Trumpet/flugelhorn/composer legend Randy Brecker has won a 2020 Grammy Award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo for his track “Sozinho” from his 2019 Rocks album with the NDR Big Band-The Hamburg Jazz Orchestra with special guests Dave Sanborn, Ada Rovatti and Wolfgang Haffner.
The album was arranged by Jörg Achim Keller with all Randy Brecker compositions from different periods.
Brecker now has won seven Grammy Awards and has been nominated 19 times.
Brecker will be appearing in the Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest for the 16th time in the 30th anniversary edition of the signature festival as presented by the Berks Arts Council.
He will be the featured special guest in a performance by the U. S. Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble on Wednesday, April 1, at noon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom.
Brecker will be performing with the 30th Anniversary Berks Bop Big Band on Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom and in the Chuck Loeb Memorial All-Star Jam on Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom.
Brecker also will be part of Dean Brown’s Summer of Love Evolution showcasing Classic Music from 1968-1972 on Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m. at the Miller Center for the Arts.
He has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades with music that is almost mythic.
His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from Blood Sweat & Tears, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa.