American Jazz Repertory Orchestra To Open Independence Day Weekend In The Berkshires
American Jazz Repertory Orchestra Kicks-off Independence
Weekend with July 2 Salute to Big Bands and the Great American
Concert at Pittsfield’s First United Methodist Church Will
Feature “Berkshires Jazz All-Stars”
The American Jazz Repertory
makes its Pittsfield debut on July 2 with a concert that features
renditions of Jazz instrumentals, plus a tip-of-the-hat to “the great
song book.” Sponsored by Berkshires Jazz, the 16-piece big band will be
supplemented by Berkshires Jazz All-Stars, comprising local standout
including Charlie Tokarz, Gary Miller, Andy Kelly, and Vikki
The American Jazz Repertory
Orchestra is directed by Clem DeRosa, a
member of the Jazz Hall of Fame, a big-band drummer and pioneer in Jazz
education. During his military career, DeRosa served with one of Glenn
Air Corps Bands, and later took one of Miller’s “ghost bands” on a tour
European concert and dance dates. He has also taken the legacy band of
Goodman on the road.
The concert gets under way at 7:30pm at
United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn Street, Pittsfield. Tickets are $20 in
$25 at the door ($15 for students). Further information can be found at
www.BerkshiresJazz.org, or 413-443-6501. Video clips of the orchestra
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May 24, 2012 at 07:59:00 PM
Following is a review of AJV Board Member Elli Fordyce's appearance in a benefit concert in Pittsfield, MA, on May 4, 2012, as part of the city's "First Friday Artswalk.
May 20, 2012 at 09:05:00 PM
Below was emailed by jazz DJ Jim Compton-Schmidt who has been collecting and airing student/youth jazz recordings including contributions from AJV's Justin DiCioccio (Manhattan School of Music), Clem DeRosa (various schools and ages) and Rich DeRosa (University of North Texas).
May 11, 2012 at 07:11:00 PM
On March 20th, 2012, American Jazz Venues artist Michael Boscarino was featured in the Hewlett-Woodmere Public School District's Annual Workshops/Jazz Night. Mr.
May 7, 2012 at 11:49:00 PM
On February 4th the Nassau Music Educators Association sponsored a Vocal Jazz workshop featuring AJV artists Jackie Presti, Robin Hall and Stan Bialomizy.
May 6, 2012 at 11:41:00 PM
Elli had a wonderful experience "cross-pollenating" at V.P. Ed Bride's http://www.BerkshiresJazz.org benefit concert in Pittsfield on May 4th. The attendees couldn't have given her a warmer welcome or response.
March 30, 2012 at 02:15:00 AM
Elli Fordyce/Jazz Tuber Trio concert set for May 4, 2012 in Pittsfield, MA
As part of our year-round commitment to ‘live’ jazz, we are planning a special event on May 4.
March 22, 2012 at 12:13:00 AM
Claire Daly will be doing a west coast tour in june, sponsored by the North Coast Brewery, makers or Thelonius Monk Ale. Claire's group will follow the tour with the recording of a CD of Monk in back in New York.
March 18, 2012 at 12:05:00 AM
American Jazz Venues' Vice President, Ed Bride (also President of Berkshires Jazz), is happy to announce a May 4th double-header concert at 8PM to benefit BJ.
March 17, 2012 at 12:05:00 AM
Jim Compton-Schmidt, a DJ in Fresno, CA, has been developing a monthly show called "Jazz Building
Blocks" from student-jazz CDs of all ages, airing from 1pm to 4pm PDT on the first Thursday of each month on kfsr 90.