Andy Snitzer & Everette Harp

Sunday, August 10 / 3:00 p.m.
A Contemporary Sax Retrospective
INSPIRATIONS! EVERETTE HARP & ANDY SNITZER
Miller Center for the Arts
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

“Inspirations” are what happen when two creative musicians collaborate on a concert, as saxophonists Everette Harp and Andy Snitzer will do on Sunday afternoon, April 10, the final day of Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest.

Houston-born Harp started his career touring with Teena Marie and Anita, and later worked with Stanley Clarke, Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond, Dianne Reeves and many other stars. When he released his eponymous debut album in 1992, he was already combining contemporary jazz with edgier funk and other urban sounds.

Snitzer, born and raised in Philadelphia, brings a different musical background to the collaboration, having cut his teeth on touring for more than two decades with Paul Simon, as well as Billy Joel, the Rolling Stones (“Voodoo Lounge” and “Bridges to Babylon” tours), Sting and Chris Botti (21018-19).

After he debuted as a leader with “Ties That Bind” in 1995, Snitzer went on to record five more albums, the latest of which, “Higher,” was recorded during Covid lockdown, with each band member producing tracks remotely.

Harp, who has released nine studio albums on his own, also formed the group Jazz Funk Soul with the late guitarist Chuck Loeb and keyboardist Jeff Lorber. They released two albums, in 2014 and 2016 (a year before Loeb’s death from cancer).

Harp and Snitzer are sure to galvanize the audience as they inspire each other.