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Jazz Concert Series
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Saturdays 5:30-7:30pm

Join us this summer for our outdoor jazz concert series. The concerts are open-air, and take place right in our beautiful vineyard on the lawn. Don’t forget your picnic blankets and lawn chairs! Picnic tables reserved for parties of 4 or more. Food trucks will be onsite providing concert fare.

$20.00 General Admission
$15.00 Club Members

**Tickets available at the gate day of show**

July 2nd

SATURDAY | 5:30-7:30PM

The Lucky Five

“An Infectiously Rambunctious Hot Jazz Ruckus…”

The Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends 30’s and 40’s style swing with gypsy and Parisian flavors to create a unique blend of music that stands by itself. Combining originals and creative reworks of old standards, The Lucky 5 continues to be a favorite among music lovers young and old alike.

www.theluckyfive.com

July 9th

SATURDAY | 5:30-7:30PM

Out of the Box Jazz

Out of the Box Jazz is a contemporary jazz band that was formed in 2007 by bassist Michael Hurt and pianist Larry Gravett. Drummer Gary Nowik completes the trio. Out of the Box is the 2011 Winner of Downtown Albany Jazz Fest Competition and performed as a seven piece band.

www.outoftheboxjazz.com

July 16th

SATURDAY | 5:30-7:30PM

The 3 B’s Plus 2

An Organ Quintet, The 3 B’s plus 2, with Paul Bollenback (guitar), Pat Bianchi ( organ), Eric Alexander or Vincent Herring (saxophone), and Paul Rossman (percussion). Grammy Nominated Richard Baratta was born into a musically oriented family in Poughkeepsie, NY in 1950 . He began his musical journey at the age 12, playing saxophone, flute and drums, and eventually, exclusively drums. He played mostly jazz  all through his teens. An opportunity presented itself in the winter of 2016 that changed everything. He decided to return to his roots and main love and began performing music again, while continuing to produce films.
From Baratta’s lips, “I’m telling you, I’m in heaven. I just want to keep it going. A light has gone off in my head and the music seems clearer and fresher than ever.” 
www.richardbaratta.com

July 23rd

SATURDAY | 5:30-7:30PM

Art Lillard’s On Time Quartet

File this one under: Swingin’ NYC Big Band! – Michael P. GladstoneAllAboutJazz

Lillard’s variable-pitch drum solo on “Bluez Organ Man,” and the song’s incredible fusion of Caribbean percussion with big band, is one of the session’s high points. – Jim Santella, AllAboutJazz

Reasons to be Thankful is a recording of fresh original material with wonderful orchestration and a unique way of blending the swing fad and the modern big band sound in one setting. This album merits many reasons to be thankful, which lovers of the big band sound will recognize. – Edward Blanco, AllAboutJazz

www.artlillard.com

July 30th

SATURDAY | 5:30-7:30PM

Blue in Green Jazz Quartet

The Blue in Green Jazz Quartet (trumpet, guitar, upright bass & drums) plays classic jazz. Made up of experienced, schooled players, the Quartet draws its repertoire from Bird, Sonny Rollins, Clifford Brown, Monk, Miles and others. Add in some Latin tunes and personal favorites and you’ve got a sophisticated yet accessible sound enjoyed by all ages.

Blue in Green Jazz

August 6th

SATURDAY | 5:30-7:30PM

Mary Ann Palermo & First Take Band

Mary Ann Palermo And First Take Band is a thrilling and versatile ensemble, with lead guitar, bass, and drums joined by various horn instruments and cello. They will be performing their famous jazz repertoire of The American Songbook along with contemporary jazz favorites, delivered by the amazing vocals of Mary Ann Palermo and some of the Berkshires most talented musicians. “This will be a hot performance, not to be missed!”

www.maryannpalmeroandfirsttake.com

August 13th

SATURDAY | 5:30-7:30PM

The Larry Ham Quartet

Pianist, composer, and arranger Larry Ham is a veteran New York sideman, performing, touring, and recording with many great jazz artists. His own recordings have also received international critical acclaim: “Presence” a recent collaboration with saxophonist Woody Witt, “Carousel” featuring his own compositions and trio arrangements, and a solo piano release “Just Me, Just You…” on Arbors Jazz Records. All are available on the “CDs” page.

David Dupont of Cadence Jazz Magazine writes, “He glides over the keys with each note articulated cleanly…his playing is masterful.” And Mike Neely in All About Jazz calls him “…a pianist well on his way to becoming a master.”

www.larryham.com

August 20th

SATURDAY | 5:30-7:30PM

Chad McLaughlin Trio

From 2007 to 2009, he formed a trio with Dave Anderson on bass and Thierry Arpino on drums and performed around the metro area. In 2009, he joined Gregg Bendian’s Mahavishnu Project which played the music of John McLaughlin’s original Mahavishnu Orchestra in clubs around the metro area as well as in Boston, Providence and Baltimore. Other interactions include the Darren Lyons group, which performed Chad’s original music at such venues as The Blue Note, Shapeshifter Lounge and Mexicali Blue to name a few. Recently he has performed with renowned bassist Jeff Andrews.

www.chadmcloughlin.com

August 27th

SATURDAY | 5:30-7:30PM

Abe Ovadia Trio

As Musicvox Guitars describes, Abe Ovadia is a “jazz virtuoso, one of the most innovative guitarists of our time.” Having emerged as one of the preeminent guitarists on the New York City jazz scene, Times Square New York City says, “You can always count on him to happily claim the responsibility of playing some world-class jazz.” He holds a bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music, and a master’s from New York University’s highly acclaimed jazz performance program. He is also a recipient of the Best Guitarist of 2016 Award from Hot House Jazz Magazine. Said best by NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan, “Powerfully lyrical guitarist Abe Ovadia explores the inner and outer frontiers of some of the most heartfully expansive music of our age.”

www.abeovadia.com

September 3rd

SATURDAY | 5:30-7:30PM

Daniel Bennett Group

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette describes Bennett’s music as a mix of “modern jazz and avant-pop.” Daniel Bennett has been featured in Timeout New York, NPR and the Boston Globe. The UK Jazz Journal called Bennett, “an outspoken voice of hope,” during the Covid 19 pandemic. Daniel Bennett Group was recently voted ‘Best New Jazz’ in Hot House Magazine. The trio is currently promoting their 9th studio album, ‘New York Nerve.’ The Daniel Bennett Group performs regularly at the Blue Note (NYC), Ronnie Scott’s (London), Tomi Jazz (NYC) and Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Club (LA). Bennett is a touring clinician and associate director of the New York Jazz Academy in Times Square. Daniel Bennett played woodwinds in ‘Blank! The Musical,’ the first fully improvised musical to launch on a national stage. The New York Times called the show, “Witty, Likable and Ludicrous!” Daniel Bennett orchestrated the music for ‘Whitman at the Whitney,’ a stage adaptation of the poetry of Walt Whitman. The production debuted at the Whitney Museum in New York City. Daniel Bennett’s theatrical works have strongly influenced his eclectic sound and musical storytelling abilities as a bandleader. Daniel Bennett Daniel Bennett is an endorsing artist for Morgan Mouthpieces.

www.danielbennett.net

Saturdays 5:30-7:30pm

Jazz & Food Truck Participants

No outside food or beverages will be allowed in reserved concert seating areas. Food will be available from the evening Food Trucks or Taproom Cheese plates. Millbrook wine will be available by the glass or bottle.

No outside food or beverages are permitted during show time. For those interested in taking part in a tasting, please note that on Jazz Nights, the last tasting of the day will be offered at 4pm. 

Before the Show

Come early to visit the Food Trucks and order one of the many Jazz Night Specials and pick up your chilled bottle of Millbrook wine. Wine is also available by the glass. The Tasting Room will be open for business during showtime, but the last winery tasting prior to the show starts at 4:00 pm.

Rain Policy

In the event of inclement weather the concert will be subject to a rain delay. In the event that even after this delay the concert cannot go on refunds will be made to all paid jazz tickets. Rain cancellations will be made by 2pm the day of the concert. Email notification will be sent out if the concert is cancelled.