"LuluFest, where the traditions meet the progressives, and all the leaders are women"

LuluFest Lenox

July 14 & 15, 2023


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, Producer and Director Suzi Stern and Founder and Director Peggy Stern bring the celebration to Lenox, in collaboration with Berkshires Jazz, Inc. and The Ritenuto Foundation.



July 14: Kicking off LuluFest Lenox

6:00 to 9:00 PM: The Suzi Stern Quintet

LuluFest Producer/Director Suzi Stern vocals, George Oldziey piano, Mary Ann McSweeney bass, Paul Ostermayer sax, Conor Meehan drums 

The Gateways Inn, 51 Walker Street, Lenox MA 01240

This Gateways concert is a free event but reservations are strongly suggested: (413) 637-2532 


July 15: LuluFest Lenox at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre

7:00 PM: Mary Ann McSweeney Urban Fado Project
Bassist and leader Mary Ann McSweeney, Jason Ennis, guitar, Todd Isler, drums, and Sara Caswell, violin

8:00 PM: The Peggy Stern Quartet
Renowned pianist and LuluFest Founder/Director Peggy Stern, Paul Ostermayer, sax & flute, Lew Scott, bass, and Peter O'Brien, drums 

9:00 PM: The Sara Caswell Quartet and her 2023 CD release
Grammy nominated Sara Caswell, violin, Jesse Lewis, guitar, Ike Sturm, bass, Jared Schonig, drums

Elayne P. Bernstein Theater, 70 Kemble St, Lenox, MA 01240

Tickets: https://www.shakespeare.org/shows/2023/lulu-fest-lenox-jazz-festival



Lulufest Lenox in sponsorship with The Lenox Community Center and Berkshires Jazz is offering a Master Class on improvisation to kick off the Lulufest Lenox Jazz Festival’s weekend of music.

This free Master Class will be held on Friday July 14th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at The Lenox Community Center at 65 Walker Street in the main ball room. The event is open to middle school and high school aged students, and all levels of experience are invited. For more info. call Darlene McCauley at (413) 637-4788.

This Master Class is sponsored by Lenox Community Center and in connection with Lulufest Lenox, a festival featuring all women led bands, co-sponsored by Berkshires Jazz Inc.


LuluFest Lenox is presented in association with Berkshires Jazz Inc.

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