with guest artist Houston Person
The capstone event of the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival pairs young lion Emmet Cohen with the “boss tenor,” Houston Person. Pianist and composer Cohen was a recognized prodigy and is in the vanguard of his generation’s advancement of music and the related arts. With his robust sound and swinging style, legendary saxophonist Person has kept the hard bop and soul-jazz traditions alive. The Berkshires Jazz All Star Youth Band will play the opening set.