Jazzfest 2013... Opening Weekend at BHFV
There is a $20 cover charge at the door. $10 goes to support the Long Island Wine Council's wonderful work in developing the east-end wine region including their annual production of the highly successful Jazzfest. You will also receive your choice of either 4 demi-tastes or one glass of our delicious wine. Please note that each of these amazing acts will be performing three hour-long sets between 2-6pm.
Saturday February 09, 2013 - Champian Fulton
Saturday February 09, 2013
Upon returning from her concert tour in Scotland, Champian Fulton opens Jazzfest with an exclusive performance at BHFV. Don't miss her amazing three sets from 2-6pm on Saturday, Feb. 9th!
Champian is a New York based Jazz pianist, vocalist, and educator. She is a busy performer on the New York Jazz scene and worldwide and has four recordings to her credit since her move from Oklahoma to New York in 2003. Her trio is known for performing a repertoire of Jazz standards and blues. "Sings and Swings", Champian's new album for Sharp Nine Records, will be released in February 2013 and is available through champian.net, amazon, and iTunes.
Sunday February 10, 2013 - Roni Ben-Hur
Sunday February 10, 2013
The Roni Ben-Hur Quartet will be appearing at BHFV, the very next day, Sun., Feb. 10th from 2-6pm.
- "Sophisticated and lyrical."- Nat Chinen, New York Times
- "Lyrically meditative."- Nat Hentoff, Wall Street Journal
- "Ben-Hur is a formidable and consummately lyrical guitarist" – Time Out, NY
- "A superior straight-ahead guitarist who can swing as hard as anyone." - Scott Yanow, Allmusic.com
- "A storyteller, Ben-Hur works with a warm, glowing sound and has an alluring way of combining engaging notes with supple rhythm." - Zan Stewart, The Newark Star Ledger
Roni Ben-Hur is rightfully proud of his many fruitful decades in New York City. He was one of the first Israeli jazz musicians to make his mark in New York City (paving the way for the influx of talented Israeli musicians to follow), emigrating to the United States in 1985 and quickly forming long-lasting connections with some jazz's legendary figures, such as Barry Harris (an integral member of the pianist's band from 1991 to 2007), Walter Booker, Chris Anderson, Cecil Payne, Earl May, and many others.
Ben-Hur has gone on to release a steady stream of highly-successful and acclaimed albums under his own leadership, including Signature (2005), Keepin' It Open (2007), Fortuna (2009), Smile (a highly praised duet recording with fellow guitarist Gene Bertoncini), and Mojave (2011), all on the groundbreaking label, Motema (www.Motema.com). Ben-Hur's new album for the label, Our Thing, is a co-led trio recording with bassist/composer Santi Debriano, and featuring Duduka Da Fonseca.
Ben-Hur's instructional book and CD, Talk Jazz Guitar and his new DVD, Chordability, are popular and respected jazz education tools, both available at www.Ronibenhur.com and www.Motema.com
Jazzfest is an exciting annual event which draws large crowds at BHFV, since it features world-class jazz performers during those several weeks, from Sat., Feb. 9th-Sun., March 10th (click here for our complete entertainment schedule).
Please note: There will be a cover charge of $20.00 upon entering and this entitles each guest to one glass or four tastes of our wine. $10.00 of these proceeds goes to support the wonderful work and objectives of The Long Island Wine Council.
Sunday Feb 17, 2013 - Natalie Fernandez
Sunday Feb 17, 2013
Songwriter, vocal producer, bilingual vocalist, and powerhouse performer Natalie Fernandez brings a distinctive style of sensuality and class to every genre she sings. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised in Miami, FL, Natalie is the daughter of international tango star Stella Milano. Influenced by watching her mother perform, Natalie studied music and graduated from Berklee College of Music. She has performed with music legends such as Chaka Khan, Ruben Blades, Sheila E., Anita Baker, Juan Luis Guerra, Diego Torres, and Juanes.
Natalie signed with Truth Revolution Records in 2011 and began work on her collaboration with Curtis Brothers Productions on their album "Nuestro Tango" (Our Tango) due to release in 2013. The album promises to combine Afro-Caribbean Rhythms with a bilingual Tango infused with Latin Jazz, Soul and R&B.
Sunday Feb 24, 2013 - Paula Atherton
Sunday Feb 24, 2013
Over the past few years, sax player/vocalist Paula Atherton has shared the stage with such contemporary jazz notables as The Rippingtons, Nick Colionne, Chuck Loeb, Cindy Bradley, Gail Jhonson, Karen Briggs, Matt Marshak, Four80East, Chieli Minucci and Shilts. Paula has also worked in the traditional jazz field; one of the notable performances was a week at the Blue Note, NYC with pianist and jazz legend Hank Jones.
Some 2012 appearances include Berks Jazz Festival, at which she was noted as being "outrageously glamerous" by Square Business, performing with the all-female group, Jazz in Pink. She was highly acclaimed when performing at the Duck Jazz Festival which was during October of this year. "The audience was blown away by her talent as she switched from flute to sax and to vocals. It is no surprise that Atherton has been labeled a major player on the contemporary jazz and pop scene."
Paula's current release, "Enjoy the Ride" has special guests Nick Colionne and Cindy Bradley. The current single "Sassy Strut" is climbing the smooth jazz charts, and as of 12/24/12 is #25 on Billboard. Paula's 2009 release, "Groove with Me" resulted in Paula being nominated as artist and female vocalist of the year by AMG (Artists Music Guild) with "Groove with Me" nominated as album of the year and "Send Down an Angel" for song of the year!
Paula's, 2006, "I Long For Your Love" was included on the Warner Europe compilation "Ladies of Jazz" that also featured Natalie Cole, Candy Dulfer and Elaine Elias. Paula has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America and Rachel Ray and as bandleader for the Lifetime network show, "Girls Night Out". In 2002, she wrote the score for the Independent film, "The Definition of Insanity".
Sunday March 3, 2013 - Mitch Frohman
Sunday March 3, 2013
Bronx native Mitch Frohman is one of the top saxophonist/flutists on the music scene. For 25 years he was the sax and flute soloist with the Tito Puente Orchestra and Latin-Jazz Ensemble,
Mitch continues his work as co-leader with the Mambo Legends Orchestra (the former musicians of the Tito Puente Orchestra). Some of the great Salsa and Latin Jazz artists he has played and or recorded with are Mongo Santamaria, Celia Cruz, La Lupe, Eddie and Charlie Palmieri, Paquito D'Rivera, Chico O'Farill Orchestra, Millie Jocelyn y Los Vecinos, Cheo Feliciano, Joe Cuba and many more. He has also played and or recorded with Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, David Byrne and The Talking Headsm and Blood, Sweat and Tears.
Currently, besides leading the critically acclaimed latin-jazz and salsa dance band The Bronx Horns, Mitch is touring the world as the sax/flute soloist with the grammy award winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra. In addition to being an in-demand performer, Mitch is an accomplished clinician for students from elementary age to college/conservatory level (he was the first sax/flute instructor at the world famous Los Angeles Salsa Congress). And last, but not least, his signature solo sound can be heard somewhere in the world, every day, as he is the saxophone soloist on the theme song of the mega-hit TV show Sex & The City.
The Mitch Frohman Latin Jazz Quartet will have their new recording available for release by the fall of 2013.
Sunday March 10, 2013 - Tom Guarna
Sunday March 10, 2013
In 1995, Tom Guarna joined Blood Sweat and Tears and toured extensively for the next three years with that group. Since then, he has forged his own voice as a modern jazz guitarist, performing with a wide range of artists including Wallace Roney, Mark Turner, Branford Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Lenny White, Mulgrew Miller, Billy Hart, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Greg Hutchinson, Javon Jackson, Les McCann, Victor Bailey, Gary Bartz, Fred Wesley, Mike Clark, Tim Hagans, Greg Tardy, Bob Dorough, Craig Handy, Uri Caine, Chris Minh Doky, The Yellow Jackets, Buddy Defranco, John Benitez, Gary Smulyan, Joe Locke, E.J. Strickland, Billy Drummond, the Mingus Orchestra, The Allman Brothers, Helen Sung, Tessa Souter, Jimmy Herring, Rodney Holmes, Vincent Gardner, George Colligan and Mad Science, and Manuel Valera.
Since 2005, Tom Guarna has recorded five CDs as composer and leader on the Steeplechase Records label: Get Together (2005), Out From The Underground (2007), Wingspan (2008), Major Minor (2009) and Bittersweet (2011).
His highly anticipated new CD, Rush, has a 2013 release date.
In 2012 alone, Tom Guarna led his own group throughout Europe and North America, and has been touring as a featured sideman in several exciting groups.