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Upcoming Events

Berkshires Jazz

Stride Nite with Matt DeChamplain

Pittsfield, MA
Matt DeChamplain is “the man” when it comes to stride piano. He approaches his instrument in a fresh and interesting way, reworking familiar standards and interpreting his own compositions. Not just a repertory player, Mat... read more

Berkshire Gateway: The Frank Vignola Trio

Lee, MA
“Headline weekend” for the Berkshires Gateway Jazz Weekend kicks off with the Frank Vignola Trio. Frank is one of the most extraordinary (and popular) guitarists performing before the public today. His virtuosity has made ... read more

Berkshire Gateway: The Jeff Holmes Big Band, with vocalist Dawning Holmes

Lee, MA
Closing-out the headline performances at this year’s Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend will be the Jeff Holmes Big Band, featuring vocalist Dawning Holmes. Pianist, composer, arranger and trumpeter Holmes is a nationally publ... read more
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Past Events

The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, directed by Mike Vax

The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, directed by Mike Vax

Great Barrington, MA
[NOTE: the online box office is now closed. Seats will be available at Monument Mountain Regional High School starting at 6:15pm. We look forward to seeing you there.] Fresher than ever, big-band music in the style of Stan Kenton will be front-and-center at this one-time concert. Consisting of a...
Sunday, April 15 2018 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Ten, by George: Ted Rosenthal explores the Gershwin songbook

Ten, by George: Ted Rosenthal explores the Gershwin songbook

Pittsfield, MA
Ted Rosenthal and his New York-based trio perform jazz interpretations of ‘Rhapsody In Blue’ and 9 other familiar compositions of George Gershwin. [The online box office is now closed. There may be some tickets available at the Berkshire Museum. Please call to be sure: 413-443-7171] Ted Rosenth...
Saturday, February 17 2018 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

Samirah Evans, with special guest Charles Neville: Pittsfield CityJAZZ Festival [sold out]

Samirah Evans, with special guest Charles Neville: Pittsfield CityJAZZ Festival [sold out]

Pittsfield, MA
[This show is sold out.] One of the most popular jazz and blues vocalists in pre-Katrina New Orleans, Samirah Evans dedicates time to perpetuating indigenous American music. With a mix of swampy, sultry, and soulful takes on jazz standards and originals, she first performed at the New Orleans Ja...
Friday, October 13 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Thelonious Monk 100th birthday tribute with the Ted Rosenthal Quintet

Thelonious Monk 100th birthday tribute with the Ted Rosenthal Quintet

Lee, MA
An iconic jazz pianist and composer, Thelonious Monk was known for his unique improvisational style. He made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, and 35 years after his passing, he still has a strong and loyal worldwide following. Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianis...
Saturday, August 12 2017 7:30 PM 10:00 PM

Buddy Rich Centennial tribute: Greg Caputo Big Band

Buddy Rich Centennial tribute: Greg Caputo Big Band

Lee, MA
(The online box office is now closed, for this event. Tickets can be purchased at the door, starting at 6:15pm). If you ask 10 jazz fans to name the greatest big-band drummer of all time, chances are that 8 or 9 of the responses will be Buddy Rich. An icon of speed, precision, and taste, Rich st...
Saturday, July 22 2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

The New Black Eagle Jazz Band with Duke Robillard

The New Black Eagle Jazz Band with Duke Robillard

Lee, MA
One of the longest-standing, best-known and highly-respected traditional jazz groups, The New Black Eagle Jazz Band returns to the Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend returns to the Berkshires after a three-year hiatus. Celebrating their 45th anniversary in 2016, the band has dozens of recordings to i...
Saturday, June 17 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration: Vermont Jazz Center Big Band with Wanda Houston

Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration: Vermont Jazz Center Big Band with Wanda Houston

Lee, MA
The Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend celebrates Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial birthday with a concert of arrangements she performed with Count Basie, Duke Ellington and others. Leading the way is the Vermont Jazz Center Big Band, a 16-piece ensemble of area professionals, directed by Rob Freeberg. A...
Friday, June 16 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Mary Ann McSweeney Quartet

Mary Ann McSweeney Quartet

Pittsfield, MA
A special, one-time concert of jazz interpretations of Portuguese music themes. Mary Ann McSweeney's “Urban Fado Project" makes its Berkshires debut on May 13 (8pm, Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield). Her quartet includes Jason Ennis on guitar, Todd Reynolds on violin, Conor Meehan on drums...
Saturday, May 13 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
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