The Warehouse Winery District has more wineries per square foot than any wine region in the world. Pair that with a full lineup of live music and, seriously, how do you keep from dancing? Over 20 participating wineries, a stellar lineup of instrumentalists and vocalists, plus food trucks and more make this the kind of summer experience Washingtonians look forward to all year long.
Begin your tasting and toe-tapping at The Junction, where guitar virtuoso Jim Ellis will accompany five great wineries.
The beat then moves to center stage in the Warehouse District, where vocalist Stephanie Porter and her jazz quartet opens with sultry, soulful standards. Americana singers Elliott Randall & The Deadmen follow with their three-part harmonies and outlaw brand of alternative country, R&B and rock. Finally, the show culminates with headlining saxophonist Steve Cole, one of the most celebrated horn players in contemporary jazz.
So let’s summarize: 20 exquisite wineries, 4 talented music acts, and one lazy July afternoon. Wine, song and summer. What could be better?
Saturday July 26, 2014 1pm – 5pm in the Warehouse Wine District
• Ticket price $30 before June 15th, $35 afterwards.
• Ticket includes wine glass, wine bag and 20 tasting tickets.
• Additional tasting tickets available for purchase day of event.
To purchase tickets, click here: Brown Paper Tickets
Ambassador Wines, Ancestry, Armstrong, Auclair, Barrage, Beaumont,
Bunnell Family, Convergence Zone Cellars, Davenport, DeVoigne, Distefano, Elevation Cellars, Eye of the Needle, Finn Hill, Five Star, Gard Vintners, Genoa, Kaella, Michael Florentino, Page Cellars, Patterson, Piccola, Pondera, Prospect & Refuge, Smasne, Sol Stone, Welcome Road, William Church.
Insider Pass: Experience four great events for $95 ($160 value) Click here for details: Brown Paper Tickets
12:30 – Check In Opens at The Junction at 19151 144TH Ave NE Woodinville, WA 98072 with Jim Ellis
Jim has been playing guitar for over 20 years with interest in improvised music whether in context of pop, rock or jazz. http://www.ellisjimmusic.com
1:00 – Stephanie Porter Quartet on main stage at 19501 144th Avenue Northeast, Woodinville, WA 98072
Seattle native Stephanie Porter, a naturally-gifted vocalist, has had a passion for music her whole life. Porter was brought up in a house rich with music. Her family, filled with musicians – from vocalists to pianists to horn players, would often host jam sessions that she would sing in. At the young age of 19, she began sitting in local jazz clubs. Porter quickly grew as an artist, opening for a multitude of national acts (including Chaka Khan, Living Colour, Cameo, Glen Fry, Michael McDonald and Kansas), as a member of the popular disco group, “Hit Explosion” from 1996 to 2000. During this time, she also continued to perform jazz, her favorite medium, recording “My Heart Belongs to Daddy,” which ascended to the top 100 of the Gavin Jazz Chart. http://www.stephanieporter.com/home.html
2:45 – Elliott Randall & The Deadmen
Elliot Randall & The Deadmen released their sophomore album, “Caffeine & Gasoline” in February of 2010. Just weeks later, they found themselves in the top 30 on the Americana Airplay charts, where they remained for seventeen weeks. The album was also listed at #33 on the Americana Music Association’s Top 100 Albums of 2010.
“Caffeine & Gasoline” features a collection of songs that blend three-part harmonies with outlaw country, rock and the band’s own brand of rhythm & blues. The album was recorded and produced at Mission Bells Studio in San Francisco by David Simon-Baker (ALO, Jackie Greene, The Mother Hips) and Randall. It features Randall’s core band, The Deadmen – Kyle Caprista (drums,vocals), James Deprato (guitars,banjo,mandolin) and Danilo Lopez (bass, vocals), and a special guest appearance by Jackie Greene . “Caffeine & Gasoline” builds on the strengths that were characteristic of Randall’s debut – “a sweet voice, a keen eye, a deft hand with lyrics, and a great command of production dynamics.” (Jessie Scott, MusicFog) www.elliotrandall.com
4:15 – Headliner Steve Cole
Saxophonist Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz.
The Chicago native exploded onto the scene in 1998 with the album “Stay Awhile” that was produced by fellow Chicagoan Brian Culbertson. The disc scored two #1 hits and earned Cole the Oasis Smooth Jazz Award for best new artist shortly before his sophomore set, “Between Us,” was released in 2000. His catchy singles made him an instant radio favorite and he cranked them out with regularity on subsequent albums “NY LA” (2003), “Spin” (2005) and “True” (2006).
In addition to his work as solo artist, Steve has performed/recorded, with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Boz Scaggs, Larry Carlton, Jeff Lorber, Jim Peterik, Freddie Cole, Cyrus Chestnut, and KMFDM, and has been a featured soloist with the City of Prague Orchestra, and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Steve is also a founding member of The Sax Pack, a stellar sax trio completed by Marcus Anderson and Jeff Kashiwa.
In the 15 years since the release of his debut record, saxophonist Steve Cole has traveled full-circle creatively and arrived back home on his new release, “Pulse,” a 10-song set mixing R&B, contemporary jazz, gospel, blues and pop that he produced with fellow saxman David Mann. The new collection surveying Cole’s musical passions showcases the artist’s affinity for infectious melodies, a wall of horns, and soulful grooves. http://artistecard.com/stevecole#!