Category Archives: Feature

The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra: first visit to the Berkshires

Fresher than ever, big-band music in the Kenton style will be front-and-center at a one-time concert on Sunday, April 15 (7pm), at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, Mass. Sometimes referred-to as “the Van Halen of his day,” Kenton’s style ranged from the romantic to the raucous, the beautiful to the bold. Never […]

Stride Nite, Christian McBride, Frank Vignola, Veronica Swift and more!

A quick look at the remaining schedule for 2018 Upcoming performances Friday, May 4 Stride Nite, with Matt DeChamplain Optional Italian buffet dinner Legion Hall, 41 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield [click here for information and online box office]   Friday, June 15 The Frank Vignola Trio Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend Lee Congregational Church [Click here for […]

The student art of jazz

2014: Yutang “Emily” Liu, St. Joseph’s H.S.Supporting the annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival  Berkshires Jazz celebrates national Jazz Appreciation Month (April) with the posting the results of our Student Art Contest. As many as 100 students have participated in the annual contest, and their works hang in Pittsfield City Hall corridors for the entire month. The […]