CLICK HERE for digital, printable copy of the 2019 Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest brochure.

 

Craig Thatcher will headline at the Jazz Upstairs Series at Allentown Symphony Hall on Friday, March 15.

PRE-FEST CONCERTS
Wednesday, March 13 / 7:30 p.m.
Alvernia Performing Arts Series
HOT CLUB OF PHILADEPHIA
Francis Hall Theater & Recital Hall
Alvernia University

Ticket Info: CLICK HERE

Friday, March 15 / 7:30 p.m.
Jazz Upstairs Series
CRAIG THATCHER JAZZ PROJECT
Miller Symphony Hall/Allentown
Ticket Info: CLICK HERE

Saturday, March 16-Saturday, April 7
Berks Jazz Fest for Kids
ART DOG
Yocum Institute for Arts Education
Ticket Info: CLICK HERE

Thursday, March 28 / 7:30 p.m.
Berks Jazz Fest Night
DAVE STAHL BIG BAND
featuring special guests
ANDY SNITZER, GERALD VEASLEY
The Hebron Catering and Events Facility / Lebanon
Ticket Info: CLICK HERE

Saturday, March 30 / 7:00 p.m.
Jazz on Penn Avenue
PIANO DUET: KIRK REESE & ANDY ROBERTS
plus BERKS PIANO QUARTET
Yocum Institute for Arts Education
Ticket Info: CLICK HERE

Tuesday, April 2 / 7:30 p.m.
Berks Jazz Fest Night
THE LAST BIG BAND
Crowne Plaza Reading / Goodnites Lounge

Ticket Info: $10 at door

Jeffrey Osborne headlines at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom on Friday, April 5.

APRIL 5 CONCERTS
Friday, April 5 / 7:30 p.m.
WRTI 90.1 FM presents
MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL TRIBUTE
featuring MIKE EBEN, CHRIS HESLOP, ALBERT RIVERA, KEN KEMMERER, DAVE LAZORCIK, BOB MEASHEY, STEVE MEASHEY, BILL SMITH, AL STOKES
Club ECP at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets:
$20 (General Admission)

Friday, April 5 / 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Celebration
BRIAN CULBERTSON
Santander Performing Arts Center / Reading
Tickets: $58 & $51 (Reserved Seating)


Friday, April 5 / 7:30 p.m.

Hall of Fame Drummer
STEVE SMITH & VITAL INFORMATION NYC EDITION
featuring ANDY FUSCO, BARON BROWNE, MARK SOSKIN, VINNY VALENTINO

The Inn at Reading / Wyomissing
Tickets: $39 (General Admission)

Friday, April 5 / 9:00 p.m.
Funky Dance Party
REGGIE BROWN & BUNCH-A-FUNK
Crowne Plaza Reading / Goodnites Lounge / Wyomissing

Tickets: $15 at door (General Admission)

Friday, April 5 / 9:30 p.m.
Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

Friday, April 5 / 10:00 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
JEFFREY OSBORNE
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom

Tickets: $55 (Reserved Seating)

Friday, April 5 / 11:59 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
GERALD VEASLEY’S UNSCRIPTED MIDNIGHT JAM
NICK COLIONNE, BRIAN BROMBERG, JOE McBRIDE, STEVE COLE, JEFF KASHIWA, JACKIEM JOYNER, ALBERT RIVERA, JAY ROWE, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER, JJ SANSAVERINO, CARL ANDERSON, KEVIN WHALUM and more

The Inn at Reading / Wyomissing
Tickets: $30 (General Admission)

 

Blues legend Walter Trout will headline Saturday, April 6, at The Inn at Reading.

APRIL 6 CONCERTS
Saturday, April 6 / 1:30 p.m.
WRTI 90.1 FM presents
“I GOT LIFE:” THE MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE
featuring CAROL RIDDICK & GERALD VEASLEY
Club ECP at the DoubleTree / Reading
Tickets: $35 (General Admission)

Saturday, April 6 / 2:00 p.m.
WDIY 88.1 FM presents Blues at The Inn
WALTER TROUT
plus BRUCE KATZ BAND
The Inn at Reading / Wyomissing
Tickets:
$49 (General Admission)

Saturday, April 6 / 2:00 p.m.
The Music of Steely Dan
THE ROYAL SCAM
Crowne Plaza Reading / Goodnites Lounge / Wyomissing
Tickets:
$25 (General Admission)

Saturday, April 6 / 2:00 p.m.
WHUR 96.3 FM presents
ART SHERROD & THE ASJ ORCHESTRA’S
MOTOWN, SOUL REVUE
and ARETHA FRANKLIN TRIBUTE
featuring JEFF KASHIWA, ELAN TROTMAN, PAUL BROWN, KEVIN WHALUM, TRACY HAMLIN, JEFF BRADSHAW, DAVID P STEVENS, BENJI PORECKI with 14-PIECE ORCHESTRA

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom

Tickets: $55 (Reserved Seating)

Saturday, April 6/ 7:00 p.m.
WHUR 96.3 FM presents
SWEET, SEXY SOUL!
WILL DOWNING, HOWARD HEWITT, AVERY SUNSHINE

Santander Performing Arts Center / Reading
Tickets: $58 & $51 (Reserved Seating)

Saturday, April 6 / 7:30 p.m.
WRTI 90.1 FM presents
“I GOT LIFE:” THE MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE
featuring CAROL RIDDICK & GERALD VEASLEY
Club ECP at the DoubleTree / Reading
Tickets: $35 (General Admission)

Saturday, April 6 / 7:30 p.m.
WDIY 88.1 FM presents Pops 50th Anniversary Celebration
KEIKO MATSUI
and the READING POPS ORCHESTRA
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading
Tickets:
$49 (Reserved Seating)


Saturday, April 6 / 8:00 p.m.

The Music of Steely Dan
THE ROYAL SCAM
Crowne Plaza Reading / Goodnites Lounge
Tickets:
$25 (General Admission)

Saturday, April 6 / 9:30 p.m.
Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge

Tickets: FREE

Saturday, April 6 / 10:00 p.m.
WHUR 96.3 FM presents
THE SOUL OF JAZZ
featuring ERIC ROBERSON, NICK COLIONNE, BRIAN SIMPSON, ERIC DARIUS, ALEX BUGNON
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom

Tickets: $55 (Reserved Seating)


Saturday, April 6 / 11:59 p.m.

Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
GERALD VEASLEY’S UNSCRIPTED MIDNIGHT JAM
NICK COLIONNE, BRIAN BROMBERG, JOE McBRIDE, STEVE COLE, JEFF KASHIWA, JACKIEM JOYNER, ALBERT RIVERA, JAY ROWE, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER, JJ SANSAVERINO, CARL ANDERSON, KEVIN WHALUM
and more

The Inn at Reading / Wyomissing
Tickets: $30 (General Admission)

 

Devon Allman and Duane Betts bring the Allman Betts Band to the DoubleTree Grand Ballroom on Sunday, April 7.

APRIL 7 CONCERTS
Sunday, April 7 / 10:00 a.m. doors, buffet / 11:30 a.m. show
Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
JOE McBRIDE & THE TEXAS RHYTHM CLUB: UNCHAIN MY HORNS!
featuring The BERKS HORNS: MIKE ANDERSON, ROB DIENER, CHUCK GOTTESMAN, SKIP SPRATT, ANDY MOHLER
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets:
$51 (Reserved Seating)

Sunday, April 7 / 1:00 p.m.
DOC MULLIGAN GET JAZZED DAY
featuring MIDDLE SCHOOL BIG BAND FESTIVAL
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading
Tickets: $10 adults / $5 students at door

Sunday, April 7/ 2:30 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
THE SAX PACK!
STEVE COLE, JEFF KASHIWA, JACKIEM JOYNER
The Inn at Reading / Wyomissing
Tickets:
$40 (General Admission)

Sunday, April 7 / 6:00 p.m.
DOC MULLIGAN GET JAZZED DAY
featuring HIGH SCHOOL BIG BAND FESTIVAL
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading
Tickets: $10 adults / $5 students at door

Sunday, April 7 / 7:00 p.m.
XPN Welcomes
ALLMAN BETTS BAND
featuring DEVON ALLMAN, DUANE BETTS, PETER LEVIN, BERRY OAKLEY JR., JOHN STACHELA JR., R. SCOTT BRYAN, JOHN LUM
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets:
$52 (Reserved Seating)
$48 (General Admission)


APRIL 8 CONCERTS
Monday, April 8 / 7:00 p.m.

Get JazzED Night
RMF PROJECT PENSKE JAZZ JAM
hosted by MIKE EBEN, ALBERT RIVERA, GERALD VEASLEY, BRIAN BROMBERG
The Inn at Reading / Wyomissing
Tickets: Donation at door


APRIL 9 CONCERTS
Tuesday, April 9 / 7:00 p.m.

Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. NAVY BAND COMMODORES
plus BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND
directed by KEVIN KJOS

Muhlenberg High School
Tickets: FREE / Tickets distributed Monday, Feb. 11


APRIL 10 CONCERTS
Wednesday, April 10 / 7:00 p.m.

Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. NAVY BAND COMMODORES

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: FREE / Tickets distributed Monday, Feb. 11

Wednesday, April 10 / 7:00 p.m.
Get Jazzed Appreciation Day
KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE I
plus BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND
directed by KEVIN KJOS

plus CHUCK LOEB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
The Inn at Reading / Wyomissing
Tickets: Donation at door

 

Rick Braun (photo) and Gerald Veasley will be the musical directors for the Chuck Loeb Memorial All-Star Jam Thursday, April 11, at the DoubleTree.

APRIL 11 CONCERTS
Thursday, April 11 / 7:00 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
CHUCK LOEB MEMORIAL ALL-STAR JAM
featuring RICK BRAUN, GERALD VEASLEY, BRIAN BROMBERG, RANDY BRECKER, NICK COLIONNE, PETER WHITE, RAY FULLER, RICHARD ELLIOT, KIM WATERS, ART SHERROD, ANDY SNITZER, EVERETTE HARP, ALTHEA RENE, CHRIS “BIG DOG” DAVIS, TOM ZINK, JASON MILES, TONY MOORE, CHRIS WALKER, PHIL PERRY
plus CHUCK LOEB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $55 (Reserved Seating)

Thursday, April 11 / 7:00 p.m.
WEEU 830 AM presents
CULLEN & COMPANY
DAVID CULLEN, MATT CULLEN, CLIFF STARKEY, CHICO HUFF
plus
THE PETER ROGAN BAND
CLIFF STARKEY, JOHN FUNDYGA, FRED MOREADITH, CHARISE ROGOSKY
The Inn at Reading / Wyomissing

Tickets: $20 (General Admission)

Thursday, April 11 / 7:00 p.m.
Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. ARMY JAZZ AMBASSADORS

Miller Center for the Arts / Reading
Tickets: FREE / Tickets distributed Monday, Feb. 18

Thursday, April 11 / 9:30 p.m.
Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

Julien Labro will be part of the Gypsy Jazz Celebration shows at the WCR Center for the Arts Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13.

APRIL 12 CONCERTS
Friday, April 12 / 7:00 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
WEST COAST JAM!
RICHARD ELLIOT, RICK BRAUN, PETER WHITE
Scottish Rite Cathedral / West Reading
Tickets:
$55 (Reserved Seating)

Friday, April 12 / 7:00 p.m.
Jazz at The Highlands
BOBBY LYLE & KENNY BLAKE
The Highlands at Wyomissing
Tickets:
$20 (General Admission/Limited Seating)

Friday, April 12 / 7:30 p.m.
WRTI 90.1 FM presents Catch A Rising Star Night
KAYLA WATERS
plus TEEN TOWN
Club ECP at the DoubleTree / Reading
Tickets:
$30 (General Admission)

Friday, April 12 / 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating the Music of Weather Report
JASON MILES, RANDY BRECKER, BOB MINTZER, GERALD VEASLEY, KAREN BRIGGS, MINO CINELU, RICHIE MORALES
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

Friday, April 12 / 7:30 p.m.
Music of Stevie Ray Vaughn
TOMMY KATONA & TEXAS FLOOD
The Inn at Reading / Wyomissing
Tickets: $30 (General Admission)

Friday, April 12 / 7:30 p.m.
Gypsy Jazz Celebration at WCR
JULIEN LABRO, OLLI SOIKKELI QUARTET
plus THE HOT  CLUB OF READING with special guest GONZALO BERGARA
WCR Center for the Arts / Reading
Tickets:
$35 (General Admission)

Friday, April 12 / 8:00 p.m.
Funky Friday
ERICH CAWALLA’S UPTOWN BAND
Crowne Plaza Reading / Goodnites Lounge
Tickets: $10 at door (General Admission)

Friday, April 12 / 9:30 p.m.
Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge

Tickets: FREE

Friday, April 12 / 10:00 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
“WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER:” A TRIBUTE TO AL JARREAU
starring CHRIS WALKER
featuring special guests REGINA BELLE, RICK BRAUN, ERIC MARIENTHAL

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $55 (Reserved Seating)

Friday, April 12/ 11:59 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
GERALD VEASLEY’S UNSCRIPTED MIDNIGHT JAM
NICK COLIONNE, KIM WATERS, ART SHERROD, ALTHEA RENE, ANDY SNITZER, KAREN BRIGGS, CHRIS “BIG DOG” DAVIS, BRIAN BROMBERG, TONY MOORE, RAY FULLER, TOM ZINK, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER, SLAM ALLEN, BOBBY LYLE, KENNY BLAKE
and more

The Inn at Reading / Wyomissing
Tickets: $30 (General Admission)

 

Chris Walker, right, will pay tribute to his mentor and friend the late Al Jarreau Friday, April 12, at the DoubleTree.

APRIL 13 CONCERTS
Saturday, April 13 / 1:30 p.m.

WRTI 90.1 FM presents The Jazz Cruise All-Stars
RANDY BRECKER & ERIC MARIENTHAL
with special guest TERELL STAFFORD
Club ECP at the DoubleTree / Reading
Tickets: $45 (General Admission)

Saturday, April 13 / 2:00 p.m.
WDAS 105.3 FM presents
CHRIS “BIG DOG” DAVIS & FRIENDS
featuring PHIL PERRY, NICK COLIONNE, MAYSA, KIM WATERS, ART SHERROD, ALTHEA RENE
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets:
$55 (Reserved Seating)

Saturday, April 13 / 2:00 p.m.
WDIY 88.1 FM presents Blues at The Inn
BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION
plus SLAM ALLEN’S TRIBUTE TO JAMES COTTON
featuring STEVE GUYGER, RENE CARLSON, MIKEY JUNIOR
The Inn at Reading Ballroom / Wyomissing
Tickets: $49 (General Admission)

Saturday, April 13 / 7:00 p.m.
WDAS 105.3 FM presents
BONEY JAMES
Scottish Rite Cathedral / West Reading
Tickets:
$55 (Reserved Seating)

Saturday, April 13 / 7:00 p.m.
WDIY 88.1 FM presents An Evening of Great Vocals
LEAN ON ME: JOSE JAMES CELEBRATES BILL WITHERS
plus LIZZ WRIGHT
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading
Tickets:
$59 (General Admission)

Saturday, April 13 / 7:30 p.m.
WRTI 90.1 FM presents The Jazz Cruise All-Stars
RANDY BRECKER & ERIC MARIENTHAL
with special guest TERELL STAFFORD
Club ECP at the DoubleTree / Reading
Tickets: $45 (General Admission)

Saturday, April 13 / 7:30 p.m.
Gypsy Jazz Celebration at WCR
DJANGO REINHARDT ALL-STAR DJAM
hosted by JULIEN LABRO
featuring OLLI SOIKKELI, JOSH TAYLOR, MAX O’ROURKE, EDUARDO BELO, CHRIS HESLOP, TREY LaRUE, ZACH BROCK, GONZALO BERGARA

WCR Center for the Arts / Reading
Tickets:
$35 (General Admission)

Saturday, April 13 / 8:00 p.m.
Rockin’ Blues
CARL FILIPIAK & THE JIMI JAZZ BAND
Crowne Plaza Reading / Goodnites Lounge
Tickets: $10 at door (General Admission)

Saturday, April 13 / 9:30 p.m.
Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge

Tickets: FREE

Saturday, April 13 / 10:00 p.m.
WDAS 105.3 FM presents
REMEMBERING GROVER AT 75!
GERALD ALBRIGHT, EVERETTE HARP, KIRK WHALUM,
ANDY SNITZER
with GROVER WASHINGTON’S ORIGINAL BAND
and THE BERKS HORNS

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $55 (Reserved Seating)

Saturday, April 13/ 11:59 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
GERALD VEASLEY’S UNSCRIPTED MIDNIGHT JAM
NICK COLIONNE, KIM WATERS, ART SHERROD, ALTHEA RENE, ANDY SNITZER, KAREN BRIGGS, CHRIS “BIG DOG” DAVIS, BRIAN BROMBERG, TONY MOORE, RAY FULLER, TOM ZINK, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER, SLAM ALLEN, BOBBY LYLE, KENNY BLAKE
and more

The Inn at Reading / Wyomissing
Tickets: $30 (General Admission)

 

Brian Bromberg and his “bombastic” band will headline during the Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Inn at Reading on Sunday, April 14.

APRIL 14 CONCERTS
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)

Sunday, April 14 / 10:00 a.m. doors, buffet; 11:30 a.m. show
WRTI 90.1 FM Sunday Brunch
DAVE STAHL QUINTET
featuring TOM STROHMAN, LEW LEABMAN, WAYNE FOX, ROB COCHRAN
Club ECP at the DoubleTree / Reading
Tickets:
$45 (General Admission; Includes Buffet)

Sunday, April 14 / 3:00 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JZZ presents
BOB JAMES TRIO
featuring BILLY KILSON, MICHAEL PALAZZOLO
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading
Tickets:
$49 (Reserved Seating)

Sunday, April 14 / 6:00 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JZZ presents
KIRK WHALUM’S GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAZZ CELEBRATION
with special guest TAKE 6
and
KEVIN WHALUM, JOHN STODDART, DOXA GOSPEL ENSEMBLE
Scottish Rite Cathedral / West Reading
Tickets:
$55 (Reserved Seating)

POST-FEST CONCERTS

Tuesday, April 16 / 7:30 p.m.
KU Presents Series
ARTURO SANDOVAL
Kutztown University Schaeffer Auditorium

Ticket Info: CLICK HERE