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Past Performances from Lake Anna Jazz

Guitar Summit II, November 2022

Stever Herberman and Chris Whiteman returned to Lake Anna Winery for the second annual rematch of their virtuoso guitar skills, backed by bassist Paul Langosch and percussionist Emre Kartari on Saturday evening, November 12th.

Spanglish, November 2022

Elle Jay and the versatile instrumentalists of Spanglish brought an evening of Latin Jazz, Pop, Salsa, and much more to the crowd on the dance floor and the others relaxing in the Event Barn at Callie Opie’s Orchard Restaurant on Friday evening, November 4th.

Pro-Am Jazz Jamm, October 2022

On October 21st, The Cooling Pond Brewery and Winery opened its tasting room for a Friday night jazz jam session, welcoming local musicians to improvise and entertain the patrons.  This event occurs on the third Friday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m.

Lake Anna Jazz Fest, September 2022

The second annual “Cool Jazz at Cooling Pond” jam session brought musicians from all over Virginia to step onstage and sit in with other talented singers and instrumentalists. Here are some of the performers who appeared at the Cooling Pond Brewery’s outdoor stage on the 24th of September:

  • Pat Bergin
  • James Bjork
  • Kevin Gaines
  • Ginny Carr Goldberg
  • Tina Hashemi
  • Victor Haskins
  • Michael Hawkins
  • Tim Holmes
  • Rich Johnston
  • Bruce Middle
  • Holly Shockey
  • Larry Simpkins
  • David Smith
  • Joshua Walker
  • Jonathan Wheelock

Tina Hashemi & Friends

Four extraordinary musicians collaborated for the first time on Saturday, September 17th as vocalist Tina Hashemi led a band consisting of Chris Whiteman on guitar, along with bassist Paul Langosch and drummer Emre Kartari.

Chris Whiteman Trio

Versatile and nuanced guitarist Chris Whiteman brought Labor Day Weekend to a close by performing on Sunday, September 4th with bassist Paul Langosch and drummer Emre Kartari.

Gypsy Roots

Thomas Wakefield led his five-piece band, Gypsy Roots, in an evening of mesmerizing music on Saturday evening, September 3rd, stylishly blending European gypsy influences with contemporary jazz and pop tunes. 

Thanks to Larry Lyles (violin), Rusty Farmer (bass) Chris Vasi, Thomas Wakefield, and Jeff Powell (guitars) for bringing your talents to Lake Anna.

On Saturday night, 08/20/2022, The Dixie Power Trio visited Pleasants Landing for a twilight concert of music on the park’s outdoor stage, overlooking Lake Anna.  The group has been a longtime favorite of audiences from Washington to Richmond, and Zack Smith has perfected their reputation as masters of Louisiana’s musical heritage.

Zack was accompanied by Chuck Underwood (guitar), Andy Kochenour (bass), and Byron McWilliams (drums).

The Bruce Middle Band

Bruce brought his band’s mix of jazz-rock, blues, gypsy, R&B, and original tunes to the outdoor stage on July 23rd. 

It was a beautiful, hot July afternoon until the band whipped up such a storm that the audience was literally “blown away.”

A French Twist on American Jazz

Music lovers from Lake Anna welcomed French singer Veronika Rodriguez along with French band leader and musician Jean-Philippe Vidal to Callie Opie’s Orchard on July 16th.

The duo was joined by Steve Herberman (guitar), Ginny Carr Goldberg (piano), Paul Langosch (bass), and Kevin Gaines (drums).

Lake Anna Jazz Fest 2022

A variety of musical groups, consisting of more than 50 talented players, came to Lake Anna to perform at the Cooling Pond Brewery outdoor stage on the 18th and 19th of June.

  • The Sound Fusion Project
  • Spanglish
  • Tina Hashemi & Friends
  • Zachary Smith & The Dixie Power Trio
  • Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet
  • Orange County HS Jazz Ensemble
  • Michael Hawkins & The Brotherhood
  • Cognac Jazz
  • Roger D. Carroll & The Stable Geniuses
  • Lake Anna Jazz Quintet
  • Starlet Knight with Anthony Dowd
  • Victor Haskins & Skein
  • Stephanie Nakasian with Donato Soviero, Paul Langosch, and Chuck Redd
  • Kevin Gaines Quartet

Tina, Steve, and Michael

Tina Hashemi performed with guitarist Steve Herberman and bassist Michael Hawkins in the evening air at Callie Opie’s Orchard Restaurant on May 28th.

Tina Hashemi & Friends

Tina brought her friends Anthony Dowd and Neal Perrine to “The Lounge” at Vito’s on Lake Anna on April 30th.

Ginny & The Tonics

The group presented “Music of The Cold War” at Callie Opie’s Event Barn on April 22nd.

The Danielle Wertz Sextet at Lake Anna Winery

Danielle Wertz and her band stopped at Lake Anna Winery on their East Coast Tour for an afternoon performance on March 13th, 2022.

Tina Hashemi & Friends at Lake Anna Winery

Tina Hashemi entertained guests at Lake Anna Winery, along with pianist Daniel Clarke and bassist Paul Langosch on March 12th, 2022.

Elle Jay Duo at Callie Opie’s Orchard

Callie Opie’s Orchard hosted the Elle Jay Duo on March 11th, 2022.

Lake Anna Jazz Quintet at Callie Opie’s Orchard

Callie Opie’s Orchard hosted the Lake Anna Jazz Quintet on March 5th, 2022.

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet CD Release Party on November 20th

The Event Barn at Callie Opie’s Orchard provided the venue for a Release Party to celebrate the new CD from the internationally-acclaimed four-part harmony group “Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet.”  The Christmas/Winter-themed album has just gone on sale and excerpts are being spotlighted on Sirius XM Radio.

More information is available at: UptownVocalJazz.com.

Guitar Summit at Lake Anna Winery on November 19th

Guitarists Steve Herberman and Chris Whiteman entertained a full house at Lake Anna Winery on November 19th, with Paul Langosch backing them on bass.  On a chilly night, the winery’s tasting room presented a warm, intimate setting for listening to these world-class performers.

Cool Jazz After Dark at The Cooling Pond on November 13th

Tina Hashemi brought her unique vocal interpretations of jazz classics and standards of “The American Songbook” to Cooling Pond Brewery for a weekend nightclub setting, backed by the Lake Anna Jazz Quartet.  All of the instrumentalists in the ensemble are Louisa County residents: Tim Holmes (piano), Rich Johnston (tenor sax), David Smith (drums), and Robert McBride (bass).

“Cool Jazz at Cooling Pond Brewery” on September 25, 2021.

The parking lot at Cooling Pond Brewery was overflowing, and the attendees were treated to marvelous performances from over 20 artists, covering many facets of jazz.

Johnson Stiles was the winner of the free 2021 “Jazzmaster” guitar, being presented here by Robert McBride, President of the Lake Anna Jazz organization.