Educational Events

     Here is the schedule of educational events scheduled during the 24th annual Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest.

Latin Music Workshop
Hector Rosado y Su Orquesta

Tuesday, March 25
Reading High School
4:00-5:30 p.m.

     Working the iconic Latin percussionist, Hector Rosado, the students will learn about clave, mambos, montunos, moñas, soneos, coros, and much more.
     Participants will spend time learning specific techniques on their particular instrument, then play with others in a concert setting.
     Student musicians, including vocalists, are encouraged to attend this free event. Percussion, amps, and piano provided.
     Students need only bring their personal instruments.

     Media sponsors:


   Jazz Jam
Pete Souders Ortlieb's All-Stars

Monday, March 31
Building 24 Live
7:00 p.m.
FREE / Open to the Public

    This special Berks Jazz Jam will feature Pete Souders (photo at right), Farid Barron, Mike Boone, and Byron Landham.
    Also, Berks County graduates of the Berks Jazz Jam project and other jazz programs -- Seth Ebersole, Nathan Bellott, Andy Mohler, and Greg Wilson -- will be part of the event.


  Rozum Percussion Clinic
with the
Jazz Quartet Za Zu Zat
John Rozum,
Ken Blekicki,
Jim Easton,
Austin Gross,

Saturday, April 5
10:00 a.m.-Noon
Zeswitz Music Center
Clinic is FREE and open to the public.

A Lesson In Orchestration
     The musicians in the jazz quartet will perform and explain the what, why and how of chart orchestration and soloing.
     The ensemble re-arranges and re-structures the charts of the past and adds a touch and twist of their personality and experience to transform them to the arrangements of today without losing the direction and the melody of the tune.
     Contemporary rhythms further enhance and embellish the charts, thus fueling the arrangements with a fire to fully energize the music at hand.
     The clinic is guaranteed to be educational, informative and entertaining for all musicians and non-musicians alike.


Special thanks to the Reading Musical Foundation and NEMC
for their continued support for Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest educational programs.





The Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest is presented by The Berks Arts Council