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Discount tix for Hot Summer Swing Bash benefit Berkshires Jazz

Saturday, August 26, 3:00pm-8:00pm the HOT SUMMER SWING BASH (rocks and) rolls into Ski Butternut in Great Barrington. There’s some great jazz and swing music in store, including the Squirrel Nut Zippers, local bands, and a discount on tickets, to boot. The sponsors, Berkshire Bash, are offering an exclusive, special discount offer for friends of Berkshires Jazz that is also […]

Zoe Obadaia…at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola

Our “jazz prodigy” series, part of each year’s Pittsfield CityJAZZ Festival, profiles young artists whom we expect to become part of the “main stage” jazz scene. One of the latest to prove us right is our 2013 prodigy, alto saxophonist Zoe Obadaia, who hits the big time with a gig at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola […]

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 […]