Category Archives: Concerts, events

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 […]

Mary Ann McSweeney at the Whitney Center for the Arts, May 13

A special, one-time concert of jazz interpretations of Portuguese music themes, Mary Ann McSweeney’s “Urban Fado Project” made its Berkshires debut on May 13, at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Tickets are available here. Her quartet includes Jason Ennis on guitar, Todd Reynolds on violin, Conor Meehan on drums, and […]