07/18/16 6:00am
The Hoodat Loungers open up Shelter Island Jazzfest Saturday. (Courtesy Photo)

The HooDoo Loungers open up Shelter Island Jazzfest Saturday. (Courtesy Photo)

Joe Lauro is a man inspired by music. He’s also driven to share it with others.

Before selling his Shelter Island home and moving to Sag Harbor a few years back, Mr. Lauro frequently hosted live music events in the barn on the property where he lived for 15 years.   (more…)

02/28/15 9:00am
Credit: Katharine Schroeder

The members of ‘Basically Baroque’ (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

A cello, a flute, a violin and a keyboard are the only instruments the members of Basically Baroque need to fill a room with the beautifully sweeping melodies of sonatas like “Tri-Sonate,” a piece by 18th-century German composer Johann Joachim Quantz.

Last Thursday, the quartet did exactly that as they rehearsed at the Southold home of friend Ginger Jones for two free performances in early March at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport and Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. Aside from Quantz, both concerts will feature music by composers Joseph Haydn, John Loeillet and Georg Philipp Telemann. (more…)

02/27/15 7:00am
Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks perform at Jamesport Vineyard during the 2014 Winterfest.The six-week event returns this year with headline acts The Smithereens and guitarist Stanley Jordan. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks perform at Jamesport Vineyard during the 2014 Winterfest.The six-week event returns this year with headline acts The Smithereens and guitarist Stanley Jordan. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Long Island Winterfest: Live on the Vine, the six-week festival that features live performances at wineries, restaurants, hotels and concert halls, continues on the East End this weekend.

The six-weekend festival runs through March 29.

See this weekend’s schedule below. (more…)