Festival Fever: The Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend, 9/14-15/12

Charles Neville

Charles Neville (photo by Andrzej Pilarcyk


If the Lake George Jazz Weekend in Lake George’s Shepard Park isn’t enough for you, well, there’s also the Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend going in on Lee.

Here’s the line-up of jazz performances in Lee this weekend:

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FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 14)
The Kyle Murray Group
2-4pm @ the Spectrum Playhouse Back Alley Stage, Lee
Kyle is a recent Lee High School graduate and a 2011-2012 member of the Berkshire Youth Jazz Ensemble. FREE

The Sonny & Perley Quartet
8pm @ the Spectrum Theatre, Lee
The husband-and-wife team of pianist Sonny Daye and vocalist Perley Rousseau present their blend of jazz, Brazilian bossa nova and cabaret.
$15 in advance: $20 at the door

SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 15)
The Rich Vinette Quartet
11:30am-1:30pm @ the Spectrum Playhouse Back Alley Stage
Featuring Rich Vinette, Stan Pyrzanowski, Josh Kleederman, Jereme Vinette and guest Hugh Lyng accompanying the Art in the Alley event.
FREE

Charles Neville
2pm @ the Mainstage at Lee Meeting House: First Congregational Church, Lee
The saxophonist with New Orleans First Family of Funk, the Neville Brothers, has been blowing his horn throughout his 50-year career.
$15 in advance; $20 at the door

Wrba.Weiss.4tet
4-6pm @ the Consolati Way Gazebo Stage, Lee
Noah Weiss and his quartet
FREE

Karrin Allyson
8pm @ the Mainstage at Lee Meeting House: First Congregational Church, Lee
The Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist in a special performance with the Amherst Jazz Orchestra and musical director Dave Sporny.
$15 in advance; $20 at the door

SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 16)
Release the Penguins
10am-1pm @ the Starving Artist Creperie, Lee
A jazz brunch session with drummer Brian Burke, pianist Joe Gold, bassist Richard Waldburger and vibraphonist Gary Miller. Also view the “All That Jazz” art exhibition in the adjoining Good Purpose Gallery, featuring the active camera jazz concert portrait photography of Paul Solovay.
FREE

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2012:

The Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, 9/14-15/12
LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany, 9/15/12, FREE
Lake George Jazz Weekend: Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/15-16, FREE
FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/21-23/12
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, 9/22/12, FREE
Riverfront Rocktoberfest @ Riverfront Park, Troy, 9/22/12
Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/22/12, FREE
Kickin’ It Country @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, 9/29/12
Capital Area Indie Fest @ The Egg, Albany, 10/6/12

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