Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest
March 28-April 6, 2014
Newsletter: Volume 11
PBS39 'Faces of Jazz' series
kicks off Saturday, Feb. 8;
Gerald Veasley, Chuck Loeb,
and Eldar featured artists
The Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest and
WLVT PBS39/Lehigh Valley are
collaborating to produce a
special series of jazz programs.
The program is called the "Faces of Jazz"
feature Berks Jazz Fest
artists Gerald Veasley, Chuck
Loeb and Eldar.
The series starts this Saturday with the Gerald Veasley
segment airing at 6 p.m., and Chuck
Loeb at 6:30 p.m.
The 30-minute programs feature performances by the
respective artists and
interviews. The series was
recorded at the PBS39 studios in
Bethlehem last December.
"We are pleased to be collaborating with PBS39 on this
project," said Karen Haver,
executive director of the Berks
Arts Council. "The 'Faces of
Jazz' series will be a great way
to showcase Gerald, Chuck, Eldar and the
entire festival to a
'Faces of Jazz' Schedule /
(Check local channel listings)
Saturday, Feb. 8: Gerald Veasley, 6 p.m.; Chuck
Loeb, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15: Eldar, 6 p.m.; Gerald Veasley,
Saturday, Feb. 22: Chuck Loeb, 6 p.m.; Eldar,
Tuesday, Feb. 25: Gerald Veasley, 9 p.m.; Chuck
Loeb, 9:30 p.m.; Eldar, 10 p.m.
Tuesday, March 25: Gerald Veasley, 9 p.m.; Chuck
Loeb, 9:30 p.m.; Eldar, 10 p.m.
Also, the programs will be aired on PBS39's Create TV
(Channel 266 Comcast) on the
following Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
-- Feb. 19; Feb. 26; March 12,
March 19 and March 26.
Preview series: Frank Bey at
Building 24 Live on Feb. 7
While waiting for the Boscov's
Berks Jazz Fest,
fans can get their
jazz and blues fix at Building
24 Live located in Wyomissing
just outside of downtown
The festival and B24 Live have teamed up to present a
special series of preview
concerts, featuring the best in
jazz and blues.
Friday, Feb. 7: Soul, Blues icon
Saturday, Feb. 8: "Remembering Frank Scott" featuring
Bootsie Barnes, 7:30
Thursday, Feb. 27: Blues guitarist
Chubby, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 6: Iconic blues band
Lil' Ed &
The Blues Imperials,
Saturday, March 8: Blues vocalist
Fuchs, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 14: Contemporary jazz super group
Four 80 East
Saturday, March 22: Banjo master
Call 610-375-2700 for tickets and dinner reservations.
For more info on B24 Live, check out
The Bo-Keys join Németh
for rockin' blues concert
John Németh is a rising blues
He is a singer steeped in the tradition and reminiscent of
B.B. King, Ray Charles and Junior Parker.
And he is a harmonica player of riveting intensity and
John Németh is bringing his red-hot show to
the Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest on Wednesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m., at Building 24
And Németh has made his show even hotter for blues fans by adding
the legendary Memphis Soul band
Bo-Keys to be part of what promises to be a must-see concert.
The Bo-Keys feature legendary Stax/Volt and Hi Records
In 2010, The Bo-Keys were featured on Cyndi Lauper's Grammy
nominated "Memphis Blues" album.
Eldar, Brian Bromberg
set for Jazz Base shows
Two virtuosos are teaming up for a special concert during the Berks
Eldar (photo) and acoustic bassist
Brian Bromberg will blend their considerable talents when they
take the stage on Saturday, March 29, at The Jazz Base, Crowne Plaza Reading.
Two shows: 7 and 10 p.m.
Eldar and Bromberg performed together for the first time during a
Midnight Jam at last year's fest. Afterwards, both said they should work
together again. That sentiment also was shared by the packed house who witnessed
"Brian and I had a great time performing at the jam," said Eldar.
"I am really happy that we were able to get together again for the festival."
Joining Eldar and Bromberg will be Philly saxophonist Chris Farr
and a to-be-named drummer.
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