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, ADAM HAWLEY, THE BERKS HORNS
and CARMEN, LIZZY, CHRISTINA LOEB
Santander Performing Arts Center / Reading
Tickets: $64 and $59 (Reserved Seating)
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The Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest lost a dear friend when Chuck Loeb passed away July 31 at 61 after quietly and courageously battling cancer for two years.
Loeb was much more than just a fabulous guitarist with incredible musicianship – the consummate arranger and composer. He also was a wonderful human being who was fun-loving and friendly, much admired for his humility, kindness, generosity and class.
He was a prolific and peerless performer at Berks Jazz Fest.
Chuck Loeb may be gone — but he will never be forgotten by his Jazz Fest family of volunteers and fans.
When the fest family gathers each spring in Reading, we will remember and celebrate Chuck’s life for his musical spirit always will be with us.
The Remembering Chuck Loeb concert features 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, Adam Hawley, and The Berks Horns.
Also gracing the stage will be Chuck’s wife Carmen and his daughters Christina and Lizzy Loeb.
A portion of the proceeds will establish the Chuck Loeb Scholarship Fund.
Loeb made in his first Berks Jazz Fest appearance in 1999. He headlined shows every year thereafter through 2017. He and festival general manager John Ernesto would create unique concerts that would be presented only at Berks Jazz Fest.
Loeb also was the musical director of the annual Berks All-Star Jam, turning it from a loose jam session into a well-produced concert without losing any of its improvisational characteristics. Berks Bop Night with Loeb as musical director became a festival fixture.
Last April, Loeb’s final Berks appearance featured Lionel Cordew, David Mann, Ron Jenkins, Charles Blenzig, Bobby Lyle and The Berks Horns. It also was his final live performance.
Loeb would be a part of nearly 40 performances at Berks.