Wine & Jazz Festival

August 23, 2023

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348

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    Enjoy the sights and sounds of live music while savoring a selection of wines throughout our Gardens. Sip along to exceptional jazz and, after the sun goes down, catch our jazz-inspired Illuminated Fountain Performance to round out your day.


    Chucho Valdés Quartet

    Winner of seven Grammy and five Latin Grammy Awards, Cuban pianist, composer, and arranger Chucho Valdés is the most influential figure in modern Afro-Cuban jazz. In a rich career spanning 60 years, Valdés has pushed boundaries in pursuit of new expressions in Afro-Cuban music. Valdés is perhaps best known as the founder, pianist, and main composer and arranger of Irakere, a landmark ensemble in Cuban music. Valdés led Irakere for more than 30 years, but since 2005 he has focused on his personal career, highlighting his work as a pianist and leading small ensembles, like the Afro-Cuban Messengers, Jazz Batá, and his acclaimed Quartet. Valdés is a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, has been inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, and received a DC Jazz Festival Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Emmet Cohen

    Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generation's pivotal figures in music and the related arts. A recognized prodigy, Cohen began Suzuki method piano instruction at age three, and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique, and concept. He leads his namesake ensemble the Emmet Cohen Trio, is a vibrant solo performer, and is in constant demand as a sideman. He is also currently Hammond B-3 organist-in-residence at Harlem's SMOKE jazz club. Possessing a fluid technique, an innovative tonal palette, and an extensive repertoire, Cohen plays with the command of a seasoned veteran and the passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium.

    You are welcome to set up your chair at performance locations while you enjoy the Gardens and festival.

    This is a rain or shine event. No outside food allowed in the Gardens.

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