Saturday, January 5, 2013


Darke County Center for the Arts will present “A Taste of Wine and Jazz XXIV” on Friday, January 18 at Montage Cafe in downtown Greenville. The wine tasting party, a fundraiser for the local arts organization, will feature food and music in addition to a selection of fine wines. “This is a sensationally popular party which has taken on a life of its own since the first “Taste” several years ago,” said new DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan. “Tickets often sell out, so all those who want to be sure to brighten the wintry days of January should make their reservations now,” Mrs. Jordan advised.

Music will be provided by Deron Bell and the “Jazz For You” band, a group which has earned a large local following. “Deron Bell can do it all; he sings, plays a variety of instruments, and covers a broad spectrum of music,” said Keith Rawlins, DCCA Artistic Director. “The quality of the musicianship achieved by Deron and his band is equalled by the group's joy in playing, making for a memorably good time for all concerned.” The band’s performance is made possible through the sponsorship of Fry & Company partners Jim Ward, Rodney Oda, and Beverly Delk and Edward Jones Investment representatives Dave Connelly, Steve Litchfield, Todd Subler, and Bill Wolke.

“A Taste of Wine and Jazz” provides a casual social setting where attendees can enjoy the music or visit with friends while discovering the differing attributes of a variety of wines. Montage proprietors Aaron and Michelle Cox will prepare an exciting array of hors d’oeuvres to complement the wine selections. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the event closes with the awarding of door prizes at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets to “A Taste of Wine and Jazz” are $35 each, and are available at Montage and at DCCA’s office inside Greenville Public Library, or can be ordered by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 or on-line at

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