Winterfest: Morris Goldberg & OJOYO play at Raphael

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03/06/2011 9:35 AM |

Jazz band Morris Goldberg & OJOYO performed Saturday to a packed house at the Peconic vineyard Raphael.

A saxophonist, clarinetist, penny whistler and vocalist, Morris Goldberg recently recorded his third album with OJOYO.

He grew up in Cape Town, South Africa where he nurtured musical roots that span jazz, classical music, bebop and mbaqanga.

Mr. Morris won popular acclaim through his featured performances on Paul Simon’s “Graceland” album. Before leaving South Africa to broaden his musical horizons, he performed with Hugh Masekela. Mr. Morris attended the Manhattan School of Music and regularly recorded and performed with artists such as Miriam Makeba and Harry Belafonte.

He attained nationwide acclaim as saxophonist and wind specialist on The Rosie O’Donnell Show, accompanying such artists as Tony Bennett, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Barry Manilow, Phil Collins and more. In 2004, Mr. Morris did an extensive tour of the U.S. with Hugh Masekela, playing major jazz festivals, and in 2005 he performed at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival with his band.

Morris Goldberg & OJOYO performed Saturday at Peconic vineyard Raphael. About 300 people turned out for the Winterfest event.

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Morris Goldberg & OJOYO performed Saturday at Peconic vineyard Raphael. About 300 people turned out for the Winterfest event.


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