JUNE 14 – FRIDAY
Concert: Samirah Evans and Wanda Houston sing “The Classic Duets” and more, 7:30 pm ($25 in advance; $30 day of show)
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. ~ Samirah Evans has become known for her dynamic, soulful approach to jazz and blues, among other genres. Her musical style is heavily influenced by the New Orleans sound. ~ Wanda Houston, one of today’s outstanding interpreters of vocal jazz and blues, is a great singer as well as a superb storyteller; coloring the spaces between her songs with fascinating stories of her youth and the trials and tribulations of life on the road.
Jazz is alive in the Berkshires! Once again Lee offers up a great weekend of top shelf Jazz in the 2019 Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend!Stay at one of the many B&B’s and other Inns in the area! Visit the Lee Chamber of Commerce website for more information.Spend some time in downtown Lee, with its great shops and restaurants, ranging from American classic cuisine in an historic restaurant once owned by the Nat King Cole family to a great French bistro, a wonderful little Peruvian place and of course Starving Artist Creperie & Cafe. For great seafood don’t forget the Salmon Run Fish House, or try the varied menus at Pho Saigon or Timothy’s or Sullivan Station. Check out these and more by visiting the Lee Chamber of Commerce site.
JUNE 15 – SATURDAY
Jazz Brunch 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Jazz Brunch at Starving Artist Cafe and Creperie with Release the Penguins
Food vendors 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jazz in the Park 11:30 am – 4:00 pm – Al Fresco Jazz provided by local musicians
Vintage Automobile Display 11:00 am – 4:00 pm – in the Park Square parking lot, featuring vehicles from the Roaring 20s to the WWII era
Concert: Diego Figueiredo and Ken Peplowski, 7:30 pm ($25 in advance; $30 day of show)
JUNE 16 – SUNDAY
Jazz Brunch 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Jazz Brunch at Starving Artist Cafe and Creperie with Rich Vinette Quintet