The annual Tanglewood Jazz Festival will take place September 4 and 5, 2010, and will feature some of the best contemporary jazz artists in the world. We currently have openings at our Tangelwood lodging during the Jazz Festival, and invite all jazz enthusiasts to hop in the car and head to our bed and breakfast Lenox, Massachusetts for this big event.
The 2010 Jazz Festival at Tanglewood will open with “Radio Deluxe”, co-hosted by John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey. The show, which will be taped live at 2pm and later played on radio stations throughout the nation, will feature the exquisite vocals of Jane Monheit.
Laurence Hobgood and his trio will perform familiar and original compositions on Saturday evening at 8pm at Ozawa Hall. If you have never heard the man Dave Brubeck calls “one of the most incredible pianist I’ve ever heard”, don’t miss this opportunity. The trio will be followed by Kurt Elling – recipient of the 2010 Grammy for Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.
Experience “Broadway Boogie”, the newest Chamber Jazz by Eddie Daniels, Bob James, Peter Erskine and James Genus. They’ll be followed by the Count Basie Orchestra, and then the Julian Lage Group. Pianist and composer Donal Fox will close the festival Sunday evening; he’ll present a new program – “Piazzolla to Bach Project” – along with classical cellist Maya Beiser.
It’s exciting how Tanglewood has grown over the years. The Jazz Festival is just one example of how Tanglewood embraces a wide variety of musical traditions. We look forward to welcoming jazz aficionados at our Lenox bed and breakfast, and to the exciting line-up of the 2010 Tanglewood Jazz Festival.