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Blue Skies – 11/24

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 (Bass and Harmonica). Over the years, each of band members has been involved in a wide array of musical genres including: Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Classical, Country, Jazz, Jugband, Klezmer, and good old Rock’n Roll. These experiences have given them the musical background to perform unique interpretations of classic Jazz, Blues and Standards along with original compositions. To see what we mean, take a few minutes to listen to some samples of our music on this site: the  bluesy slide guitar on “on One For My Baby”, the Gypsy swing violin on “Avalon”, the string-band mandolin sound on “Ain’t Misbehavin”. It’s all there in Blue Skies.

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.

Jaimie Lee – 11/17

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 New York, she is a solo musician playing a variety of covers as well as originals. Frequently deemed as having the “voice of an angel” (though if you ask her, that’s a bit of a stretch), Jaimie Lee has developed an Americana/folk/pop music style. She has a knack for putting her unique twist on cover songs and singing with a passion that will convince you those songs were her own. Her original songs are clever, thought provoking, and sometimes humorous with a hint of sass.

Jaimie can be heard at a variety of venues including wineries, breweries, restaurants, weddings and other special events. See the events page of Jaimie’s website for upcoming shows, most of which are in the Finger Lakes Region of New York.

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.

Lynn Wiles – 11/10

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

  • 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.

November Winemaker’s Dinner

Red Newt Chef Jeremy Personius has prepared a series of wine and food pairing dinners that will span April until November featuring wines from the cellar Team at Red Newt. Join our Winemaking team as we taste through some great wines paired with four courses created by Chef Jeremy and gain insight behind wine and vintage.

The Menuwine glass

coming soon…

The details…

  • Dinners the second Friday of each month
  • 6:00pm arrival with thematic wine tasting
  • 6:30pm seating for Dinner
  • advance sales only – tickets available online, in person or by phone
  • seating limited to 44 guests $75 (+ sales tax) per person

Click here to Purchase Tickets

…or call 607-546-4100 ext 1

Tenzin Chopak – 11/3

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. In 1999, after some years of a burgeoning devotion to the study of Tibetan language and religion, he traveled to North India.  It was during his eight month stay there that he was given the name “Tenzin Chopak”. For the following twelve years, while continuing his study of Tibetan in upstate, NY, Tenzin kept music a quiet if not hidden part of his life.

In late 2011 he began to write and perform publicly again. Teaming up with renowned banjo player Richie Stearns, violinist vocalist Rosie Newton, violinist Eric Aceto, and bassist Ethan Jodziewicz, he formed an ensemble he called Rockwood Ferry as a vehicle for his music. Since then, he released three albums under the Rockwood Ferry name (bringing in other respected players such as bassist Rich DePaolo, drummer Bill King, and horn player/multi instrumentalist Peter Dodge). His fourth and fifth albums were released within a few months of each other.  The fourth album “Awful Good” (11/16) is an old-fashioned acoustic live in-studio style performance album with deep roots influences and sweet vocal harmonies featuring ensemble players Nicholas Walker on double bass, Rosie Newton on violin and vocals, and Greg Evans on drums. His fifth album “Alone in the House” (3/17) is a solo guitar and voice project recorded with one microphone in one day. Both albums were produced by multi Grammy winning engineer Brian Dozoretz.

Chopak’s sixth studio album was engineered by Angelo Peters at Black Bear Studios with Rosie Newton, Greg Evans, and Joey Arcuri, and will be released in 2019.

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.

Long John and the Tights – 10/27

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 duos to folk.
  • Music starts a 1pm
  • no cover – no reservations.
  •  Lunch is served concurrently from 11am – 3pm.

MAQ Jazz – 10/20

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 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.

Dogpatch String Quartet – 10/13

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 formation of his own style. Mac has long been known for his solid mastery of a variety of traditional banjo styles. His highly evolved clawhammer style, showcased on his recent releases, Kentucky Favorites and Half Past Four, have recently made him a much sought-after instructor at banjo camps across the country. He has been a staff member at Ashoken, Augusta Heritage, Fiddle Tunes, Banjo Camp North, Suwannee Banjo Camp, American Banjo Camp, Midwest Banjo Camp, and Mars Hill Old Time Week, to name only a few.

Judy Hyman, with roots in classical training, Appalachian fiddle music, and modern rock, is a founding member of the alt-folk rock band The Horse Flies. Judy composes music for film, television, and multi-media. Critics have described her work as haunting, gorgeous, sepia-tone, stirring, powerful, impressive, beautiful, rousing, playful

Sally Fruend is a local Hector gal, is an accomplished rub board and triangle player who visits Louisiana frequently and knows the dances like the back of her hand. She plays locally in the Old Time band, Long John and the Tights, as well as the Zydeco Trail Riders.

Jeff Claus has performed and recorded extensively with two bands, and who, with his wife, Judy Hyman, composes and records for feature films and television documentaries.

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.

October Winemakers’ Dinner

Red Newt Chef Jeremy Personius has prepared a series of wine and food pairing dinners that will span April until November featuring wines from the cellar Team at Red Newt. Join our Winemaking team as we taste through some great wines paired with four courses created by Chef Jeremy and gain insight behind wine and vintage.

The Menuwine glass

Red Bartlett Pear Tart with Lively Run Chevre and caramelized onion, in a rosemary walnut crust.

2010 Riesling – Sawmill Creek Vineyards

German Style Sausage with sautéed sauerkraut, bacon, honeycrisp apples, and a mustard cream sauce

2016 Riesling – “the Knoll” Lahoma Vineyards

Braised Oxtail with roasted root vegetables over rutabaga and potato smash

2013 Cabernet Franc – Glacier Ridge Vineyards

Black Pearl Creamery Yogurt Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

2010 Merlot – Glacier Ridge Vineyards

The details…

  • Dinners the second Friday of each month
  • 6:00pm arrival with thematic wine tasting
  • 6:30pm seating for Dinner
  • advance sales only – tickets available online, in person or by phone
  • seating limited to 44 guests $75 (+ sales tax) per person

Click here to Purchase Tickets

…or call 607-546-4100 ext 1

Travis Knapp 10/6

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 the Ithaca Zen Center and Sufi Whirling Dervish Center). Travis practices permaculture, wild crafting, and regenerative agriculture, while he continues to explore music as an important form of sound healing and education. He can be found ring-mastering and playing music for Ithaca’s circus events at Circus Culture, or playing piano as the music director of shows at the Kitchen Theater of Ithaca.  As a founding member of the community education band “Rot’n’Roll,” he writes and performs composting and ecology songs which include “Raw Veggies and Greens” from the Grammy-nominated album “Food for Thought.” He also performs and facilitates workshops with the Honey Child Soul Quintet, which is led by Elisa Sciscioli. Live performances of electronic dance remixes of his songs by Astro Hawk (conscious electronic dance music producer) have been getting people moving from NY to NC. The folk quartet The Honeybees emerged out of bi-weekly gatherings at the Kava Lounge in Ithaca. Travis sings locally and across the country at festivals, farms, markets, gardens, schools, houses, cafes, tea lounges, bars, churches, circuses, sidewalks, TV and radio stations, yoga schools, hiking trails, weddings, funerals, showers, wineries, book talks, ecovillages, and art centers – spreading his positive music and ideas wherever they find fertile ground – in hopes of inspiring folks to live honestly and joyfully!

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.