Here is the schedule of
educational events scheduled during the 24th annual Boscov's Berks
Hector Rosado y Su Orquesta
Tuesday, March 25
Reading High School
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
Students need only bring their personal instruments.
Berks Jazz Jam
Pete Souders Ortlieb's All-Stars
Monday, March 31
Building 24 Live
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
Jazz Quartet Za Zu Zat
John Rozum, drums
Ken Blekicki, sax
Jim Easton, guitar
Austin Gross, bass
Saturday, April 5
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
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