Free Tanglewood tickets
Promoting Jazz in the Berkshires – Berkshires Jazz is committed to bringing jazz to the Berkshires, year’round. And we’re just as pleased to help spread the news about other venues, such as Tanglewood. Thanks to a special collaboration with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, three friends of Berkshires Jazz and their guests received free tickets to the amazing Tanglewood performance of Monty Alexander, on Sunday, Aug. 25. As an encore to last weekend’s giveaway, we were also able to offer free tickets to this weekend’s performance of Donal Fox (Saturday, Aug. 31, 1pm) and Harry Connick, Jr. (Saturday, Aug. 31, 7pm).
Tickets for the Aug. 31 concerts are still available from the Tanglewood box office, just click on the above links (Donal Fox or Harry Connick, Jr.) for more information.
Thank you for all who participated, and congratulations to those who will receive tickets.
Donal Fox Scarlatti Jazz Project at Seiji Ozawa Hal
Back by popular demand, composer, pianist and innovator Donal Fox will perform his Scarlatti Jazz Project at Seiji Ozawa Hall. Donal Fox has forged a unique amalgam of jazz, Latin, and classical music. Combining deep grooves with sophisticated contrapuntal lines, he and his quartet create a striking musical collage that is at once stirring, visceral, imaginative and intellectually satisfying. Fox mines the rich resources of jazz and classical literature, crafting an expanding repertoire of original compositions seamlessly wedded to the undeniable pulse of Afro-Cuban jazz. His inventive blend marches boldly toward new sounds, effortlessly “confounding the genre police.” (Downbeat) We love confounding the genre police. It’s an event not to be missed.
Harry Connick, Jr. at Tanglewood
And, what can be said about Harry Connick, Jr. that has not already been written? His meteoric rise in the world of music was only a prelude to a multi-faceted career. Accomplished as a pianist, vocalist, composer, band leader, actor, and philanthropist, Harry Connick has received awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small as well as the Broadway stage. Throughout his stellar career, Harry Connick, Jr. has earned three Grammy awards, two Emmy Awards, and two Tony nominations, and spearheaded efforts to help rebuild his hometown of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. This performance with his band will be in support of his new album release EVERY MAN SHOULD KNOW, a collection of original songs that touches on some of Harry’s deepest feelings about life and love.