18th Annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival

By Berkshires Macaroni Kid April 18, 2024

You don't want to miss the upcoming 18th Annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival! From April 18-28, 2024! Get ready to immerse yourself in 11 days of vibrant performances and community events that celebrate the joy of jazz. Music is a universal language that brings families together, and this festival is the perfect opportunity to connect with your loved ones. Enjoy a night of dancing at the Swing Dance, take part in the exciting Jam Session, and explore the city during the Annual Jazz Crawl.

Bring your kids to witness the next generation of talent at the Jazz Prodigy Concert, or treat your family to a delightful Jazz Brunch. With world-renowned headliners gracing the stage, you'll experience the magic of jazz like never before. Come downtown and create lasting memories with your family. Mark your calendars for the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival—where music brings us all closer together!

Day-to-day schedule:

Thursday, April 18 7-10PM

Open Jam Session (Dave Bartley coordinating) at Hot Plate Brewing Co.

Friday, Apr. 19

Jazz Crawl

Local artists and venues throughout the city

Don Mikkelsen Trio
391 North St.

Evan Lanoue
438 North St.

Paul Ostermayer Trio
34 Depot St.

Andy Kelly, guitar
Woody Strobeck, trombone
101 Restaurant
1 West St. (Holiday Inn & Suites)

George Oldziey, piano
Hotel on North, Lobby
297 North St.

Dave Bartley Trio
Jae’s at Hilton Gardens Inn
1032 South St., behind Guido’s

Saturday, Apr. 20

Swing Dance, with the Wandering Dance Society at Proprietor’s Lodge

Lesson with Jason Fenton, 6pm

Dance floor open 7-10pm.

Sunday, Apr. 21

Jazz Brunch at Dottie’s 10am-2pm

Music until noon with Brian Hailes

Tuesday, Apr. 23 7PM

Jazz Prodigy Concert at Berkshire Athenaeum 

Piano: Jasper Zimmerman, piano, Zach Catalano, alto saxophone, with Pete Toigo, bass, and Conor Meehan, drums

Friday, Apr. 26 7:30PM

The Brandon Goldberg Trio CD Release tour, “Live at Dizzy’s” Details and tickets here

Saturday, April 27 7:30PM

The Marcus Roberts Trio “Rags to Rhythm to Duke” Plus the Berkshires Jazz All Star Youth Band Details and tickets here