Have a Jazzy Valentine’s Weekend at the Classic Wineseller

Arts & Entertainment
The Classic Wineseller
20 Church Street, Waynesville, NC 28786
Kay Miller
Feb 16, 2013
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Courtesy of: MusicShooter Jazz pianist Bill Bares will perform Valentine's Weekend at the Classic Wineseller in Waynesville with jazz vocalist, Jesse E. Junior and bassist, Zack Page.


Isn’t it romantic? A Valentine’s Weekend dinner at the Classic Wineseller accompanied by live jazz featuring vocalist, Jesse E. Junior; pianist, Bill Bares; and bassist, Zack Page on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 7:00pm at 20 Church Street in Waynesville.

The evening includes a specially prepared four-course dinner from the Classic Wineseller kitchen with entree options such as Maine lobster and rack of lamb. The per person price is $34.99 plus tax and gratuity. Call 828-452-6000 to make your dinner reservation or email requests to info@classicwineseller.com. Seating is limited.

Jesse Earl Junior, a long time singer on the New York jazz scene, studied with piano legend Barry Harris and Cobi Norita of the Universal Jazz Coalition in New York. Junior played in numerous clubs in the New York area, as well as his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin before embracing the bourgeoning jazz scene in the Carolinas. His main influences include three great talents: Johnny Hartman, Joe Williams, and Louie Armstrong.

Pianist Bill Bares holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College, a Masters degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami, and a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Harvard University, where he studied with Ingrid Monson, the Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music. Bares spent ten years performing and researching jazz in Europe, and his book Eternal Triangle: American Jazz in European Postmodern is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. Other research interests include jazz and race, and music and environmental issues. Bares taught at several Boston-based schools, including Harvard University, Brown University, Suffolk University, the New England Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music. Bares is an assistant professor at UNC Asheville where he teaches Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Theory and Improv II, and African American Music: Slavery to Swing.

Zack Page has been honing his bass playing skills for 23 years. In high school, it was all about metal, the heavier the better. In college, Page moved solely into jazz and blues, regularly performing in nightclubs. In his 20s, he worked with a traveling theatrical productions company and as an entertainer on cruise ships. He toured the world appearing in Asia, the Far East, the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and in all 50 states. Page performed with Billy Higgins, Eddie Daniels, and Babik Reinhardt (son of Django Reinhardt). Since then, he has enjoyed playing in a variety of settings from children's music to straight ahead jazz and hard hitting blues. He has been influenced by musicians like Steve Harris, Jaco P, Richard Bona, Bela Fleck, Ray Brown, Dave Holland, Lonnie Plaxico, Herman Burney Jr., Milton Nascimento, and Black Sabbath. Zack Page is a regular on the jazz scene in western North Carolina, performing with a variety of groups including the hot gypsy jazz group, One Leg Up from Asheville.

For more information about special events at the Classic Wineseller, including our weekly Friday Night Live music series, visit us online at www.classicwineseller.com or www.facebook.com/theclassicwineseller.