Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest
March 28-April 6, 2014
Newsletter: Volume 6
to perform with Elan Trotman for
Saxophonist Jessy J
has joined the lineup for the
24th annual Boscov's Berks Jazz
Jessy J will perform with saxophonist Elan Trotman
during the special Sunday Jazz
Brunch at Building 24 Live on
Sunday, March 30.
Jessy replaces Jackiem Joyner who had to drop out of
the fest because of a surprise
The brunch schedule features doors at 10 a.m. with the
concert to begin at 11 a.m.
Concert tickets are $25. There
will be a special a la carte
brunch menu for the event.
Lineup, schedule announced;
concert tickets on sale now
The star-studded lineup for the 24th annual
Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest is
The 10-day fest set for March 28-April 6, 2014 will
feature the best in contemporary
jazz, traditional jazz, blues,
gospel, and more.
The lineup includes Chuck Loeb
featuring Phil Perry,
Everette Harp, Bobby Lyle,
Carmen Cuesta, Lizzy Loeb; Lalah
with special guest Rashaan
Patterson; Candy Dulfer (photo
at right); Oleta Adams, who will
of Kirk Whalum's Gospel
According to Jazz Celebration
that also features Rick Braun,
Gerald Veasley, Kevin Whalum,
John Stoddart and the DOXA
Gospel Choir; Eldar & Brian
Bromberg; Jeff Lorber Fusion
featuring Eric Marienthal,
Jimmy Haslip, Lionel Cordew
with special guest Randy
They all join the lineup that
also includes Keiko
Matsui and the
Reading Pops Orchestra; Chieli
Minucci & Special EFX featuring
guests Steve Oliver and
Vincent Ingala; The Sax Pack
featuring Jeff Kashiwa,
Steve Cole, Marcus Anderson; Boney James, Spyro Gyra, Gregory Porter, Raul Midon
(photo at left),
BW3 featuring Rick Braun,
Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown,
Nick Colionne, Madeleine Peyroux, 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, Albert
Cummings, Alexis P. Suter Band.
Berks Jazz Fest artists
receive 10 Grammy nominations
Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest will be
well represented when the 2014
Grammy Awards are presented on
Sunday, Jan. 26, in Los Angeles.
Nine artists set to perform at the Berks Jazz Fest
received 10 Grammy nominations.
Gregory Porter received two nominations -- Best Jazz
Vocal Album category for
Liquid Soul, and for Best
Traditional R&B Performance for
"Hey Laura" from Liquid Soul.
The Best Pop Instrumental Album category featured
nominations for the following
Berks Jazz Fest artists: Boney
James for The Beat;
Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair and
Richard Elliot for Summer
Horns; and Jeff Lorber
Fusion for Hacienda.
Maysa (photo) was nominated in Best Traditional R&B
Performance for "Quiet Fire."
Lalah Hathaway was nominated in the Best R&B
Performance category for
"Something," a collaboration
with Snarky Puppy.
Randy Brecker was nominated in the Best Large Jazz
Ensemble Album for Night in
Calisia, a CD collaboration
with Wlodek Pawlik.
Rick Braun comes 'home'
for special fest preview
concert at Musikfest Cafe
Friday, March 21 / 7:30
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,
Video of the Week:
name is legendary. Her music is timeless. Her lyrics touch you at the core. Her
voice possesses rich warmth that soothes your ears and holds you close.
She is Lalah Hathaway.
Hathaway will be performing Friday, April 4, 10:00 p.m.,
at the Crowne Plaza Reading ballroom.
Hathaway and her band will be joined by special guest Rahsaan
Patterson, the amazing R&B vocalist.
CLICK HERE to check out the video of
Hathaway performing with Snarky Puppy on their Grammy-nominated song
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