The Hot Club of Philadelphia will perform at Alvernia University on Wednesday, March 14.

PRE-FEST CONCERTS
Wednesday, March 14 / 7:30 p.m.

Berks Jazz Fest Night: Alvernia Performing Arts Series
HOT CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA
Francis Hall Theater & Recital Hall / Alvernia University
Tickets: www.alvernia.edu/arts-culture

Thursday, March 15 / 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.
Berks Jazz Fest Night: Gerald Veasley’s Unscripted Series
UNIT 3 DEEP featuring DAVID DYSON, LORI WILLIAMS
SOUTH Jazz Parlor / Philadelphia
Tickets: www.southrestaurant.net

Friday, March 16 / 7:30 p.m.
Berks Jazz Fest Night: Jazz Upstairs Series
ERIC MINTEL QUARTET
Miller Symphony Hall / Rodale Community Room / Allentown
Tickets: www.millersymphonyhall.org

Sunday, March 25 / 3:00 p.m.
Berks Jazz Fest Night: Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz presents
MARY STALLINGS
Steinman Hall at the Ware Center / Lancaster
Tickets: www.artsmu.com

Brian Culbertson headlines opening night concert at Santander Performing Arts Center.

BERKS JAZZ FEST EVENTS
Friday, April 6 / 7:30 p.m.

WRTI 90.1 FM presents
MIKE EBEN’S FROM THE HIP NONET
with special guest ALBERT RIVERA

Club ECP: The Jazz Cruises of Entertainment Cruise Productions
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)
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Friday, April 6 / 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Celebration
BRIAN CULBERTSON: COLORS OF LOVE TOUR
Santander Performing Arts Center / Reading

Tickets: $55 and $49 (Reserved Seating)
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Friday, April 6 / 7:30 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
SPECIAL EFX ALL-STARS
featuring CHIELI MINUCCI, ERIC MARIENTHAL, LAO TIZER, KAREN BRIGGS, GERALD VEASLEY
The Inn at Reading Ballroom / Wyomissing

Tickets: $40 (General Admission)
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Friday, April 6 / 9:30 p.m.
Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge

Tickets: FREE

Friday, April 6 / 10:00 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
RICK BRAUN with special guest DAVE KOZ
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom

Tickets: $52 (Reserved Seating)
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Friday, April 6 / Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring NICK COLIONNE, LAO TIZER, KAREN BRIGGS, CHIELI MINUCCI, ERIC MARIENHAL, KIM WATERS, BRIAN BROMBERG, ALBERT RIVERA, ANDREW NEU, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more!
The Inn at Reading Ballroom / Wyomissing

Tickets: $29 (General Admission)
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Victor Wooten Trio headlines at Miller Center on Saturday, April 7.

Saturday, April 7 / 1:30 p.m.
WRTI 90.1 FM presents
DAVE STRYKER, ERIC ALEXANDER ORGAN QUINTET
featuring STEVE NELSON

Club ECP: The Jazz Cruises of Entertainment Cruise Productions
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $29 (General Admission)
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Saturday, April 7 / 1:30 p.m.
WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents
BILLY PRICE BAND with special guest JOHNNY RAWLS
The Inn at Reading Ballroom / Wyomissing
Tickets: $30 (General Admission)
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Saturday, April 7 / 2:00 p.m.
WHUR 96.3 FM presents
PIECES OF A DREAM
with special guests
KIM WATERS, NICK COLIONNE, ERIC ROBERSON

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $50 (Reserved Seating)
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Saturday, April 7 / 7:00 p.m.
WHUR 96.3 FM presents
BONEY JAMES
Santander Performing Arts Center / Reading

Tickets: $55 and $49 (Reserved Seating)
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Saturday, April 7 / 7:30 p.m.
WRTI 90.1 FM presents
GREG HATZA ORGANIZATION
Club ECP: The Jazz Cruises of Entertainment Cruise Productions
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)
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Saturday, April 7 / 7:30 p.m.
WDIY 90.1 FM presents
VICTOR WOOTEN TRIO
featuring DENNIS CHAMBERS, BOB FRANCESCHINI
plus opening act TEEN TOWN

Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College Campus
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)
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Saturday, April 7 / 7:30 p.m.
Music of Steely Dan
THE ROYAL SCAM
The Inn at Reading Ballroom / Wyomissing
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)
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Saturday, April 7 / 9:30 p.m.
Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge

Tickets: FREE

Saturday, April 7 / 10:00 p.m.
WHUR 96.3 FM presents
FOURPLAY
BOB JAMES, NATHAN EAST, HARVEY MASON, KIRK WHALUM

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom

Tickets: $52 (Reserved Seating)
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Saturday, April 7 / Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring ANDY SNITZER NICK COLIONNE, KAREN BRIGGS, CHIELI MINUCCI, ERIC MARIENHAL, KIM WATERS, BRIAN BROMBERG, ALBERT RIVERA, ANDREW NEU, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more!
The Inn at Reading Ballroom / Wyomissing

Tickets: $29 (General Admission)
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Eric Marienthal, left, is producing the special “Remembering Chuck Loeb” tribute concert on Sunday, April 8, at Santander Performing Arts Center.

Sunday, April 8 / 10:00 a.m. doors; show 11:30 a.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
JAZZ FUNK SOUL!
JEFF LORBER, EVERETTE HARP, PAUL JACKSON JR.

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom

Tickets: $50 (Reserved Seating)
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Sunday, April 8 / 1:00 p.m.
GET JAZZED EXPO DAY
Berks County School Bands
featuring Master Classes, Clinics, Workshops
Club ECP: The Jazz Cruises of Entertainment Cruise Productions
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: FREE

Sunday, April 8 / 3:00 p.m.
Jazzin’ Up the Pops
READING POPS ORCHESTRA
with ERICH CAWALLA QUARTET
featuring BENNIE SIMS, STEVE RUDOLPH, BILL TESAR

Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets: $4o (Reserved Seating)
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Sunday, April 8 / 5:30 p.m.
GET JAZZED HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND FESTIVAL
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $10 adults; $5 students at door)

Sunday, April 8/ 7:00 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
REMEMBERING CHUCK LOEB
featuring ERIC MARIENTHAL, RICK BRAUN, BOB JAMES, NATHAN EAST, HARVEY MASON, KIRK WHALUM, WILL LEE, MICHAEL FRANKS, DAVE KOZ, EVERETTE HARP, JEFF LORBER, RANDY BRECKER, PAUL JACKSON JR., CHIELI MINUCCI, NICK COLIONNE, KIM WATERS, GERALD VEASLEY, BILL EVANS, MITCH FORMAN, BRIAN BROMBERG, ANDY SNITZER, LIONEL CORDEW, RON JENKINS, DAVID CHARLES, MATT KING, THE BERKS HORNS
and CARMEN, LIZZY, CHRISTINA LOEB
Santander Performing Arts Center / Reading

Tickets: $64 and $59 (Reserved Seating)
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Portion of proceeds will establish Chuck Loeb Scholarship Fund

 

Mike Eben is hosting the annual RMF Project Penske Jazz Jam at The Inn at Reading on Monday, April 9.

Monday, April 9 / 7:00 p.m.
Get JazzED Night
RMF PROJECT PENSKE JAZZ JAM
hosted by
MIKE EBEN, ERIC MARIENTHAL, ALBERT RIVERA, GERALD VEASLEY

and the LARS POTTEIGER TRIO
The Inn at Reading Ballroom / Wyomissing
Tickets: Donation at the door

U.S. Navy Band Commodores will perform at Muhlenberg High School on Tuesday, April 10, and at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading on Wednesday, April 11.

Tuesday, April 10 / 7:00 p.m.
Reading Eagle Community Concert

U.S. NAVY BAND COMMODORES
and the
BERKS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR JAZZ BAND
Muhlenberg Senior High School
Tickets: FREE/Tickets will be distributed in February

Tuesday, April 10 / 7:30 p.m.
WRTI 90.1 FM presents
ERIC MARIENTHAL: THE MUSIC OF CANNONBALL ADDERLEY
featuring RICK BRAUN, BRIAN BROMBERG, MITCH FORMAN, LIONEL CORDEW

Club ECP: The Jazz Cruises of Entertainment Cruise Productions
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $36 (General Admission)
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Jeff Lorber will be part of the Berks Bop Night at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom on Wednesday, April 12.

Wednesday, April 11 / Noon
Reading Eagle Community Concert
U.S. Navy Band Commodores
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: FREE/Tickets will be distributed in February

Wednesday, April 11 / 7:30 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents

BERKS BOP NIGHT
featuring JEFF LORBER, GERALD ALBRIGHT, RICK BRAUN, ERIC MARIENTHAL, BRIAN BROMBERG, EVERETTE HARP, RAYFORD GRIFFIN, PAUL BOLLENBACK

DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $40 (Reserved Seating)
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Wednesday, April 11 / 7:30 p.m.
WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents Blues at the Inn
POPA CHUBBY
The Inn at Reading Ballroom / Wyomissing
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)
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Melissa Aldana makes her fest debut Thursday, April 12, at Club ECP at the DoubleTree.

Thursday, April 12 / 6:00 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents Pre-Jam CD Release Concert
BRIAN BROMBERG (Solo)
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Amphitheater
Tickets: FREE

Thursday, April 12 / 7:30 p.m.
WRTI 90.1 FM presents
MELISSA ALDANA QUARTET
Club ECP: The Jazz Cruises of Entertainment Cruise Productions
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)
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Thursday, April 12 / 7:30 p.m.
WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents Blues at the Inn
CULLEN & COMPANY
featuring DAVID CULLEN, MATT CULLEN, CRAIG THATCHER, CHICO HUFF, CLIFF STARKEY, PETE FLUCK

The Inn at Reading Ballroom / Wyomissing
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)
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Thursday, April 12 / 7:30 p.m.
A Night of Gypsy Jazz
THE HOT CLUB OF READING
JOSH TAYLOR, CHRIS HESLOP, KEN GEHRET, TREY LARUE, JOSIAH TAYLOR
with special guest accordion virtuoso JULIEN LABRO
Women’s Club of Reading Center for the Arts
Tickets: $25 (General Admission)
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Thursday, April 12 / 7:30 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JZZ presents
BERKS ALL-STAR JAZZ JAM
featuring RICK BRAUN, GERALD VEASLEY, BRIAN BROMBERG, KIRK WHALUM, MACEO PARKER, GERALD ALBRIGHT, EVERETTE HARP, ELAN TROTMAN, BERNIE WILLIAMS, ERIC MARIENTHAL, NICK COLIONNE, RAYFORD GRIFFIN, KEVIN WHALUM, JJ SANSAVERINO, JAY ROWE, CHRIS “BIG DOG’ DAVIS, SELINA ALBRIGHT, NESTOR TORRES, PAUL BOLLENBACK
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $54 (Reserved Seating)
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Thursday, April 12 / 9:30 p.m.
Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater will be special guest with Kirk Whalum’s “The Heart & Soul of Sax” show on Friday, April 13, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Friday, April 13 / 7:00 p.m.
WDAS 103.5 FM presents
THE HEART & SOUL OF SAX
featuring KIRK WHALUM, EVERETTE HARP
with special guests MACEO PARKER, DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER
plus THE BERKS HORNS
Scottish Rite Cathedral / West Reading
Tickets: $52 (Reserved Seating)
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Friday, April 13 / 7:30 p.m.
WRTI 90.1 FM presents
RAYFORD GRIFFIN’S REFLECTIONS OF BROWNIE:
A TRIBUTE TO CLIFFORD BROWN
featuring RICK BRAUN, BRIAN BROMBERG, HANS ZERMUEHLEN, ANDY SNITZER

Club ECP: The Jazz Cruises of Entertainment Cruise Productions
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $20 (General Admission)
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Friday, April 13 / 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with
LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)
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Friday, April 13 / 7:30 p.m.
The Music of Rory Gallagher

BAND OF FRIENDS
featuring DAVEY KNOWLES, GERRY MCAVOY, TED MCKENNA

The Inn at Reading Ballroom / Wyomissing
Tickets: $39 (General Admission)
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Friday, April 13 / 9:30 p.m.
Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

Friday, April 13 / 10:00 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
GERALD ALBRIGHT
with special guests KENNY LATTIMORE, SELINA ALBRIGHT
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom

Tickets: $52 (Reserved Seating)
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Friday, April 13 / Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring ANDY SNITZER, NESTOR TORRES, ELAN TROTMAN, NICK COLIONNE, BRIAN BROMBERG, KEVIN WHALUM, JJ SANSAVERINO, JAY ROWE, SLAM ALLEN, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more!
The Inn at Reading Ballroom / Wyomissing

Tickets: $29 (General Admission)
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Incognito featuring Maysa headlines Saturday, April 14, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom.

Saturday, April 14 / 9:30 a.m. registration; 10:30 a.m. auction
BERKS JAZZ FEST AUCTION
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Amphitheater

Tickets: FREE

Saturday, April 14 / 2:00 p.m.
The Caribbean Connection
BERNIE WILLIAMS, ELAN TROTMAN, NESTOR TORRES
featuring KAREEM THOMPSON (steel pans)

Club ECP: The Jazz Cruises of Entertainment Cruise Productions
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $39 (General Admission)
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Saturday, April 14 / 2:00 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
THE RIPPINGTONS featuring RUSS FREEMAN
plus GRACE KELLY
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom

Tickets: $52 (Reserved Seating)
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Saturday, April 14 / 2:00 p.m.
WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents Blues at the Inn
ANA POPOVIC 
plus VANESSA COLLIER
The Inn at Reading Ballroom / Wyomissing

Tickets: $39 (General Admission)
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Saturday, April 14 / 7:00 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
EPK: EUGE GROOVE, PETER WHITE, KEIKO MATSUI
Scottish Rite Cathedral / West Reading
Tickets: $52 (Reserved Seating)
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Saturday, April 14 / 7:30 p.m.
The Caribbean Connection
BERNIE WILLIAMS, ELAN TROTMAN, NESTOR TORRES
featuring KAREEM THOMPSON (steel pans)

Club ECP: The Jazz Cruises of Entertainment Cruise Productions
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $39 (General Admission)
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Saturday, April 14 / 7:30 p.m.
Salute to Billie Holiday & Frank Sinatra
CATHERINE RUSSELL & JOHN PIZZARELLI
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College Campus
Tickets: $49 (Reserved Seating)
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Saturday, April 14 / 7:30 p.m.
WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents Blues at the Inn
ANA POPOVIC 
plus VANESSA COLLIER
The Inn at Reading Ballroom / Wyomissing
Tickets: $39 (General Admission)
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Saturday, April 14 / 7:30 p.m.
Reading Symphony Orchestra presents
GLORIUS GERSHWIN
featuring SIMON MULLIGAN, KEVIN DEAS, JULIE-ANN WHITELY GREEN
Santander Performing Arts Center / Reading

Tickets: $20-$80 (Reserved Seating)
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Saturday, April 14 / 9:30 p.m.
Cheers Lounge Jazz Party
AL “DJ ACT” TAYLOR
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Cheers Lounge
Tickets: FREE

Saturday, April 14 / 10:00 p.m.
WDAS 105.3 FM presents
INCOGNITO featuring MAYSA
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Grand Ballroom

Tickets: $52 (Reserved Seating)
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Saturday, April 14 / Midnight
GERALD VEASLEY’S MIDNIGHT JAM
featuring STEVE COLE, NESTOR TORRES, ELAN TROTMAN, NICK COLIONNE, BRIAN BROMBERG, RAYFORD GRIFFIN, KEVIN WHALUM, JJ SANSAVERINO, JAY ROWE, GRACE KELLY, SLAM ALLEN, DONALD ROBINSON, RICHARD WALLER and more!
The Inn at Reading Ballroom / Wyomissing

Tickets: $29 (General Admission)
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Marc Antoine and David Benoit perform Sunday, April 15, at the Miller Center for the Arts.

Sunday, April 15 / 10:00 a.m. doors; 11:30 a.m. show
Smooth Jazz JJZ Sunday Brunch
STEVE COLE & FRIENDS
featuring NICK COLIONNE, KEVIN WHALUM, JAY ROWE, JJ SANSAVERINO, DAVID DYSON, CARL ANDERSON
The Inn at Reading Ballroom / Wyomissing

Tickets: $49 (General Admission)
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Sunday, April 15 / 10:00 a.m. doors; 11:30 a.m. show
WDIY NPR 88.1 FM Sunday Brunch
SLAM ALLEN BAND
Club ECP: The Jazz Cruises of Entertainment Cruise Productions
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
Tickets: $45 (General Admission)
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Sunday, April 15 / 1:30 p.m.
FRANK SCOTT MEMORIAL ART OF JAZZ AWARD CEREMONY
Goggleworks Center for the Arts / Schmidt Gallery
Tickets: FREE

Sunday, April 15 / 3:00 p.m.
Kutztown University Day
KU JAZZ ENSEMBLE I
and AFTER HOURS JAZZ CHORUS
Goggleworks Center for the Arts / Boscov Film Theater
Tickets: Donation at door

Sunday, April 15 / 3:00 p.m.
Smooth Jazz JJZ presents
DAVID BENOIT & MARC ANTOINE
Miller Center for the Arts / Reading Area Community College Campus
Tickets: $45 (Reserved Seating)
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Sunday, April 15 / 7:00 p.m.
Festival Finale

KIRK WHALUM’S GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAZZ CELEBRATION
featuring TAKE 6
plus KEVIN WHALUM, JOHN STODDARD, SHELEA FRAZIER, DOXA GOSPEL ENSEMBLE
Scottish Rite Cathedral / West Reading
Tickets: $52 (Reserved Seating)
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POST-FEST EVENTS
Friday, April 20 / 7:30 p.m.

KU Presents Series
JOEY ALEXANDER TRIO
Kutztown University / Schaeffer Auditorium
Tickets: www.kutztown.edu/events/ku-presents