10-fingered jazz: the piano stylings of ten masters with Berkshires Jazz
The program will feature pianist Matt DeChamplain playing the jazz stylings of 10 different pianists (with one or two encores anticipated with his wife, the amazing vocalist Atla DeChamplain). His selections range from rag to bop to modern, Matt is a student, a teacher, and a performer of all things jazz, and it will be great to have him back in the Berkshires…albeit virtually.
Matt has made it a practice to study the styles of a vast number of jazz piano masters throughout its history. The program, developed especially for this 10×10 event, is a strong representation of the different eras of jazz piano and portrays a varying pace and degree of contrast. The program will be drawn from the likes of James P. Johnson, Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk,Barry Harris, Bud Powell, Mary Lou Williams, Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyne. Possible encores will include vocals made popular by singer/pianists Blossom Dearie and Nat “King” Cole.
Saturday, Feb. 20
Livestreamed by Berkshires Jazz and PCTV (check www.BerkshiresJazz.org for details)