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Reading, PA 19601
30th Annual Boscov's Jazz Fest
Berks Arts and Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest is looking forward to celebrating 30 years of the Fest with the community and patrons and will provide an opportunity to gather safely to enjoy live music.
The headliner for opening night, August 13th, will be trumpeter Chris Botti, always a favorite with festival audiences. The following day will be packed with events, Keiko Matsui and Kirk Whalum, to the Reading Pops Orchestra celebrating “The Spirit of Django Reinhardt,” with accordionist extraordinaire Julien Labro and Hot Club of Reading musicians Chris Heslop, Josh Taylor and friends.
That evening the 30th Anniversary All-Star Celebration will showcase more favorite artists from past festivals.
More headliners throughout the 10 days include singer Janis Siegel (of the Manhattan Transfer); saxophonist Boney James; Dean Brown’s Summer of Love Evolution featuring trumpeter Randy Brecker and an all-star ensemble; The Brubeck Brothers celebrating Dave Brubeck’s centennial; The Royal Scam (with the RS Horns) celebrating the music of Steely Dan; Brian Bromberg’s Unapologetically Funky Big Bombastic Band; and for the finale, smooth jazz great Brian Culbertson.
There will be Gerald Veasley’s Midnight Jams at Club ECP in the DoubleTree both Fridays and Saturdays. Numerous other shows are set for Club ECP, including Veasley’s “Unscripted at Berks” each Saturday.
The annual Chuck Loeb Memorial All-Stars Jam is set for Thursday, August 19th, in the DoubleTree grand ballroom.
Just CLICK LINK below to access and print the schedule.