Chris Botti will open the fest on Friday, April 9, at the Santander Performing Arts Center.

BERKS JAZZ FEST CONCERTS

Friday, March 26 / 7:30 p.m.
Berks Jazz Fest Preview Concert
“I GOT LIFE!” THE MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE
CAROL RIDDICK & GERALD VEASLEY
with AARON GRAVES, TIM HUTSON
WCR Center for the Arts
Tickets: $30  (General Admission)

Friday, April 9 / 11:30 a.m.
Harold B. Leifer Memorial Kickoff Luncheon
THE GROOVEMASTERS
featuring BENNIE SIMS, CLIFF STARKEY and ERICH CAWALLA
The Peanut Bar Restaurant
Call 610-376-8500 for reservations

Friday, April 9 / 7:00 p.m.
Opening Night Celebration
CHRIS BOTTI
Santander Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $69 & $59 (Reserved Seating)



Friday, April 9 / 7:30 p.m.
Litchfield Jazz Camp Night
ZACCAI CURTIS & ALBERT RIVERA LATIN JAZZ BAND
with special guest TRADING FOUR
Club ECP at the DoubleTree
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)

Friday, April 9 / 7:30 p.m.
Special Reunion Concert
DANCE HALL DOCS
with special guest TOM BOWES
The Inn at Reading
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)



Friday, April 9 / 8:00 p.m.
Funky Friday
REGGIE BROWN & BUNCH-A-FUNK
Crowne Plaza Reading / Goodnites Lounge
Tickets: $15 at door

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

Friday, April 9 / 9:30 p.m.
ijazzglobal.com presents
PIECES OF A DREAM with special guest MAYSA
and introducing JUSTIN-LEE SCHULTZ
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $56 (Reserved Seating)



Friday, April 9 / Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring BLAKE AARON, TOM BRAXTON, ALBERT RIVERA, NICK COLIONNE, ANDREW NEU, ROB ZINN, TONY EXUM JR., NELSON RANGELL, MARC ANTOINE, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more
The Inn at Reading
Tickets: $30 (General Admission)


Rick Braun will host the 30th Anniversary Celebration Concert on Saturday, April 11, at the Santander Performing Arts Center.

Saturday, April 10 / 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. (Two Shows)
SOUTH Kitchen & Jazz Parlor presents
GERALD VEASLEY UNSCRIPTED AT BERKS
featuring NELSON RANGELL, ALEX BUGNON, MARC ANTOINE
Club ECP at the DoubleTree
Tickets: $40 (General Admission)



Saturday, April 10 / 1:30 p.m.
WDIY 88.1 FM presents Blues at the Inn
KENNY NEAL & THE NEAL FAMILY REVUE
with special guest FRANK BEY
The Inn at Reading
Tickets: $49 (General Admission)

Saturday, April 10 / 2:00 p.m.
ijazzglobal.com presents
KEIKO MATSUI & KIRK WHALUM
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $56 (Reserved Seating)



Saturday, April 10 / 3:30 p.m.

A2Z Jazz Party
ANDREW NEU & ROB ZINN
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

Saturday, April 10 / 6:00 p.m.
30th Anniversary All-Star Celebration
RICK BRAUN, PETER WHITE, MINDI ABAIR, NICK COLIONNE,
LARRY BRAGGS, BRIAN BROMBERG, EUGE GROOVE, THE BERKS HORNS

Santander Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $59 & $49 (Reserved Seating)

Julien Labro

Saturday, April 10 / 7:00 p.m.
Remembering Jim Connors
READING POPS ORCHESTRA CELEBRATES
THE SPIRIT OF DJANGO REINHARDT

featuring JULIEN LABRO, FRANK VIGNOLA, VINNY RAINOLO,
JOSH TAYLOR, TOM STROHMAN

Miller Center for the Arts
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)



Saturday, April 10 / 9:30 p.m.
Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

Saturday, April 10 / 9:30 p.m.
Dynamic Violinist
DAMIEN ESCOBAR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)



Saturday, April 10 / Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring BLAKE AARON, TOM BRAXTON, ALBERT RIVERA, NICK COLIONNE, ANDREW NEU, ROB ZINN, TONY EXUM JR., NELSON RANGELL, MARC ANTOINE, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more
The Inn at Reading
Tickets: $30 (General Admission)



Jazz Funk Soul: Paul Jackson Jr., Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber

Sunday, April 11 / 10:00 a.m. (doors, buffett/11:30 a.m. show)
ijazzglobal.com Sunday Brunch
JAZZ FUNK SOUL
JEFF LORBER, EVERETTE HARP, PAUL JACKSON JR.

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $52 includes buffet (Reserved Seating)

Sunday, April 11 / 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. (Two Events)
DOC MULLIGAN GET JAZZED DAY
1:00 p.m. MIDDLE SCHOOL BIG BAND FESTIVAL
6:00 p.m.: HIGH SCHOOL BIG BAND FESTIVAL
Miller Center for the Arts
Tickets: Adults $10 / Students $5 at the door. Cash only.
Tickets good for both festivals.

Sunday, April 11 / 2:30 p.m.
ijazzglobal.com presents
SOUL PATROL: LARRY BRAGGS, BLAKE AARON, TOM BRAXTON
The Inn at Reading
Tickets: $42 (General Admission)

Sunday, April 11 / 3:00 p.m.
Manhattan Transfer Founding Member
JANIS SIEGEL with JOHN DI MARTINO
WCR Center for the Arts / Reading
Tickets: $30 (General Admission)

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones will be making their eighth appearance at the fest on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Santander Performing Arts Center.

Sunday, April 11 / 6:00 p.m.
XPN Welcomes
BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES
VICTOR WOOTEN, ROY “FUTUREMAN” WOOTEN, HOWARD LEVY
Santander Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $59 & $49 (Reserved Seating)

Monday, April 12 / 7:00 p.m.
Get JazzED / Reading Musical Foundation Night
RMF PROJECT PENSKE JAZZ JAM
hosted by MIKE EBEN, ALBERT RIVERA, GERALD VEASLEY, BRIAN BROMBERG, ERIC MARIENTHAL, AUBREY LOGAN, BOBBY LYLE
The Inn at Reading
Tickets: Donation at the door

Tuesday, April 13 / 7:00 p.m.
Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. AIR FORCE RHYTHM IN BLUE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
featuring special guest ERIC MARIENTHAL
plus BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND
directed by ALBERT RIVERA
Exeter Senior High School
Tickets: FREE (General Admission)

Tuesday, April 13 / 7:00 p.m.
Jazz at the Abe
BOBBY LYLE & THE LADIES OF SONG
featuring TONI LYNNE, ANNETTE HINES, GRETCHEN PATTI, AMAANI LYLE and more
The Abraham Linoln
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)



Jazz legend Randy Brecker will be part of the 30th Anniversary Berks Bop Big Band concert on Wednesday, April 13, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading.

Wednesday, April 14 / Noon
Reading DID MidDay Jazz Cafe
U.S. AIR FORCE RHYTHM IN BLUE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
featuring special guest RANDY BRECKER
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: FREE (General Admission)
Tickets available NOW and can be picked up at Boscov’s East and Berkshire Mall — Courtesy Desk.

Wednesday, April 14 / 7:00 p.m.
WDIY 88.1 FM presents Blues at the Inn
ERIC CLAPTON RETROSPECTIVE
as performed by CRAIG THATCHER BAND
The Inn at Reading
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)

Aubrey Logan will bring her trombone and vocal talents to the Berks Bop Big Band concert.

Wednesday, April 14 / 7:00 p.m.
30TH ANNIVERSARY BERKS BOP BIG BAND
ANDREW NEU, ERIC MARIENTHAL, GERALD ALBRIGHT, EVERETTE HARP, RANDY BRECKER, RICK BRAUN, SKIP SPRATT,  BRIAN BROMBERG, BOBBY LYLE, TONY MOORE, AUBREY LOGAN, GIL PARRIS, CRAIG KENNEY, TONY DESANTIS,  PAUL ARBOGAST, JEFF BUSH, DAVE CIANCI
plus BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND
directed by ALBERT RIVERA
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $45 (Reserved Seating)



Thursday, April 15 / 7:00 p.m.
CHUCK LOEB MEMORIAL ALL-STAR JAZZ JAM
RICK BRAUN, GERALD VEASLEY, BRIAN BROMBERG, DEAN BROWN,  RANDY BRECKER, ERIC MARIENTHAL, ANDREW NEU, NICK COLIONNE, CHIELI MINUCCI, ERIC DARIUS, AUBREY LOGAN, BOBBY LYLE, GERALD ALBRIGHT, TONY MOORE, RAY FULLER
plus CHUCK LOEB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $58 (Reserved Seating)

Thursday, April 15 / 7:00 p.m.
THE PETER ROGAN BAND: NASHVILLE EDITION
featuring special guest PHIL MADEIRA
and CLIFF STARKEY, FRED MOREADITH, JEREMY BOYD, CHARISE ROGOSKY, DAWN BLANDFORD, CHARLENE HOLLOWAY
The Inn at Reading
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)



Thursday, April 15 / 7:00 p.m.
CALIENTE: LATIN JAZZ NIGHT
Crowne Plaza Reading
Tickets: $12 at the door (includes buffet)

Thursday, April 15 / 9:30 p.m.
Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

Friday, April 16 / 6:00 p.m.
ijazzglobal.com presents
BONEY JAMES
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Tickets: $58 (Reserved Seating)

Friday, April 16 / 7:00 p.m.
Jazz at The Highlands
BOBBY LYLE & GERALD VEASLEY
with special guest TONI LYNNE
The Highlands at Wyomissing

Friday, April 16 / 7:00 p.m.
Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz Night
PAT BIANCHI QUARTET
featuring JOE LOCKE, PAUL BOLLENBACK, BYRON LANDHAM
plus opening act
TEEN TOWN

Club ECP at the DoubleTree
Tickets: $30 (General Admission)

Dean Brown brings his Summer of Love Evolution show to the fest on Friday, April 16, at the Miller Center for the Arts.

Friday, April 16 / 7:00 p.m.
Classic Music from 1968-1972
DEAN BROWN’S SUMMER OF LOVE EVOLUTION
featuring RANDY RECKER, ERIC MARIENTHAL, HONEY LAROCHELLE, KEITH CARLOCK, JIM BEARD, SCHUYLER DEALE, DEVERON PATTERSON, MINO CINELU, THE BERKS HORNS
Miller Center for the Arts
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)



Friday, April 16 / 7:30 p.m.

Soulful Blues at the Inn
BILLY PRICE CHARM CITY RHYTHM BAND
The Inn at Reading
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)

Friday, April 16 / 8:00 p.m.
WDIY 88.1 FM Funky Friday
FELIX PASTORIUS & HIPSTER ASSASSINS
Crowne Plaza Reading / Goodnites Lounge
Tickets $20 (General Admission)

Friday, April 16 / 9:30 p.m.
Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

Gerald Albright

Friday, April 16 / 9:30 p.m.
ijazzglobal.com presents
GERALD ALBRIGHT & JONATHAN BUTLER
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $56 (Reserved Seating)

Friday, April 16 / Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
NICK COLIONNE, GLENN JONES, RAGAN WHITESDIE, RAY FULLER, TONY MOORE, TOM ZINK, ANDREW NEU, BOBBY LYLE, CHIELI MINUCCI, JAZMIN GHENT, BRIAN BRIMBERG, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more
The Inn at Reading
Tickets: $30 (General Admission)



Saturday, April 17 / 9:30 a.m. registration); 10:30 a.m. auction
BERKS JAZZ FEST AUCTION
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Lobby
Tickets: FREE

Saturday, April 17 / 1:00 p.m.
SOUTH Jazz Kitchen & Jazz Parlor presents
GERALD VEASLEY’S UNSCRIPTED AT BERKS
featuring BOBBY LYLE, CHIELI MINUCCI, JAZMIN GHENT
Club ECP at the DoubleTree
Tickets: $40 (General Admission)

Saturday, April 17 / 1:00 p.m.
WHUR 96.3 FM Day
CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF STEVIE WONDER AT 70!
hosted by BILL JOLLY
featuring RICK BRAUN, MAYSA, KIMBERLY BREWER, ERIC DARIUS, NICK COLIONNE, ART SHERROD JR., RAGAN WHITESIDE, GLENN JONES, RAY FULLER, DOXA GOSPEL ENSEMBLE and more!
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $56 (Reserved Seating)

Saturday, April 17 / 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. (Two Shows)
Music of Steely Dan
THE ROYAL SCAM with THE RS HORNS
Crowne Plaza Reading / Goodnites Lounge
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

Saturday, April 17 / 3:30 p.m.
Brazil & Chill Jazz Party
ANN WALSH & TOM ZINK
featuring BRIAN BROMBERG and special guests
DoubleTree by Hiltn Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

Saturday, April 17 / 6:00 p.m.
WDIY 88.1 FM presents Blues at the Inn
TAB BENOIT
plus WHISKEY BAYOU REVUE
The Inn at Reading
Ticket: $49 (General Admission)

Marcus Miller brings his Laid Black Tour to the fest, headlining the Blue Note at Sea Cruise Night concert on Saturday, April 17, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Saturday, April 17 / 6:00 p.m.
Blue Note at Sea Cruise Night
MARCUS MILLER LAID BLACK TOUR
featuring SURPRISE SPECIAL GUESTS
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Tickets: $58 (Reserved Seating)

Saturday, April 17 / 7:00 p.m.
WDIY 88.1 FM presents
THE BRUBECK BROTHERS CELEBRATE
DAVE BRUBECK’S CENTENNIAL

Miller Center for the Arts
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

Saturday, April 17 / 9:30 p.m.
Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

Saturday, April 17 / 9:30 p.m.
40th Anniversary Tour
INCOGNITO with MAYSA
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets $56 (Reserved Seating)



Saturday, April 17 / Midnight

GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
NICK COLIONNE, GLENN JONES, RAGAN WHITESDIE, RAY FULLER, TONY MOORE, TOM ZINK, ANDREW NEU, BOBBY LYLE, CHIELI MINUCCI, JAZMIN GHENT, BRIAN BROMBERG, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more
The Inn at Reading
Tickets: $30 (General Admission)

Sunday, April 18 / 10:00 a.m. doors, buffet / 11:30 a.m. show
ijazzglobal.com Sunday Brunch
BRIAN BROMBERG’S UNAPOLOGETICALLY
FUNKY BIG BOMBASTIC BAND
featuring EVERETTE HARP, RAY FULLER, TONY MOORE, TOM ZINK,
THE BERKS HORNS

The Inn at Reading
Tickets: $50 includes buffet  (General Admission)

Sunday, April 18 / 3:00 p.m.
ijazzglobal.com presents
DAVID BENOIT & LINDSEY WEBSTER
Miller Center for the Arts
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

Brian Culbertson closes out the 30th anniversary fest on Sunday, April 18, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Sunday, April 18 / 6:00 p.m.
30th Anniversary Finale
BRIAN CULBERTSON: THE XX TOUR
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Tickets: $58 (Reserved Seating)