For Immediate Release
September 13, 2022


Williamstown, Massachusetts—On Saturday, October 15, jazz trumpeter and Williams College alumnus Jonathan Dely returns to the Clark to perform in concert with his band. The program features an exciting lineup of jazz, pop, and selections from the American Songbook. The live show is as dynamic and energetic as it is cool and romantic, as Dely delivers a cross-genre performance sure to delight audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Dely’s performance takes place in the Clark’s auditorium at 7 pm.

Dely is an award-winning trumpet soloist from Long Island, New York. Named a finalist in the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, the National Trumpet Competition, and the Yamaha Performing Artist Competition, Dely graduated with Latin honors from Williams College in 2015, where he served as the college’s teaching assistant in jazz and, upon graduation, was awarded the prestigious Arthur Judson Prize in music. He earned a master’s degree in jazz trumpet performance at the Manhattan School of Music in 2017.

In New York, Dely has become a prolific performer at venues including Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Blue Note NYC, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Django, Highline Ballroom, and the Princeton Club of New York, where he serves as Artist in Residence. Dely is recognized as a rising star in New York, with his band in high demand for events ranging from private engagements to ticketed concerts.

Tickets are $28 ($25 members, $20 students with valid ID, $8 children 10 and under). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call 413 458 0524.

The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 285,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.

The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. Galleries are open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday, from September through June, and daily in July and August. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, all visitors age 21 and under, and students with a valid student ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; and EBT Card to Culture. For information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303. 

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