This Labor Day weekend the Tanglewood Jazz Festival will kick off on August 29th at 8:00PM with Colombian harpist, Edmar Castaneda, and his trio featuring vibraphonist, Joe Locke. Pianist Eliane Elias will follow performing material from her highly acclaimed CD, “Something For You,” a tribute to Bill Evans.
On Saturday, August 30, at 2 p.m., Marian McPartlandcelebrates her 90th birthday in the seventh annual live taping of “Piano Jazz” for NPR. Joining Marian McParland will be Nnenna Freelon and Spencer Day, and pianist, Mulgrew Miller.
Saturday, August 30, at 8 p.m., pianist and composer, Donal Fox, will perform his Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project with special guest, trumpeter, Christian Scott. Renowned vocalist Dianne Reeves takes the stage in the second half of the concert.
The Sunday afternoon concert on August 31 will open at 2 p.m. with clarinetist and saxophonist, Eddie Daniels, and his quartet. The concert continues with violinist, Mark O’Connor, with special guest jazz vocalist Jane Monheit in a show titled “Hot Swing.”
Closing the festival on Sunday, August 31, at 8 p.m.will be a Tanglewood exclusive—a very special concert by trumpeter and composer, Terence Blanchard, with a 30-piece orchestra performing the material from this year’s Grammy winning CD, “A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina).”
Brook Farm Inn has some availability and we are just down the street from all the great music.