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10×10 Festival — Exploration of Duke Ellington

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jazz vocalist Atla DeChamplain sings into a mic on a brightly lit stage. Press photo courtesy of the artists
Atla DeChamplain

Berkshires Jazz Presents 10 by Duke: An Exploration of Duke Ellington’s music — 50 years after his passing, Duke Ellington is universally admired and widely accepted as one of America’s most prolific jazz composers.

2024 is his 125th birthday anniversary, and Berkshires Jazz celebrates his legacy by presenting some (10, to be precise) of his most familiar works. Ellington’s music is often described as being “Beyond Category.”

The music will be performed by The Hot Club of New England, a quintet headed by pianist Matt and vocalist Atla DeChamplain. The program is testament to the versatility of the Ellington oeuvre, Berkshire Jazz says, in this instance reimagined through the lens of the French Jazz Manouche style, which was introduced and popularized by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.

Berkshire Jazz celebrates Ellington’s 125th birthday this year, illustrating his legacy by presenting 10 of his most renowned and familiar works in Pittsfield’s annual 10×10 Upstreet Winter Arts Festival.

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Date:
February 24
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Event Location

Berkshire Museum
39 South St.
Pittsfield, MA
413-443-7171

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