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)
Saxophonist David Sanborn will make a highly anticipated appearance at Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest, along with his friends, trumpeter Randy Brecker, keyboardist Joey DeFrancesco, and drummer Billy Kilson on April 9 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.
Sanborn has become, over a six-decade career, one of the best-known alto saxophonists in the world, bringing his superb chops to blues, pop, R&B and jazz. His career was given a boost when, in 1967, he joined the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and as a result, he played at the Woodstock festival in 1971.
In 1975, he joined the Brecker Brothers Band and recorded his first solo album, the now-classic “Taking Off.” He hosted his own syndicated radio show during the 1980s and ‘90s, and also was host for the NBC Lorne Michaels-produced show “Night Music,” in 1988 and ’89.
Since then, Sanborn has released 23 more albums of his own, winning six Grammy Awards, and has an unbelievably large collaborative discography, including legends like B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Paul Simon, Elton John, Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones.
Sanborn is an artist who continues to push the limits and make music that challenges the mind and goes “Straight to the Heart.”
Billy Kilson is known as a drummer of the highest caliber; known as such for his revelational improvisation and timing, and an undeniable stage presence reminiscent of the great jazz drummers before him. With diverse backgrounds, his projects are a summation of his collective life and musical experiences.
Modern Drummer Magazine wrote: “With non-stop ideas, a deep well of experience, and a probing, fun loving spirit, Billy Kilson may be the most energized jazz drummer on the planet.”