Sunday, April 14 / 10:00 a.m. doors, buffet; 11:30 a.m. show
Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
BRIAN BROMBERG’S UNAPOLOGETICALLY
FUNKY BIG BOMBASTIC BAND
featuring EVERETTE HARP, RAY FULLER, TONY MOORE, TOM ZINK and THE BERKS HORNS
The Inn at Reading / Wyomissing
Tickets: $50 (General Admission; Includes Buffet)
Brian Bromberg is considered to be one of the world’s most groundbreaking and diverse bassists of our time, pushing the barriers of the acoustic and electric bass to their limits.
Commonly using as many as 10 or more basses on his recordings, using different tunings, string configurations, acoustic basses, electric basses, piccolo basses etc., Bromberg has taken the bass and truly turned it into a vehicle for him to make music, write melodies and be the lead melodic voice as well as the rhythmic foundation of the music.
The bass has become an extension of the music inside him, and he has used all these different basses to let that music sing.
As the 1990s progressed and smooth jazz artists began incorporating more hip-hop and classic R&B grooves into the music which came to define the genre, Everette Harp found himself ahead of the curve.
Harp started playing piano at age 2 and began practicing saxophone at age 4. Working as an accountant for a short time, Harp played in local bands before moving to Los Angeles in 1988. He immediately toured briefly with Teena Marie, and then internationally with Anita Baker. A meteoric rise was predictable because the man plays a smooth, real smooth, sax.
From hard-working teen in the 1970s to A-list session player and guitarist/musical director in the present, Ray Fuller has earned the title of musician’s musician. For three decades he has honed his skills in the service of a constellation of superstar artists.
Tony Moore’s style and rich versatility have led him to become one of L.A.’s most in-demand touring and recording drummers with a growing list of legendary and superstar artist credits.
Pianist and Grammy-nominated arranger Tom Zink has been performing for over 30 years with a bevy of top-flight jazz and pop artists.
The Berks Horns are Mike Anderson on saxophone, Mike Eben on saxophone, John Loos on trombone, Rob Diener on trumpet and Bob Stoyko on trumpet.