Diane Dayton's Cool Jazz Cafe Artist Interviews
     This year marks Diane Dayton's 13th year covering the Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest with Cool Jazz Cafe!
     Diane and the Cool Jazz Cafe crew go behind the scenes to get up close and personal TV interviews with artists, capture moments with concert goers and check out the many shows.
     The Cool Cast Podcast interviews highlight artists scheduled to appear at this year's Fest, a one-on-one conversation that gives a look at the artist and a taste of what to expect in their shows.
     Cool Jazz Cafe TV is airing in the Reading and Lancaster areas. The shows give a glimpse of the passion and excitement that is Berks Jazz Fest, from artists who will be appearing this year. Interviews and concert clips are included.
     In Lancaster, check local listings on Blue Ridge Cable 11 and LCTV Comcast Channel 66.
     Artist interviews are also on Diane's You Tube channel at www.youtube.com/dianedayton
     This year's Berks Jazz Fest provides a stellar lineup and Diane and her crew will be there! Until then, check out the Cool Casts and TV shows and clips.
 



http://www.capitaljazz.com/supercruise/images/scenes_2013/rick-braun.jpgRick Braun Interview
     Rick Braun talks to Diane Dayton of Cool Jazz Café about his performances at Berks Jazz Fest starting with the All-Star Jazz Jam on Thursday, April 3 at 8 p.m., in the Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom, fun for the artists and the audience.
     Rick also talks about the BWB show with Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown and their No. 1 from their Human Nature album, on Friday April 4 at 7 p.m., at the Scottish Rite Cathedral; also there on Sunday April 6, to close out the fest with the show Gospel According to Jazz IV Celebration at 7 p.m.; and thoughts on his new upbeat and funky album Can You Feel It available on July 22.
 



http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/2d/49/37/2d4937dc6a63e866834fd330c5f6993d.jpgGerald Albright Interview
     Gerald Alright talks to Diane Dayton of Cool Jazz Cafe about his performances at Berks Jazz Fest, including the refreshing spontaneity of the Berks Bop show on Wednesday April 2, at 7 p.m. in Jazz Base at the Crowne Plaza, and the Berks All-Star Jazz Jam on Thursday April 3, 8 p.m. in the Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom.
     Gerald also talks about what to expect with the WDAS/JJZ Celebration show on Saturday, April 5, 7 p.m. at the Scottish Rite that also includes Peabo Bryson, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot and Brian Simpson; and details about his new solo recording in the works for this summer.
 



http://smoothjazznow.com/images/aaa_titlepicslarge/mindi_abair_006.jpgMindi Abair Interview
     Mindi Abair talks to Diane Dayton of Cool Jazz Café about her performance at Berks Jazz Fest.
     Mindi shares the back story about her new record Wild Heart, and the CD Release party at Berks on Saturday, April 5, Noon, at the pool at the Crowne Plaza Reading; the Grammy nomination for the Summer Horns album and playing at the pre-Grammy telecast; what we'll hear on Saturday, April 5, 7 p.m. at the Scottish Rite when she plays with Peabo Bryson, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot and Brian Simpson; and the Berks Jazz Fest experience!
 



http://www.sau.edu/Images/News-and-Events/2014-Spring/CopelandShemekia.jpgShemekia Copeland Interview
     Blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland shares time with Diane Dayton of Cool Jazz Café.
     Shemekia shares thoughts about her show and her band performing at Berks Jazz Fest on Saturday, April 5, 7:30 p.m., Inn at Reading Ballroom.
     Shemekia talks about her new album 33 1/3; life lessons learned with her father, Texas blues guitarist and singer, Johnny Copeland; and what the blues is all about.
 



http://moosicus.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Chuck11.jpgChuck Loeb Interview
     Guitarist, composer, arranger, producer Chuck Loeb catches up with Diane Dayton of Cool Jazz Café and shares about his performances at Berks Jazz Fest.
     Chuck talks about the idea and musicians that are a part of "Chuck Loeb & Friends" on Saturday, March 29, p.m., Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom; "Berks Bop" the show, Wednesday, April 2, 7 p.m.. Jazz Base Crowne Plaza Reading and the recording for a cause; his new CD Silhouette, the concept of influences, experiences and relationships; and the amazing Berks All-Star Jazz Jam at the Berks festival.
 



http://luxuryexperience.com/images/stories/Music/SpyroGyra/jay%20beckenstein%20cover.jpgSpyro Gyra's Jay Beckenstein Interview
     Jay Beckenstein of the iconic group Spyro Gyra talks to Diane Dayton of Cool Jazz Café about the band's performance at the Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest on Sunday, March 30, 2:00 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza Reading Ballroom.
     Jay shares his thoughts on the band's 40 years together and the 35th anniversary of Morning Dance; their new recording The Rhinebeck Sessions; musical influences; the band's team approach; music forms dancing together; and the feeling of performing at the Berks Jazz Fest.


 



http://fanart.tv/fanart/music/7ac1e33f-0cdf-4e81-b914-41830700d746/artistbackground/porter-gregory-5276275279cfe.jpgGregory Porter Interview
     Grammy-award winning vocalist Gregory Porter shares thoughts with Diane Dayton of Cool Jazz Café about his performance at Berks Jazz Fest on Saturday March 29, 7:30 p.m., Miller Center for the Arts.
     Gregory reflects on his experiences growing up, recording with Hubert Laws, time on Broadway, how it feels to perform and this gift of music.
 



http://www.urbanmag-online.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/boney-james.jpgBoney James Interview
    Saxophonist Boney James talks to Diane Dayton of Cool Jazz Café about his upcoming show at the Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest on Friday March 28, 7:30 p.m., at Santander Performing Arts Center in downtown Reading.
    Boney details some of the songs on his Grammy nominated album The Beat, shares his thoughts on a special with Al Jarreau that will pay tribute to the late George Duke, and gives his thoughts about performing to an audience.
 



https://www.jazzmonthly.com/artist_ag/colionne_nick/images/NickSeated.jpgNick Colionne Interview
     Nick Colionne checks in with Diane Dayton of Cool Jazz Café about his Berks Jazz Fest show on Saturday April 5, 2 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Reading ballroom.
     The show is a co-bill with The Sax Pack, featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole and Marcus Anderson.
     Nick is bringing his band from Chicago and they will also play music from his new album Influences. He also explains the concept of the album and who is in his band, and the wonderful experience of the various jams at the Berks Jazz fest for the artists and the attendees.



http://smoothjazzbuzz.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/gerald-veasley.jpg%3Fw%3D614Gerald Veasley Interview
     Gerald Veasley shares thoughts about Berks Jazz Fest with Diane Dayton of Cool Jazz Café.
     Gerald hosts the Midnight Jams on Friday and Saturday nights on both weekends.
     Gerald also talks about the All-Star Jam on Thursday, April, 8 p.m. at the Crowne; his Generation Next Sunday Jazz Brunch show on April 6, 11 a.m. at the Crowne; the Gospel According to Jazz Show to close out the fest at 7 p.m. at Scottish Rite Cathedral; his Bass Boot Camp; his recording of "Sounds of Philly;" as well as the energy and unique festival that is Berks Jazz Fest!



http://fanart.tv/fanart/music/bd8dc267-1bb6-4040-a0d7-90ea9fe18f82/artistbackground/minucci-chieli-50601a6185d9e.jpgChieli Minucci Interview
     Chieli Minucci grabs some time with Diane Dayton of Cool Jazz Café to talk about his performance at the Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest.
     Chieli will present a special 30th anniversary concert with Special EFX, featuring special guests Steve Oliver and Vincent Inglala.
     The concert is set for Friday, March 28, 10 p.m. in the Crowne Plaza Hotel ballroom.



http://www.jasonmilesmusic.com/sites/default/files/milesjason.jpgJason Miles Interview
     Jason Miles shares time with Diane Dayton of Cool Jazz Café about his show "Sly Reimagined: The Music of Sly & The Family Stone," scheduled at Berks Jazz Fest on Saturday, March 29, 10 p.m., in the Crowne Plaza Reading ballroom.
    Jason talks about how the Sly Reimagined project came about, the musicians who are a part of it and how he approaches his ever evolving musical collaborations.
 



http://hyattfestivals.omegaevents.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2013/05/Elan-Trotman-featured.jpgÉlan Trotman Interview
     Saxophonist Élan Trotman talks with Diane Dayton of Cool Jazz Café about his Sunday Jazz Brunch concert with Jessy J on Sunday, March 30, 11 a.m., at Building 24 Live located at The Works Complex in Wyomissing.
     Élan also offers his thoughts on finding his own sound; a new album project in the works; and the combination of Latin Jazz, Caribbean and World Music that will be part of the jazz brunch concert with fellow saxophonist Jessy J.



Brian Culbertson Interview
    Brian Culbertson talks to Diane Dayton of Cool Jazz Café about his "Another Long Night Out" 20th anniversary concert on Saturday, March 29, 7 p.m., at the Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading.
   Culbertson also offers his thoughts about his latest recording Another Long Night Out; the new Culbertson Pinot Noir; and playing at Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest!






 

 

 

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