A charming venue in the hills of the southern Berkshires.

The historic Sandisfield Arts Center is home to a vibrant selection of performances, exhibits and workshops.


Date: 3rd Nov 2018 08:00 PM

Price: $0.00

CANCELLED Release the Penguins Jazz Quartet (RTPJQ)/

We were saddened to learn of the recent and unexpected death of Release the Penguins longtime bass player Richard Waldburger. The November 3 Release the Penguins concert is canceled. 
Richard Waldburger was a native New Yorker who performed regularly at the legendary Eddie Condon’s Jazz Club as well as at numerous other  venues in the New York City area. He appeared as a featured performer at  various jazz festivals around the United States and on national television and radio  shows, and played with such jazz luminaries as John Bunch, Joe Bushkin, Mark  Shane, Ken Peplowski, Doc Cheatham, Bucky Pizzarelli, Vince Giordano, Warren  Vache, Kenny Davern, Bob Wilber, and Scott Hamilton. He appears on recordings  with Condon’s Hot Lunch, the Ed Polcer/Jim Galloway Big Five, Ramblings with the  7th Sound and Gee Baby, featuring singer Judi Marie Canterino. Aside from playing  the bass, Richard performed as a pianist and was a composer of  numerous original pieces, including two  musical comedies. Richard moved to the Berkshires in 2002 and played frequently with many top-flight area musicians like Lincoln Mayorga,  Mike Schiffer, Rob Putnam, and, of course, his quartet-mates in RTPJQ – Joe Gold,  Brian Burke, and Gary Miller. 
Release the Penguins has been a favorite of Sandisfield Arts Center audiences over the years, and Richard's passing is a great loss for the Berkshires jazz community.

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Our programs are supported, in part, by grants from the Sandisfield Cultural Council, Otis Cultural Council, New Marlborough Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council,the Monterey Cultural Council.

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