We are delighted to be able to return to ‘live’ programming
with our third “almost annual”
Berkshire Jazz Showcase
Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021
The Pittsfield Common
Three bands that are essential parts of the local jazz scene, on the stage at the First Street Common, downtown Pittsfield.
The showcase kicks–off at 1pm, just as the Farmer’s Market ends for the day. Bring chairs and blankets, and picnic on the lawn, adjacent to the wonderful playground and splash park.
Details to come, mark you calendar for the return of ‘live’ jazz to the Pittsfield Common. A free event, thanks to the support of the Pittsfield Cultural Council and Berkshire Roots.
Save this date, too
Andrea Brachfeld and Insight
Saturday, August 28
Saint James Place, Great Barrington, Mass.
Named Jazz Flutist of the Year for 2015 by Hot House Jazz Awards, Andrea Brachfeld has been acclaimed by critics and audiences for her music. Her CD “Lotus Blossom” received 4-stars from Downbeat and was played on jazz stations around the country. She has earned accolades throughout her career including recognition for her musical achievements as a jazz student with a Louis Armstrong Award, and then later with the Chico O’Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Pionero Award for her contributions to Latin music.
Her current group, Insight, includes pianist Bill O’Connell, bassist Harvie S, and drummer Jason Tiemann.
In addition to familiar works from the great American jazz book, Andrea’s performance will feature the timely “If Not Now, When,” an original composition made possible by a New Works grant from Chamber Music America, which has an outstanding 20-year program of supporting smaller jazz ensembles.
The performance of the Andrea Brachfeld and Insight, presented in collaboration with The Jazz Loft and Riverview Jazz.org, is supported by Presenter Consortium for Jazz, a program of Chamber Music America, funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
The concert begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on day of the event, and will go on sale around July 1.