, and modern dance. Read More »

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Bert Salmirs – December 7th

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
bert salmirs at the piano

Bert Salmirs - Afternoon Piano Jazz SATURDAY December 7th 1-2:30pm, Full Lunch, no cover Please join us at lunchtime on Saturday 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 Read More »

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Lucia Barrero, violin  Paula Sanz, violin  Alfredo Oyagüez, piano

Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
three musicians

Red Newt welcomes violinists Lucia Barrero and Paula San accompanied by Alfredo Oyaguez Motero for an afternoon of Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Moszkowski. 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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Mac Benford and Up South

Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
mac benford

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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Jaimie Lee 12/15

Sunday, December 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
jaimie lee

Afternoon Lunch Music Jaimie Lee grew up in North Carolina, where her love for music began. She always enjoyed singing and had an urge to write songs. Learning to play the guitar was the perfect avenue for this creative venture. Through high school and college, she played solo gigs at coffee shops, special events, and bars/restaurants. Her musical influences early on were Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Jim Croce, and Ingrid Michaelson among others. Now in the Finger Lakes Region of Read More »

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Lynn Wiles – 12/22

Sunday, December 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
lynn wiles guitar

Afternoon Lunch Music 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, Jimmy Ponder, and many other finger-style and jazz greats. His style of playing reflects these influences. Lynn has a busy performance schedule, and you can catch him performing as a solo or with other guitarists, at many listening rooms throughout the US. When time permits he enjoys building guitars. Lunchtime Music Series Read More »

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Bob Keefe 12/29

Sunday, December 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
bob keefe

Afternoon Lunch Music For the past twenty-one years, Bob Keefe has maintained an active guitar studio of about 38 students a week. He currently teaches at McNeil Music in Ithaca, New York and is a guitar instructor at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and Tompkins Cortland Community College (Dryden, NY). Bob holds a PhD in composition from the University of North Texas (formerly NTSU) and has over fifty works to his credit, including three works for orchestra,two rock musicals and a Read More »

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January 2020

Bert Salmirs – Sunday January 5th

Sunday, January 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
bert salmirs at the piano

Bert Salmirs - Afternoon Piano Jazz 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 Read More »

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Travis Knapp January 12th

Sunday, January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
travis knapp

Afternoon Lunch Music After studying piano accompanying at the Conservatory of Music at Ithaca College, Travis Knapp was awarded the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship in 2008 (for his song “Before You Go”).  Following an enthusiastic plunge into organic agriculture for a few years, he began performing as a songwriter in 2013 with the release of his first album “Bright New Way.” For 4 years, he served as vegetable gardener and musician-in-residence at the Body Mind Retreats (also home to Read More »

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Richie Stearns & Aaron Lipp January 19th

Sunday, January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY United States
richie stearns and aaron lipp head shots

Afternoon Lunch Music RICHIE STEARNS first discovered the pleasures of the old time banjo when he was 14. He’s traveled round the world, performing both traditional and his own original music, finding ways to collaborate with musicians from five continents as well as local musicians from diverse musical backgrounds. Over the past three decades, he’s written original music for film scores and dance ensembles as well his own bands (The Horse Flies, Evil City String Band, Ti Ti Chickapea, Donna Read More »

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