Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest
April 5-14, 2013
E-Newsletter: Volume 11
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Maysa set for festival encore
featuring Maysa is back!
The legendary United
Kingdom-based band is recognized
as one of the best
funk/jazz/soul ensembles in the
world, a pioneer of the acid
jazz movement who has delighted
Last year, Incognito made its
first appearance at the Berks
Jazz Fest and left fans wanting
So, by popular demand, the fest
committee decided to invite the
band back to be part of the
Incognito featuring Maysa will
perform Saturday, April 6, at
the Sovereign Performing Arts
Center. Show hits at 7 p.m.
Incognito is a 15-piece ensemble
formed in 1980 by Jean Paul
'Bluey' Maunick, who has been at
the core of the band ever since.
Their debut album, Jazz Funk,
was released in 1981, with 14
more albums following, the last
of which, Surreal, was
released in 2012.
Surreal is Incognito's look into
the future, featuring two of the
brightest young stars on the
British soul scene, Mo Brandis,
who is being hailed as England's
John Legend, and soul diva
Longtime Incognito lead singer,
the incomparable Maysa, will be
part of the show.
Maysa has been thrilling R&B and
Jazz audiences for decades. She
released her latest solo
offering, Motions of Love,
in 2011. This album represents
the pinnacle of Maysa brilliant
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Last week, a lucky fan won front-row tickets to the Brian
Culbertson concert. This week
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to the Jazz Attack! concert.
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Berks Jazz Fest!
Braun, White, Elliot, Lorber
ready to 'attack' on April 12
What do you get when you bring together saxophonist Richard Elliot, trumpeter
Rick Braun, guitarist Peter White and keyboardist Jeff Lorber?
One serious JAZZ ATTACK! And one great concert!
This special all-star lineup was put together just for the Berks Jazz Fest. The
show is set for Friday, April 12, 7 p.m., at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.
Elliot has partnered in the past with Braun on the many RnR
When they get together, you know it's going to be a hot show and a lot of fun.
Over the years, White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile
and prolific acoustic guitarists in contemporary jazz. Armed with
an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of
jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is unique and accessible to a broad audience.
Jeff Lorber was a pioneer in the jazz fusion movement in the 1970s. After leading his own group, The Jeff Lorber Fusion, he went on to pioneer the smooth jazz genre.
You do not want to miss this show!
According to Jazz
Whalum, Butler, McClurkin
set for dynamic fest finale
When the fest committee planned the 2013 lineup/schedule, its goal was to create
a special concert to end the 10-day event.
A conversation with Kirk Whalum planted a seed that
has grown into what
promises to be an
The "Gospel According to Jazz Celebration" concert is set for Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m., at the
Scottish Rite Cathedral.
It will feature Whalum and his band,
Jonathan Butler, and legendary gospel vocalist
Whalum and Butler have been blending jazz and gospel music throughout their
released a series of
According to Jazz
CDs, winning several
Butler's latest CD -- Grace and Mercy -- delivers
the kind of biblically grounded, emotionally uplifting songs that have made the
McClurkin is one of the biggest names in gospel music. He has won three Grammy awards, 10
Stellar awards, two BET awards, two Soul Train awards, and a Dove award.
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