Formed as a duo, Performance Troupe members Marco DiSantis (guitar) and John Libera (saxophone/clarinet) began working together in 2015. Under the direction of Dirk Litzner and Andy Anderson, they quickly built a repertoire of jazz standards and classics from the American Songbook. Fellow Troupe members Franklin Nichols (piano) and Tim Connor (drums) were added in 2016, forming the Berkshire Hills Jazz Quartet.
Since 2016, the Jazz Quartet has performed all across New England, from fundraisers, conferences and corporate events, to parties and local jazz festivals.
"We were very pleased with the Jazz Quartet. We have received many requests to bring them back for an encore!!!" ~ The Agawam Golden Age Club
"We have had a wonderful experience with the Jazz Quartet from Berkshire Hills Music Academy! The musicians are professional and a pleasure to work with - and the crowd loves them! They are our first go-to when booking events!"
~The Junior League of Greater Springfield