Garden Gate Jazz, Art, Wine & Craft Beer Festival Video
Huntingburg, Indiana – The 3rd Annual Garden Gate Jazz, Art, Wine, & Craft Beer Festival will be held in Huntingburg, IN on April 12, 2014 from 10 am to 8 pm. All activities will take place on south side of Market Street behind the Old Town Hall, 309 N. Geiger Street. The festival is free and open to the public to attend. Talented local artisans will be displaying unique items for purchase from 10:00am – 6:00pm ET. The music starts at 2:00pm and lasts until 8:00pm ET. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating. Sampling of Indiana craft beers and wines for those 21 and older, will be available for $10. Wine and beer will also be available to purchase during the event along with T-Shirts, wine glasses and food. Proceeds to benefit Huntingburg’s Historic Downtown District. The festival funded in part by the Dubois County Tourism Commission.
The festival is part of the annual Garden Gate Days held each spring in downtown Huntingburg which highlights downtown merchants who provide specials and discounts to customer in the local shops and establishments. The festival will feature the sounds of both traditional and contemporary jazz from Louisville, Bloomington, and Jasper, IN.
Wineries in attendance:
Best Vineyards, Elizabeth, IN
Blue Heron Winery, Cannelton, IN
Cedar Creek, Martinsville, IN
French Lick Winery, French Lick, IN
Madison County Winery, Pendleton, IN
Mystique Winery, Lynnville, IN
Monkey Hollow Winery, St. Meinrad, IN
Pepper Ridge, Rockport, IN
Winzerwald Winery, Bristow, IN
Craft Beers available:
Basket Case, Jasper, IN
Carson’s, Evansville, IN
Cutters, Avon, IN
Quaff On! Brewing Company, Nashville, IN
Tin Man, Evansville, IN
In addition the Dubois Suds Club will have samples of home brew and a home brew completion.
Brian Curella and the Jazz Vineyard: 2- 3:30 PM
Brian Curella, a Louisville native, is a nylon-string guitarist & singer. His stylings are Bossa Nova, Swing, and Hard Bop & Blues. Brian scored in the top 98 percentile nationally as a child in a music aptitude test. He began guitar at 9 and now runs a music school in Louisville. He has also won recognition world-wide a music composer for films & commercials. He’s a board member of the Louisville Jazz Society and the owner of Flying Hands Music School in Louisville.
Monika Herzig Acoustic Project: 4- 5:30 PM
The Monika Herzig Acoustic Project out of Bloomington, Indiana, includes originals and arrangements of standard repertoire, such as John Lennon’s Imagine, Cole Porter’s Night and Day, or Hoagy Carmichael’s Georgia. The Monika Herzig Trio can be heard every Saturday at Rick’s Cafe Boatyard at Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis. As a touring jazz artist, she has performed at many prestigious jazz clubs and festivals, such as the Indy Jazz Fest, Cleveland’s Nighttown, Louisville’s Jazz Factory, the W.C.Handy Festival, Jazz in July in Bloomington and Cincinnati, Columbus’ Jazz & Rib Fest, to name just a few. Groups under her leadership have toured Germany, Italy, Japan, opened for acts such as Tower of Power, Sting, the Dixie Dregs, Yes, and more.
Wade Baker Jazz Collaboration: 6- 7:30PM
The headline act is the Wade Baker Jazz Collaboration from featuring musicians form Indiana and Ohio. A Jasper native, Wade Baker and his band will play new music, plus standard jazz repertoire with more modern arrangements of the tunes developed by the group. The band was formed in October of 2009 as a means to start a new revolution in the jazz scene of Cincinnati and abroad. It is their goal to play an eclectic fusion of jazz, hip-hop, funk and groove music while keeping the integrity and spirit of the traditions of the jazz masters. In addition to performing at jazz clubs and festivals across the globe, the Wade Baker Jazz Collaboration prides itself on playing performance venues such as University Performance Series, Community Arts Centers, Library Concerts is the official live music provider for the Kroger Corporation.
Jasper High School Ensemble: Will play between breaks; 3:30 – 4 PM and5:30-6 PM
The Jasper Jazz Ensemble is comprised of 20 of the best musicians at Jasper High School. Recent awards are 1st place at the Ball State Jazz Festival and winning solo awards for best saxophone, trombone, and lead trumpet. The group has also earned many individual awards at the Bloomington Jazz Festival and the Indiana State Jazz Festival, as well as finishing in 2nd place at the Indiana State Jazz Festival in 2012. The Jasper Jazz Ensemble often competes at the ISSMA Jazz Festival in Group I, the most difficult division, and has earned many Gold Ratings, including a perfect score from one of the judges last year. In the past 17 years the band has been under the direction of Mr. Patrick Keeley and has had 12 students selected to the Indiana All State Jazz Band, including current students – senior guitar player Jake Day and junior saxophone player Lindsey Welp.