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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

JFS

The Smooth Jazz Cruise in association with Alan Stein

A marriage of traditional jazz with elements of rock, R&B, funk and other electrified sounds. Lorber’s music reaches a new level by crystallizing jazz, funk, and Latin rhythms with some killer melodies that translate exceptionally to live performance. More than just a jazz guitar player, Chuck Loeb is the consummate musician. In a career that spans four decades, he has proven himself to be a versatile composer, arranger and producer in a wide range of musical styles and contexts. Lorber and Loeb will be joined by talented saxophonist Everette Harp.

$95 VIP Orchestra Pit , $65 Orchestra, $50 Balcony

Saturday, November 22 at 7:30pm in EST

Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave, Rockville Centre, New York 11570

Chip Shearin

Chip Shearin presents How I Live Album Release show featuring Ethan Farmer and other surprise guests!

Saturday, November 01, 2014 – 7:00 pm

Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, North Carolina 27701

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Friday, October 24, 2014 – 7:00 pm

Watermark Place, 4500 Visionland Pkwy, Bessemer, Alabama 35022 (Birmingham)

SpyroGyra

Cruise with M.E.E. on the Hornblower Infinity Yacht with the amazing band Spyro Gyra on October 3rd.

Come aboard FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 at 7:00PM for a Smooth Cruise with the iconic contemporary jazz group Spyro Gyra!

To mark the 35th anniversary of the release of their breakthrough Morning Dance album, Spyro Gyra will be performing it start to finish at their NYC show. Then they will continue the show with highlights of more of their memorable music.

Catch the Hornblower Infinity at Pier 40 at Houston Street @ the Hudson River/West Side Highway, at the north side of the pier.

Cruise departs promptly at 7pm (Boarding begins: 6pm)

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TIZER featuring Chieli Minucci, Karen Briggs and Lao Tizer at Yoshi’s San Francisco on International Jazz Day.

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 – 8:00 pm

Yoshi’s – SF, 1330 Fillmore St, San Francisco, California 94115

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The Eric Essix Jazz Escape at the Renaissance Ross Bridge, is the first event of its kind in this region to be hosted by a world class golf resort and spa. It’s a weekend getaway that offers an intimate jazz concert experience in a secluded, lush woodland environment that is still only minutes from the airport, city center, shopping, attractions and great restaurants. For residents of Birmingham and surrounding areas, the Renaissance at Ross Bridge is the perfect getaway that’s not far away…making Eric’s Jazz Escape the ultimate “stay-cation”!

Artists Schedule:

Roman Street, Brian Culbertson, Kelley O’ Neal & the KAYO Band, Frank McComb, The Eric Essix Project, Kim Scott, Tracy Hamlin, and Karen Briggs.

Labor Day Weekend
August 29-31, 2014

Renaissance Ross Bridge, 4000 Grand Ave, Birmingham, Alabama 35226