Festival Fever: Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend, 7/26-28/13

The Greg Caputo Big Band

The Greg Caputo Big Band

The Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend is back again, transforming Lee into a jazz destination this weekend. In addition to performances around the town by local musicians, there are two main concerts on tap for jazz fans.

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At 8pm on Friday (July 26), guitarist Freddie Bryant and his band Kaleidoscope are schedule to perform at the Mainstage Lee Meeting House at the First Congregational Church.

Then at 7:30pm on Saturday, the Meeting House will be roaring with the swinging sounds of the Greg Caputo Big Band. The 16-piece band will be serving up “A Salute to the Big Bands: Benny Goodman to Gordon Goodwin,” and just to make the evening a bit more enticing, veteran sax master and four-time Grammy Award-winner Phil Woods will be featured with the band.

Tickets are $25 for each of the two main concerts, or you can bundle them together and catch both shows for $40.

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2013:
Caramoor Jazz Festival @ the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah, 7/26-28/13
African American Family Day @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/3/13 (FREE)
The Big Up @ Hemlock Hollow Farm, Clavarack, 8/8-10/13
New York State Food Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/14/13 (FREE)
The Felice County Fair @ Opus 40, Saugerties, 8/31/13
Restoration Festival @ Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy, 9/6&7/13
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ the Empire State Plaza, 9/14/13 (FREE)
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/20-22/13
Farm Aid @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 9/21/13 (SOLD OUT)
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, 9/28/13 (FREE)

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