Open Mic Every Tuesday

Every week, our stage comes alive with a symphony of diverse talents, from seasoned virtuosos to emerging performers. Our cutting-edge facilities ensure an immersive experience for both performers and audience, with top-notch acoustics and lighting that elevate every note, word, and joke to its full potential. Join us at Studio 9’s Weekly Open Mic, where creativity knows no bounds, and the spotlight is shared by all. It’s not just an open mic; it’s a showcase of all the creative excellence in the heart of the Northern Berkshires.

Sign ups at 6:30pm | Performances at 7:00pm

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BAAMS Presents: David Gilmore & the BAAMS Faculty

In partnership with Berkshires Academy for Advanced Musical Studios, Studio 9 is delighted to host the 2024 Monthly Series BAAMS PRESENTS: LIVE AT Studio 9 on the Porches Inn campus in North Adams, MA!

February’s show will feature David Gilmore & The BAAMS Faculty

David Gilmore has performed and recorded with many of today’s most influential artists including Wayne Shorter, Steve Coleman, Christian McBride, Dave Douglas, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Randy Brecker, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Sam Rivers, and many others. His latest release, From Here to Here (2020 Criss Cross Records) is his sixth album as a leader, and he has appeared on over 80 recordings as a leader or co-leader. Gilmore’s playing has been compared to guitarists as diverse as George Benson and Jimi Hendrix. He has been the recipient of numerous grants, including two Chamber Music of America – New Jazz Works Composer Grants, and nominated for the prestigious Doris Duke Artist Award. Committed to an improvisational approach that reflects a global awareness, he conducts master classes around the world, and is a Professor at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston.

BAAMS’ Founder and Executive Director Richard Boulger is a North Adams native who spent 20 years teaching and working as a recording artist in New York City where he also worked with many of New York’s underserved communities’ schools before returning home in 2020. In 2022, BAAMS established its academy building in the Heritage State Park, North Adams. Boulger was a longtime private student and protégé of Trumpet legends Freddie Hubbard and Donald Byrd, and has recorded with such luminaries as The Allman Brothers Band, Randy Brecker, John Hicks, Trombonist Steve Davis, R&B legend “Joe”, and has produced three highly-acclaimed recording projects as a leader.

Alex Blake’s revolutionary playing style and technique combines his unique, innovative strumming, rapid, lyrical notations and percussive slaps on his bass to create a unique and compelling sound. Some have called Blake “an entire rhythm section”. His work with Sun Ra Arkestra, Randy Weston, Freddie Hubbard, Celia Cruz, McCoy Tyner, Billy Cobham, and hundreds more, is the stuff of legend.

Grammy and Latin-Grammy winner Argentinian born pianist and composer Dario Boente, is equally at home performing romantic Argentine and jazz compositions on a grand piano, as he is programming world-beat electronica. In 1999, Dario moved to New York City and has since released ten albums and compilations as a leader, featuring well-known Jazz musicians such as five-time Grammy Award winner Antonio Sanchez on drums, guitarist Ronny Jordan, Latin Grammy winner composer and pianist Fernando Otero, harmonica player Gregoire Maret, flutist Jorge Pardo, and saxophonist Miguel Zenon, among others.

Tony Lewis toured with Tony has toured, performed, and recorded with such music luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Sting, Little Richard, Sam & Dave, Cindy Lauper, The Temptations, Craig Harris, and many more.

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Date
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Start Time
7:00 pm
Doors Time
6:30 PM