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Randy Kaye Tribute Jazz Brunch

  • The Stagecoach Tavern 864 South Undermountain Road Sheffield, MA, 01257 United States (map)

Join us Sunday May 20th at The Stagecoach Tavern, for a special Jazz Brunch birthday tribute to legendary Berkshire drummer Randy Kaye, with music by John Sauer, Wes Brown & Conor Meehan. The program will also feature a sneak preview of a documentary about Randy's life by his son, Justin Kaye.

Every Sunday chef Laurel Barkan cooks up a hearty, wholesome and delicious brunch. Enjoy a great meal and festive swinging improvisations. 

  • Brunch Served 11am-2pm
  • Live Music 12-3pm on the porch
  • $5 cover for music
  • No cover for brunch in the tavern
  • Brunch Menu Below

Randy Kaye was known for his unique and innovative approach to percussion and jazz drumming. Kaye began playing professionally when he was only 15,making the rounds at famed NYC jazz clubs like The Village Vanguard. He played with many amazing musicians including Paul Chambers, Jaki Byard,Perry Robinson,Dave Izenson,Sheila Jordan,Jimi Hendrix,Bobby Naughton and Jimmy Giuffre. While he frequently toured and recorded in europe,Randy called the Berkshires his home for over 30 years until his passing in 2008.

John Sauer (Keys) played more gigs with Randy than any other musician over the course of a musical friendship that lasted 30 years. 

Wes Brown (Bass) played with Randy in the David Bond Quartet, recording and playing all over the northeast.

Conor Meehan (Drums)is a working drummer in NYC who played with Randy over the course of many years.

This Week's Brunch Menu:


The Stagecoach Tavern at Race Brook Lodge offers a seasonal menu with a focus on local ingredients from Chef Laurel Barkan. The candlelit Tavern boasts hand-hewn beams and wide-plank floors spanning multiple levels. It has been a warm and convivial gathering spot for friends, families, and lovers for over 200 years. Cozy up by our roaring fire in winter months or in the summer relax with a drink under the stars in our courtyard.

Race Brook Lodge is a rustic and unique getaway destination, perfect for weekend getaways, workshops, weddings, hiking, biking and more, in the natural beauty of the southern Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. Race Brook hosts musical performances and other cultural events in the Down County Social Club speakeasy, Barnspace and the Pine Grove Porch. Click here to see a schedule of upcoming events.

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