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24th annual
Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest

March 28-April 6, 2014

Newsletter: Volume 3


Sneak preview: Keiko Matsui, Chieli Minucci join lineup
     The star-studded lineup for the 24th annual Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest is taking shape, with more artists being added each day for the 10-day fest set for March 28-April 6, 2014.
     Here is another sneak preview of major artists/acts that have been confirmed. The complete lineup and schedule will be
announced Sunday, Dec. 1, with tickets going on sale Saturday, Dec. 7. Matsui (photo at right) and the Reading Pops Orchestra; Chieli Minucci & Special EFX (photo at left) featuring special guests Steve Oliver and Vincent Ingala; The Sax Pack featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Marcus Anderson; Boney James, Spyro Gyra, Gregory Porter, Raul Midon, BW3 featuring Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown, Nick Colionne, Madeleine Peyroux, Candy Dulfer, Peabo Bryson, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot, Kevin Eubanks.
     Jason Miles' Sly Reimagined: The Music of Sly & the Family Stone featuring Nona Hendryx, Maysa, Andy Snitzer, Alex Bugnon, Falu, Maya Azucena, Jay Rodriguez, Will Bernard, Amanda Ruzza, JT Lewis.
    Generation Next featuring Julian Vaughn, Nicholas Cole, Lin Rountree, Lebron;
Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King, Ana Popovic, Bonerama, Shemekia Copeland, Alexis P. Suter Band.
    Kirk Whalum's Gospel According to Jazz Celebration, featuring special guests.

'A Peter White Christmas' show tickets are on sale NOW!
     The holiday season is coming fast. And that means it is time for the annual Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest holiday show.
     "A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun and Mindi Abair" is set for Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Miller Center for the Arts located on the campus of Reading Area Community College.
     There are two shows -- 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
     Limited tickets remain for 3 p.m. show; great seats available for 7 p.m. show.
     If you are planning to attend this popular holiday tradition, get your tickets NOW!
In person: CD Exchange at 360 E. Wyomissing Ave.; Mohnton, PA 19540, during regular business hours -- Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursdays 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
By phone: Call CD Exchange at 610-777-2310
On the web:
      John Ernesto wants you to join him on The Jazz Cruise '14!

Rick Braun comes 'home'
for special fest preview
concert at Musikfest Cafe

Friday, March 21 / 7:30 p.m.
 Last year, the Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest and Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem collaborated to present a special festival preview concert featuring Rick Braun.
    It was the first time that Rick performed in his hometown area of Allentown and the Lehigh Valley.
   Well, "Homecoming Concert II" is set for Friday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., at the Musikfest Cafe located on the SteelStacks complex in Bethlehem.
   Tickets are available NOW.
   For more information on the Musikfest Cafe and SteelStacks complex, CLICK HERE

Building 24 Live Concerts
    If you are looking for some great concerts before the Berks Jazz fest, you need to check out Building 24 Live in Reading.
    Great concerts every Friday and Saturday night.

Friday, November 15
, 7:30 p.m.
Al Stewart and Peter White. Special acoustic duo reunion concert. Must-see event!
Doors 6 p.m.; Tickets $35

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