The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will open the 31st annual Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest on Friday, April 1, 2022, at the Santander Performing Arts Center.

Wynton Marsalis closed his recent performance at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading with the announcement that he is coming back to Reading for the 31st annual Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest.

Wynton and the entire Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform on Friday, April 1, 2022, to open next year’s fest at the Santander Performing Arts Center.

“The orchestra is looking forward to being part of the Berks Jazz Fest again,” said Marsalis after his May 27 performance with the JALCO Septet at the DoubleTree. “The Reading community should be very proud that it has a jazz fest that is still going strong after 30 years. That is an amazing accomplishment for everyone involved.”

Marsalis is no stranger to the Reading area, having been the headliner for the first Berks Jazz Fest in 1991; he and the JALCO returned for the 20th and 25th anniversary festivals.

Tickets for the 2022 Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest will go on sale later this year.