Jazz author, historian and producer Gary Carner will visit the Grape Life Wine Store and Lounge in Davenport from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Aug. 22, as part of a special wine tasting in addition to a book and CD signing.
Besides producing several albums of music featuring the collected works of iconic jazz musicians, Carner has written definitive biographies on various jazz greats, including, "The Miles Davis Companion" and "Pepper Adams’ Joy Road."
Carner is also a wine expert who represents Hannah Nicole Vineyards, an award-winning boutique winery based in Brentwood, Calif.
A wine tasting of selected Hannah Nicole wines will be part of the event. The cost of the tasting is $10, but it’s free to members of the Grape Life Wine Club.
The Grape Life is at the corner of Elmore Avenue and Kimberly Road. For more information, call 563-355-7070.