Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will open
fest on Friday, April 1, at the Santander Performing Arts Center.

CLICK HERE for info on purchasing tickets
CLICK HERE for printable fest schedule
CLICK HERE for official press announcement
CLICK HERE to view lineup video


Wednesday, February 16 / 7:30 p.m.
Berks Jazz Fest Preview Concert / KU Presents
BESSIE, BILLIE & NINA: PIONEERING WOMEN IN JAZZ

featuring
CHARNEE WADE, CAMILLE THURMAN, TAHIRA CLAYTON
Schaeffer Auditorium / Kutztown University
Ticket Info: https://tinyurl.com/womenofjazz

Saturday, March 26 / 8:00 p.m.
Special Berks Jazz Fest Preview Concert
GERALD VEASLEY’S UNSCRIPTED ALL-STARS
featuring ALEX BUGNON, CAROL RIDDICK, CLARENCE SPADY
The River Street Jazz Club / Wilkes-Barre, PA
Ticket Info, Dinner Reservations: www.riverstreetjazzcafe.com
or call 570-822-2992

Wednesday, March 30 / 7:00 p.m.
Special Berks Jazz Fest Preview / CD Release Concert
ERICH CAWALLA: THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
featuring
26-PIECE BIG BAND & STRINGS
featuring opening act
THE GOVERNOR MIFFLIN HIGH SCHOOL STATESMEN JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Governor Mifflin Senior High School Auditorium
Tickets $15 in advance / $20 at door): CLICK HERE TO ORDER ONLINE
Info: www.erichcawalla.com or call 610-781-8312

Friday, April 1 / 11:30 a.m.
Harold B Leifer Memorial Luncheon
THE GROOVEMASTERS
featuring BENNIE SIMS, CLIFF STARKEY, ERICH CAWALLA
Peanut Bar Restaurant
For Reservations, call 610-376-8500
www.peanutbar.com

Friday, April 1 / 7:00 p.m.
Opening Night Celebration
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA with WYNTON MARSALIS
Santander Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $79, $69, $59 (Reserved Seating)

Eric Darius performs opening night at the Miller Center for the Arts.

Friday, April 1 / 7:00 p.m.
ijazzglobal.com presents
ERIC DARIUS
featuring REBECCA JADE
Miller Center for the Arts/Reading Area Community College (RACC)
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)


Friday, April 1 / 7:30 p.m.
XPN Welcomes
SELWYN BIRCHWOOD
DoubleTree by Hilton Small Ballroom/Jazz Cruises Stage
Tickets: $39 (Reserved Seating)

Friday, April 1 / 9:30 p.m.
Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

Friday, April 1 / 9:30 p.m.
ijazzglobal.com presents
PETER WHITE & VINCENT INGALA with special guest MINDI ABAIR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $59 (Reserved Seating)


Friday, April 1 / 11:30 p.m.

GERALD VEASLEY’S JAM
featuring ERIC DARIUS, JEFF KASHIWA, BRIAN BROMBERG, JJ SANSAVERINO, CHIELI MINUCCI, BOBBY LYLE, ANDREW NEU, RON DEBOER, TONY GRACE, KAREN BRIGGS, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Small Ballroom / Jazz Cruises Stage
Tickets: $35 (General Admission)

Najee returns to Berks Jazz Fest with special guests Bobby Lyle and Phil Perry.

Saturday, April 2 / 1:00 p.m.
ijazzglobal.com presents
NAJEE with special guests BOBBY LYLE, PHIL PERRY
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $59 (Reserved Seating)

Saturday, April 2 / 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Jazz Party
Al “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
featuring performance by SEAN U
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

Saturday, April 2 / 4:30 p.m.
GK Soul/Jazz Party
GREGG KARAKUS’ HAMMOND B3 ORGAN GROUP
featuring
BRAD COLLINS, DEREN BLESSMAN, THE BERKS HORNS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Small Ballroom / Jazz Cruises Stage

Saturday, April 2 / 6:00 p.m.
Jazz on the Avenue presents A Night of Gypsy Jazz
JASON ANICK & HENRY ACKER QUARTET
and
THE HOT CLUB OF READING
featuring JOSH TAYLOR, CHRIS HESLOP, KEN GEHRET, TRY LARUE, JOSIAH TAYLOR
Yocum Institute for Arts Education / West Lawn
Info, Tickets: www.yocuminstitute.org

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Gregory Porter

Saturday, April 2 / 7:00 p.m.
An Evening With
GREGORY PORTER
Santander Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $79, $69, $59 (Reserved Seating)

Saturday, April 2 / 7:00 p.m.
The Music of Steely Dan
READING POPS ORCHESTRA & THE ROYAL SCAM
Miller Center for the Arts/Reading Area Community College (RACC)
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

Bela Fleck brings his special bluegrass ensemble to the fest.

Saturday, April 2 / 9:30 p.m.
XPN Welcomes
BELA FLECK: MY BLUEGRASS HEART
featuring MICHAEL CLEVELAND, SIERRA HULL, JUSTIN MOSES, MARK SCHATZ, BRYAN SUTTON
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $59 (Reserved Seating)

Saturday, April 2 / 9:30 p.m.
Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

Saturday, April 2 / 11:30 p.m.
GERALD VEASLEY’S JAM
featuring ERIC DARIUS, JEFF KASHIWA, BRIAN BROMBERG, JJ SANSAVERINO, CHIELI MINUCCI, BOBBY LYLE, ANDREW NEU, RON DEBOER, TONY GRACE, KAREN BRIGGS, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Small Ballroom / Jazz Cruises Stage
Tickets: $35 (General Admission)

Special EFX All-Stars will headline Sunday Jazz Brunch on April 3 — featuring Chieli Minucci, Gerald Veasley, Nelson Rangell, Karen Briggs, Joel Rosenblatt, Lao Tizer and Elliott Yamin, Curtis McCain.

Sunday, April 3 / 10:00 a.m. (doors, buffet / 11:30 a.m. show)
Jazz Brunch hosted by Michael Tozzi
SPECIAL EFX ALL-STARS
featuring CHIELI MINUCCI, ELLIOT YAMIN, LAO TIZER, NELSON RANGELL, KAREN BRIGGS, GERALD VEASLEY, JOEL ROSENBLATT, CURTIS MCCAIN
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $59 includes buffet (Reserved Seating)

Sunday, April 3 / 2:30 p.m.
ijazzglobal.com presents
FOUR80EAST
with special guests JEFF KASHIWA, JJ SANSAVERINO
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Small Ballroom / Jazz Cruises Stage
Tickets: $49 (General Admission)

Brian Culbertson is back at Berks — performing Sunday, April 3, at Santander Performing Arts Center.

Sunday, April 3 / 6:00 p.m.
A Night With
BRIAN CULBERTSON
featuring MARCUS ANDERSON
Santander Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $69, $59, $49 (Reserved Seating)

Monday, April 4 / 7:00 p.m.
Get JazzED / Reading Musical Foundation Night
RMF PROJECT PENSKE JAZZ JAM
hosted by MIKE EBEN, ALBERT RIVERA, GERALD VEASLEY, BRIAN BROMBERG, BOBBY LYLE, ANDREW NEU
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Small Ballroom / Jazz Cruises Stage
Tickets: Donation at the door

Tuesday, April 5 / 7:00 p.m.
Night of Classy Jazz Vocals
BOBBY LYLE & THE LADIES OF SONG
featuring TONI LYNNE, ANNETTE HINES, GRETCHEN PATTI and more
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Small Ballroom / Jazz Cruises Stage
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)

Philadelphia jazz legend will be a special guest with The Last Big Band on Wednesday, April 6, at the DoubleTree small ballroom.

Wednesday, April 6 / 7:00 p.m.
Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month
THE LAST BIG BAND
featuring special guests LARRY McKENNA, ANDREW NEU
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Small Ballroom / Jazz Cruises Stage
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)

Wednesday, April 6 / 7:00 p.m.
MEBC / Get JazzED Night
SF JAZZ COLLECTIVE
featuring ETIENNE CHARLES, DAVID SANCHEZ, WARREN WOLF, CHRIS POTTER, KENDRICK SCOTT, EDWARD SIMON, ANEESA STRINGS, GRETCHEN PARLATO, MARTIN LUTHER McCOY
Miller Center for the Arts/Reading Area Community College (RACC)
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

Thursday, April 7 / 7:00 p.m.

CHUCK LOEB MEMORIAL ALL-STAR JAZZ JAM
RICK BRAUN, GERALD VEASLEY, KEIKO MATSUI, BRIAN BROMBERG, ERIC MARIENTHAL, NICK COLIONNE, EVERETTE HARP, ANDY SNITZER, CHRIS “BIG DOG” DAVIS, BOBBY LYLE, ADAM HAWLEY, CURTIS MCCCAIN
ERIC DARIUS, AUBREY LOGAN, BOBBY LYLE, GERALD ALBRIGHT, TONY MOORE, RAY FULLER
plus a special performance by PATTI AUSTIN
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $59 (Reserved Seating)

Thursday, April 7 / 9:30 p.m.
Post-Jam Party / CD Release Concert
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
featuring performance by CAROL ALBERT
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

Eric Marienthal (top Left) is producing the Anniversary Celebration Concert set for Friday, April 8, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Friday, April 8 / 6:00 p.m.
ijazzglobal.com presents
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CONCERT
featuring ERIC MARIENTHAL, RICK BRAUN, KEIKO MATSUI, NICK COLIONNE, EVERETTE HARP, ADAM HAWLEY, THE BERKS HORNS
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Tickets: $59 (Reserved Seating)

Friday, April 8 / 7:00 p.m.
Reading Blues Fest Night
CRIAG THATCHER & MIKE GULDIN GUITAR SUMMIT
featuring BILL SHARROW, BILLY WEAR, TIM HOOPER, PETER FLUCK
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Small Ballroom / Jazz Cruises Stage
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

Joey DeFrancesco Trio headlines Friday, April 8, at the Miller Center for the Arts.

Friday, April 8 / 7:00 p.m.
B3 Organ Master
JOEY DEFRANCESCO TRIO
featuring LUCAS BROWN, ANWAR MARSHALL
Miller Center for the Arts/Reading Area Community College (RACC)
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

Friday, April 8 / 9:30 p.m.

Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

Boney James will perform Friday, April 8, at the DoubleTree by Hilton grand ballroom.

Friday, April 8 / 9:30 p.m.
ijazzglobal.com presents
BONEY JAMES
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $59 (Reserved Seating)

Friday, April 8 / 11:30 p.m.
GERALD VEASLEY’S JAM
NICK COLIONNE, KAREN BRIGGS, JACKIEM JOYNER, ANDREW NEU, JESSY J, ALTHEA RENE, TONY EXUM JR., CAROL ALBERT, CURTIS McCAIN, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Small Ballroom / Jazz Cruises Stage
Tickets: $35 (General Admission)

Saturday, April 9 / 9:30 a.m. registration; 10:30 a.m. auction

BERKS JAZZ FEST AUCTION
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Lobby
Tickets: FREE

Chris “Big Dog” Davis will host and produce the Celebrating Women in Jazz concert Saturday, April 9.

Saturday, April 9 / 1:00 p.m.
WHUR 96.3 FM presents
CELEBRATING WOMEN IN JAZZ
hosted and produced by CHRIS “BIG DOG” DAVIS
featuring PATTI AUSTIN, MAYSA, LINDSEY WEBSTER, SELINA ALBRIGHT, JESSY J, KAREN BRIGGS, ALTHEA RENE, MARCIA MIGET
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $59 (Reserved Seating)

Saturday, April 9 / 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
featuring performance by TONY EXUM JR.
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

Saturday, April 9 / 4:00 p.m.
Reading Blues Fest Day
JOHN NEMETH
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Small Ballroom / Jazz Cruises Stage
Tickets: $39 (General Admission)

David Sanborn, Randy Brecker and Joey DeFrancesco Saturday, April 9, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Saturday, April 9 / 6:00 p.m.
Jazz Cruise Night
DAVID SANBORN & FRIENDS
featuring special guests
RANDY BRECKER, JOEY DEFRANCESCO, BILLY KILSON

Scottish Rite Cathedral
Tickets: $59 (Reserved Seating)

Saturday, April 9 / 7:00 p.m.
Ukulele Virtuoso
JAKE SHIMABUKURO
Miller Center for the Arts/Reading Area Community College (RACC)
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

Saturday, April 9 / 9:30 p.m.
Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

Saturday, April 9 / 9:30 p.m.
WHUR 96.3 FM presents
NORMAN BROWN
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets $59 (Reserved Seating)

Saturday, April 9 / Midnight

GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
NICK COLIONNE, KAREN BRIGGS, ANDY SNITZER, JACKIEM JOYNER, ANDREW NEU, JESSY J, ALTHEA RENE, TONY EXUM JR., CAROL ALBERT, CURTIS McCAIN, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more
Club ECP at the DoubleTree / Small Ballroom
Tickets: $35 (General Admission)

Nick Colionne, Brian Simpson, Jackiem Joyner and The Berks Horns will headline the Sunday Jazz Brunch on April 10, at the DoubleTree.

Sunday, April 10 / 10:00 a.m. doors, buffet / 11:30 a.m. show
Sunday Brunch hosted by Michael Tozzi
NICK COLIONNE & FRIENDS
featuring special guests BRIAN SIMPSON, JACKIEM JOYNER, THE BERKS HORNS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $59 includes buffet (Reserved Seating)

Sunday, April 10 / 3:00 p.m.
A Contemporary Sax Retrospective
INSPIRATIONS! EVERETTE HARP & ANDY SNITZER
Miller Center for the Arts/Reading Area Community College (RACC)
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

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Rick Braun, Gerald Albright and Jeff Lorber will close the 10-day fest.

Sunday, April 10 / 6:00 p.m.
Fest Finale
RICK BRAUN & GERALD ALBRIGHT with special guest JEFF LORBER
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Tickets: $59 (Reserved Seating)

SPECIAL POST-FEST CONCERT
Sunday, May 22 / Time TBA
Miller Center presents
CHRISTIAN McBRIDE & INSIDE STRAIGHT
featuring CARL ALLEN, STEVE NELSON, PETER MARTIN, WARREN WOLF
Miller Center for the Arts/Reading Area Community College (RACC)
Info, Tickets: www.millercenter.racc.edu/christian-mcbride
Concert a collaboration between Miller Center and Berks Jazz Fest!