Rich Falco interviews Ed Bride
Rich Falco, founder of the Jazz History Database project that is housed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, interviews Ed Bride about his discovery of and role in promoting jazz. The wide-ranging interview includes a section on Berkshires Jazz and our dual commitment to presenting concerts, events, and encouraging jazz education in Berkshire County.
Among the topics is the founding of the initial Pittsfield CityJazz Festival, the evolution of our Jazz Crawl, headline concerts, Jazz Prodigy series, and other events that make the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival a signature cultural event of the fall foliage season.
Jazz education plays an important part in the three other activities discussed in this online video, including the New England Jazz Hall of Fame; American Jazz Venues (whose musical arm, the American Jazz Repertory Orchestra, recorded a DVD in Pittsfield); and the New England Jazz Ensemble.