Wednesday, July 28, 2010

7/29-Irwin Mayfield, Craig Haserot, Ellie Krieger

Irwin Mayfield-Grammy Award Winning Jazz Trumpeter
At only 32 years old, Irvin Mayfield represents the continuity of the unfolding Jazz legacy of New Orleans. Winning both a Grammy Award and a Billboard-award, this versatile trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, professor, cultural ambassador and recording artist is on a path to position Jazz at the center of American culture. His musical virtuosity and devotion to the music has made Mayfield one of the most recorded and decorated Jazz musicians of his generation. In 2002, Mayfield created the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), a performing arts institution dedicated to presenting engaging and transformative Jazz experiences. Under his artistic direction, NOJO won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble for its critically acclaimed CD Book One on the World Village/Harmonia Mundi label. The 20-piece orchestra, which is one of the most sought after touring Jazz orchestras in the country includes such respected musicians as Victor Atkins on piano, Ed “Sweetbread” Petersen on saxophone and Evan Christopher on clarinet, to name a few.

Craig Haserot-Sojourn Cellars and the Wine Cork Sniffing Dog, Ziggy

Sojourn Cellars is a partnership between Craig Haserot and Erich Bradley, two friends who met on the tennis courts of Sonoma, and who share a desire to create delicious, handcrafted artisanal wines. Erich describes his winemaking as New World style complemented by Old World sensibilities, and he employs artisanal techniques to produce superior and distinctive wines.
  • We are red wine makers with a New World winemaking style; our wines are bold and expressive.
  • Our wines are artisanal, handcrafted and made in small lots to ensure the highest quality.  Some of our guiding principles include...
  1. Meticulous vineyard management
  2. Sovereignty on the vine, with no two clusters touching, to insure even ripening
  3. Field cluster sorting, both before and after fruit is harvested
  4. Cluster and berry sorting in the winery
  5. Three to five day cold soaking of the fruit
  6. Whole berry, native fermentations in open-top fermenters
  7. Punch downs by hand
  8. Gentle basket pressing
  9. Unfined and unfiltered finished wines
  • Our wines have a strong value component.  They are not cheap, but we price them within many wine buyers’ reach.
  • We believe in 100 percent customer satisfaction, backed up by a Money Back Guarantee, regardless of reason.
New York Times bestselling author and James Beard Foundation and IACP award winner Ellie Krieger helps people of all ages achieve wellness  and get the most out of life.   She is a registered dietitian and host of a hit show, “Healthy Appetite,” on Food Network.
Ellie’s warmth and charisma have made her the go-to nutritionist in the media today. Her success can be attributed to her way of offering real advice without any of the gimmicks and crash diets the permeate today’s news. She reaches people with her message that it is possible for anyone, given the tools and knowledge, to live life to the maximum by being in healthy balance, nurturing a richly satisfying and sumptuous, attainable lifestyle. She believes that through her work she can help to change the way society views food, health and nutrition.