Wine & Jazz Festival
About this Event
Our most popular summer event returns! Enjoy the sounds of live jazz in performance locations throughout our Gardens as you savor the region’s finest wines.
Etienne Charles, Creole Soul
Vocalist René Marie
Korey Riker Group
John Pizzarelli Quartet
This event is sold out.
Open Air Theatre
3:00-4:00 pm Etienne Charles, Creole Soul
5:00-6:00 pm René Marie, I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt)
7:00-8:00 pm René Marie, I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt)
3:00-4:00 pm Korey Riker Group
5:00-6:00 pm John Pizzarelli Quartet
7:00-8:00 pm John Pizzarelli Quartet
Check back for Wine & Jazz Festival schedule updates. Additional performances will be added in our East Conservatory Plaza, Peirce-du Pont House porch, and Meadow Garden entrance.
About René Marie
René Marie performs a tribute to Eartha Kitt with I Wanna Be Evil, which was nominated for the 2015 Best Jazz Vocal Grammy. Marie showcases her strong, independent streak and powerful voice with her own interpretations of Kitt’s trailblazing artistry.
About John Pizzarelli
John Pizzarelli has cultivated a winning international career by singing classic standards and late-night ballads, and by playing sublime and inventive guitar. Using greats like Nat “King” Cole and Frank Sinatra and the songs of writers like Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen as touchstones, Pizzarelli is among the prime revivalists of the Great American Songbook.
About Etienne Charles
Etienne Charles has received critical acclaim for his exciting performances, thrilling compositions, and knack for connecting with audiences worldwide. His new album, Creole Soul, is a captivating journey of new jazz expression. It buoyantly taps into a myriad of styles rooted in his Afro-Caribbean background and plumbs the musical depths of the islands.
About Korey Riker
Korey Riker moved to Philadelphia in 2004 and continues to make his mark on the local jazz and music scene. This has included several performances with The Roots, John Legend, Queen Latifah, Elvis Costello, Tye Tribbett and many other artists. His latest jazz project is his self-composed and self-produced album, Prehumous, released in 2010 on Riker’s Island Records. Along with his own album, Riker’s work has been displayed on several albums, including the multi-Grammy award winning album Greater Than by Tye Tribbett.
Dine With Us
Savor picnic favorites with a gourmet flair during Wine & Jazz Festival.
Special ticket required. Seating every half hour from 12–7 pm.
Picnic Tote—Sold Out
Our insulated Wine & Jazz Picnic Tote is packed with a savory sampling of three gourmet cheeses, crackers & pita, whole strawberries & clusters of grapes, salad, hummus, small baguette, and bottled water.
Each Picnic Tote serves two: $55 Members: $49
This event is sold out.
No outside food allowed in the Gardens. This is a rain or shine event. All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for another date and time. Lost or stolen tickets will not be refunded or replaced.
For the safety of our guests, wine tasting will end at 7:00 pm. Gardens close at 2:00 pm to everyone but Wine & Jazz ticketholders.
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