The popular Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest Auction was held Saturday, April 14, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading.
Fans got a chance to bid on amazing jazz-themed items such as a cabin on the Blue Note at Sea cruise; getaway packages to festivals that include airfare; VIP tickets to concerts and much more.
When the final item was auctioned off, over $30,000 was raised for the Berks Jazz Fest.
Smooth Jazz JJZ’s Michael Tozzi hosted the fun event, with Dick Henry and Dale Longenecker calling the auction.
Here is the list of the items auctioned off.
Entertainment Cruise Productions: Blue Note at Sea Cruise (Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 2019)
Amazing lineup features Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Miller, Robert Glasper, Cecile McClorin Salvant, Kurt Elling, David Sanborn, Christian Scott, Terence Blanchard, Jason Moran, Jose James, Candy Dulfer, Kandace Springs, Wycliffe Gordon, Billy Kilson, Ben Williams, musical director Eric Marienthal, and many more.
Top bidder will receive a Veranda cabin for two (2) for the sailing of the Blue Note at Sea cruise set for January 26-February 2, 2019, on the m/s Celebrity Infinity, departing from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with stops in Nassau, Cozumel, Belize and Key West. Plus, roundtrip airfare to Fort Lauderdale courtesy of White Star Travel.
Brian Culbertson’s Napa Valley Getaway VIP Package (June 6-10, 2018)
Top bidder and a guest will spend three days in the beautiful wine country of California.
Package includes two tickets to Friday, June 8, concerts, and pair of 2-Day Silver Package — June 9-10 — tickets for you to enjoy the music of Brian Culbertson, The Commodores, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, Faith Evans, Jonathan Butler, Norman Brown, Bobby Caldwell, Eric Darius, Nick Colionne, Avery Sunshine, Al McKay All-Stars, Lindsey Webster and more.
$500 hotel credit — plus, roundtrip airfare courtesy of Boscov’s Travel Center.
New Year’s Eve Gala Weekend in Tucson, Ariz., hosted by Rick Braun (Dec. 30-Jan. 1)
Top bidder and a guest will spend New Year’s Eve weekend at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson.
The 3-day, 2-night package includes VIP tickets to the special New Year’s Eve concert hosted by Rick Braun, who will be joined by Boney James, The Sax Pack: Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Jackiem Joyner, Selina Albright, Peter White.
Plus, roundtrip airfare to Tucson, Ariz., courtesy of Boscov’s Travel Center.
Remembering Chuck Loeb Tribute Concert Items
Custom Sadowsky Guitar / Chuck Loeb model autographed by all artists who performed during the tribute concert.
Special “Remembering Chuck Loeb” framed print signed by all artists who performed during the tribute concert.
VIP Front-Row Package for 2019 Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest
Top bidder will get to choose front-row tickets for 10 major concerts scheduled during the 29th annual Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest set for April 5-14, 2019.
Elan Trotman’s Barbados Jazz Excursion & Golf Weekend (Oct. 4-8, 2018)
Top bidder and guest will spend four nights in beautiful Barbados enjoying the Caribbean life and great jazz.
Package includes 4-night stay at the Hilton Barbados Resort and two Priority Level Wristbands to concerts featuring Najee, Maysa, Brian Bromberg, Nestor Torres, Karen Briggs, Alex Bugnon, Jeff Bradshaw, and of course, your host Elan Trotman.
Package also includes breakfast and dinner daily, and round-trip hotel pick up/drop off.
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival Package (Oct. 11-14, 2018)
Top bidder will receive two FRONT-ROW tickets for six (6) concerts during the 2018 Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival along the beach in Delaware.
Thursday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m.: Brian Culbertson: Colors of Love Tour, plus Nick Colionne @ The Performing Arts Theater Cape Henlopen High School
Friday, Oct. 12, 9:30 p.m.: Incognito with Maysa @ Rehoboth Beach Convention Center
Saturday, Oct. 13, 1:00 p.m.: Pieces of a Dream, plus Nick Colionne, Eric Darius, Eric Roberson @ The Performing Arts Theater Cape Henlopen High School
Saturday, Oct. 13, 8:00 p.m.: Rehoboth Beach All-Stars featuring Brian Simpson, Marion Meadows, Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Nick Colionne, Kirk Whalum, Matt Marshak @ The Performing Arts Theater Cape Henlopen High School
Sunday, Oct. 14, 1:00 p.m.: Kirk Whalum plus Take 6 @ The Performing Arts Theater Cape Henlopen High School
Sunday, Oct. 14, 4:30 p.m.: Grand Jam featuring Brian Simpson, Marion Meadows, Kim Waters, Nick Colionne, Kirk Whalum, Marcus Anderson, Eric Darius, Selina Albright, Morgan James, Steve Cole, Althea Rene, JJ Sansaverino @ Rehoboth Beach Convention Center
RiverJazz Fest at MusikFest Café/ArtsQuest Package
Top bidder will receive two tickets to all RiverJazz presented by Concannon Miller concerts at SteelStacks/Yuengling Café in Bethlehem.
John Popper, Wednesday, May 2
Simone on Simone: Lisa Simone with the Rob Stoneback Big Band, Sunday, May 13
Spyro Gyra, Wednesday, May 23
Bria Skonberg, Wednesday, June 6
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Thursday, June 7
Cape May’s Exit Zero Jazz Festival VIP Package (Nov. 9, 10, 11)
Top bidder will receive a special package for three days, two nights in Historic Cape May for the fall fest that features Marcus Miller and many more to be announced.
The package includes:
Two-night hotel accommodations: Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10.
Two All-Weekend VIP Passes. Reserved seating for all major festival concerts at Schmidtchen Theater and Cape May Convention Hall.
BRE Presents Concert Package
A special “BRE Presents Package” of VIP tickets to following shows:
Two front-row tickets to Pink Martini: Sympathique 20th Anniversary Tour, Saturday, May 19 @ Keswick Theatre
Two second-row tickets to Tedeschi Trucks Band, Saturday, June 2 @ Tropicana Showroom, Atlantic City
two tickets (Row H) to Peter Frampton, Monday, June 18, @ F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre
Two front-row tickets to Tower of Power, Average White Band, Saturday, October 20 @ Keswick Theatre
Two seats (Box G) to Straight No Chaser, Thursday, July 19 @ Santander Performing Arts Center
Second Annual Reading Blues Fest VIP Package
Top bidder will receive two front-row reserved seats for all the major concerts during the second annual Reading Blues fest scheduled for Nov. 16, 17, 18, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading.
Also, two-night accommodations at the DoubleTree, including free breakfast.
VIP Tickets for Joe Bonamassa Concert
Top bidder will receive two VIP tickets (Box E) for guitarist Joe Bonamassa’s concert at the Santander Performing Arts Center in Reading on Monday, April 23.
Dave Brubeck Autographed Print
Framed “Jazz Appreciation Month 1990” poster autographed by jazz legend Dave Brubeck
SOUTH Jazz Parlor & Kitchen “Diamond VIP Package” / Gerald Veasley’s Unscripted Series
Top bidder will receive a personal account ($1,250) at the SOUTH Jazz Parlor & Kitchen to enjoy Gerald Veasley’s Unscripted Jazz Series on Thursday nights.
The special package also includes the following two (2) tickets to the concerts of your choice, priority seating, and the best in Southern-fare dining while enjoying outstanding jazz.
Also, top bidder will receive two front-row seats for all four Gerald Veasley Midnight Jams during the 28th annual Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest set for April 6-15, 2018.
SOUTH Jazz Parlor & Kitchen is located at 600 North Broad Street in Philadelphia.
A Peter White Christmas with Rick Braun and Euge Groove Holiday Concert Package
Top bidder will receive four front-row tickets for “A Peter White Christmas with Rick Braun and Euge Groove” concert set for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at the Miller Center for the Arts, plus hotel accommodations at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading and dinner at Judy’s on Cherry.
Plus, backstage passes to meet and get photos with Peter, Rick and Euge.
Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp Package
Top bidder will receive an Ibanez bass, plus a scholarship to Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp in March 2019.
Chef Dan Wooten’s Tasting Dinner & Wine Pairings
DoubleTree by Hilton executive chef Dan Wooten will prepare dinner for the top bidder and five guests that includes wine pairings for each course. The private dinner will be held in the Boscov’s Board Room.
Front-Row Tickets for The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman plus Grace Kelly concert
Top bidder will receive a pair of front-row tickets for the The Rippingtons/Grace Kelly concerts set for Saturday, April 14, 1:30 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom.
Front-Row Tickets for EPK: Euge Groove, Peter White, Keiko Matsui concert
Top bidder will receive a pair of front-row tickets for the EPK: Euge Groove, Peter White, Keiko Matsui concert set for Saturday, April 14, 7 p.m., Scottish Rite Cathedral.
Front-Row Tickets for Incognito with Maysa Concert
Top bidder will receive a pair of front-row tickets for the Incognito with Maysa concert set for Saturday, April 14, 10:00 p.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Ballroom.
Front-Row Tickets for the Gospel According to Jazz Celebration
Top bidder will receive two front-row tickets to enjoy Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, Maysa, Wycliffe Gordon, Kevin Whalum, John Stoddart, and the DOXA Gospel Ensemble for the uplifting festival finale on Sunday, April 15, 6 p.m., at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.
Thorn Hill Vineyards Wine Tasting Package for Eight (8)
Owned and operated by Jack and Amy Thorn of Lancaster, PA, Thorn Hill Vineyards specializes in hand-crafted artisan wines of exceptional quality. At Thorn Hill Vineyards, the focus is on small production, single vineyard wines from properties that are the most distinctive in their appellation.