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Lynn Wiles – 12/22

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.

Bob Keefe 12/22

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 string quartet. Bob has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Millay Colony for the Arts.

A former student of jazz guitar teacher Jack Petersen, Bob has been
active in performing in jazz and rock bands for over four decades.

He performs regularly with the Backtalk Band and with his new band Bob Keefe and the Surf Renegades.

Born in Los Angeles and raised in Fresno, California, Bob began
performing professionally at age fifteen. He has performed with
Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Glenn Stuart, Lou Marini, Eugene Friesen,
Jack Petersen, Johnny Smith, Mike Harvey, and Steve Morse.

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 12/15

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.

Mac Benford and Up South

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.

He will play with UpSouth, a rocking dance band, which features older Southern fiddle tunes. Local musicians Randi Backman, Sally Freund, Marie Burns, and John Hoffman will join him for an afternoon filled with toe tapping music.

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.

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

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.

Bert Salmirs – December 7th

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 the ivories with the “Bert Sal Trio” across the southern tier since the 70’s in venues such as the College Club, Brennens, Fountainbleau and the Jefferson Hotel.

Tenzin Chopak – Sunday 12/1

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.

Vadim Serebryany – lunchtime classical piano

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 Europe, South America, Australia and throughout North America, and in 2008 completed his eighthconsecutive recital tour of Japan.  In recent seasons Mr. Serebryany has embarked on many interesting and challenging projects, including performing the complete Beethoven sonatas for piano and violin, as well as presenting various solo and chamber works of the Second Viennese School composers in creative programs. In recent seasons, he has been a guest soloist with the National Arts Center Orchestra, The Kingston Symphony, the Osaka Century Orchestra, and Montgomery Symphony Orchestra.

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.

Hannah Martin & Emmett 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, NY and works with musical theatre students at SUNY Cortland. In the past he has toured with renowned bands such as Big Mean Sound Machine and Dreamt, while continuing to perform with Swamp Kids and New Planets.

Vocalist Hannah Martin resides in Ithaca, NY as a private voice teacher, consultant, and clinician. She has performed alongside faculty members of Ithaca College and Ithaca High School, while also giving workshops to students and educators alike to highlight the importance of vocal jazz and contemporary styles within music curriculum. She currently performs with Ithaca based rock and roll band Backtalk, sits in as the drummer for local children’s theatre troupe Running to Places, and plays jazz gigs with various local musicians.

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

wine glass

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 Menu

First Course
2013 Dry Riesling
Frisee Salad with warm bacon vinaigrette Pickled beets, Cured Egg Yolk and Chèvre. 

Second Course
2010 Gewurztraminer – Curry Creek Vineyard
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter, Pecans and Parmesan cheese

Third Course
2010 Cabernet Franc – Glacier Ridge Vineyard
Turkey and Ham Terrine with Cranberry Sauce, Apple and onion Stuffing

Dessert
2012 “Vintage Style” (port) – Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark Chocolate Torte with Cherry Sauce and Roasted Chestnuts

  • 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