October 16 & 17
Baba Louie’s Backroom Jazz Venue in the Berkshires
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Opening the headline weekend of the festival on October 16 is vocalist Stephanie Nakasian, who will teach a Singers Workshop in the Berkshires. On October 17, Stephanie Nakasian will be featured with a trio headed by pianist Hod O’Brien. The performance takes place in the intimate setting of Baba Louie’s Backroom, a popular speakeasy-type room that is becoming one of the more popular jazz venues in the Berkshires. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. (Please include name for your reservation, in lieu of actual ticket(s))
"Sponsored by Berkshires Jazz, Inc. , the festival kicks off on Friday, Oct. 10, with Jazz About Town, more casually known as a “jazz crawl,” which continues through the Columbus Day weekend. As many as a dozen local restaurants and lounges present the best of Berkshires established performers, at no cover or minimum. Schedule updates will be posted at www.BerkshiresJazz.org.
Most of the festival’s events are free, including the jazz crawl and the jazz prodigy concert.
The tenth annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival runs from Oct. 10-19, 2014 in various venues in downtown Pittsfield. A signature cultural event of the fall foliage season in western Massachusetts, the music spans the spectrum of jazz. In addition to the region’s top big band, the lineup includes four of the top female jazz performers, the annual “jazz crawl” that features local musicians in restaurants and lounges throughout downtown; and a new entry in the Jazz Prodigy series."