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The Eric Mintel Quartet will perform as part of Crossing Vineyards’ Summer Wine and Music Series.
Bucks County-based Eric Mintel Quartet will serve up jazz melodies infused with pop and rock staples as part of Crossing Vineyards’ Summer Wine and Music Series July 25.
The performance, which comes on the heels of the band’s new CD, “Eric Mintel Quartet Live,” will feature “lots of originals,” blended with a variety of cover songs, including tunes by Sting, Aerosmith, Coldplay and more, according to pianist, composer and bandleader, Eric Mintel, of Morrisville.
“We’re not your typical jazz band,” Mintel said of the high energy shows, which have been part of the Upper Makefield winery’s summer wine and music series since its inception 11 years ago.
The upbeat shows typically draw younger crowds of folks in the 20 to 40 range, Mintel said.
“We’re seeing lots of new faces too,” he added.
Like the pairing of jazz and wine, which Mintel said “always goes together,” Mintel, for the July 25 performance, will be joined by his band: drummer Dave Mohn, of Washington Crossing; bassist Jack Hegyi, of Acton, N.J.; and alto saxophonist Nelson Hill, of Mt. Bethel. The Summer Wine and Music Series, which this year is being sponsored by Celebrity Cruises, will continue through Sept. 12.
If you go
The 7 p.m. concert at the winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road in Upper Makefield Township, also features cheese and Crossing’s award-winning wines for purchase by the bottle or glass. Concert-goers can bring their own food, but outside beverages are not permitted. Limited seating is available on a tent-covered patio. Wine Club Members may reserve table seating in advance. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the gate. All concerts will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The remaining Summer Wine & Music Series concerts will be held as follows:
Aug. 1 – The Mango Men: Rock, Pop and Country, Island Style
Aug. 8 – Jessica Martindale: Nashville Country songwriter (new)
Sept. 12 – The Fabulous Greaseband: Best Rock & Roll Dance Music from the 50s to the 90s
For more information or to purchase tickets, call Crossing at 215-493-6500 Ext. 19, or visit www.crossingvineyards.com.