Music After Hours with Jon Suters and Charlie Tokarz Quartet

July 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Terrace at The Mount
2 Plunkett St
Lenox, MA 01240

Join us on the Terrace every weekend in July and August from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for lively evenings of free music played by the region’s most talented musicians. Celebrate the summer season with delicious food and drinks from the Terrace Café and Lucia’s Latin Kitchen, available for purchase. To see the menu for Lucia’s Latin Kitchen, click here.

Jon Suters was born into a musical family in Long Island, NY and began studying violin at age 9, piano at 10, and double bass at 11. At age 12, Jon started to teach himself guitar and became so enamoured of the instrument and repertoire, that he started guitar lessons with classical guitarists Ed Flower and later Richard Provost. Jon continued his guitar studies as an adult with Ben Verdery, with whom he studied from 2003-2005. Jon began giving guitar and bass lessons while still in high school and has had a strong roster of private students ever since. He is a part-time music teacher at Berkshire Country Day School in Stockbridge, MA and has taught at Simon’s Rock, Pittsfield Music School, Austen Riggs Center, and Flying Cloud Institute. Jon’s work as a professional bassist and guitarist includes many and varied clubs, concerts, and events across the States and Canada. Major artists include: Charles Neville, Paul Halley, Dr. John, Eugene Friesen, Sonya Kitchell, Jimmy Buffett, Sara McLaughlin, and James Taylor.

Charlie Tokarz is a multi-talented horn player and one of the only musicians who plays two saxes at the same time with multi-layered electric effects. He has performed with jazz masters Pharoah Sanders, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Larry Coryell. He has appeared at the White House, Today Show, 92nd Street Y, MASS MOCA, Merce Cunningham Studios, Club Helsinki, as well as recorded music for HBO. He has performed regularly with master drummer Bob Weiner at Earthdance and Kripalu Yoga Center. He has also recorded and performed with the group Shakti Fusion in New York and the Caribbean. When not working with vyZ, Charlie teaches at the Hotchkiss School in CT and the Steiner School in Great Barrington, MA

Jon continues to perform regularly throughout the region and beyond, including at The Edith Wharton Mount in Lenox, MA where he helped curate The Mount’s “Music After Hours” summer concert series.

WHAT TO EXPECT: We’ve implemented a few small changes this year with the goal of improving everyone’s comfort, safety and overall experience.  To learn more, check out our new Music After Hours FAQ page.


Golf carts will be available to assist with transportation between the parking lot and Main House.

2019 Music After Hours Lineup:

Friday, July 5                     The Wanda Houston Band
Saturday, July 6                The Benny Sharoni Trio
Friday, July 12                   Andy Wrba/Berkshire Jazz Collective
Saturday, July 13               The Bob Meyer Project
Friday, July 19                   The Joe Belmont Experience
Saturday, July 20             Jon Suters and Charlie Tokarz Quartet
Friday, July 26                  Paul Green Quartet
Saturday, July 27              Armen Donelian Trio
Friday, August 2                Natalia Bernal and Jason Ennis Group
Saturday, August 3            Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer Quartet
Friday, August 9                Afro-Semitic Experience
Saturday, August 10         The Benny Sharoni Quartet
Friday, August 16              Elizabeth Kasius and Heard
Saturday, August 17          Natalia Bernal and Jason Ennis Group
Friday, August 23              The Wanda Houston Band
Saturday, August 24         Jon Suters and Charlie Tokarz Quartet


Music After Hours is proudly sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact  at 413-551-5100 or by email at, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.