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Jazz on the Vine Lineup Released

See who's playing in the sixth annual, six-week jazz festival, which runs from Feb. 8 through mid-March.

It's the start of a new year, which means the North Fork's annual jazz festival is right around the corner.

Long Island Winterfest, Jazz on the Vine recently announced the lineup for its sixth festival, which will run every weekend from Feb. 8 through March 17. A kick-off to the festival will be held on Friday, Jan. 25 at Hotel Indigo from 7 to 9 p.m.

Spearheaded by East End Arts, in conjunction with the Long Island Wine Council and Long Island Visitors and Conventions Bureau, the six-week festival is expected to feature over 70 artists across dozens of wineries, playing each Saturday and Sunday to draw visitors to the North Fork during colder and otherwise slower months.

Each Saturday night after performances, Hotel Indigo also hosts 'Live at the Indigo,' improv performances with jazz artists who performed throughout the day, anchored by the Steve Watson Trio.

Tickets to each event are $20 – a $5 increase from last year's $15 ticket, which was $5 the year prior. Purchase of a ticket includes a glass of wine and in previous years, has offered discounts for ticketholders such as breaks at local restaurants or hotels.

According to Edible East End, over 7,000 tickets were sold throughout last year's festival.

Al 17 January 07, 2013 at 01:17 PM
I remember when the vineyards started this years ago to keep business flowing in the dead of winter. All you had to do was show up, purchase some wine and sit back and enjoy. Not anymore. $5 was annoying. $15 made me mad. $20 and I'm out. No way. Its amazing how the vineyards have ruined what was once a great event. They did it with the summer events, too. I understand paying for flights. No problem. But only being able to purchase wine by the glass instead of the bottle is nothing more than a money grab and I no longer visit those wineries that do that. Some wineries don't even let you bring in food. Why do you care? I mean, I'm there for your wine, not your food.They are ruining the east end wine experience for me and many that I know who feel the same way.

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