Pittsfield CityJazz Festival

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Country and Region United StatesMassachusetts
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
Festival Contact Information

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival
Phone: (01) 413-442-7718
Email: JazzPittsfield@AOL.com

Festival Description

The Pittsfield CityJazz Festival presents “headline” concerts and Jazz at The Colonial Theatre and other venues around Pittsfield, Massachusetts, “the downtown of the Berkshires” located in western Massachusetts. These local businesses support the vibrant music scene in Pittsfield offering a wide range of live music concerts.

The goal of the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival is to present traditional, mainstream, and contemporary Jazz in an urban setting, and thereby contribute to the renaissance of downtown Pittsfield. The Festival activities comprise concerts with headline attractions of international renown; free performances at restaurants and other venues all around Pittsfield; documentary films; and a major Educational Component that brings ‘live’ performances into Pittsfield schools. The Pittsfield CityJazz Festival is a collaboration of several organizations, including: Cultural Pittsfield (the city’s Office of Cultural Development); the Berkshire Music School (co-sponsor and Fiscal Agent); and other business and cultural institutions.

Festival Dates October 3 - 13, 2012
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  • In order of appearance
    • New Black Eagle Jazz Band with Pittsfield CityJazz Youth Orchestra
    • Jazz organ maven Barbara Dennerlein in the groove
    • Dave Brubeck rehearsing with Pittsfield High School freshman Sam Landes
    • Composer/pianist Evan Lurie
    • NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods performing with up-and-coming legend Grace Kelly. Photo by Lee Everett/Fine Line
    • Ron Gill sings of Strays (Photographer: Lee Everett, Fine Line)
    • Stan Vincent of New Black Eagle Jazz Band
    • Teri Roiger sings of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday (Photo by Lee Everett, Fine Line)
    • Teri Roiger and John Menegon (Photo by Lee Everett, Fine Line)


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