Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest
April 5-14, 2013
E-Newsletter: Volume 6
Holidays to all Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest fans!
CLICK HERE for the complete schedule of
major Berks Jazz Fest concerts.
CLICK HERE for complete information on how
to purchase fest tickets.
CLICK HERE for printable PDF copy of
official fest brochure.
Berks Jazz Fest, Musikfest Cafe
joining forces to present
Rick Braun 'Homecoming Concert' on Saturday, March 30
hard to believe, but Rick Braun
has never performed in his
hometown of Allentown -- or the
surrounding Lehigh Valley.
Well, that's going to change
thanks to the Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest and
Café in Bethlehem.
The two groups are teaming up to present a
special "Homecoming Concert" for
on Saturday, March 30, 7:30
p.m., at the Musikfest Café located on
the SteelStacks complex.
The concert is being billed as a
special "Boscov's Berks Jazz
Fest Preview Concert."
Stay tuned for more news on this
event, including the addition of
some very special guests who
will join Rick for this show.
Tickets are on sale now!
Kim Waters, Chante Moore added to festival lineup
Waters and vocalist Chante Moore have been added to the lineup for the Boscov's Berks
The "Kim Waters featuring special guest Chante Moore" concert is set for
Saturday, April 6, 10 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza Reading ballroom.
Waters and Moore replace Will Downing, who had to cancel his performance due to
an unexpected conflict with his schedule.
Tickets for the Waters-Moore concert are on sale NOW!
If you purchased tickets for the Will Downing concert online, Ticketmaster will
notify you regarding refunds. If you purchased tickets at the box office, you
must go to the box office to get a refund.
Waters is no stranger to Berks Jazz Fest fans, having performed several times
with his own band and as a member of The Sax Pack.
Kim Waters has been heralded as “simply one of the planet’s best saxophonists”
by JazzTimes and touted as a “romantic pied piper” by The Washington
Post. Waters has built an impressive and enviable career giving his fans
what they want, along the way garnering praise from critics and fans.
Since the release of her 1992 debut CD -- Precious -- Chante Moore has
been a mainstay R&B diva, her popularity spreading around the world. She has
outlasted lesser female artists with her own mix of soul and jazz, and has the
ability to set your heart racing with her looks and lyrics.
Moore continues to enjoy success, winning Soul Train Music, American Music and NAACP Image awards.
Berks Jazz Fest Radio available
free for mobile phones
Jazz Fest Radio is back!
You can enjoy some great music 24/7 by simply going to
it also is available
free for smart phones -- iPhone and Android.
Fest fans can enjoy the music of their favorite artists who will
be performing during the 10-day festival -- at any time of the
The Berks Jazz Fest Radio APP can
be downloaded FREE at the iTunes App Store and
Get ready for the fest by enjoying the music of Dianne Reeves,
Najee, Rick Braun, Brian Bromberg,
Brian Culbertson, Incognito, Nick Colionne, Lee Ritenour and many more!
The festival is working on another major, multimedia offering that will be
Video of the Week:
Lee Ritenour, The Village
Legendary jazz guitarist
performs track from CD
In a career that spans five decades and more
than 40 albums, guitarist
Lee Ritenour has developed a keen
understanding of the symbiotic balance between the leader and the supporting
players, between the wisdom of experience and the enthusiasm of youth.
On Rhythm Sessions, Ritenour's latest CD, he surrounds himself with a
cadre of high-profile veterans and some young guns.
CLICK HERE to view a great video of
Lee Ritenour discussing and performing The Village, the CD's opening
Ritenour, along with special guest Michael Lington, will be performing at the
Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest on Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza Reading
Joey Sommerville will open the show.
CLICK HERE for a chance to win a Yamaha AC3R
guitar autographed by Ritenour.
ready to swing
Vocalist, Andrew Neu guests
with Dave Stahl Big Band
Legendary singer/songwriter Bobby
Caldwell is set to headline a special, swinging night of big band during the
Bobby Caldwell will perform with the popular
and dynamic Dave Stahl Big Band on Wednesday, April 10, 7:30 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza
Caldwell and band leader/trumpeter Stahl will be joined by another special guest,
From blue-eyed soul to pop, R&B and standards, singer/songwriter Caldwell is one
of the most respected artists in the music industry.
Caldwell's live performances are always electrifying. Drawing from his vast
repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate jazz stylings and big band songs,
Bobby has the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages.
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