Tuesday, March 31 / 7:00 p.m.
Reading Eagle Community Concert
featuring special guest ERIC MARIENTHAL
directed by ALBERT RIVERA
Exeter Senior High School
Tickets: FREE (General Admission; tickets will be distributed Monday, Feb. 10)

Wednesday, April 1 / Noon
Reading DID MidDay Jazz Cafe
featuring special guest RANDY BRECKER
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: FREE (General Admission; tickets will be distributed Monday, Feb. 10)

U.S. Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band is proud to present Rhythm in Blue, the unit’s dynamic new jazz ensemble. The sleek, 13-member group presents exciting and uplifting music to inspire patriotism and tell the Air Force story.

Made up of outstanding Air Force enlisted professional musicians, Rhythm in Blues takes great pride in preserving America’s uniquely original art form, recruiting a new generation of listeners and representing all Airmen.

From formal concerts in grand auditoriums to casual shows in the park, Rhythm in Blues is in constant demand traveling throughout the eastern United States, performing for diverse audiences from Maine to South Carolina.

The high level of talent showcased by each member of Rhythm in Blue enables the group to perform with unparalleled excitement and versatility. With its extensive repertoire highlighting instrumental and vocal soloists, Rhythm in Blue makes lasting connections with audiences of all ages.

Rhythm in Blue honors our American military veterans for their selfless sacrifice at every performance and shares the message of excellence, courage and commitment displayed every day by the brave men and women of the United States Air Force, serving throughout the world.

Saxophonist extraordinaire Eric Marienthal’s astounding versatility allows him to seamlessly transition to various genres and collaborations. Marienthal is a multiple Grammy Award winner who has performed in over 75 different countries, recorded 15 solo albums and played on hundreds of records, films, television shows and commercial jingles. His sound is superlative across jazz, jazz fusion, smooth jazz and pop genres.

Also on the Tuesday night bill is the Berks High School All-Star Jazz Band directed by Albert Rivera, the saxophonist/composer who is an in-demand performer and educator.

Legendary trumpeter, flugelhorn player and composer Randy Brecker’s music is almost mythic. Brecker, who has received 19 Grammy Award nominations and won six, has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. He has been called a music master, one of the most proficient trumpeters of his generation.

Brecker has received a 2020 Grammy Award nomination for Best Improvised Jazz Solo for his track “Sozinho” that is on his 2019 Rocks album with the NDR Big Band-The Hamburg Jazz Orchestra with special guests Dave Sanborn, Ada Rovatti and Wolfgang Haffner.