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3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
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February 2019

Jaimie Lee and Kate

Sunday, February 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
jaimie lee head shot

Red Newt 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 Read More »

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March 2019

Bert Salmirs – Sunday Afternoon Piano

Sunday, March 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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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Jen Cork

Sunday, March 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
Jen Cork Musician

Red Newt Lunch Music Jen Cork has a passion for dirt, baritone ukes, 1904 uprights, vocal layering, emotional honesty and found sounds. Piano, guitar, melodica, and damn, she can sing….and her voice is just the beginning. From packed art galleries, camp fire circles in Michigan, and harmony singing to deep listening rooms, Jen is at home. She is a well-known part of the music scene in Ithaca, NY. She ruminates on rusty turnbuckles. She loves the history, grit and intersection Read More »

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Saturday Chamber Music

Saturday, March 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
line drawing of bistro

Saturday Afternoon Chamber Music Join us for an afternoon of classical chamber music with string ensebles from Ithaca College.  These performances are intimate and informal with plenty of opportunity for questions and conversation. Haydn “London” String Trio Beethoven Op. 18, No. 2 “Compliments” String Quartet 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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Lynn Wiles and Paul Kimball

Sunday, March 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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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April Winemaker’s Dinner

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
wine glasses

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 Smoked trout Pea shoots Carrots, Parsnips 2015 Curry Creek Vineyards Gewurztraminer Second Course Pork Tenderloin Terrine, Breakfast Radish, Fennel Butter, Gouda, Read More »

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Mary Ott Band

Sunday, April 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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

May Winemakers’ Dinner

Friday, May 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
first course

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. Menu Clams in wine and butter broth, baguette and chive oil 2007 Pinot Gris - Curry Creek Vineyard Asparagus risotto with shiitake mushrooms, parmesan, and Read More »

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Scott Adams & Doug Robinson

Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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 by clicking this link:  https://johnbunge.bandcamp.com/ (Bert Salmirs, regularly scheduled Read More »

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Tenzin Chopak

Sunday, June 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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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July Winemakers’ Dinner

Friday, July 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
winemaker dinner food

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. Summertime on the Grill Duck Liver Pate, Truffle Butter Bergenost Cheese, Pickled Garlic Scapes, House Pickles and Crostini ~ 2014 Dry Riesling... from our Read More »

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Hoot and Holler

Sunday, July 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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

Tenzin Chopak – 12/1

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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 poster

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 14841 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 14841 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 14841 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 14841 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

October Winemakers’ Dinner

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States

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 Red Bartlett Pear Tart with Lively Run Chevre and caramelized onion, in a rosemary walnut crust. 2010 Riesling - Sawmill Creek Vineyards German Read More »

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Dogpatch String Quartet – 10/13

Sunday, October 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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 14841 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 14841 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

November Winemaker’s Dinner

Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States

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 Read More »

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Hannah Martin & Emmett Scott

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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 14841 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 14841 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 14841 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 14841 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 14841 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 14841 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 14841 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 14841 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 14841 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 14841 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 14841 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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Mike Titlebaum and Catherine Gale – January 26th

Sunday, January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
mike titlebaum and catherine gale

Afternoon Lunch Music 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 of internationally recognized artists and groups such as John Hollenbeck, Gary Versace, Red Rodney, Clark Terry, Lee Konitz, Kenny Read More »

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February 2020

Bert Salmirs – February 2nd

Sunday, February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
bert salmirs at the piano

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 the "Bert Sal Read More »

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Jaimie Lee – February 9th

Sunday, February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 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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The Meanderers – Saturday February 15th

Saturday, February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
Meanderers photo

The Pedal Steel duo of Der Walters and 6-string guitarist John Simon ("Me") is the core of  "Me-an' Der." Throw in a percussionist and a bass player and you have a tasty little ensemble that plays original material, campfire singalong favorites and bouncy dance numbers. Based in and around Ithaca, Meanderers is John Simon (guitar and vocals), Der Walters (pedal steel guitar) and the Radio London rhythm section (Jon Hilton and Dan Lashkoff on bass and percussion). Twangy covers, tasty Read More »

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Ed Clute – Saturday February 22nd

Saturday, February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
Ed Clute at the piano

Ed Clute is a native of Watkins Glen, New York. He attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he graduated with a performance degree in piano. His musical career has continued to flourish as a solo piano performer. He also plays with a jazz quartet and a six-piece Dixieland band. He tickles the ivories for the live recreations of old-time-radio shows at various conventions throughout the United States, providing live background music and bridges between the Read More »

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Martin, Keefe & White – Sunday February 23rd

Sunday, February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
Trio-Martin, Keefe and White

Join us Sunday for a relaxing afternoon with this amazing trio. Dr. John W. White, Associate Professor of Music at Ithaca College. John remains active as a professional pianist specializing in diversity and is equally at home in the worlds of jazz, classical, and popular music. Highlights of his performing experience include:  duo and small group collaborations with jazz vocalist and free improviser Rhiannon; appearances with jazz vocalist Kim Nazarian and jazz instrumentalists performers Wycliffe Gordon, Tony Baker, and Paul Read More »

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Jen Cork – Saturday February 29th

Saturday, February 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
Jen Cork Musician

Red Newt Lunch Music Jen Cork has a passion for dirt, baritone ukes, 1904 uprights, vocal layering, emotional honesty and found sounds. Piano, guitar, melodica, and damn, she can sing….and her voice is just the beginning. From packed art galleries, camp fire circles in Michigan, and harmony singing to deep listening rooms, Jen is at home. She is a well-known part of the music scene in Ithaca, NY. She ruminates on rusty turnbuckles. She loves the history, grit and intersection Read More »

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March 2020

Bert Salmirs – Sunday, March 1st

Sunday, March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
bert salmirs at the piano

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 the "Bert Sal Read More »

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Robin Burnett – Saturday March 7th

Saturday, March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
Robin Burnett

Robin Burnett Ithaca-based musician and performer, Robin Burnett has delighted audiences for 25 years with her powerful vocals, magnetic personality, and rhythmic guitar. Robin is known for her compelling interpretations of popular rock and country tunes, as well as her creative arrangements of older blues and folk pieces. Her genre-crossing style is showcased in her new CD “My Greatest Wish” which is a compilation of favorites that Robin performs with a special cast of musicians from the Finger Lakes region Read More »

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Lynn Wiles and Jessica Bindel – Sunday March 8th

Sunday, March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
lynn wiles guitar

The pulse and sensitivity of Lynn’s guitar accompaniment compliments the sweet lushness of Jessica’s lovely voice. The duo presents the vibrant and romantic music of Brazil, aka as Bossa Nova. However their performances do not stop there, by adding a number of favorite tunes from the great American Songbook, and a few guitar instrumentals from the hands of Lynn’s guitar work. During a show, one might even hear a few Americana and pop tunes. Giving their heart and soul for Read More »

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The Meanderers – Saturday March 14th

Saturday, March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
line drawing of bistro

The Pedal Steel duo of Der Walters and 6-string guitarist John Simon ("Me") is the core of  "Me-an' Der." Throw in a percussionist and a bass player and you have a tasty little ensemble that plays original material, campfire singalong favorites and bouncy dance numbers. Based in and around Ithaca, Meanderers is John Simon (guitar and vocals), Der Walters (pedal steel guitar) and the Radio London rhythm section (Jon Hilton and Dan Lashkoff on bass and percussion). Twangy covers, tasty Read More »

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Tenzin & Emmett Sunday March 15th

Sunday, March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841 United States
Tenzin and Emmett

Emmett Scott 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. Tenzin Chopak 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, Read More »

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