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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13: Berks Jazz Fest preview concert

7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night/Alvernia Performing Arts Series
HOT CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA
Francis Hall Theater and Recital Hall at Alvernia University
Tickets: alvernia.edu/arts-culture/

FRIDAY, MARCH 15: Berks Jazz Fest preview concert 7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night/Jazz Upstairs Series

CRAIG THATCHER JAZZ PROJECT
Miller Symphony Hall Rodale Community Room, Allentown
Tickets: millersymphonyhall.org

MARCH 16-APRIL 7: Berks Jazz Fest preview event Berks Jazz Fest for Kids

ART DOG
Yocum Institute for Arts Education
Tickets: http://www.institute-of-arts.org
THURSDAY, MARCH 28: Berks Jazz Fest preview concert 7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night
DAVE STAHL BIG BAND
featuring special guests ANDY SNITZER, GERALD VEASLEY
The Hebron Catering and Events Facility Lebanon
Tickets: http://www.davestahl.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 30: Berks Jazz Fest preview concert 7 p.m.: Jazz on Penn Avenue

PIANO DUET: KIRK REESE & ANDY ROBERTS
plus BERKS PIANO QUARTET
Yocum Institute for Arts Education
Tickets: http://www.institute-of-arts.org

TUESDAY, APRIL 2: Berks Jazz Fest preview concert 7:30 p.m.: Berks Jazz Fest Night

THE LAST BIG BAND
Crowne Plaza Reading Goodnites Lounge: $10 at door
FRIDAY, APRIL 5 7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL TRIBUTE
Mike Eben, Chris Heslop, Ken Kemmerer, Dave Lazorcik, Bob Meashey,
Steve Meashey, Marty Mellinger, Albert Rivera, Bill Smith, Al Stokes
Club ECP at the DoubleTree: $20 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: Opening Night Celebration
BRIAN CULBERTSON
Santander Performing Arts Center: $58 & $51 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Hall of Fame Drummer
STEVE SMITH & VITAL INFORMATION NYC EDITION
Andy Fusco, Baron Browne, Mark Soskin, Vinny Valentino
The Inn at Reading: $39 (General Admission)
9 p.m.: Funky Dance Party
REGGIE BROWN & BUNCH-A-FUNK
Crowne Plaza Reading Goodnites Lounge: $15 at door
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Cheers Lounge: FREE

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 

7 p.m.: WDAS 105.3 FM presents
BONEY JAMES
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $55 (Reserved Seating)
7 p.m.: WDIY 88.1 FM presents A Night of Great Vocals
LEAN ON ME: JOSÉ JAMES CELEBRATES BILL WITHERS
plus LIZZ WRIGHT
Miller Center for the Arts: $59 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Gypsy Jazz Celebration at WCR
DJANGO REINHARDT ALL-STAR DJAM hosted by JULIEN LABRO
featuring Olli Soikkeli, Josh Taylor, Max O’Rourke, Eduardo Belo,
Chris Heslop, Trey LaRue, Zach Brock, Gonzalo Bergara
WCR Center for the Arts: $35 (General Admission)
8 p.m.: Rockin’ Blues
CARL FILIPIAK & THE JIMI JAZZ BAND
Crowne Plaza Reading Goodnites Lounge: $10 at door
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Cheers Lounge: FREE
10 p.m.: WDAS 105.3 FM presents
REMEMBERING GROVER AT 75! GERALD ALBRIGHT, EVERETTE
HARP, KIRK WHALUM, ANDY SNITZER with GROVER WASHINGTON
JR.’S ORIGINAL BAND and THE BERKS HORNS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $55 (Reserved Seating)
Midnight: GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM featuring Nick Colionne,
Kim Waters, Art Sherrod, Althea Rene, Chris “Big Dog” Davis, Brian Bromberg, Tony Moore,
Ray Fuller, Tom Zink, Karen Briggs, Donald Robinson, Slam Allen, Richard Waller and more
The Inn at Reading: $30 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

10 a.m. doors, buffet/11:30 a.m. show: Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
BRIAN BROMBERG‘S UNAPOLOGETICALLY FUNKY BIG BOMBASTIC
BAND featuring Everette Harp, Ray Fuller, Tony Moore, Tom Zink
The Berks Horns
The Inn at Reading: $50 (General Admission; Includes brunch)
10 a.m. doors/11:30 a.m. show: WRTI 90.1 FM Sunday Brunch
DAVE STAHL QUINTET featuring Tom Strohman, Lew Leabman,
Wayne Fox, Rob Cochran
Club ECP at the DoubleTree: $45 (General Admission, 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: FREE
3 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
BOB JAMES TRIO featuring Billy Kilson, Michael Palazzolo
Miller Center for the Arts: $49 (Reserved Seating)
6 p.m.: The Grand Finale
KIRK WHALUM’S GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAZZ CELEBRATION
with special guest TAKE 6 plus KEVIN WHALUM, JOHN STODDART,
DOXA GOSPEL ENSEMBLE
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $55 (Reserved Seating)
TUESDAY, APRIL 16 post Berks Jazz Fest concert
7:30 p.m.: KU Presents! Series
ARTURO SANDOVAL
Kutztown University Schaeffer Auditorium
Ticket info at kutztownpresents.org

FRIDAY, APRIL 5 (continued)

10 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
JEFFREY OSBORNE
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $55 (Reserved Seating)
Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM featuring Nick Colionne, Brian Bromberg,
Joe McBride, Steve Cole, Jeff Kashiwa, Jackiem Joyner, Albert Rivera, Jay Rowe, Donald
Robinson, Richard Waller, JJ Sansaverino, Carl Anderson, Kevin Whalum and more
The Inn at Reading: $30 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents

I GOT LIFE: THE MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE featuring CAROL RIDDICK &
GERALD VEASLEY
Club ECP at the DoubleTree: $35 (General Admission)
2 p.m.: WDIY 88.1 FM presents
WALTER TROUT plus BRUCE KATZ BAND
The Inn at Reading: $49 (General Admission)
2 p.m. & 8 p.m.: Steely Dan Tribute
THE ROYAL SCAM
Crowne Plaza Reading Goodnites Lounge: $25 (General Admission)
2 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM presents
ART SHERROD & THE ASJ ORCHESTRA’S MOTOWN, SOUL REVUE
and ARETHA FRANKLIN TRIBUTE
Jeff Kashiwa, Elan Trotman, Paul Brown, Kevin Whalum,
Tracy Hamlin, Jeff Bradshaw, David P Stevens, Benjie Porecki
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $55 (Reserved Seating)
7 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM presents
SWEET, SEXY SOUL! WILL DOWNING, HOWARD HEWETT,
AVERY SUNSHINE
Santander Performing Arts Center: $58 & $51 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: WDIY 88.1 FM presents Pops 50th Anniversary Celebration
KEIKO MATSUI and the READING POPS ORCHESTRA
Miller Center for the Arts: $49 (Reserved Seating)
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Cheers Lounge: FREE
10 p.m.: WHUR 96.3 FM presents
THE SOUL OF JAZZ! ERIC ROBERSON, NICK COLIONNE,
BRIAN SIMPSON, ALEX BUGNON, ERIC DARIUS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $55 (Reserved Seating)
Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM featuring Nick Colionne, Brian Bromberg,
Joe McBride, Steve Cole, Jeff Kashiwa, Jackiem Joyner, Albert Rivera, Jay Rowe, Donald
Robinson, Richard Waller, JJ Sansaverino, Carl Anderson, Kevin Whalum and more
The Inn at Reading: $30 (General Admission)

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

10 a.m. doors, buffet/11:30 a.m. show: Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
JOE MCBRIDE & THE TEXAS RHYTHM CLUB: UNCHAIN MY HORNS!
featuring THE BERKS HORNS: Mike Anderson, Rob Diener, Chuck
Gottesman, Skip Spratt, Andy Mohler
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $51 (Reserved Seating; Includes brunch)
1 p.m.: DOC MULLIGAN GET JazzED DAY
MIDDLE SCHOOL BIG BAND FESTIVAL
Miller Center for the Arts: $10/adults; $5/students at door

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

7 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
WEST COAST JAM! RICHARD ELLIOTT, RICK BRAUN, PETER WHITE
Scottish Rite Cathedral: $55 (Reserved Seating)
7 p.m.: Jazz at The Highlands
BOBBY LYLE & KENNY BLAKE
The Highlands at Wyomissing: $20 (General Admission; Limited Availability)
7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents Catch A Rising Star Night
KAYLA WATERS plus TEEN TOWN
Club ECP at the DoubleTree: $30 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: Celebrating the Music of Weather Report
JASON MILES, RANDY BRECKER, BOB MINTZER, GERALD VEASLEY,
KAREN BRIGGS, MINO CINÉLU, RICHIE MORALES
Miller Center for the Arts: $49 (Reserved Seating)
7:30 p.m.: Music of Stevie Ray Vaughn
TOMMY KATONA & TEXAS FLOOD
The Inn at Reading: $30 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: Gypsy Jazz Celebration at WCR
JULIEN LABRO, OLLI SOIKKELI QUARTET plus
THE HOT CLUB OF READING with special guest GONZALO BERGARA
WCR Center for the Arts: $35 (General Admission)
8 p.m.: Funky Friday
ERICH CAWALLA’S UPTOWN BAND
Crowne Plaza Reading Goodnites Lounge: $10 at door
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Cheers Lounge: FREE
10 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
“WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER:” A TRIBUTE TO AL JARREAU
starring CHRIS WALKER
featuring special guests REGINA BELLE, RICK BRAUN, ERIC MARIENTHAL
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $55 (Reserved Seating)
Midnight: GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM featuring Nick Colionne,
Kim Waters, Art Sherrod, Althea Rene, Andy Snitzer, Karen Briggs, Chris “Big Dog”
Davis, Brian Bromberg, Tony Moore, Ray Fuller, Tom Zink, Donald Robinson,
Slam Allen, Richard Waller and more
The Inn at Reading: $30 (General Admission)

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

9:30 a.m. registration/10:30 a.m. auction
BERKS JAZZ FEST AUCTION
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading: FREE
1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.: WRTI 90.1 FM presents
THE JAZZ CRUISE ALL-STARS: RANDY BRECKER & ERIC MARIENTHAL
with special guest TERELL STAFFORD
Club ECP at the DoubleTree: $45 (General Admission)
2 p.m.: WDAS 105.3 FM presents
CHRIS “BIG DOG” DAVIS & FRIENDS featuring Phil Perry, Nick Colionne,
Maysa, Kim Waters, Art Sherrod, Althea Rene
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom: $55 (Reserved Seating)
2 p.m.: WDIY 88.1 FM presents
BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION plus SLAM ALLEN’S TRIBUTE TO
JAMES COTTON featuring Steve Guyger, Rene Carlson, Mikey Junior
The Inn at Reading: $49 (General Admission)
TICKETS: berksjazzfest.com; Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-
3000 or ticketmaster.com; Santander Arena Box Office,
Seventh and Penn streets, Reading, PA 19602
*Lineup as of 11/5/18.
Subject to change.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 (continued)

2:30 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
THE SAX PACK!: STEVE COLE, JEFF KASHIWA, JACKIEM JOYNER
The Inn at Reading: $40 (General Admission)
6 p.m.: DOC MULLIGAN GET JazzED DAY
HIGH SCHOOL BIG BAND FESTIVAL
Miller Center for the Arts: $10/adults; $5/students at door
7 p.m.: XPN Welcomes
ALLMAN BETTS BAND featuring Devon Allman, Duane Betts,
Peter Levin, Berry Oakley Jr., John Stachela Jr., R. Scott Bryan, John Lum
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $52 (Reserved Seating);
$48 (General Admission)

MONDAY, APRIL 8

7 p.m.: Get JazzED Night
RMF PROJECT PENSKE JAZZ JAM hosted by Mike Eben, Albert Rivera,
Gerald Veasley, Brian Bromberg
The Inn at Reading: FREE (Donation at the door)

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

7 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. NAVY BAND COMMODORES plus BERKS HIGH SCHOOL
ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND directed by KEVIN KJOS
Muhlenberg High School: FREE (General Admission; Tickets distributed Monday, Feb. 11)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
1 p.m.: Reading DID MidDay Jazz Café
U.S. NAVY BAND COMMODORES
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: FREE (General Admission; Tickets
distributed Monday, Feb. 11)
7 p.m.: Get JazzED Appreciation Day
KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE I
plus BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND directed by KEVIN KJOS
plus CHUCK LOEB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
The Inn at Reading: FREE (Donation at the door)

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

7 p.m.: Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
CHUCK LOEB MEMORIAL ALL-STAR JAM featuring Rick Braun, Gerald Veasley,
Brian Bromberg, Randy Brecker, Nick Colionne, Peter White, Ray Fuller, Richard Elliot,
Kim Waters, Art Sherrod, Andy Snitzer, Everette Harp, Althea Rene, Chris “Big Dog” Davis,
Tom Zink, Jason Miles, Tony Moore, Chris Walker, Phil Perry
plus CHUCK LOEB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Grand Ballroom: $55 (Reserved Seating)
7 p.m.: WEEU 830 AM presents
CULLEN & COMPANY featuring David Cullen, Matt Cullen, Cliff Starkey, Chico Huff
plus THE PETER ROGAN BAND featuring Cliff Starkey, Fred Moreadith, John Fundyga,
Charise Rogosky
The Inn at Reading: $20 (General Admission)
7:30 p.m.: Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. ARMY JAZZ AMBASSADORS
Miller Center for the Arts: FREE (General Admission; Tickets distributed Monday, Feb. 18)
9:30 p.m.: Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Cheers Lounge: FREE

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WEDNESDAY APRIL 24TH

7pm Dinner Cruise aboard The Solaris Dinner Yacht featuring Brian Culbertson

(Boat boards at 6:30pm and sails at 7pm returning to the dock at 10pm) Lighthouse Marina — Panama City Beach, FL

THURSDAY APRIL 25TH

11am

Jazzy Lunch Cruise

aboard The Solaris Dinner Yacht featuring Ken Ford

(Boat boards at 10:30am and sales at 11am returning to the dock at 1pm) Lighthouse Marina — Panama City Beach, FL

THURSDAY APRIL 25TH

Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater

Gates Open at 2pm

3pm

Kayla Waters

(Seabreeze Rising Star)

4:30pm

U-Nam featuring Special Guests Tim Owens and Felicity

6:30pm

Eric Darius

8:30pm

The Jacksons

(50th Anniversary Celebration)

10:30pm

Seabreeze All Star After Party Jam featuring Ken Ford

at Pompano Joe’s Seafood House — Pier Park

FRIDAY APRIL 26TH

Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater

Gates Open at 2pm

3pm

Skinny Hightower

(Seabreeze Rising Star)

4:30pm

Sax to the Max with Paul Taylor, Vincent Ingala, and Michael Lington

6:30pm

Damien Escobar

8:30pm

Will Downing featuring Maysa and Avery Sunshine

10:30pm

Seabreeze All Star After Party Jam

featuring Eric Darius at Pompano Joe’s Seafood House — Pier Park

SATURDAY APRIL 27TH

Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater

Gates Open at 9:30am

11am

Jeff Ryan

(Seabreeze Rising Star)

12:30pm

Down To The Bone

2:30pm

The Sax Pack featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Kim Waters, and Steve Cole

4:30pm

Norman Brown and Lindsey Webster

6:30pm

Brian Culbertson

8:30pm

Special EFX All-Stars featuring Chieli Minuicci, Elliott Yamin, Gerald Veasley, Nelson Rangell, Lao Tizer & Karen Briggs

10:30pm

Seabreeze All Star After Party Jam featuring Brian Culbertson at Pompano Joe’s Seafood House — Pier Park

SUNDAY APRIL 28TH

Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater

Gates Open at 9:30am

11am

Adam Hawley and Marcus Anderson

12:30pm

Jazz In Pink featuring Gail Jhonson, Chelsea Green, Maria Antoinette, and others

2:30pm

Jonathan Butler and Kirk Whalum

4:30pm

Nick Colionne

6:30pm

Jeffrey Osborne

8:30pm

West Coast Jam featuring Richard Elliot, Peter White, DW3, and the West Coast Horns

10:30pm

Seabreeze All Star After Party Jam

featuring Nick Colionne (Free Admission) at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Pier Park

Aaron Beasant Park Amphitheater, 600 S Pier Park Dr., Panama City Beach, FL 32413

The Orlando Jazz Festival is Central Florida’s premiere Jazz event featuring an exhilarating mix of top classic jazz. Considered one of the hottest jazz festivals in the Southeast, the Orlando Jazz Festival gives music lovers a magical musical experience with a growing base of followers who have come to expect excellence in entertainment.

Featuring Damien Escobar, Sax Pack, Pieces of a Dream, Maysa, Ken Ford, Nick Colionne, Jazmin Ghent, Kyle Turner, Euge Groove, Ben Tankard, Will Downing.

September 21 – 22, 2018

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 445 S. Magnolia Avenue Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Orlando Jazz Festival scheduled for September 21st and 22nd, 2018 at Dr. Phillips Center’s Seneff Arts Plaza has been rescheduled to March 29th and 30th, 2019.
Tickets purchased for the September 2018 event will be valid on the rescheduled dates, please keep your original tickets and bring them for entry upon arrival to the show.

Featuring Cindy Bradley,  Bach To The Future, Jonathan Butler, Alex Bugnon, Will Downing, Boney James

Saturday, July 21, 2018 – 2:00 pm

Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans Place Dr, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017

with WILL DOWNING, MARION MEADOWS, KIM WATERS, BOB BALDWIN, LIN ROUNTREE, TIM CUNNINGHAM, ALTHEA RENE, NIK WEST, RICHARD RANDOLPH, CHRIS MISKEL BAND, JAzMIN GHENT, BLAKE AARON, MAESTRO J

Friday, August 10, 2018, 3:00 PM

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 11:30 PM

Churchill Downs, 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208

Friday, June 01, 2018 – 6:00 pm

The 2018 Newport Beach Jazz Festival begins with Michael Lington and vocalist Kenny Lattimore

Saturday, June 02, 2018 – 10:30 am

The Commodores, Peter White & Euge Groove, Damien Escobar, Jonathan Butler, The Baylor Project

Sunday, June 03, 2018 – 10:30 am

Brian Culbertson — Colors of Love Tour, Will Downing, RnR — Rick Braun & Richard Elliot, Caribbean Connection — Elan Trotman, Bernie Williams & Nestor Torres, Josh Vietti

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

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Chene Park Amphitheatre is the most exciting concert space in the heart of downtown Detroit. This unique waterfront venue is the epicenter of live entertainment in the summer for metropolitan Detroit. The crowds that fill the 5,000 seats and 1,000 lawn spaces atop the hill are diverse and incredibly loyal. They’ve helped Chene Park become one of the top 100 concert venues in the world.

Chene Park, 2600 Atwater St, Detroit, Michigan 48207