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Jazz Series - Brian Patneaude Quartet.
Jazz Series - Brian Patneaude Quartet.

Sat, Apr 22


West Stockbridge

Jazz Series - Brian Patneaude Quartet.

Our 2023 Jazz Series kicks off on April 22 with a performance by the Brian Patneaude Quartet. Based in Albany, Brian has been a mainstay in the local jazz scene for many years, earning a wide following throughout the Northeast and beyond for his virtuosic saxophone playing.

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Time & Location

Apr 22, 2023, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

West Stockbridge, 9 Main St, West Stockbridge, MA 01266, USA

About the event

The West Stockbridge Historical Society Jazz Series begins its 2023 season with the Brian Patneaude Quartet at the Old Town Hall on Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 pm.  The quartet of award-winning musicians features Patneaude on saxophone, Rob Lundquist on keyboard, Jarod Grieco bass, and Danny Whelchel drums. Based in based in New York’s Capitol Region, Patneaude has been a mainstay in the Northeast jazz scene for many years. He was honored as Jazz Artist of the Year at the inaugural Eddies – Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards in 2019. In addition to leading his own quartet (with five critically acclaimed albums to their credit) the saxophonist has enjoyed lengthy tenures with numerous area ensembles including Michael Benedict & Bopitude, Keith Pray's Big Soul Ensemble, the Silver Arrow Band, the Refrigerators, Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra, and the Empire Jazz Orchestra. Patneaude has performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Kingston International Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival Saratoga, the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, the A Place for Jazz concert series, and countless clubs and concert halls throughout the Northeast including an over eight-year weekly residency at what was Albany's premiere jazz club - Justin’s. Over the years he has performed with saxophonists Jimmy Heath, Lee Konitz, David "Fathead Newman" & Gary Smulyan, trombonists Curtis Fuller, Slide Hampton & Wycliffe Gordon, trumpeters Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff, Claudio Roditi & Byron Stripling, guitarist Mike Moreno, pianists Bruce Barth, Armen Donelian & Pete Levin, bassists Dave Holland & Rufus Reid, and vocal sensations The Four Freshmen. Patneaude's latest release "All Around Us" (WEPA Records) features pianist David Caldwell-Mason, bassist Mike DelPrete and drummer Danny Whelchel performing a collection of six original compositions and songs by Wayne Shorter and Bronislaw Kaper. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Patneaude teaches saxophone and directs the jazz combos at SUNY Schenectady. ​

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