“JAZZ ON THE VINE” will be the theme of the 2008 Long Island Winterfest and will include jazz performances in winery tasting rooms every Saturday and Sunday afternoon over the five-week period, from Feb. 8- Mar. 9, 2008.
The calendar already includes nearly fifty performances with FREE admission. Included among the performances is a very special appearance by David Amram, hailed by the Washington Post as “one of the most versatile and skilled musicians America has ever produced." Visit the Winterfest website for schedule.
Also, Latin jazz great Papo Vazquez and his Pirates Troubadours band will kick off Winterfest 2008 at a special, ticketed performance at 8pm on Friday evening, February 8, presented by American Express. Visit http://www.liwinterfest.com/ or http://www.liwines.com/ to purchase tickets to this event, including a limited number of VIP passes.
Winterfest was conceived in 2006 to generate increased business on the East End of Suffolk County during the slowest part of the year by promoting a calendar of activities and specific offers. This will be the first time that Winterfest is adopting a particular musical theme. The jazz program is supplemented by special offers and promotions at businesses and cultural venues throughout Suffolk County.