[members-announce] Expanded Pittsfield Festival features regional artists in "Jazz Around Town"

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Mon Sep 29 12:58:39 EDT 2008

Pittsfield  CityJazz Festival Announces Columbus Weekend Series of Regional 
Performers in  “Jazz Around Town” 
Berkshires  Performers to Open 10-day Festival that
Concludes  with Weekend of Headline Concerts
Pittsfield,  Massachusetts, Sept. 29, 2008 – The fourth annual Pittsfield 
CityJazz Festival  today announced its Columbus Weekend series of performances 
featuring musicians  based in and around the Berkshire Hills of western 
Massachusetts. From Oct.  10-12, a dozen restaurants and lounges throughout the city 
will be presenting a  cross section of instrumentalists and vocalists, 
typically duos and small  ensembles. All are free, and provide the entre to the 
Festival’s expanded 10-day  run, Oct. 10-19. 
The  Festival earlier announced concert performances starting Oct. 15, 
including Noah  Baerman, Evan Lurie, The New Black Eagle Jazz Band with the debut of 
the  Pittsfield CityJazz Youth Orchestra, vocalists Teri Roiger and Ron Gill, 
and a  concluding concert on Oct. 19 with Jazz organist Barbara Dennerlein. 
Tickets are  now on sale for those performances at _www.TheColonialTheatre.org_ 
(http://www.TheColonialTheatre.org) . 
In  previous years, “Jazz Around Town” had been a component of a single 
weekend  festival, but audiences felt stretched between the free regional 
performers and  the ticketed concerts by touring acts. “We needed to provide more 
opportunities  for people to hear music, rather than forcing them to make a 
choice. The  additional weekend accomplishes that goal,” said Festival chairman 
Edward  Bride. 
Schedule  and pricing for the “headline concerts” is available at 
_www.PittsfieldCityJazz.org_ (http://www.pittsfieldcityjazz.org/) . 
The  “Jazz Around Town” performers and venues are listed  below.

Friday,  October 10 
Eagles  Stage Band 
Pittsfield  City Hall, front steps, noon 
"We  B 3" 
9pm-midnight.  Lantern Restaurant,  
445  North Street, 413-448-2717,  
John  Sauer, piano; Jeanie Laurin, vocals 
6:30-9:30pm.Aster's  Restaurant,  
1015  South Street, 413-499-2975 _www.berkshiredining.net_ 
Allen  Livermore Trio 
8-11pm.  Pittsfield Brew Works,  
34  Depot Street, 413-997-3506 _www.pittsfieldbrewworks.com_ 
Sonny  and Perly, Brazilian Jazz favorites 
6-9pm.Brazilian  Restaurant and Pub, McKay Street, 413-464-5688 
Vikki  True, Jazz vocalist 
8-11pm.Bobby  Hudpucker's Restaurant 
41  North Street, 413-442-3278 
Andy  Jaffe, piano; Marty Jaffe, acoustic bass 
6:30-9:30pm.House  of India 
261  North Street, 413-443-3262 
Paul  DiLego, piano; Jamie Choquette, guitar 
6-9pm.  Hot Harry's Burritos 
37  North Street, 413-448-6155 
Ted  Murray Quartet 
6-9pm.Patrick's  Pub, Park Square  
Saturday,  October 11 
Ben  Kohn and Friends 
11am-1pm.  Dottie's Coffee Lounge  
444  North Street, 413-443-1792 
_www.dottiescoffeelounge.com_ (http://www.dottiescoffeelounge.com)  
Kathryn  Anderson, Jim Agiro,Wayne Shepard 
6:30-9:30pm,  House of India 
261  North Street, 413-443-3262 
Berkshire  Bateria (Bossa Triba) 
10pm-1:00am  Brazilian Restaurant and Pub,  
McKay  Street, 413-236-9100 
Ben  Kohn Trio 
8-11  Pittsfield Brew Works, 34 Depot Street, 
413-997-3506  _www.pittsfieldbrewworks.com_ 
Gary  Miller Trio 
6-9  Hot Harry's Burritos 
37  North Street, 413-448-6155 
Joey  Palermo, vocalist 
6:30-9:30pm.  Aster's Restaurant,  
1015  South Street, 413-499-2075 
_www.berkshiredining.net_ (http://www.berkshiredining.net)  
Ted  Murray Quartet 
6-9pm.Patrick's  Pub, Park Square, 413-499-1994 
Ron  Liveley, jazz "wind controller" 
7-9pm.  O'Laughlin's Pub,  
342  Merrill Road, 413-447-9507 
Sunday,  October 12 
Sister  City Jazz Ambassadors Trio 
6-9pm.Aster's  Restaurant,  
1015  South Street, 413-499-2075 
_www.berkshiredining.net_ (http://www.berkshiredining.net/)  
Saturday,  October 18  
Jeremy  Yudkin, author, book signing 
Kathryn  Anderson, vocalist 
4-5:30pm.  Chapters Bookstore 
78  North Street, 413-443-2665 
#  # # 
Contact:  Edward Bride, 413-442-7718 [JazzPittsfield at aol.com] 


Edward J. Bride, Chairman
Pittsfield CityJazz  Festival
_www.PittsfieldCityJazz.org_ (http://www.pittsfieldcityjazz.org/) 

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