Giving Thanks for Hot Jazz @ Mission with Charles Neville, Don Mikkelsen, Ben Kohn, Andy Wrba and Conor Meehan

Charles Neville, Don Mikkelsen, Ben Kohn, Andy Wrba, Conor MeehanThis week, as the Holidays commence, we in the Berkshires can truly say that we have a lot to be thankful for. From Great Barrington to Williamstown, there is always a choice of great sounds and artists to catch. Where else can you enjoy some steamin’ jazz with Charles Neville on a Monday night? NYC, New Orleans, Boston – maybe (if not Boston, Somerville).

Last night Pittsfield was the place, Mission Bar + Tapas specifically. Mission hosts Andy Wrba and friends jazz every Monday with no cover charge, great eats and cocktails. Last night’s show featured Charles Neville on saxophone, Don Mikkelsen trombone, Ben Kohn on keys, Andy Wrba bass, and Conor Meehan on drums. What a treat!

Talented artists trading licks that were both tasteful and kickin’ at the same time. Tunes by Sonny Rollins, Cole Porter and more, and a special guest appearance by Charles’ son Kalik sitting in on keys.

~ Setlist ~Charles Neville at Mission

Night and Day
Sunny Moon for Two
Angel Eyes
Take the A Train
Bohemia After Dark
Straight, No Chaser

On Green Dolphin Street
Autumn Leaves
Stella by Starlight
When the Saints Go Marching In

Many thanks to Andy Wrba and Benny Kohn of the ‘Berkshire Jazz Collective’ for bringing the event to life.  The BJC, with drummer Bill Chapman, has featured special guests in the past including Charles Neville (saxophone), Benito Gonzales (piano), Marisa Massery (vocals), Armen Donelian (piano) and top area performers.


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