Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest
April 5-14, 2013
E-Newsletter: Volume 10
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Craig Thatcher Band set for Eric
Craig Thatcher Band will be
performing "An Eric Clapton
Retrospective," a show that
traces the career of the
legendary Clapton, beginning
with the Yardbirds and
continuing with John Mayall's
Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind
Faith, Derek & the Dominos and
the various solo periods, up to
and including today.
The concert is set for Saturday,
April 6, 9 p.m. at the Abraham
Lincoln Hotel ballroom. Tickets
are $22 and they are going fast.
Based in the Lehigh Valley, the
Craig Thatcher Band has been
entertaining audiences with
their exciting brand of
blues/rock music since 1993.
The band has released two CDs –
Because of You (1996) and
Temptation (2000). Most of the
recorded material is original,
written by Craig.
This is a must-see-live
performing band; their on-stage
energy and confidence is
to view video of the Eric
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Also, to reward our loyal
Facebook followers, the fest has
decided to start a weekly
contest where fans can win
concert tickets by just clicking
the "like" button and responding
to a question.
Two weeks ago, a lucky fan won two
tickets to the opening night
concert featuring Dianne Reeves
and the Reading Symphony
Last week, someone won two
tickets to the Kim Waters
featuring special guest Chante
It pays to stay connected to the
Berks Jazz Fest!
Maysa & Her Jazz, Soul Funk
Symphony to rock Crowne
Leak has been performing at the Berks Jazz Fest for many years -- and this year
the dynamic singer will be performing twice.
Maysa and the legendary British band Incognito will share the stage and headline
on Saturday, April 6, 7 p.m., at the Sovereign Performing Arts Center.
Maysa is really looking forward to her
performance with her band -- the 11-piece Jazz, Soul Funk Symphony -- on Sunday,
April 14, 2 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza Reading ballroom.
The Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom definitely will be rocking Sunday afternoon.
The band features Angela Phillips and Sol Edler, background vocals; Carl Cox,
saxophone; Leon Jordan Jr., trumpet; Paul Aborgast, trombone; Richard Tucker,
guitar; Charles Baldwin, bass guitar; Will Brock and Damon Bennett, keyboards;
Kevin Prince, percussions; and Timothy Hutson, drums.
"I am so excited about having my own show at the Berks fest," said Maysa. "And I
am really excited about bringing the 11-piece band. Fans are in for a real
treat. You do not want to miss this concert."
Under The Stars'
Thursday, Feb. 7
Mike Eben's From the HIP
headlines Museum series
The Reading Public Museum's "Jazz Under the Stars at the Neag
Planetarium" series continues Thursday, February 7, at 7 p.m.
Mike Eben's dynamic group From the HIP will be the headliner.
Mike Eben's From the HIP plays classic soul jazz and hard bop, along with funk
and fusion. Their inspiration comes --well -- from the "Hip" -- the great artists
of the past like Trane, Miles, Cannonball, Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Hank Mobely and Lee Morgan.
They also perform music from Maceo Parker, Liquid Soul and others, as well as
putting their own funky stamp on tunes ranging from the American Songbook to
classic rock and pop.
This show features Eben, saxophone (pictured above); Bob Stoyko,
trumpet and flugelhorn, Mike Byrne, guitar, trombone, vocals; Terry Bortman,
bass; and Dave Santana, drums.
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