Posts Tagged ‘Karen Briggs’

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PRE-FEST EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night / Alvernia Performing Arts Series
Francis Hall Theater & Recital Hall / Alvernia University
VINCE GIORDANO & THE NIGHTHAWKS 11
Ticket Info: http://www.alvernia.edu/arts-culture

THURSDAY, MARCH 16
7:00 p.m. & 9 p.m. (Two Shows): Berks Jazz Fest Night
SOUTH Jazz Parlor / Philadelphia / Two Shows: 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.
GERALD VEASLEY’S ELECTRIC MINGUS PROJECT
Ticket Info: http://www.ticketfly.com/venue/19933-south

FRIDAY, MARCH 17
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night / Jazz Upstairs Series
Miller Symphony Hall / Rodale Community Room / Allentown
EXPANSIONS: THE DAVE LIEBMAN GROUP
Ticket Info: http://www.millersymphonyhall.org

SATURDAY, MARCH 18
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night
Building 24 Live / 7:30 p.m.
THE ROYAL SCAM: THE MUSIC OF STEELY DAN
Ticket Info: http://www.bldg24live.com

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night
Building 24 Live / 7:30 p.m.
THE DIVA JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Ticket Info: http://www.bldg24live.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 25
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night
The Lodge at Sharp Mountain / Pottsville
GREG HATZA ORHANIZATION
Ticket Info: http://www.lodgeatsharpmtn.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 25
7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night
Building 24 Live
Chilean Jazz Master
MANUEL GARCIA with CRAIG THATCHER
Ticket Info: http://www.bldg24live.com

FRIDAY, MARCH 31
7:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
DR. LONNIE SMITH
featuring JONATHAN KREISBERG, JOHNATHAN BLAKE
SOUTH Jazz Prlor @ Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: Opening Night Celebration
GERALD ALBRIGHT, PATTI AUSTIN, JONATHAN BUTLER
Santander Performing Arts Center
$52 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
BERKS GROOVE PROJECT
featuring JEFF BRADSHAW, ERIC DARIUS, MARCUS MYERS, DONALD ROBINSON, JJ SANSAVERINO, OLI SILK, GERALD VEASLEY
Building 24 Live
$40 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Free Admission

9:30 p.m.: Music of the Grateful Dead & Jazz Is Dead
CULLEN & COMPANY
featuring MATT CULLEN, DAVID CULLEN, JAMIE MALLEY, ANDERS ALFELT, MICHAEL BOROWSKI
Club JJZ at GoodNItes / Crowne Plaza Reading
$15 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
DR. LONNIE SMITH
featuring JONATHAN KREISBERG, JOHNATHAN BLAKE
SOUTH Jazz Parlor @ Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
10:00 p.m.: WDAS-FM 105.3 presents
THE NEW URBAN JAZZ PARTY
featuring BOB BALDWIN, WALTER BEASLEY, MARION MEADOWS, TOM BROWNE
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating)
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring NICK COLIONNE, ERIC DARIUS, ADAM HAWLEY, OLI SILK, JEFF BRADSHAW, JJ SANSAVERINO, BRIAN BROMBERG, KAREN BRIGGS, PAT BIANCHI, DAVID P STEVENS, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more
Building 24 Live
$28 (General Admission)
SATURDAY, APRIL 1
1:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
MIKE EBEN’S FROM THE HIP NONET
SOUTH Jazz Parlor @ Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$18 (General Admission)
1:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
NICK COLIONNE
plus ERIC DARIUS featuring ADAM HAWLEY
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Two Concerts; Reserved Seating)
1:30 p.m.: Music of Stevie Ray Vaughn & More
TOMMY KATONA & TEXAS FLOOD
Building 24 Live
$25 (General Admission)
7:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
PAT MARTINO ORGAN TRIO WITH HORNS
featuring PAT BIANCHI, CARMEN INTORRE, ADAM NIEWOOD, ALEX NORRIS
SOUTH Jazz Parlor @ Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
7:00 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JZZ presents
FOURPLAY
featuring BOB JAMES, NATHAN EAST, HARVEY MASON, CHUCK LOEB
Santander Performing Arts Center
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents
JASON MILES presents CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF WEATHER REPORT
featuring JEFF COFFIN, THEO CROKER, GERALD VEASLEY, KAREN BRGGS, MINO CINELU, CARTER BEAUFORD, SHAUN MARTIN
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Music of Stevie Ray Vaughn & More
TOMMY KATONA & TEXAS FLOOD
Building 24 Live
$25 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubeTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
FREE

9:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
PAT MARTINO ORGAN TRIO WITH HORNS
featuring PAT BIANCHI, CARMEN INTORRE, ADAM NIEWOOD, ALEX NORRIS
SOUTH Jazz Parlor @ Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
10:00 p.m.: WDAS FM 105.3 presents
LARRY GRAHAM & GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating)
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring STEVE COLE, NICK COLIONNE, ERIC DARIUS, ADAM HAWLEY, OLI SILK, JEFF BRADSHAW, JJ SANSAVERINO, BRIAN BROMBERG, KAREN BRIGGS, PAT BIANCHI, DAVID P STEVENS, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more
Building 24 Live
$28 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 2
10:00 a.m. Doors; 11:15 a.m. Show: Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
JAZZ GETS THE BLUES
featuring STEVE COLE, NICK COLIONNE, ERIC DARIUS, CLARENCE SPADY, ALEXIS P SUTER, VICKI BELL, PAT BIANCHI and the BERKS HORNS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating; Includes Brunch)
3:00 p.m.: WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents
THE SUPER BAND
featuring RANDY BRECKER, MIKE STERN, BILL EVANS, KEITH CARLOCK, TOM KENNEDY
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
$49 (Reserved Seating)
4:30 p.m.: Get JazzED presents
HIGH SCHOOL BIG BAND FESTIVAL
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
FREE ADMISSION/DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT DOOR

6:00 p.m.: WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents
SNARKY PUPPY
Santander Performing Arts Center
$49 (Reserved Seating)

MONDAY, APRIL 3
7:00 p.m.: Reading Musical Foundation Night
BERKS JAZZ JAM: A GET JAZZED EVENT
hosted by
MIKE EBEN and SPECIAL GUESTS
FREE ADMISSION

TUESDAY, APRIL 4
7:30 p.m.: Miller Center for the Arts presents
TROKER
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets: Call Box Office at 610-607-6270; Online at http://www.racc.edu/millercenter

7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
ERIC MARIENTHAL
SOUTH Jazz Parlor at Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$25 (General Admission)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5
Noon: Reading DID MidDay Jazz Cafe
NYPD JAZZ BAND
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
FREE ADISSION (General Admission; Tickets Distributed in February)

7:00 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
NYPD JAZZ BAND
plus the
BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND
directed by TERELL STAFFORD
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
FREE (General Admission; Tickets Distributed in February)

7:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
BERKS BOP NIGHT
featuring JEFF LORBER, GERALD ALBRIGHT, RICK BRAUN, BRIAN BROMBERG, MARCUS FINNIE, EVERETTE HARP, CHUCK LOEB
Building 24 Live
$40 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
FRANK DIBUSSOLO’S PHILY REUNION BAND
featuring JAMES DELI’OREFICE, BRUCE KAMINSKY, DAVE DEPALMA, BRUCE KLAUBER
SOUTH Jazz Parlor at Berks / DoublTree by Hilton Reading
$20 (General Admission)

THURSDAY, APRIL 6
7:00 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. AIR FORCE RHYTHM IN BLUE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
and the BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND
directed by TERELL STAFFORD
Muhlenberg High School
Free (General admission; Tickets will be distributed in February)

7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
JEFF HAMILTON TRIO
featuring TAMIR HENDELMAN and CHRISTOPH LUTY
SOUTH Jazz Parlor at Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents
JAREKUS SINGLETON
plus VANESSA COLLIER
Building 24 Live
$30 (Two Concerts; General Admission)
8:00 p.m.: 27th Annual Jam
BERKS ALL-STAR JAM
featuring CHUCK LOEB, RICK BRAUN, GERALD VEASLEY, NORMAN BROWN, PAUL JACKSON JR., DAVID P STEVENS, BRIAN BROMBERG, GERALD ALBRIGHT, ANDREW NEU, EVERETTE HARP, VINCENT INGALA, RICHARD ELLIOT, PHIL PERRY, BRIAN SIMPSON, ANDY SNITZER, MARCUS FINNIE, KEIKO MATSUI, CHRIS “BIG DOG” DAVIS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$52 (Reserved Seating)

FRIDAY, APRIL 7
7:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
ANAT COHEN QUARTET
SOUTH Jazz Parlor / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
7:00 p.m.: WDAS-FM 105.3 presents
THE SOUL OF JAZZ: WILL DOWNING & NAJEE
Scottish Rite Cathedral
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: An Evening With
KEIKO MATSUI
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
JEFF LORBER FUSION
featuring JIMMY HASLIP, GARY NOVAK, ANDY SNITZER
plus special guest PAUL JACKSON JR.
Building 24 Live
$40 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: Rockin’ Friday at the Crowne
THE ARTIMUS PYLE BAND: TRIBUTE TO RONNIE VAN ZANT’S LYNYRD SKYNYRD
plus CAROLYN WONDERLAND
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
$39 (Two Concerts; General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JZZ presents
VINCENT INGALA & MICHAEL MANSON
Crowne Plaza Reading / Club JJZ at GoodNites
$30 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
ANAT COHEN QUARTET
SOUTH Jazz Parlor / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
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9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
FREE

10:00 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JZZ presents
WEST COAST JAM
featuring RICK BRAUN, NORMAN BROWN, RICHARD ELLIOT
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reerved Seating)
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring PHIL PERRY, EVERETTE HARP, BRIAN BROMBERG, PAUL JACKSON JR., BRIAN SIMPSON, DAVID P STEVENS, DONALD ROBINSON, ANDY SNITZER, RICHARD WALLER, MICHAEL MANSON, ANDREW NEU, VINCENT INGALA and more
Building 24 Live
$28 (General Admission)
SATURDAY, APRIL 8
9:30 a.m. Registration / 10:30 a.m. Auction
BERKS JAZZ FEST AUCTION
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Ampitheater

1:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
AVALON JAZZ BAND
plus THE HOT CLUB OF READING
SOUTH Jazz Parlor / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$20 (Two Concerts; General Admission)
1:30 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM presents Remembering George Duke
EVERETTE HARP & FRIENDS
featuring CHANTE MOORE, PHIL PERRY, BRIAN BROMBERG, BRIAN SIMPSON, RAYFORD GRIFFIN, DWIGHT SILLS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating)
1:30 p.m.: WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents New Orleans Funk Master
JON CLEARY
Building 24 Live
$39 (General Admission)
7:00 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
RICK BRAUN: THE MUSIC OF CHET BAKER
SOUTH Jazz Parlor at Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
7:00 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM presents
BRIAN CULBERTSON
Scottish Rite Cathedral
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: XPN Welcomes Blues at the Crowne
SHEMEKIA COPELAND
plus SELWYN BIRCHWOOD
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
$40 (Two Concerts; General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: An Evening With
JIM BRICKMAN
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
$49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
CHUCK LOEB & FRIENDS
Building 24 Live
$40 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: Billy Joel Tribute
THE STRANGER featuring MIKE SANTORO
Crowne Plaza Reading / Club JJZ at GoodNites
$28 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
RICK BRAUN: THE MUSIC OF CHET BAKER
SOUTH Jazz Parlor at Berks / DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
$39 (General Admission)
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
FREE

10:00 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 presents Entertainment Cruise Productions Night
MARCUS MILLER
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating)
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring BRIAN BROMBERG, ART SHERROD, MATT MARSHAK, ROB DEBOER, TONT GRACE, DAVID P STEVENS, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER, MICHAEL MANSON, BRIAN SIMPSON, ANDREW NEU, VINCENT INGALA and more
Building 24 Live
$28 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 9
Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
10:00 a.m. buffet / 11:15 a.m. show
FOUR80EAST
with special guests ART SHERROD and MATT MARSHAK
Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom
$49 (Reserved Seating; Includes Brunch)
1:30 p.m.: The Frank Scott Memorial Art Show
The ART OF JAZZ AWARDS CEREMONY
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts / Schmidt Gallery

3:00 p.m.: Jazzin’ Up the Pops / Symphony in Bossa
READING POPS ORCHESTRA with MINAS
featuring ORLANDO HADDAD, PATRICIA KING, ANDREW NEU
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Call Box Office at 610-6077-6270; order online at http://www.racc.edu/millercenter

6:00 p.m.: The Grand Finale
KIRK WHALUM’S GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAZZ CELEBRATION
with KEVIN WHALUM, JOHN STODDART, DOXA GOSPEL ENSEMBLE
and special guest FRED HAMMOND
Scottish Rite Cathedral
$49 (Reserved Seating)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 / POST-FEST EVENT
7:30 p.m.: KU Presents! Series
BRANFORD MARSALIS with special guest KURT ELLING
Kutztown University Schaeffer Auditorium

Various Venues in Reading, Pennsylvania 19611

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The 2-day Jazz’SAlive Festival features a variety of jazz, including on Sunday: Lao Tizer with Eric Marienthal, Chieli Minucci, Karen Briggs and Muyungo Jackson, Kirk Whalum.

Free event!

Sunday, September 18, 2016 – 11:30 am

Travis Park, 711 Navarro St, San Antonio, Texas 78205

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Karen Briggs (born August 12, 1963), also known as the “Lady in Red”, is an American violinist. Born in Manhattan to a family of musicians, Briggs took up the violin at age 12 and committed to playing professionally at age 15. Briggs joined the Virginia Symphony Orchestra while still in college, but grew discontented with performing classical music and left the orchestra after four years. Since them, she has performed predominantly in the jazz and contemporary instrumental genres.

Best known for spending thirteen years on tour with contemporary instrumental musician Yanni, Briggs received the “Lady in Red” moniker while featuring as a soloist on Yanni’s Live at the Acropolis tour. After parting with Yanni in 2004, she toured with other groups including the short-lived jazz fusion group Vertú. Briggs has performed at such locations as Carnegie Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and has performed or collaborated with Dave Grusin, Diana Ross, the Wu Tang Clan, En Vogue, and Chaka Khan.

June 6, 2016 07:00 pm

City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30308

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The Newport Beach Jazz Festival takes place June 3-5, 2016 and features: vocalist Michael McDonald, Brian Culbertson, vocalist Stephanie Mills, Average White Band, Gerald Albright, Jonathan Butler, Peter White, Paul Taylor, Euge Groove, Selina Albright, Jackiem Joyner, Phil Denny, Curtis Brooks, Karen Briggs, Gee Mack, The Bordeaux Brothers, Morgan James, Don Was and The Detroit Dukes.

Hyatt Regency, 1107 Jamboree Rd, Newport Beach, California 92660

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The Red Cat Jazz Festival features a variety of activities May 5-8, 2016, including a VIP All White Poolside Party with Marion Meadows plus an All-Star Jam with The Singing DJ – Dana Jackson and surprise guests.

Line Up: Chris Mitchell, Mike Phillips, Marion Meadows, Jessy J, Gerald Albright, Jonathan Butler, Mindi Abair, Alex Bugnon, Theresa Grayson, Joey Sommerville, Michael Ward, Kermit Ruffins, Karen Briggs, Ronnie Laws.

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, Golf & Conv Ctr, 7 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554

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Thursday, December 03, 2015 – 7:30 pm

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

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Gerald Veasley’s Unscripted Jazz Series presents contemporary artists stretching the boundaries between straight ahead and soul. Philadelphia’s most anticipated restaurant, SOUTH, offers a menu of vibrant new southern fare. Join us for an unforgettable, unscripted evening with Karen Briggs.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 – 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm

SOUTH Jazz Parlor, 600 N. Broad Street, 19130 Philadelphia, PA