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Sunny skies, hot music highlight Longwood's Wine & Jazz 2022

06/07/2022 04:03PM ● By Richard Gaw

Photo by Richard L. Gaw                    A sold-out audience enjoyed a full line-up of prominent jazz musicians and the taste of ten Pennsylvania wineries at Wine & Jazz 2022, held June 4 at Longwood Gardens.


By Richard L. Gaw

Staff Writer

On a nearly picture-perfect afternoon this past Saturday, the steady sun gleamed off of the musical instruments of some of the top performers in contemporary jazz during Wine & Jazz 2022, performed before a sold-out and appreciative audience at Longwood Gardens.

At all four of the festival’s performance stages, the seats were occupied and the lawns filled with a party atmosphere that embraced the diversity of the festival’s line-up. Following an early set by the Lucas Brown Trio, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet filled the Open Air Theatre with a mixture of funk, blues and world music.

The Hot Sardines delivered two blistering sets at the Pumphouse Plaza, a new venue added to this year’s event, and at the Beer Garden, Unison featuring renowned jazz vibraphonist Tony Miceli held court for three sets.

After an hour-long performance by Grammy Award-winning bassist Christina McBride and his New Jawn band, headliner Delfeayo Marsalis and his 17-piece Uptown Jazz Orchestra closed the festival at the Orchard.

Festival-goers also enjoyed the tastes of ten Pennsylvania wineries that included Chaddsford Winery in Chadds Ford, Paradocx Vineyard in Landenberg, Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford, Nissley Vineyards in Lancaster and the Inn at Grace Winery in Glen Mills.

To contact Staff Writer Richard L. Gaw, email [email protected].