Jon Rose Jazz is a confederation of talented musicians who love to play music together. Jazz at its best is a conversation amongst musicians, and Jon Rose Jazz offers a lively musical conversation between good friends. While the personality of Jon Rose Jazz can vary depending on the venue and requirements of the host, it’s always a good time! The core personnel in the Jon Rose Jazz trio includes Jon Rose on guitar, Ralph Gordon on acoustic bass, and the multi-talented Bruce Fransen on tenor, alto and soprano saxophone, and flute.
Jon fell in love with guitar playing rock and roll in high school and discovered jazz in college, never looking back. Jon has been playing and making guitars for years. Ralph studied music in college and has been a full-time professional musician ever since, playing many genres. Bruce has loved playing music since he was very young, and while studying at VCU found jazz.
All of these guys have played music for years, and respect and love playing with one another.
And it shows
Tickets are not required for this event. You can enjoy the music and other entertainment from our veranda, upstairs deck, or (for our guests with children under 12) our spacious grass lawn. If you would like to make a table reservation for our veranda, upstairs deck, or inside the tasting room, please feel free to do so using this link. Table reservations are not required but suggested for our busy weekends and holidays and for large groups. Table reservations are never required for our lawn seating. (Please feel free to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy our groomed lawn.)
Along with our award-winning wines, we offer lunch and other delicious food offerings. You are welcome to bring your own food for a picnic on our lovely groomed lawn. Outside food is not permitted in the tasting room or the veranda, however. Outside alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the property by Virginia state law.