An exciting and busy year for jazz
Join us for a wide range of events
March 11, 7pm, Shakespeare & Co., Lenox
Delfeayo Marsalis with the UMass Jazz Ensemble 1
OK, this has taken place. It was sold-out, and we’re reluctant to remove it from our website.
This was such an extraordinary event. The NEA Jazz Master and trombonist par excellence appeared as guest soloist with one of the top big bands in New England and all of academia.
April 15, 7pm, Shakespeare & Co., Lenox
A Gershwin Extravaganza:
Ted Rosenthal, with the Kids 4 Harmony Orchestra
The Ted Rosenthal jazz trio plays his interpretations of familiar (and not-so-familiar) George Gershwin compositions.
And, Ted performs “Rhapsody in Blue” with the Kids 4 Harmony strings ensemble [tickets and information here]
Pittsfield CityJazz Festival
Emmet Cohen, Houston Person, Anton Kot, Avery Sharpe, Don Braden, Albert Rivera and more.
Plus our Jazz Prodigy Concert, a swing dance, a jam session,
and the perennial favorite, the annual Jazz Crawl.
Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend
Featuring Roberta Donnay and the Prohibition Mob Band,
Alexis Cole with the Amherst Jazz Orchestra, and more
Berkshire Jazz Showcase
Featuring Berkshires-based groups,
outdoors on the Pittsfield Common
In collaboration with the Ritenuto Foundation, an all-day event featuring women in jazz:
Master Class and kickoff concert on July 14
Bousquet Jazz Festival
At the base of the ski hill, plus an indoor jam session
Claire Daly, Dominique Eade, Berkshires Jazz All Stars, and more
The Lenox Jazz Stroll
Al fresco and indoors, in historic Lenox Village
Django Festival All-Stars
Their first U.S. date, en route to a week-long residency at the Birdland Jazz Club in NYC.
And more. Come back for updates.