SOURCE: Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

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February 08, 2011 15:12 ET

Fine Wine, Music, Getaways at Long Island's Largest Jazz Fest

RIVERHEAD, NY--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - Long Island's largest jazz festival is coming once again, along with special events, concerts, promotions, getaways and giveaways, to Long Island Wine Country during the 4th Annual Long Island Winterfest: Jazz on the Vine, February 12 to March 20, 2011.

This year the six-week performance schedule is brimming with high-profile talent from all over the world. From South Africa, hails world-renowned artists Bakithi Kumalo and Morris Goldberg; and originally from Russia, but now a local resident, is trumpeter Alex Sipiagin. The roster of artists is rounded out with legends like David Amram and David Liebman. Many other jazz fest events and offers are planned.

For only $10 per ticket guests enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and a performance by renowned jazz musicians at winery tasting rooms, along with automatic entry into a weekly drawing for a free weekend stay and gift basket of Long Island wines. 

Winterfest 2011 is also a great time to take advantage of what the East End has to offer in way of special offers on accommodations, transportation and at restaurants and retailers. "Over 120 special offers and discounts from area businesses add to the excitement of Winterfest by enticing visitors to the jazz concerts to plan a getaway here," said Kristen Matejka, from the Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. Travel information is available at www.discoverlongisland.com 

Steve Bate, Executive Director of the Long Island Wine Council, is eager for the upcoming Winterfest: "The past three years have clearly demonstrated that great music and fine wine combine to make the East End a wonderful winter weekend destination."

Pat Snyder, Executive Director of the East End Arts Council, handles all musician bookings and coordinates sponsorship opportunities. "Again, this jazz festival continues to grow and is gaining more and more recognition with jazz aficionados," she said.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is a continued supporter of Winterfest: "Our county has a rich cultural tradition and we are very proud that this event extends to tourism-related businesses and cultural venues. Thanks to organizers and talented participants, Winterfest is a significant contributor to the many extraordinary cultural offerings featured on the East End of Long Island."

Other Winterfest events include: 'Inside the 'Out' Side of Jazz,' a 3-Event Discussion Series; and Saturday Evenings Live at the Indigo Hotel.

For a full concert schedule and promotions, visit www.liwinterfest.com.