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LuluFest Lenox Jazz Festival Featuring three brilliant women-led bands: Mary Ann McSweeney’s Urban Fado Project, the Peggy Stern Quartet, and Grammy-nominated jazz violinist Sara Caswell and her band.

After 12 years in Kingston, NY as the Wall Street Jazz Festival and subsequently 7 years as LuluFest ATX in Austin, Texas, the first LuluFest Lenox arrives in the Berkshires. LuluFest features women in leadership roles presenting their concepts of jazz, in what has been historically a male dominated field. This year, vocalist-producer and director Suzi Stern and festival founder and director Peggy Stern bring the celebration to Lenox, in collaboration with Berkshires Jazz, Inc. and The Ritenuto Foundation. The evening will feature these ensembles:

  • 7:00PM - Mary Ann McSweeney Urban Fado Project with bassist and leader Mary Ann McSweeney / Jason Ennis guitar / Todd Isler drums / Sara Caswell violin
  • 8:00PM - The Peggy Stern Group with renowned pianist Peggy Stern / Lew Scott bass / Ron Horton trumpet / Peter O'Brien drums
  • 9:00PM - The Sara Caswell Quartet and her 2023 CD release with Grammy nominated Sara Caswell violin / Jesse Lewis guitar / Ike Sturm bass / Jared Schonig drums

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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.