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Poncho Sanchez • Eric Marienthal • Tizer Quartet • Flo – Funky Latin Orchestra. Nothing like a magical afternoon to bring together a couple of thousand merrymakers who will head up the hill to the Woodminster Amphitheater to move and shake under a canopy of fragrant redwood trees. Come out and socialize, and share some homemade appetizers, and cut loose in the aisles with the upbeat tunes on September 20th.

Sunday, September 20, 2015 – 2:00 pm

Woodminster Amphitheatre, 3300 Joaquin Miller Rd, Oakland, California, 94602

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The festival is a natural evolution from Down The Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story documentary,
hardcover book, and Rhodes Travels feature. We are excited to celebrate the Fender Rhodes Piano
in a concert setting with an array of artists who express the many sounds and styles of Rhodes music.

FEATURING

Mark de Clive-Lowe, Larry Dunn, Rodney Franklin, Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway,
Jeff Lorber, Frank McComb, Greg Phillinganes, Patrice Rushen, Kandace Springs

SPECIAL GUESTS

Trina Broussard, Natalie Cadet, Kenneth Crouch, Eric Marienthal,
Terrace Martin, Rahsaan Patterson, Shelea, Take 6, Stokley Williams

RHODES GIRLS

Angelica Abrams, Butterscotch, Kayla Waters, Estella Yun

BAND MEMBERS

Alex Al – Bass
Michael Angel – Guitar
Gorden Campbell – Drums
Eddie Miller – Keys

Terry Dexter – Vocals
Shannon Pearson – Vocals

Anthony Crawford – Bass
Frank Fluker – Drums

Saturday, August 22, 2015 – 8:00 pm

Oxnard College Performing Arts Bldg, 4000 S Rose Ave, Oxnard, California 93033

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The 39th Annual Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival returns to Johnson’s Beach on September 12 and 13! Mark your calendars for incredible music, dancing, wine tasting and more!

Johnson’s Beach in Guerneville offers a picturesque venue that rests along the Russian River, only a few miles from over 100 wineries. There are two stages of music, a handful of food booths, a selection of interesting vendors, an official music store, and thousands of funky folks!

Saturday, Sept. 12
Dave Koz & Friends with Rick Braun & Kenny Lattimore
WAR THE BAND
Kyle Eastwood and more artists TBA

Sunday, Sept. 13
Buddy Guy
Taj mahal trio
Jackie Greene
B. B. & The Blues Shacks (D)

Johnson’s Beach & Resort, 16241 First St, Guerneville, California 95446

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The 3rd annual Antelope Valley Fair Jazz Festival features: Spyro Gyra, David Benoit, Vocalist Morgan James.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 – 4:00 pm

Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W Ave H, Lancaster, California 93536

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The California Jazz and Wine Fest features a variety of music, including on the Main Stage: Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and the Lao Tizer Trio.

Sunday, May 17, 2015 – 1:00 pm

Thousand Oaks Community Park, N Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks, California 91360

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GRAMMY® Award-Winning guitarist Earl Klugh annually invites jazz and music enthusiasts to a unique, luxurious getaway at the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond BROADMOOR Resort in Colorado Springs. It’s the perfect destination to enjoy exceptional hospitality, accommodations and world-class music – all among the splendor of the Colorado Rockies. April 9-11, 2015 will mark Klugh’s 12th Annual Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor! Join Burt Bacharach; ‘Jazz and the Movies’ with Earl Klugh, Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour; Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Nikki Yanofsky, and more!

The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906

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Major Concert Schedule

March 18 | April 10 | April 11 | April 12 | April 13 | April 14 | April 15 | April 16 | April 17 | April 18 | April 19
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

7:30 p.m.: Alvernia Performing Arts Series
CYRILLE AIMÉE
Francis Hall Theater and Recital Hall at Alvernia University: $20
Tickets: http://www.alvernia.edu/arts-culture/

Ticket Info
FRIDAY, APRIL 10

7 p.m.: Guitar Master
PAT MARTINO TRIO featuring Pat Bianchi, Carmen Intorre
Jazz Base at the Crowne Plaza Reading: $39 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: Opening Night Concert
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA
WITH WYNTON MARSALIS
Santander Performing Arts Center: $59 and $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Fabulous Friday Funkathon: Part I
DANCE HALL DOCS with special guest BRENT CARTER
plus THE UPTOWN BAND featuring ERICH CAWALLA & JENIFER KINDER
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

10 p.m.: Opening Night Party
BONEY JAMES
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Reading Jazz Connection
GREG HATZA & TIM PRICE ORGAN QUARTET
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $10 cover at the door (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Sweet Street Desserts Jazz Tent at Crowne Plaza: $25 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

1:30 p.m.: Live from Seattle
RANDY HANSEN: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

2 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Day
MINDI ABAIR & THE BONESHAKERS featuring SWEETPEA
ATKINSON
plus PIECES OF A DREAM
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $45, two concerts (Reserved Seating)

7 p.m.
BRIAN BROMBERG with special guest ANDREW NEU
Jazz Base at the Crowne Plaza Reading: $30 (General Admission)

Ticket Info

7 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Night
THE SOUL OF JAZZ featuring JEFFREY OSBORNE, NAJEE, MAYSA, NICK COLIONNE, GERALD VEASLEY, BRIAN SIMPSON
Santander Performing Arts Center: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM Night
JAZZ ORCHESTRA OF PHILADELPHIA
directed by TERELL STAFFORD
plus the BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND
Miller Center for the Arts: $40 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Back by Popular Demand! Music of Stevie Ray Vaughn
TOMMY KATONA & TEXAS FLOOD
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

10 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM Night
INCOGNITO
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $49 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.
ANDREW NEU
with special guests CAROL RIDDICK and DAVID P STEVENS
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $10 cover at the door (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Sweet Street Desserts Jazz Tent at Crowne Plaza: $25 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 12

10 a.m. buffet/11:15 a.m. show: Sunday Jazz Brunch
URBAN JAZZ COALITION & FRIENDS
Sweet Street Desserts Jazz Tent at Crowne Plaza: $40 (General Admission, includes brunch)

1:30 p.m.: Ultimate Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

2 p.m.: Soulful Sunday
GERALD ALBRIGHT
plus JAZZ FUNK SOUL: CHUCK LOEB, JEFF LORBER, EVERETTE HARP
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $45, two concerts (Reserved Seating)

7 p.m.: Smooth Jazz Cruise Night
BRIAN CULBERTSON
Santander Performing Arts Center: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: The Signature Jazz Cruise on Seabourn Night
DIANNE REEVES
Miller Center for the Arts: $49 (Reserved Seating)

MONDAY, APRIL 13

7:30 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. ARMY JAZZ AMBASSADORS
plus THE BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: FREE (General Admission)

TUESDAY, APRIL 14

7:30 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. ARMY JAZZ AMBASSADORS
plus the POTTSTOWN HIGH JAZZ BAND
SunnyBrook Ballroom, Pottstown: FREE (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: Special Anniversary Event
BERKS BOP BIG BAND
featuring CHUCK LOEB, JEFF LORBER, RICK BRAUN, BRIAN BROMBERG, EVERETTE HARP, GERALD ALBRIGHT, ERIC MARIENTHAL, LIONEL CORDEW and more!
Building 24 Live: $38 (General Admission)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

7 p.m.: Hidden River Film Initiative
20 FEET FROM STARDOM (Film)
R/C Reading Movies 11 & IMAX: Tickets available at the door

7:30 p.m.: Legendary Drummer
BILLY COBHAM’S ‘SPECTRUM 40’ BAND
featuring DEAN BROWN, GARY HUSBAND, RIC FIERABRACCI
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $42 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Special Anniversary Event
BERKS BOP BIG BAND
featuring CHUCK LOEB, JEFF LORBER, RICK BRAUN, BRIAN BROMBERG, EVERETTE HARP, GERALD ALBRIGHT, ERIC MARIENTHAL, LIONEL CORDEW and more!
Building 24 Live: $38 (General Admission)

Ticket Info
THURSDAY, APRIL 16

7:30 p.m.: Music of Django Reinhardt and more
DJANGOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
featuring JOSH TAYLOR, CHRIS HESLOP, BILL NIXON, MICHAEL NIKOLIDAKIS, TREY LARUE
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $15 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: Classic Rock, Blues Guitarist
PAT TRAVERS BAND
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

8 p.m.: 25th Anniversary Jam
BERKS ALL-STAR JAZZ JAM
featuring RICK BRAUN, NICK COLIONNE, PETER WHITE, GERALD VEASLEY, BRIAN BROMBERG, EVERETTE HARP, EUGE GROOVE, GERALD ALBRIGHT, MARION MEADOWS, PAUL TAYLOR, LIONEL CORDEW, ALEX BUGNON, BOBBY LYLE, MARC ANTOINE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $49 (Reserved Seating)

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

7 p.m.: Honoring Masters of Fusion
ALEX BUGNON, LIONEL CORDEW, GERALD Veasley and more
Jazz Base at the Crowne Plaza Reading: $40 (General Admission)

7 p.m.: An Evening With DAVE KOZ
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM Night
STRINGS ATTACHED
featuring LARRY CORYELL, JIMMY BRUNO, VIC JURIS,
JACK WILKINS, JOE COHN
Miller Center for the Arts: $40 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Blues at The Inn
JAMES HUNTER SIX
plus MIKEY JUNIOR BAND
The Inn at Reading Ballroom: $39 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: Fabulous Friday Funkathon: Part II
THE ORIGINAL GROOVEMASTERS
featuring BENNIE SIMS, CLIF STARKEY, DAVID CULLEN, SCOTTIE MANN,
DREW LOVE, ALISA B
plus REGGIE BROWN & BUNCH A FUNK
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

10 p.m.: Smooth Jazz Cruise Night
JAZZ ATTACK
featuring RICK BRAUN, PETER WHITE, EUGE GROOVE
and special guest ELLIOTT YAMIN
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $45 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Sax Summit
NATHAN BELLOTT, SETH EBERSOLE, ANDY MOHLER, GREG WILSON
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $10 cover at the door (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Sweet Street Desserts Jazz Tent at Crowne Plaza: $25 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

10 a.m. doors/11 a.m. auction
BERKS JAZZ FEST AUCTION
featuring musical guests THE NEW SPIRITS
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: FREE

1:30 p.m.: Eric Clapton Retrospective
CRAIG THATCHER BAND
Building 24 Live: $25 (General Admission)

2 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ Day
NICK COLIONNE
plus MARION MEADOWS & PAUL TAYLOR
Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel Ballroom: $45, two concerts (Reserved Seating)

7 p.m.: Acoustic Guitarist
MARC ANTOINE
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $35 (General Admission)

7 p.m.: WDAS/WJJZ Night
FOURPLAY
featuring BOB JAMES, NATHAN EAST, HARVEY MASON, CHUCK LOEB
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $49 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: A Journey into the Future of Jazz
KIND OF NEW featuring JASON MILES, INGRID JENSEN, JAY RODRIGUEZ, MIKE CLARK, JERRY BROOKS PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS LIONEL LOUEKE, GARY BARTZ
Miller Center for the Arts: $40 (Reserved Seating)

7:30 p.m.: Steely Dan Tribute
THE ROYAL SCAM
The Inn at Reading Ballroom: $25 (General Admission)

7:30 p.m.: Sweet Southern Soul
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
featuring DEVON ALLMAN, CYRIL NEVILLE, CHARLIE WOOTEN, YONRICO SCOTT, BART WALKER
Building 24 Live: $39 (General Admission)

8 p.m.: Celebrate Sinatra
LOU DOTTOLI and the SOUNDS OF SUNNYBROOK DANCE BAND
SunnyBrook Ballroom, Pottstown
Ticket info at sunnybrookballroom.com

10 p.m.: WDAS 105.3 FM Night
REMEMBERING JOE SAMPLE
featuring BOBBY LYLE, WILTON FELDER, RAY PARKER JR., GERALD ALBRIGHT, JEFF BRADSHAW, LIOEL CORDEW, NIC HOLAS SAMPLE, RICK BRAUN, LIZ HOGUE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $45 (Reserved Seating)

10:30 p.m.: Classic Rock Meets Contemporary Jazz
THE JOST PROJECT featuring TONY MICELI, PAUL JOST, KEVIN MACCONNELL, ANWAR MARSHALL
Jazz Base at Crowne Plaza Reading: $10 cover at the door (General Admission)

Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
Sweet Street Desserts Jazz Tent at Crowne Plaza: $25 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

10 a.m. buffet/11:15 a.m. show: WRTI 90.1 FM Sunday Jazz Brunch
FRANK VIGNOLA & VINNY RANIOLO
featuring special guest CHUCK LOEB
The Inn at Reading Ballroom: $40 (General Admission, includes brunch)

10 a.m. buffet/11:15 a.m. show: Brassy Sunday Jazz Brunch
ÉLAN TROTMAN, JEFF BRADSHAW, JOEY SOMMERVILLE
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom: $40 (Reserved Seating, includes brunch)

3 p.m.: Jazzin’ Up the Pops
NEW YORK VOICES and the READING POPS ORCHESTRA
Miller Center for Arts: $40 (Reserved Seating)

7 p.m.: Gospel According to Jazz Celebration
KIRK WHALUM, YOLANDA ADAMS, KEVIN WHALUM, JOHN STODDART and the DOXA GOSPEL ENSEMBLE
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $49 (Reserved Seating)

Various venues in or near Reading, Pennsylvania 19610