Enjoy Gypsy Jazz, Music of Beatles, Elton John this Weekend at the Classic Wineseller

By Kay Stegall Miller | May 27, 2013
Courtesy of: Joe Cruz Joe Cruz performs the music of the Beatles and Elton John live at the Classic Wineseller on Saturday, June 1 at 7pm.

The Classic Wineseller, Waynesville’s premiere retail wine and craft beer shop, small plate restaurant, and intimate live music venue is adding Saturdays to its live music schedule beginning June 1, 2013.

Enjoy local, regional, and on occasion--national talent live at the Classic Wineseller every Friday and Saturday night at 7pm. The Classic Wineseller kitchen opens at 5:30pm on Friday and Saturday evenings serving freshly prepared small plate fare. There is a $10 per person minimum including food, drink and retail purchases.

This weekend Michael Pilgrim (mandolin) will perform Gypsy jazz from 7-10pm on Friday, May 31st. Of all the forms of jazz to emerge in the twentieth century, Gypsy jazz is the style most often defined as passionate, exhilaratingly up-tempo, and steeped in an outsider tradition. Join us Friday for a taste of "hot jazz" made famous by Django Reinhardt in the early 20th century.

Singer-songwriter, Joe Cruz (piano, vocals) will kick-off Saturday, June 1st with a musical tribute to the Beatles and Sir Elton John. Cruz is a highly versatile performer who moves easily from one musical genre to another. He has opened for Chicago, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, and Average White Band.

Other June performances are:

Friday, June 7 - An Evening of Carole King featuring Sheila Gordon: piano, vocals

Saturday, June 8 - Kevin Lorenz: acoustic, 12-string, jazz, classical guitar

Friday, June 14 - Joe Cruz: piano, vocals

Saturday, June 15 - Live Jazz + Dinner with “The Flo Sistas” featuring Sheila Gordon: piano, vocals, Alice Carroll: vocals, congas, Ken Brown: percussion

Friday, June 21 - Strummin’ into Summer with Ben Wilson: guitar, ukulele, vocals. Music of Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffet. Wear your wildest tropical print shirt! (Outdoor Bandstand)

Saturday, June 22 - Kevin Lorenz: acoustic, 12-string, jazz, classical guitar

Friday, June 28 - Gypsy Bandwagon: violin, guitar, piano, percussion

Saturday, June 29 - Kick-off concert for Summer Jazz Festival featuring Michael Jefry

Stevens: piano, Rick Dilling: drums, Zack Page: bass. (Festival continues on Saturdays, July 6, 13, and 20).

For more information about live music events, tastings, and our special jazz evenings visit us at www.classicwineseller.com, www.facebook.com/theclassicwineseller, or call 828-452-6000.