The 29th annual Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest as presented by the Berks Arts Council once again will glitter with a galaxy of stars performing April 5-14.
The 10-day Jazz Fest will be epic in scope, talent and genres — with a multiplicity of concerts at venues large and small encompassing contemporary jazz, traditional jazz, pop, crossover, blues, funk, R&B, gospel and unique concerts produced especially for the festival.
The Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest is recognized as one of the largest and most diverse music festivals of its kind in the country. Since 1991, the festival has been an important part of the Greater Reading’s community revitalization efforts as both an economic and cultural catalyst for positive change.
The Berks Jazz Fest is noted for featuring marquee musical artists and the 29th edition has such heavyweights as multi-instrumentalist Brian Culbertson in the Opening Night Celebration; saxophonist Boney James; vocalist Jeffrey Osborne; The Jazz Cruise All-Stars: legendary trumpeter Randy Brecker and saxophonist Eric Marienthal with trumpeter Terrell Stafford; Journey Hall of Fame drummer Steve Smith & Vital Information NYC Edition; blues masters guitarist/vocalist Walter Trout, vocalist Sugaray Rayford, and keyboardist Bruce Katz; pianist Keiko Matsui with the Reading Pops Orchestra celebrating their 50th Anniversary Celebration; the Allman Betts Band featuring Devon Allman and Duane Betts — the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts; premier blues band Tommy Katona & Texas Flood; acclaimed keyboardist Bob James — and many more!