The American Jazz Repertory Orchestra shares the stage with the Berkshires Jazz Youth Orchestra, in the grand finale to the 2010 Pittsfield CityJAZZ Festival. Events took place at Pittsfield’s (Mass.) historic Colonial Theatre on Oct. 16, 2010. Maestro Clem DeRosa at the helm. Meghan Kelly photo.
Joe Baione Quintet performs at the 6th annual Pittsfield CityJAZZ Fstival.
Pittsfield Sister City Jazz Ambassadors – Kittredge Elementary School in Dalton, Mass.
The Pittsfield Sister City Jazz Ambassadors introduce music to students of all ages, as an ancillary event to the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival. In this case, they visit Kittredge Elementary School in Dalton, Massachusetts.
Bringing professional jazz musicians into the schools helps introduce youngsters to wholesome entertainment while they are still impressionable enough to internalize it. Not only do they hear the music, they learn about its history, and about the evolution of jazz.
Brazilian Jazz Trio at the Berkshire Athenaeum – Pittsfield, Mass.
Buster Rides Again, with the Brazilian Jazz Trio, featuring Warren Byrd (piano), Jay Schwartz (bass), and Tom Parker, leader (drums). Ushering-in the headline weekend of the 6th annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival
We B 3 organ trio at The Lantern – downtown Pittsfield
Barbershop Jazz Quartet at Shawn’s Barber Shop – downtown Pittsfield
Actually a quintet, the Barbershop Jazz Quartet includes Rob Fisch (brass), Ben Kohn (keyboard), Andy Kelly (guitar), Dan Broad (bass), John Haddad (drums).