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Feb Long Island Winterfest 2014: Week 4!

Tonight’s looking like another great evening of local music, food, and friends, at Long Island Winterfest Live on the Vine! Last weekend we enjoyed some tunes from Jeff LeBlanc and Bistro 72 and Vinny St. Marten and the Seeing Eye Dog Band LIVE AT THE INDIGO on Saturday. This evening, we’re welcoming Dave March of the critically acclaimed folk rock ensemble Miles to Dayton at Bistro 72. Tomorrow, we look forward to having Morris Goldberg and Ojoyo take the stage in our ballroom at Hotel Indigo East End.

photo via milestodayton.net

Miles to Dayton’s makeup is just as unique as its sound—vocalist Krista Preddice is often joined on the mic by her husband, guitarist, cellist, accordionist, and trumpeter Jonathan Preddice. Krista’s brother, Dave March, comes in on bass, and Jon’s sister, Leanne Strom, rounds the sound out on her violin. The depth of Dave’s bass and the soaring heights of Leanne’s violin make Miles to Dayton supremely original, and their newest addition, Brian Kroll on drums, gives the band an exciting, funky edge. Dave will be playing a solo show at Bistro 72 tonight, and his musical influences include Ryan Adams, Johnny Cash, Ray LaMontagne, and John Lennon. He’s previously shared the stage with artists such as Jen Chapin, Tom Paxton, Richie Havens, and Levon Helm’s Dirt Farmer band.

Morris Goldberg grew up in Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa, and brings a passion for music that spans from jazz and classical music to bebop and mbaganga to New York, where he has based his music career. Jazz lovers are well acquainted with Goldberg, who has received wide acclaim through his featured performances on Paul Simon’s Graceland album. Goldberg attended the Manhattan School of Music, and has recorded and performed with artists such as Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, and Harry Belafonte. Goldberg gained national recognition for his skills as a saxophonist and wind specialist when he played on The Rosie O’Donnell Show from 1996 to 2002. While on Rosie, he shared the stage with performers such as Tony Bennett, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Barry Manilow, Phil Collins, and many others. He’s toured throughout the United States, and has returned to South Africa to play many times, bringing his band, Ojoyo, down with him in March of 2005 to play the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

We can’t wait to hear Dave tonight for the Long Island Winterfest Warm Up, and Morris Goldberg and Ojoyo tomorrow LIVE AT THE INDIGO. Come join us for a great time, and don’t forget to get your Hopper Pass so you can see all the performances you want with one ticket!