PITTSFIELD, Mass., May 8, 2007 - The Pittsfield CityJazz Festival has announced the dates and general format for the third annual event. Scheduled for Oct. 4-7, 2007, the festival has grown to four full evenings of concerts, plus educational and other events to be announced.
The lineup is expected to be announced around Memorial Day. Festival founder and chairman Edward Bride said that this year's lineup will again include a mix of internationally-known leaders and soloists, up-and-coming performers, and new works created specially for the event. Highlights of the Columbus Day weekend event include a concert featuring women in Jazz; a Latin Jazz night, and two special commissions by different Jazz composers, one that will feature a collegiate big band and the other featuring a youth orchestra, and each with a guest soloist.
The Pittsfield CityJazz Festival is a signature cultural event for the region during our very popular fall foliage season in the Berkshires," noted Megan Whilden, Director of Cultural Development for the City of Pittsfield. The Festival gives both residents and visitors to the Berkshires the opportunity to enjoy nature's glory during the day, and America's greatest cultural gift to the world during the evening
Once again, dozens of local venues will be presenting live jazz during dinner hours and after hours, at no cover charge. And for the second straight year, regional professional jazz musicians will be bringing live performances into all the schools of Pittsfield, which is the county seat of Berkshrie County, in western Massachusetts.
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