8th Annual Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend 

Jazz, Food, & More in Downtown Lee, MA in the beautiful Berkshire Hills

June 14 – 16, 2019

Featuring headline concerts, al fresco jazz, food vendors, a jazz brunch, and more, spanning Father’s Day weekend. All in the beautiful western Massachusetts town of Lee, MA, the “Gateway to the Berkshires.”

 

Samirah Evans and Wanda Houston sing “The Classic Duets” and more

Friday, June 14 2019 7:30 PM

Photo credit: Rebekah Willey

Two of the region’s most exciting, accomplished vocal artists, Wanda Houston and Samirah Evans kick-off the Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend, teaming-up for an evening of classic jazz and blues duets. Their repertoire and styles run the gamut, from blues-flavored to straight-ahead jazz and popular tunes.
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Diego Figueiredo and Ken Peplowski

Saturday, June 15 2019 7:30 PM


Chiara Izzi photo credit: Anna Yatskevich

Diego Figueiredo is an extraordinary, fast-rising star among the world’s greatest jazz guitarists. He provides a new, fresh approach to uniting technique and emotion in a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz. His superb technique, timing and imagination have made him one of the hottest international names on the scene today. His concerts have been a great success in more than 50 countries around the world.

Diego has released 23 CDS, 3 DVDs and a book, and he has received awards at the Montreux Jazz Festival as one of the greatest guitarists in the world. A brilliant musician who keeps the tradition of the true essence of Brazilian music, at the same time he can be modern and innovative, Diego teams-up frequently with tenor saxophonist and clarinetist extraordinaire Ken Peplowski to deliver a lively, updated look at the Bossa Nova sound. (more…)