Ever wonder why Santa Claus has a twinkle in his eye? It’s because he’s thinking about Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest holiday concert A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Lindsey Webster and Vincent Ingala.
This year’s A Peter White Christmas as presented by the Berks Arts Council is set for Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Miller Center for the Arts.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 4, at 10:00 a.m.
Groups of 10 or more attending the 7:00 PM show will receive a discount of $5.00 off per ticket. Ticket orders must be made through Tammy at 610-898-7204. (Note: group offer not available for 3:00 PM show).
Peter White is an extraordinary and fluent acoustic guitarist whose skills are world-renowned. Euge Groove adds a dynamic charm to his music with exquisite saxophone artistry and wisdom. Lindsey Webster is a soul/R&B vocalist who captivates listeners from the first note. Multi-instrumentalist Vincent Ingala has blasted into an exciting stratosphere of his own making since his 2010 critically acclaimed debut album North End Soul.
Their fans will surely appreciate this special performance of their contemporary jazz music as well as Christmas treasures.
Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, White combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.
White’s career spans nearly four decades, over a dozen solo recordings and countless performances. On the road, he has participated in numerous Guitars and Saxes tours as well as his Peter White Christmas tours.
Euge Groove is a quadruple threat: saxophonist, composer, producer and DJ. He has built an impressive career as a free spirit who remains true to his own artistic vision. It is no wonder the charismatic saxophonist has been able to record a string of No. 1 hits and garner a devoted family of fans.
Groove is a sensational smooth jazz saxophonist with a strong Top 40 background. He did not record his first solo album until 2000. Prior to that, he had replaced Richard Elliot in the Tower of Power when Elliot decided to pursue a solo career, and Groove also did session work with various pop acts, most noticeably the Miami girl group Exposé.
Groove has backed up such luminaries as Joe Cocker, Eurythmics, the Gap Band, Huey Lewis & the News, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville, Eros Ramazotti, and Richard Marx.
The charismatic and beautiful Lindsey Webster has scored two Billboard No. 1’s on the Contemporary Jazz Chart, making her the first vocalist in the format to garner a No. 1 since Sade.
Webster’s uniquely identifiable sound is fueled by potent messages of love that are timely for today. Her sophomore Shanachie album, Love Inside, is about realizing the power that each of us possess.
Her rich, soulful voice enchants a dedicated following who connect with the raw emotion she shares with them. She combines an admirable natural talent with a genuine, accessible stage presence.
As much of an entertainer as he is a musician, Vincent Ingala has been wowing live audiences as a regular on the popular smooth jazz festival and cruise circuit. His fun-loving stage presence, combined with an obvious passion for playing, elevates the crowd to an exciting frenzy.
His music is consistently found atop the most noteworthy music charts in the world.
His third album, 2015’s Coast To Coast, had its first and second singles hit No. 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart. His most recent album was Personal Touch in 2018.
Ingala loves Christmas music, as his aptly named Christmas album in 2016 attests.
For ticket information, please visit www.berksjazzfest.com and order directly online. Or utilize Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com. Or visit the Santander Arena Box Office at Seventh and Penn streets, Reading. Groups of 10 or more should call Tammy at 610.898.7204.