Archive for February, 2016

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Melvin Miller in concert

Friday, March 04, 2016 – 9:00 pm

St James Live, 3220 Butner Rd SW #240, Atlanta, Georgia 30331

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Suite Jazz Series Presents Paul Brown and Chris Standring

Thursday, March 24th, 2016 7:30 PM

Suite Food Lounge, 375 Luckie St, Atlanta, Georgia 30313

Trotman

Sunday, March 20, 2016 – 6:00 pm

Houndstooth Pub, 520 8th Ave at 37th St, New York, NY 10018

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R&B Collective presents David P Stevens

It’s been a while since we’ve got the pleasure of listening to the great Dave Stevens since touring the world. So come out and help us welcome him home. Get tickets here.

Monday, February 29, 2016 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Warmdaddy’s, 1400 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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The annual Berks Jazz Fest is presented by Berks Arts Council, located in Reading, PA. The mission of Berks Arts Council is to cultivate, promote, and support the arts in our community through collaboration, education, and presentation. Berks Arts Council & the Berks Jazz Fest receive state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

For more information about the festival visit http://www.berksjazzfest.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 1
7:00 p.m.: Music of Django Reinhardt
DJANGOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $15 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: WJJZ Smooth Jazz presents Opening Night Celebration
THE SUMMIT: THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER and TAKE 6
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $59 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.:
GERALD VEASLEY & FRIENDS featuring BOBBY LYLE, NELSON RANGEL, CHIELI MINUCCI
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Community College
Tickets $40 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Blues Guitarist
ROBBEN FORD
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $40 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Funky Celebration for Alisa B
THE ORIGINAL GROOVEMASTERS & FRIENDS
The Inn at Reading Ballroom
$25 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Get Jazzed Night
KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE I directed by KEVIN KJOS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $10 (General Admission)

10:00 p.m.: WJJZ Smooth Jazz Night
NAJEE featuring CHANTE MOORE, NICK COLIONNE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Late Night Jazz Party
DAVID P STEVENS & DEE LUCAS with special guest CAROL RIDDICK
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 2
10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Get Jazzed Day
EXPO / PERFORMANCE / EDUCATION
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: FREE

1:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Day
MICHAEL LINGTON featuring TAYLOR DAYNE
plus
BRIAN BROMBERG BAND with THE BERKS HORNS
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

2:00 p.m.: Bluesy Afternoon
POPA CHUBBY
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

7:00 p.m.: The Reading Connection
GREG HATZA, TIM PRICE ORGAN QUARTET
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $15 (General Admission)

7:00 p.m.: Three-Time Grammy Winner
KEB’ MO’ with special guest GERALD ALBRIGHT
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $52 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: WXPN Welcomes
DAVID BROMBERG BIG BAND
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Night
FOUR80EAST featuring MATT MARSHAK, ART SHERROD
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $38 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Funky Celebration for Alisa B
PHILADELPHIA FUNK AUTHORITY
The Inn at Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $15 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Get Jazzed Night
SHERRIE MARICLE & FIVE PLAY
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)

10:00 p.m.: WDAS 105.3 FM presents Soul of Jazz
PHIL PERRY with special guest HOWARD HEWETT
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Late Night Jazz Party
ZOE’
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 3
Smooth Jazz WJJZ Sunday Jazz Brunch / 10 a.m. Buffet / 11:15 a.m. Concert
ANDY SNITZER with special guest NICK COLIONNE
The Inn at Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $39 (General Admission, includes buffet)

Sunday Jazz Brunch / 10 a.m. Buffet / 11:15 a.m. Concert
BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND directed by SHERRIE MARICLE
and the
BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ CHOROUS directed by PAT DORIAN, BOB DOROUGH
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $30 (General Admission, includes buffet)

1:30 p.m.: WDAS 105.3 FM Day
PIECES OF A DREAM
plus
GREG ADAMS & EAST BAY SOUL
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:00 p.m.: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Night
RICHARD ELLIOT with special guest BOBBY CALDWELL
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents Piano Sensation
JOEY ALEXANDER
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets: $35 (Reserved Seating)

TUESDAY, APRIL 5
7:00 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. NAVY BAND COMMORDORES
plus
POTTSTOWN HIGH JAZZ BAND
Pottstown High School
Tickets: FREE (General Admission)
Tickets will be distributed on Monday, Feb. 22, at various locations.
For complete details, check the Reading Eagle on Sunday, Feb. 21.

7:30 p.m.: Stolen Moments: The First 100 Years of Jazz
JAZZREACH’S METTA QUINTET
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets: Call Miller Center box office 610-607-6270 (Reserved Seating)
http://www.racc.edu/millercenter

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
Noon: Reading DID MidDay Jazz Cafe
U.S. NAVY BAND COMMORDORES
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: FREE (General Admission)
Tickets will be distributed on Monday, Feb. 22, at various locations.
For complete details, check the Reading Eagle on Sunday, Feb. 21.

7:30 p.m.: Berks Bop Night
CHUCK LOEB, RICK BRAUN, BRIAN BROMBERG, ERIC MARIENTHAL, GERALD ALBRIGHT, JEFF LORBER, EVERETTE HARP, MARCUS FINNIE
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $39 (General Admission)

7:00 p..: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. AIR FORCE RHYTHM IN BLUE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
plus
BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND directed by SHERRIE MARICLE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: FREE (General Admission)
Tickets will be distributed on Monday, Feb. 29, at various locations.
For complete details, check the Reading Eagle on Sunday, Feb. 28.

THURSDAY, APRIL 7
7:00 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. AIR FORCE RHYTHM IN BLUE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
plus
BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ CHORUS directed by PAT DORIAN, BOB DOROUGH
Kutztown High School
Tickets: FREE (General Admission)
Tickets will be distributed on Monday, Feb. 29, at various locations.
For complete details, check the Reading Eagle on Sunday, Feb. 28.

7:00 p.m.:
ERICH CAWALLA QUARTET featuring BENNIE SIMS, CLIFF STARKEY, MARKO MARCINKO
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $15 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: WDIY/NPR 88.1 FM Night
CRAIG THATCHER BAND & FRIENDS
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

8:00 p.m.: Berks All-Star Jazz Jam
CHUCK LOEB, RICK BRAUN, GERALD VEASLEY, BRIAN BROMBERG, NORMAN BROWN, KIRK WHALUM, JONATHAN BUTLER, GERALD ALBRIGHT, NICK COLIONNE, ERIC MARIENTHAL, KIM WATERS, EVERETTE HARP, JAY ROWE, MARCUS FINNIE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

FRIDAY, APRIL 8
7:00 p.m.: Music from “Bridges”
ERIC MARIENTHAL & CHUCK LOEB
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $40 (General Admission)

7:00 p.m.: An Evening With
MAVIS STAPLES
plus AMY HELM & THE HANDSOME STRANGERS
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:00 p.m.: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Night
BWB featuring RICK BRAUN, KIRK WHALUM, NORMAN BROWN
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Southern Rock, Blues
THE DEVON ALLMAN BAND
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $29 (General Admission)

9:00 p.m.: Friday Funkathon
UPTOWN BAND featuring ERICH CAWALLA & JENIFER KINDER
plus BLITZ DYNETTE
Abraham Lincoln Hotel Ballroom
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Late Night Jazz Party
CHRIS HESLOP JAZZ OPERA ENSEMBLE featuring music fromDaPONTE
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $15 (General Admission)

10:00 p.m.: Music of James Brown
JAZZ MEETS JAMES
NICK COLIONNE, KIM WATERS, ERIC DARIUS, MARION MEADOWS, JEFF BRADSHAW, JEANETTE HARRIS, JAY ROWE, J.J. SANSAVERINO, THE BERKS HORN plus special guest GERALD ALBRIGHT
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Late Night Jazz Party
THE NEW SPIRITS
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $10 at door (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 9
9:30 a.m. registration /10:30 a.m. auction
BERKS JAZZ FEST AUCTION hosted by PAUL SCOTT
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
FREE

1:30 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Day
THE RIPPINGTONS featuring RUSS FREEMAN
plus JACKIEM JOYNER & SELINA ALBRIGHT
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Two Concerts; Reserved Seating)

2:00 p.m.: Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $24 (General Admission)

7:00 p.m.: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Night
JAZZ FUNK SOUL: CHUCK LOEB, EVERETTE HARP, JEFF LORBER
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $40 (General Admission)

7:00 p.m.: “Two” Jazz Masters
CHICK COREA & BÉLA FLECK
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Tickets: $56 (Reserved Seating)

7:00 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Night
BONEY JAMES
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: 50th Anniversary Tour
KIM SIMMONDS & SAVOY BROWN
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $39 (General Admission)

9:00 p.m.: Music of Steely Dan
THE ROYAL SCAM
Abraham Lincoln Hotel Ballroom
Tickets: $24 (General Admission)

9:30 p.m.: Music of the Brecker Brothers
BRECKERVILLE
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)

10:00 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Night
JONATHAN BUTLER & GERALD ALBRIGHT
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Late Night Jazz Party
SKIP MOYER QUINTET
Michael Tozzi’s ijazzglobal.com Café @ Crowne Plaza (former Jazz Base)
Tickets: $10 at door(General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Building 24 Live / The Works Complex
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 10
10:00 a.m. buffet / 11:15 a.m. show: Smooth Jazz WJJZ Sunday Jazz Brunch
KEIKO MATSUI
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating, includes brunch)

10:00 a.m. buffet / 11:15 a.m. show: WRTI 90.1 FM Sunday Jazz Brunch
ERIC MINTEL QUARTET
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $35 (Reserved Seating, includes brunch)

5:00 p.m.: Jazzin’ Up the Pops: The Music of Dave Brubeck
THE BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET and the READING POPS ORCHESTRA
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets:
Call Miller Center Box Office @ 610-607-6270
CLICK HERE to order online from Miller Center box office.

7:00 p.m.: Entertainment Cruise Productions Night
KIRK WHALUM’S GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAZZ CELEBRATION
featuring DONNIE MCCLURKIN, JONATHAN BUTLER, KEVIN WHALUM, JOHN STODDART and the DOXA GOSPEL ENSEMBLE
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)

Desert Lexus Jazz at Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Desert Lexus Jazz at Indian Wells Tennis Garden is May 7th starring Brian Culbertson and Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers.

Saturday May 7, 2016

Indian Wells Tennis Garden 78-200 Miles Avenue Indian Wells, CA 92210

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Gerald Veasley’s musical odyssey has taken him to the top of the contemporary music world as a bassist, bandleader, composer, producer and educator. He has recorded and/or performed with many of the world’s top performers in many genres of music such as the late, great Grover Washington Jr., Chuck Loeb, Kim Waters, Nick Colionne, Special EFX, Gerald Levert, Teddy Pendergrass, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Will Downing and Pat Martino. When not collaborating with notable artists, Gerald tours and records with his band. Beyond that he is on the faculty of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, he is founder and artistic director of Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp and he is currently curator of the “Unscripted Jazz Series” with special guests such as Kirk Whalum, Raul Midón and Gerald Albright. At the moment, he is also working on two projects, “The Purple House” and songs from his musical ties to Philadelphia. Gerald’s performance as a bassist has been top shelf and whatever he does, he always brings a joyous, polished professionalism to the process of making music.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
from 2 nights* (April 29 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 8 concerts:
from 398,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights* (April 28 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 10 concerts:
from 531,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 4 nights* (April 27 – May 1, 2016) incl. half-board & 11 concerts:
from 634,00 Euro per person in a double room