10×10 Jazz Composers Showcase

10x10 Jazz Composers Showcase


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Type

Berkshires Jazz has commissioned ten original compositions from jazz artists in the northeast. The new works make their world premieres on Feb. 25, in concert at the Berkshire Museum (7:30pm), in conjunction with Pittsfield’s annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival. An all-star trio of Eugene Uman, piano; Mary Ann McSweeney, bass; and Conor Meehan, drums will perform the new works, joined by the composers and one or more of the composing cohort. The concert will be hosted by Tom Reney, the dean of New England jazz radio (WFCR/Northeast Public Media).

The new works were composed by Kris Allen; Carolyn Dufraine; Jason Ennis; Anton Kot; Daryl Lowery; Peter McEachern; Mary Ann McSweeney; Joe Smith; Richard Stanmeyer; and Eugene Uman. A meet-and-greet reception takes place after the concert (cash bar for beer and wine).

Tickets are available at the Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass., and online [click here] or by calling 413-443-7171