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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Children 12 and under are admitted FREE, unless otherwise noted, when space allows.