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Inaugural Berkshire Jazz Showcase Celebrates Local Talent

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The first Berkshire Jazz Showcase will bring local talent to the Pittsfield Common Saturday. 

Ed Bride, President of Berkshires Jazz, says the free concert is an opportunity to highlight unheralded local talent.

“Five different types of genres — vocal, instrumental, modern, traditional, gypsy nuages with Django sounds, something for everybody,” he told WAMC.

The bands are The Lucky 5, Andy Kelly Gypsy Jazz, Gruppo Mondo, Jason Ennis and Friends, and the Ben Kohn Trio. The showcase begins at 1 p.m. The Zion Lutheran Church is the backup rain location.

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