Jazz In The Vines: Spyro Gyra

Jazz In The Vines: Spyro Gyra

Celebrate 50 years of live jazz excellence with supergroup Spyro Gyra

Type Local Concert
Location Jamesport Vineyards
1216 Main Road, Route 25
Jamesport, NY, NY 11947
Tags jazz / jazz in the vines / north fork / smooth jazz / wine country
  • Concert 24 Aug, 7:00 - 10:00 pm


In 2024, Jay Beckenstein and band observe the 50th anniversary of Spyro Gyra! They will close out the Jazz In The Vines™ series on August 24 at Jamesport Vineyards. What started as a diversion, something that was just for fun (and twenty-five cents at the door) turned into a decades-long entertainment phenomenon. It all began when Beckenstein and a few musician friends in Buffalo NY organized a get-together in 1974. Fast forward 50 years and this jazz supergroup has released over 30 albums, garnering gold and platinum along the way. They’ve played over 10,000 concerts on six continents. Spyro Gyra has maintained its standards of excellence and that has sustained them on the “A list” of live attractions in jazz for 50 years. NOTE: The show takes place outdoors rain or shine on the back lawn of the winery, protected from the elements under a large open-sided tent — next to acres of wine-producing grapes!

Going Strong

  • Jay Beckenstein reflects:  “The Spyro Gyra of today is more of a team than it’s ever been. I’ve been doing this for a long time and I’m happy not feeling like I have to carry the whole load,” Beckenstein offers. “I’ve managed to surround myself with these really talented guys, terrific musicians, who all have a lot to say. It’s like a basketball team. There’s a lot of passing the ball back-and-forth. There is a cumulative effect of being a true ensemble with inter-ensemble respect.
  • Don’t miss this very special Jazz In The Vines show!

Key Details

  • Doors 6 PM
  • Show 7 PM
  • The event takes place under tents and on the winery lawn; guests are protected from the elements.
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed. Please note: No dogs allowed.
  • Location: Jamesport Vineyards, 1216 Main Road, Jamesport, NY

Award-Winning Wines

Jazz in the Vines guests can order wines à la carte by the glass and bottles from the award-winning selections from the master winemakers at Jamesport Vineyards. See all the details here

Health & Safety

Your well-being is our top priority. Please note:

  • This event takes place outdoors underneath a large tent – with open-air around all four sides.
  • This event is following local, state, and CDC guidelines.
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