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August Jazz Greats Concert Series

  • Phone: (800) 243-5513

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Richard Elliot was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but raised in Los Angeles, California, USA. It was perhaps inevitable, for a musician growing up in the 60s and early 70s, that Elliot’s early taste would range through Motown Records and rock. However, he was also indelibly impressed by R&B. As a tenor saxophonist he found much that appealed to him in this form but he was also aware of jazz, in particular through the playing of Dexter Gordon. It was a visit to a concert by Gordon that prompted Elliot onto the jazz path, although in his case it proved to be a path with many turnings. As he honed his skills Elliot found work in the Los Angeles studios, backing artists such as Natalie Cole, Pointer Sisters and Melissa Manchester. He was a member of the Tower Of Power horns from 1982 until 1987. He began recording under his own name in 1986, and in succeeding years produced albums that displayed growing confidence. They were also increasingly successful. Fortuitously, Elliot had found that his favorite musical forms, with their jazz inflections, R&B-base, and rock tinges, were also popular with the record-buying public. H

By the late 90s, Elliot was sufficiently well-established to produce Jumpin’ Off on which he played mostly within the R&B style, a deliberate reversion to a form that had been at the height of its commercial acceptability almost two decades before Elliot was born. By this time, however, Elliot’s eclecticism was stretching still further and, like many musicians of his generation, he was developing a serious interest in salsa. In addition to playing tenor, on which he produces a rich and expressive sound, Elliot is also very effective on soprano saxophone.

August 20, 2023:  Richard Elliot TICKETS

*Note: Tickets are not being sold through Wegmans Box Office. They are available exclusively online.

Concerts are held on the Vineyard Stage, with plenty of lawn seating. Gates open at 12:00pm, show starts at 2:00pm.

-Event goes on rain or shine. No Refunds.

-Lawn seating - bring your own blankets, chairs. No pets allowed.

-Food and Beverage will be available for purchase all day.

August Jazz Greats Concert Series
  • Glenora Wine Cellars, Inn & Restaurant
  • 5435 State Route 14
  • Dundee, NY 14837-8804
  • August 20, 2023 to August 20, 2023


Glenora Wine Cellars, Inn & Restaurant

5435 State Route 14
Dundee, NY 14837-8804
(800) 243-9500


Glenora Wine Cellars, opened in 1977, is the oldest winery on Seneca Lake. For over 35 years, Glenora has been producing award-winning, high-quality wines on the west side of Seneca Lake. With an extensive collection of wines including premium red and white vinifera wines, innovative blends, sparkling, dessert, and fruit wines, there is a Glenora wine to please every palate. Today, Glenora is home to a 30-room inn, the Inn at Glenora, and a gourmet restaurant, Veraisons, on the beautifully groomed 40-acre estate. This unique winery resort offers all the amenities of the Finger Lakes in one beautiful location! Tastings and tours are offered daily, year-round.

January 1 - April 1
Daily 10 AM - 5 PM

April 1 - May 31
Sun-Thurs 10 AM - 5 PM

Fri & Sat 10 AM - 6 PM

June 1 - Sept 30
Daily 10 AM - 6 PM

Friday & Saturday: Sunset Service 6:00-8:00 PM

Oct 1 - Oct 31
Daily 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday & Saturday: Sunset Service 6:00-7:00 PM

Nov 1- Dec 31
Sun-Thurs 10 AM - 5 PM
Fri & Sat 10 AM - 6 PM

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve
Tasting Room: 10-3
Veraisons Restaurant: 12-3
Christmas Day