Thursday, August 19 / 7:00 p.m.
CHUCK LOEB MEMORIAL ALL-STAR JAZZ JAM
GERALD VEASLEY, BRIAN BROMBERG, DEAN BROWN, CHRIS “BIG DOG” DAVIS, RANDY BRECKER, ERIC MARIENTHAL, ANDREW NEU, NICK COLIONNE, CHIELI MINUCCI, ERIC DARIUS, AUBREY LOGAN, BOBBY LYLE, GERALD ALBRIGHT, TONY MOORE, RAY FULLER
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $58 (Reserved Seating)
Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest lost a member of its family when the beloved guitarist/composer Chuck Loeb passed away in 2017 after a two-year battle with cancer.
Chuck was a creative force with the fest in many ways for nearly 20 years. He exuded a lyrical grace as a man and a musician, making him a beloved, prolific and peerless performer at Berks Jazz Fest.
Loeb was the musical director of the annual Berks All-Star Jam, turning it from a loose jam session into a well-produced concert without losing any of its improvisational characteristics.
In his honor, the Berks All-Star Jam has been rechristened the Chuck Loeb Memorial All-Star Jam. The Jam is an annual must-see and must-hear event. Having a stage full of some of the top contemporary jazz artists in the world interacting, improvising and collaborating is a magical musical experience for the audience.
After all, the art of jazz is improvisation in which jazz musicians create spontaneous art every time they play. Having them doing it collectively and simultaneously enhances the art exponentially.