Category Archives: Concerts, events

Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk programs slated for 2017

After a whirlwind 2016, Berkshires Jazz is going to be even more active this year, starting with our “10 Flavours” performance by the Dechamplains on Feb. 25, and highlighted by centennial salutes to three jazz giants: Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, and Ella Fitzgerald. Two of these will be part of two separate jazz festivals, and […]

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10 Flavours of Jazz

Update: Here’s an excerpt from the memorable performance by Atla and Matt Dechamplain. In conjunction with Pittsfield’s annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival Berkshires Jazz presents The Matt DeChamplain Trio, with vocalist Atla DeChamplain. Saturday, Feb. 25, 8pm. Flavours of Malaysia, McKay Street, Pittsfield. New Orleans/traditional swing Brazilian/bossa nova stride Kansas City/blues west coast/cool contemporary And […]

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Berkshires jazz summer 2016

Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils, Zucchini’s Restaurant, August 6

Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils, Zucchini’s Restaurant, August 6 In New Orleans, a city known worldwide for its music, Samirah Evans was one of its most popular jazz and blues vocalists. She first performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1990, and became a regular fixture as either a leader or […]

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