Alexis Bailly Vineyard's
Jazz in the Vineyard
Sponsored by KBEM Jazz Radio
Every Sunday in July and August, Rain or Shine!
Music from 1:30 to 4:30
Winery Hours from 11: to 5:30
No Cover, No Reservations!
These events are free to our customers!
From our signature sangria, available to purchase, made especially for Jazz in the Vineyard, to delicious picnic foods including local artisan cheeses, bread, salami, spreads, cookies, brownies and more to purchase in the deli.
All of our wines will be available for tasting and purchase.
We have lots of seating but if you bring your own chairs you will be sure to have a seat!
Picnic on the grounds and groove to the sounds
Line-up for Jazz 2018
July 1 – Gondwana more info
Gondwana is ABV's House Band, led by the incomparable Max Ray on sax. Gondwana masterly mixes and matches musical styles. The results are playful and highly listenable with musical complexities disguised beautifully in a lighthearted delivery, "as if Monk were alive and playing TV-show themes," said Jim Meyer in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
July 8 – The Fragrants more info
The Fragrants are a groove and soul music collective from Minneapolis, MN. Featuring veteran soul and groove-meisters John Munson and Max Ray.
July 15 – Jon Pemberton with special guest Jimmy Wallace more info
One of the most versatile musicians around, Jon Pemberton’s résumé includes performing with the Skatet, Shangoya, Paul Renz Quintet, George Avaloz, Jim Marentic and more. He brings his trumpet along with the musical ears of his “Tones” to play the great Jazz standards.
James Wallace, affectionately known as Jimmy-apolis is one of the few remaining true portraits of jazz as it was in its inception. With a lifestyle and sound that captures both the grit of reality and the eloquence of artistry he has an old world sound coupled with excellent sense of energy and authenticity.
July 22 – Pavel Jany with Talking Strings more info
Twin Cities premier guitarist Pavel Jany has been on the music scene with a wide range of jazz styles from bosa nova to jazz fusion. Pavel brings his Talking Strings to the winery with Gary Schulte on violin and Andrew Foreman on bass for an afternoon of incredible musical diversity, from East European Gypsy music to a jazzy interpretation of familiar classics.
July 29 – The Chris Hagedorn Conn-Ection more info
Chris Hagedorn is a Minneapolis-based tenor saxophone player. He has spent years studying the music of John Coltrane, Charles Lloyd, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, Warne Marsh and many others. His hope is that tiny bits of their music emerge occasionally from his horn, along with bits of William Faulkner, Marc Chagall, Charles Ives, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Frank Gehry.
August 5 – The Return of Jon Pemberton with special guest Jimmy Wallace more info
A return engagement of this most excellent band. If you missed them the first time, here is your chance to make it up. If you caught them the first time you will surely want to come again!
August 12 – Doug Little more info
Doug Little is a saxophonist, flautist and composer whose distinctive sound blends soulful American jazz and Contemporary Cuban rhythms. A leading figure on the Twin Cities music scene, Little has recorded multiple CDs and performed throughout the United States and Europe. His talents have won him awards and acclaim including grants to study music in Cuba, an artist residency in Paris, and the prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowship.
August 19 - Natania and Ticket to Brasil more info
Founded in 1998 by classical and contemporary jazz guitarist and composer Pavel Jany, Ticket to Brasil is a bossa nova, samba and Brazilian jazz ensemble based in the Twin Cities. Joined by charismatic Brazilian vocalist and songwriter Natania Kamin, they create music that celebrates rhythm and the spirit of experimentation.
August 26 - Barbara Meyer and Imaginary Numbers more info
A hot jazz quartet! Known for her remarkable ability to take over the stage and capture her audience, Barbara Meyer engulfs the listener in spirals of deep and soulful lyrics. Her own songs weave undertones of her playful humor as well as her intrinsic spirituality, giving her music a timeless relevance.