Classic Wineseller Welcomes Dave Burns Trio on May 18

Arts & Entertainment
May 18, 2013
7:00 PM
Courtesy of: Dave Burns Jazz musician Dave Burns will perform at 7pm on Saturday, May 18th with bassist James Simmons and drummer Jeff Rudolph at the Classic Wineseller in Waynesville.

The Dave Burns Trio will entertain guests at the Classic Wineseller's Live Jazz + Dinner event on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 7:00pm, 20 Church Street in Waynesville. The group is comprised of Dave Burns keyboard, James Simmons bass, and Jeff Rudolph percussion. The evening also includes a sumptuous four-course dinner from the Classic Wineseller’s kitchen. The price is $34.99 per person before tax and gratuity. Call 828-452-6000 to reserve your table or email requests to Seating is limited.

Mr. Burns is a recent addition to the Asheville area music scene. He performed for more than twenty-five years in Key West, Florida where he set the standard with his intelligent, hard-swinging musicianship. Burns’ major musical influence was the incomparable jazz vocalist and pianist, the late Shirley Horn.

James Simmons received his classical and jazz training at Arizona State University where he was principal bassist in the 10:00 Band. While living in New York, he studied privately with world-renowned soloist Gary Carr, and Frederick Zimmerman, principal bassist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.


Jeff Rudolph has more than twenty years experience as a drummer. He served as show drummer at Dollywood in nearby Gatlinburg, TN. He has worked with artists as diverse as Merle Haggard, Celinda Pink, The DirtBand, and other Nashville notables. Rudolph’s inspiration comes from his dad, Dave Rudolph, who performed on the Mike Douglas Show, and whose career as a drummer spans over 40 years.


The Classic Wineseller presents local, regional, and international artists up close and personal in a unique, intimate setting. Beginning June 1, 2013, the Classic Wineseller will remain open late for dining and live music performances every Friday and Saturday night. For more information about live music events, tastings, and jazz  dinners visit us at on facebook or call 828-452-6000.