The 2011 Tanglewood Jazz Festival and the Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic take place this weekend, September 2 – 4. Since we still have availability at our Lenox Massachusetts Bed and Breakfast, we encourage you to be spontaneous. Fill your Labor Day weekend with the sweet sounds of jazz, delicious food, and great wine.

Angélique Kidjo performs at Tanglewood during Labor Day Weekend, 2011.

The Tanglewood Jazz Festival line-up is guaranteed to be as impressive as ever, featuring the rising stars of jazz as well as some of the greatest jazz musicians alive. You’ll be able to listen to some of your old favorites, then check out the newest sounds sweeping the genre. For jazz aficionados, this is an event not to be missed.

Highlights include jazz vocalists Dianne Reeves and Angélique Kidjo, Lizz Wright (who singing defies genres), NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Cobb and Gunther Schuller, Judy Carmichael, Blythe Danner, the Mingus Orchestra, John Santos and the John Santos Sextet, and much, much more. These gifted musicians and vocalists will perform in the intimate Ozawa Hall.

Up-and-coming artists such as drummer Ulysses Owens Jr, pianist Cedric Hanriot, and vocalist Rebecca Martin will perform at the Jazz Café. All shows at the Jazz Café are free for folks who have tickets to the main stage event of the day or an all-day pass.

For the first time ever, the Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic will coincide with the Tanglewood Jazz Festival. Participants will taste premium wines from around the world (more than 75 wineries will be represented), and feast on dishes prepared by renowned chefs from New York, Boston, and the Berkshires. Seminars will reveal secrets about the sinfully good combinations of port and chocolate, and cheese and wine. The 2011 Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic promises to be a gustatory adventure.

Infuse your Labor Day Weekend with wine, good food, and great jazz. When not revelling in food, wine, and music, relax at our luxurious Lenox Bed and Breakfast. What a perfect way to bid farewell to summer.

For additional festival information, please visit Tanglewood.