7th Annual Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend 

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

June 15 – 17, 2018

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.”


The Frank Vignola Trio

Friday, June 15 2018 at 7:30 pm

Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him “one of the brightest stars of the guitar”.


The Jeff Holmes Big Band, with vocalist Dawning Holmes

Saturday, June 16 2018 at 7:30 pm

Pianist, composer, arranger and trumpeter Jeff Holmes is a nationally published and commissioned composer/arranger, and a multiple recipient of National Endowment For The Arts Jazz Composition Grants. He has written music for renowned jazz musicians including John Abercrombie, Max Roach, Sheila Jordan, Yusef Lateef, Rufus Reid, and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

In addition to its impressive library of big-band standards and originals, the Jeff Holmes big band’s repertoire will include a tribute to Leonard Bernstein, whose 100th birthday is being celebrated this year by many musical organizations across the globe. Bernstein’s music touched all genres, from classical to pop, opera to jazz, and Hollywood.