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I figured that a few of yall might like to have the complete schedule for the Berks Jazz Fest. It's probably the biggest & baddest jazz festival in the United States.

Scroll down, check it all out and thanks in advance for your consideration and if you are coming stop by the Soul-Patrol booth and say hello to me, Kevin Amos, Dr. Brookenstien, ELP & Dr. Brookenstien...

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Major Concerts

Here is the lineup and schedule for the 19th annual VF Outlet Berks Jazz Fest. Tickets on sale NOW!

Please note, the Sheraton Reading Hotel is going through a name-change transition. Effective January 1, the hotel was re-branded the Reading Crowne Hotel.

Date/Time

Venue
Artist

Thursday, March 26
7:00 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel
Gerald Veasley’s
Jazz Basel

Berks Jazz Fest
Preview Concert

Kutztown University
Jazz Faculty Group featuring
 Kevin Kjos
Scott Lee
Cathy Chemi
Alan Apple
Allison Miller
David Cullen

Non-ticketed
Event
$10 at door

 

 

 

Friday, March 27
7:00 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel
Gerald Veasley’s
Jazz Base

CD Release Concert
The Tierney Sutton Band

$30

Friday, March 27
7:30 p.m.

Scottish Rite Cathedral

Opening Night Concert
Peter White
and
Mindi Abair

$49

Friday, March 27
7:30 p.m.

Inn at Reading
Ballroom

Severn Records presents
Soul and Blues Revue
featuring
Steve Guyger
Big Joe Maher
Tad Robinson
Roy Tyler and New Directions
and the
Severn Records
All-Star Band
Robb Stupka
Steve Gomes
Benjie Porecki
Alex Schultz
Karla Chisholm
Todd Goggins

$38

Friday, March 27
10:30 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel
Ballroom

World-Renowned Bassist
Victor Wooten

$39

Friday, March 27
10:00 p.m.

Abraham Lincoln Hotel
Jazz Cabaret

Late-Night Jazz
Joe McBride
Kenny Blake

$20

Friday, March 27
10:00 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel
Gerald Veasley’s
Jazz Base

CD Release Concert
The Tierney Sutton Band

$30

 

 

 

Saturday, March 28
2:00 p.m

Reading Crowne Hotel Ballroom

Sax for Stax
Gerald Albright
and
Kirk Whalum

$39

Saturday, March 28
3:00 p.m.

Miller Center for the Arts

Music of Gershwin/Porter
Doc Mulligan & Friends
featuring
Larry McKenna
Joanna Pascale

$18

Saturday, March 28
7:00 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel
Gerald Veasley’s
Jazz Base

Fusion at the Base
Steve Smith & Vital Information
featuring
Tom Coster
Baron Browne
Vinnie Valentino

$30

Saturday, March 28
7:30 p.m.

Scottish Rite Cathedral

An Evening With
Brian Culbertson

$49

Saturday, March 28
7:30 p.m.

Inn at Reading
Ballroom

Severn Records presents
Soul and Blues Revue
featuring
Clarence Spady
Darrell Nulisch
Lou Pride
and the
Severn Records
All-Star Band
Robb Stupka
Steve Gomes
Benjie Porecki
Alex Schultz
Karla Chisholm
Todd Goggins

$38

Saturday, March 28
10:00 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel
Gerald Veasley’s
Jazz Base

Fusion at the Base
Steve Smith & Vital Information
featuring
Tom Coster
Baron Browne
Vinnie Valentino

$30

Saturday, March 28
10:00 p.m.

Abraham Lincoln Hotel
Jazz Cabaret

Uptown JAZZUP
featuring
Erich Cawalla
Jen Kinder

$15

Saturday, March 28
10:30 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel
Ballroom

Music of Stevie Wonder
Gerald Veasley Band
with special guests
Najee
Nnenna Freelon
Joe McBride
and the
Berks Jazz Fest Horns

$39

 

 

 

Sunday, March 29
2:00 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel
Ballroom

Smooth Jazz 92.7 Listener Appreciation Day
Average White Band
plus
Pieces of a Dream

$39

Sunday, March 29
3:00 p.m.

Miller Center for the Arts

Jewish Federation of Reading Concert
Anat Cohen

$28

Sunday, March 29
7:30 p.m.

Scottish Rite Cathedral

Smooth and Souful …
Take 6
plus
Wayman Tisdale

$49

 

 

 

Monday, March 30
7:30 p.m.

Miller Center for the Arts

WXPN welcomes
Bela Fleck:
The Africa Project
 

$45

Monday, March 30
7:30 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel
Ballroom

Community Concert
United States
Army Jazz Ambassadors Big Band

FREE
Ticket distribution starts Monday, February 23. Details in Reading Eagle Sunday, February 22.

Fans outside of Berks County area can request tickets by mail.
Send self-addressed stamped envelope and your request (number of tickets, date of show) to: U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors Concert, Reading Eagle Company, Marketing Department,
345 Penn Street,
Reading, PA. 19601

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 31
7:30 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel
Ballroom

Community Concert
United States
Army Jazz Ambassadors Big Band
plus the
Berks High School All-Star Jazz Band

FREE
Ticket distribution starts Monday, February 23. Details in Reading Eagle Sunday, February 22.

Fans outside of Berks County area can request tickets by mail.
Send self-addressed stamped envelope and your request (number of tickets, date of show) to: U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors Concert, Reading Eagle Company, Marketing Department,
345 Penn Street,
Reading, PA. 19601

Tuesday, March 31
7:30 p.m.

Miller Center for the Arts

Andy Narell
and the
Catonsville High
Steel Drum Band

$20

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 1
7:00 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel
Gerald Veasley’s
Jazz Base

BeeBop, Blues & Ballads
Brian Bromberg Quartet
featuring
Dave Weckl
Mitch Forman
Chuck Loeb

$20

Wednesday, April 1
7:30 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel
Ballroom

Blues Rock Guitar Virtuoso
Joe Bonamassa
plus opening act
Marianne Keith

$39

 

 

 

Thursday, April 2
7:00 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel
Gerald Veasley’s
Jazz Base

Guitar Summit
featuring
Ken Gehret
Tom Witmer
Gary Wensel
Pete Rogosky

$15

Thursday, April 2
7:30 p.m.

Abraham Lincoln Hotel
Ballroom

Chieli Minucci
& Special EFX
with special guest
Nelson Rangell
and the

Berks Jazz Fest Horns

$35

Thursday, April 2
10:00 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel Ballroom

Party at the Plaza
Berks All-Star Jazz Jam
featuring
Rick Braun
Chuck Loeb
Gerald Veasley
Brian Bromberg
Chieli Minucci
Paul Jackson Jr.
Dave Weckl
Bobby Lyle
Mitch Forman
Richard Elliot
Kim Waters
Steve Cole
Jeff Kashiwa
Nelson Rangell
and more

$39

 

 

 

Friday, April 3
7:00 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel
Gerald Veasley’s
Jazz Base

Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery Tribute
Bobby Lyle
Paul Jackson Jr.

$35

Friday, April 3
7:30 p.m.

Scottish Rite Cathedral

Jason Miles presents
Soul Summit II
featuring
Maysa
Simone
Richard Elliot
Jeff Golub
Eric Darius
Bob Babbitt
Reggie Young
Steve Ferrone
and the original
Soul Survivors
plus the

Berks Jazz Fest Horns

$49

Friday, April 3
7:30 p.m.

Miller Center for the Arts

An Evening With
Phoebe Snow

$45

Friday, April 3
10:00 p.m.

Abraham Lincoln Hotel
Ballroom

Late-Night Blues
The Billy Price Band
featuring special guest
Fred Chapellier

$25

Friday, April 3
10:00 p.m.

Abraham Lincoln Hotel
Jazz Cabaret

Celebrating “Kind of Blue”
Tim Price
Rachel Z
and the
Department of Good & Evil

$15

Friday, April 3
10:00 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel
Gerald Veasley’s
Jazz Base

Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery Tribute
Bobby Lyle
Paul Jackson Jr.

$35

Friday, April 3
10:30 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel Ballroom

The Sax Pack
featuring
Jeff Kashiwa
Steve Cole
Kim Waters

$39

 

 

 

Saturday, April 4
2:00 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel Ballroom

Golden Gate Groove Double-Header
East Bay Soul
featuring
Greg Adams
Phil Perry
Michael Paulo
Lee Thornburg
plus
Joyce Cooling Band

$39

Saturday, April 4
7:00 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel
Gerald Veasley’s
Jazz Base

Fusion Saturday
Metro
featuring
Chuck Loeb
Mitch Forman
Dave Weckl
Randy Brecker
Gerald Veasley
Bob Francescini

$35

Saturday, April 4
7:30 p.m.

Scottish Rite Cathedral

An Evening With
Boney James

$49

Saturday, April 4
7:30 p.m.

Miller Center for the Arts

An Evening With
McCoy Tyner Quartet

$45

Saturday, April 4
10:00 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel
Gerald Veasley’s
Jazz Base

Fusion Saturday
Metro
featuring
Chuck Loeb
Mitch Forman
Dave Weckl
Randy Brecker
Gerald Veasley
Bob Francescini

$35

Saturday, April 4
10:00 p.m.

Abraham Lincoln Hotel
Ballroom

Back by Popular Demand
Rick Braun’s
Tribute to Chet Baker

$35

Saturday, April 4
10:00 p.m.

Abraham Lincoln Hotel
Jazz Cabaret

Celebrating “Kind of Blue”
Tim Price
Rachel Z
and the
Department of Good & Evil

$15

Saturday, April 4
10:30 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel Ballroom

WXPN welcomes
An Evening With

The Derek Trucks Band

$39

 

 

 

Sunday, April 5
2:00 p.m.

Reading Crowne Hotel Ballroom

Smooth Jazz 92.7 Listener Appreciation Day
David Benoit
plus
Warren Hill

$39

Sunday, April 5
2:00 p.m.

Miller Center for the Arts

My American Songbook
Nelson Rangell
and the
Reading Pops Orchestra

$40

Sunday, April 5
7:00 p.m.

Scottish Rite Cathedral

Festival Finale
Jazz Attack
featuring
Rick Braun
Richard Elliot
Jonathan Butler

$49

 

 

 



 

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