2012 Napa Valley Jazz Getaway Photo Gallery
Friday Night Concert
Here are the photos from our Friday, June 8th concert at the Napa Valley Opera House featuring Sinbad, Oleta Adams, Eric Darius, Eric Marienthal plus my band members Chris Miskel on drums, Eddie Miller on keys/vocals, Marqueal Jordan on sax/vocals, Randy Jacobs on guitar, Nathaniel Kearney, Jr. on bass and Michael Stever on trumpet. *Note: Click on a photo to open up the navigation page in order to scroll thru the photos. Click outside a photo in the black area or hit ESC to exit.
Brassica Dinner/Jam Session
We had an opening night welcome dinner at Cindy Pawlcyn's Brassica and featured The Cecil Ramirez Quartet. I sat in and even jumped up on the drums!
Silver Oak Cellars Wine Tasting
David Duncan, the president of Silver Oak spoke about their amazing wines and I did a Q&A about my latest CD "Dreams" while we drank wine and listened to the record.
Miner Family Winery Event
Steve Gage at Miner gave everyone a tour and I performed solo piano in their wine cave on the Mason & Hamlin grand piano! Cecil Ramirez from M&H joined in on a couple songs too.
Saturday Night Concert
Here are the photos from our Saturday, June 9th concert at the Napa Valley Opera House featuring Kenny Lattimore, David Benoit, Eric Darius, Eric Marienthal and my band plus special surprise guest, Noel Gourdin.
Luncheon at Gargiulo Vineyards
Jeff and Valerie Gargiulo hosted a beautiful lunch for our VIP's which featured a local gypsy jazz trio named, Marouche. Their winery has one of the most amazing views of the valley!
Wine Reception and GRAMMY Foundation Silent Auction
Prior to our Saturday night concert, we had 5 different wineries and one local brewery pouring complimentary wine for everyone during the silent auction for the GRAMMY Foundation which supports music education. Thanks again to Silver Oak, Miner Family, Chimney Rock, Duckhorn, Prager Ports and Napa Smith Brewery in addition to Riedel for providing wine glasses. We raised over $31,000 for The GRAMMY Foundation and hope to raise even more this June!
Late Night Hang
Each night after the events, we all migrated to the bar at The Westin Verasa to continue the festivities! That's Sinbad and Michelle on the left and Kenny Lattimore, me, Noel Gourdin & Eric Darius on the right.
Silo's Jam Session
On Sunday, June 10th, we held a jam session at the local jazz club Silo's. Thanks to the band and to David Benoit, Eric Marienthal, Cecil Ramirez and Noel Gourdin for hanging out with us!
Sound checking the piano at the Opera House. Michelle & I in the Pride Mountain Winery wine cave.
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