Danny Kean & Friends
What could be better than a Sunday afternoon of wine, women and song? Only one thing — wine, women and men, and song. And that’s exactly what you’ll find at Pellegrini Vineyards on Sunday, February 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. The most notable man at this event is Danny Kean, a celebrated musician whose talents have taken him as far as the Montreux Jazz Festival when he was just 19 years old.
Blind since birth, Danny Kean started playing piano at the tender age of two (after a doctor told his parents that blind children often play well) and spent hours listening to and practicing the music of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis, Jimmy Hendrix, and Ray Charles. By the age of 15, he was playing solo at bars and jazz jams in New York City and hasn’t stopped performing since. Through the years, Danny has worked with various New York City legends (Sam “Bluzman” Taylor, and R&B soul icon Maxine Brown among them), has appeared on Steve Harvey, and created Danny Kean and Friends with veteran New York City drummer Phil Bloom and well-known guitarist Don Celenza. Cover charge is $25 at the door and includes a glass of wine.
Before and after the music, you may enjoy sampling additional Pelligrini wines in their beautiful tasting room, open 7 days a week throughout the year. The winery itself is as much a feast for the senses as the wine and music you’ll enjoy. In fact, Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine calls Pellegrini “Long Island’s most enchantingly designed winery.”