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Jazz At The Parrish

Originally Posted: November 12, 2008

Nicole B. Brewer
Edward Callaghan

The Parrish Art Museum's Business Council kicked off the fall season in style with its Friday Night Jazz in the Museum's Great Hall. The smooth sounds of The Mike Ficco Jazz Quartet was the perfect background for this always great schmooze-athon for Southampton's business movers and shakers.

Alicia and Dennis Longwell, Anke Jackson, Marshall and Louise Didier.
Photos by John Wegorzewski

As usual, the house was packed and greetings and remarks by Business Council Chairman Don Sullivan of Southampton Publick House and Terrie Sultan, Executive Director of The Parrish were brief as they knew this crowd came to mingle, mix, and dance over a few cocktails.

Bedell Cellars offered up several of their best wines and as always the Southampton Publick House had a variety of craft ales and lagers including an autumnal beer that had many going back for another taste.

Thanks to Peter Nelson, president of Niche Imports, martini lovers were sated with cocktails made with their very popular Teton Glacier Potato Vodka with the Applietini being a popular choice. Volunteers passed tons of hors d'oeuvres created by Kevin MacDonald and his team. Adam Batcheller of The Village Cheese Shop was personally chopping away at a huge wheel of an aged cheese that had a wonderful tang.

The Parrish's Nina Madison, Melissa Gatz, and Molly Weiss had a full team of volunteers manning the reception and raffle tables as they welcomed guests. Curator Alicia Longwell was on hand to respond to guests who had an opportunity to view the glorious exhibition, "Modern Photographs: The Machine, the Body and the City, Selections from the Charles Cowles Collection" that includes works by the world's masters of the form including Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Eugène Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Bill Jacobson, André Kertész, William Klein, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Duane Michals, Irving Penn, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sam Taylor-Wood, Andy Warhol, and Gary Winogrand.

Don Sullivan and Terrie Sultan greet the guests.

As always, the Parrish Business Council attracts enormous support from individuals and the business community and the Jazz evening was no exception with a number of generous neighbors contributing including Hamptons.com, Bedell Cellars, Kevin MacDonald, Miller + Zellner Associates, Niche Imports, and the Southampton Village Motel.

Additional underwriting came from Village Cheese Shop, Classic Party Rentals, Rose Jewelers, The Corcoran Group, Marshall Fine Arts, Ltd., WLIU 88.3 FM Long Island University, Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, and Rachel Lynch Pools and Spas, Inc. Kudos to them all for stepping up to the plate.

Enjoying the jazz and mixing it up were special events planner Annette Babich, Brigid and Dennis McMahon, Deb Hensler, Rick Friedman, Cindy Lou Wakefield, Irene Dickey, Angela Maglione, Diane Segreti, Ann Thomas, Sue Calden, Chris Mead, Marilyn and Harold Siegel, Maura Doyle, Patricia Venziano, Joan Macri, Jim Cammarata, Judith and Barry Berger, Jennifer Meihofer-Schmidt and Dennis Schmidt, Beau Hulse, Janice Hayden, Kevin and Cynthia Kolbenheyer, Tommy Hill, Liliana and George Lira, WLIU's Dr. Wally Smith, Dawn and Robert Chase, Gordon Herr, Stan Cohen, and Barbara and Ken Poliwoda.

Nicole, an award-winning journalist, is Executive Editor & Publisher of Hamptons.com where she focuses on celebrity interviews, fine living and design, social events, fashion and beauty. She lives on the North Fork with her husband, their two daughters, and Bernese Mountain dog, Cooper. www.hamptons.com HamptonsOnline NicoleBBrewer NicoleBBrewer NicoleBBrewer


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