Category Archives: Concerts, events

Ted Rosenthal Quintet: a 100th birthday tribute to Thelonious Monk

  Berkshires Jazz continues our summer of centennial tributes on Aug. 12, when the Ted Rosenthal Quintet performs a 100th birthday salute to the iconic pianist Thelonious Monk. TD Bank is sponsoring the concert, at the Lee Meeting House (Congregational Church), starting at 7:30pm. Equally renowned as a pianist and composer, Thelonious Monk was known […]

Celebrating Buddy Rich’s centennial with the Greg Caputo Big Band

If you ask 10 jazz fans to name the greatest big-band drummer of all time, chances are that 8 or 9 of the responses will be “Buddy Rich.” An icon of speed, precision, and taste, Rich still has a worldwide following, 30+ years after his passing. Berkshires Jazz is celebrating his 100th birthday year with […]

Berkshire Gateway Jazz Returns to Lee

A centennial birthday tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and the reunion of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band with legendary blues guitarist Duke Robillard highlight the sixth annual Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend, June 15-18 in downtown Lee. The four-day festival also includes a Fine Art show, al fresco food vendors with daytime jazz, and a wine […]