Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest
April 5-14, 2013
E-Newsletter: Volume 12
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Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest radio
CLICK HERE for the complete schedule of
CLICK HERE for bios, photos on fest artists
(Phil Perry photo)
CLICK HERE for complete info on how
to purchase tickets
CLICK HERE for printable PDF copy of
official fest brochure
Esperanza Spalding, Arturo
Sandoval win Grammy Awards
It was a great night for Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest artists at Sunday's Grammy
Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
and vocalist Esperanza Spalding won two Grammys -- Best Jazz Vocal Album for
her CD Radio Music Society; and Best Instrumental Arrangement
Accompanying Vocalist, along with composer Thara Memory for "City of Roses," a track from Radio Music Society.
who won the 2011 Grammy for Best New Artist, beating out Justin Bieber, will
perform during the Berks Jazz Fest on Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m., at the
Scottish Rite Cathedral.
CLICK HERE for backstage video of
Esperanza Spalding thanking her team, including Dave Love, a longtime friend
of the Berks Jazz Fest.
trumpeter Arturo Sandoval won the Grammy for the Best Large Jazz Ensemble
Album for his CD project -- Dear Diz: Every Day I Think of You -- a
tribute to his mentor and jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie.
who has won nine Grammy Awards, will perform during the fest on Sunday,
April 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Miller Center for the Arts.
Berks Jazz Fest artists nominated were Kurt Elling, Chuck Loeb, Gerald
Albright and Norman Brown.
Spalding offers BJF fans free download of
Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding is offering a free
download of the song "City of Roses" from her Radio Music Society CD to
all fans who purchase tickets to her Berks Jazz Fest concert Tuesday, April 9,
7:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.
Building 24 Live partners with
fest to present jazz series
More talent has been
added to the already
star-studded Berks Jazz Fest
James Carter Organ Trio, Charlie Hunter & Scott
Amendola, Les Paul Trio, and Jim Weider have been added to
the festival lineup through a special jazz series being
Building 24 Live
located in Wyomissing.
Carter is a powerhouse musician and one of the most
admired saxophonists of his generation, garnering plaudits
for his role in helping to propel jazz full tilt into the
future over the past 25 years.
Guitarist Charlie Hunter (photo at left) and drummer Scott Amendola will
surely give the Building 24 roof a serious stress test, as
they do their level best to blow it straight off with their
Building 24 is very excited to present the trio
that accompanied the legendary Les Paul at the Iridium Jazz
Club every Monday night until his passing in 2009.To this day, the Lou Pallo-led
Les Paul Trio continues to play
Pallo may not be a household name but if you are a Les
Paul fan, then he is instantly recognizable as
the longtime rhythm guitarist of his backing
trio. He met Les Paul during 1963 and they
formed a music relationship shortly afterward.
Jim Weider, a master of classic telecaster guitar, is
renowned for his rock and blues-based signature sound. He's
earned enormous respect from fellow musicians and music fans
throughout the world.
CLICK HERE for info on Building 24 Live
shows. Tickets on sale NOW!
Chuck Loeb's String Training set for Thursday, April 11
Chuck Loeb will present his popular
guitar workshop -- String Training -- for musicians of all ages and levels
during the Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest.
String Training is set for Thursday, April 11, at the
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts located in Reading. The workshop will run from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The String Training session will address many of the
topics and challenges facing today’s guitarists including jazz, blues, rock and
fusion improvisation; chord structures and accompaniment; sight reading,
practice and study habits.
In this fourth edition of String Training, Chuck is
honored to be joined by fellow guitarists Oz Noy and Norman Brown.
The format will be interactive -- with instruction,
discussion, question and answer sessions, and student participation.
So bring your axe, your pick, your strings, and your
strap as we prepare you for the new season of guitar at Chuck Loeb’s String
Training -- cleats not required!
CLICK HERE for complete information and to
Veasley's Bass Boot Camp EXPO set for Saturday, March 2
Gerald Veasley's 12th annual Bass Boot Camp is set for March 1-3 at the
Crowne Plaza Reading. Bass players of all ages and skill levels will come
together for the camp.
A highlight of Gerald's annual event is the
Bass Boot Camp EXPO, which was born out of
the desire to connect bass players with the companies who serve them.
The Bass Boot Camp EXPO gives bass players an opportunity to
interact with vendors about basses, amps, accessories and a host of bass-related
products and services. The show will be packed with giveaways,
demonstrations and much more, making it a must-attend event!
The second annual EXPO takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It
expands the Bass Boot Camp experience by exposing the bass community to
cutting-edge "tools of the trade."
The EXPO is FREE and open to all registered Bass Boot Camp
participants and all other bass and music enthusiasts. Check it out.
CLICK HERE for complete info on the Bass Boot Camp and the
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