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23rd annual
Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest

April 5-14, 2013

E-Newsletter: Volume 14


     The Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest is proud to announce a partnership with the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading Musical Foundation, Project Penske Jazz Education, Reading Eagle/Voices, and the Berks Jazz Jam to present a special weeklong music education experience during the festival, featuring a dynamic mix of live performances, workshops and film for jazz fans of all ages.
     Most of the events, including the jazz films, are FREE.
     CLICK HERE for the complete "Get JazzED at the GoggleWorks" schedule!

Guitar legend Martin Taylor will perform at GoggleWorks

     The Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest has added British guitar legend Martin Taylor to the lineup.
     Taylor will be part of the Get JazzED at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts program, performing Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m. The show will open with a clinic, followed by a dynamic solo concert.
     Taylor is a multi-award winning guitarist ,and Acoustic Guitar magazine calls him "The Acoustic Guitarist of his Generation."
     He dazzles audiences with his solo shows, which combine virtuosity, emotion, humor, and a strong stage presence, while his inimitable style has seen him recognized as the world’s foremost exponent of solo finger-style guitar playing.
     Taylor has invented and developed a way of playing the guitar that is admired, and often imitated, by guitarists from all over the world.
     Tickets: $30, includes concert and clinic.
     Seating limited. Get your tickets NOW. To purchase tickets:
     1) Stop by CD Exchange located at Stabon Pond Plaza, 360 E. Wyomissing Ave., Mohnton.
     2) Phone orders, call CD Exchange at 610-777-2310.
     3) CLICK HERE to order Martin Taylor tickets online.

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 register online.

Tedeschi Trucks Band to play post-fest concert in Reading

     The Tedeschi Trucks Band, the 11-piece ensemble led by husband-wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, have proven themselves one of the hottest, most uplifting acts on the road today.
     The Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest and BRE Presents are working together to "extend" the festival and present the Tedeschi Trucks Band on Sunday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., at the Sovereign Performing Arts Center in Reading.
     CLICK HERE to get your Tedeschi Trucks Band tickets NOW!
     Formed in 2010 when Derek and Susan decided to set aside their successful solo careers and join forces, Tedeschi Trucks Band has since been touring the globe -- and accruing fans and accolades in the process.
    Fronted by Trucks' signature slide-guitar sound and Tedeschi's pliant, honey-to-husky voice, Tedeschi Trucks Band delivers a hearty roots-rich musical mix with the power to renew faith in live music.
   With the Tedeschi Trucks Band coming on the heels of the Berks Jazz Fest, it's going to be a great month of music in Reading.


CLICK HERE to listen to Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest Radio
CLICK HERE for the complete schedule of major concerts
CLICK HERE for bios, photos on fest artists (Eldar photo)
CLICK HERE for complete info on how to purchase tickets

for printable PDF copy of official fest brochure
CLICK HERE for Diane Dayton's podcast interviews with Elan Trotman, Brian Culbertson

Video of the Week
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Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway


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jazz series during fest

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