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Sing & Swing jazz @ the Mahaiwe

March 23 @ 8:00 pm

Trumpeters Bria Skonberg and Benny Benack wit side by side with their horns, backlit in purple light. Press photo courtesy of the Mahaiwe
Bria Skonberg and Benny Benack

Each armed with prodigious trumpet talent and vocal charm, Bria Skonberg and Benny Benack will re-live and re-imagine some of the classic partners in jazz and popular song, including Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and Bing Crosby and Dean Martin and Peggy Lee, with songs by Gershwin, Ellington, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and many more and joined by a who’s who of New York all-stars.

Skonberg was the leader of Bria’s Hot Five and The Big Band Jazz Band, and was a co-founder of the New York Hot Jazz Festival. She has performed with Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Wycliffe Gordon, and Shaye Cohn, and won the 2017 Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.

Benack was voted 2023’s #2 Male Jazz Vocalist “rising star” in Downbeat Magazine, where he also appeared in the trumpet “rising star” category, a rare distinction. His third studio album, which debuted in June, features notable jazz stars Peter Bernstein, Emmet Cohen, Chad LB, and more. He has played on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and was the house-trumpet player for NBC’s summer variety show Maya & Marty. He has served as host and featured soloist of Postmodern Jukebox and is regularly features with Charlie Rosen & The 8-Bit Big Band.

For more than three decades, Jazz at Lincoln Center has been a leading advocate for jazz, culture, and arts education globally. Under the direction of Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center presents touring initiative features up-and-coming musicians who have been identified as rising stars by JALC. This new and highly anticipated touring project from Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents celebrates the Great American Songbook in all of its playful — and sophisticated glory — brought to life by two of this generation’s brightest stars.

Bria Skonberg: Trumpet, Vocals, Co-Music Director
Benny Benack III: Trumpet, Vocals, Co-Music Director
Jocelyn Gould: Guitar
Miki Yamanaka: Piano
Charles Goold: Drums
Mark Lewandowski: Bass

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Date:
March 23
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8:00 pm
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Mahaiwe
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA
413-528-0100

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