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Chez has a long and storied career with multiple ensembles in the
DCA and Drum Corp International (DCI), including the Buccaneers.
He is best known for his 25-year stint on trumpet and flugelhorn
playing on Late Night with David Letterman and the Late Show
with David Lettermen. In 1979, Chez joined forces with Jon Bon
Jovi to create the band the Atlantic City Expressway, playing in
clubs on the Jersey Shore.
Chez went on to play with Tower of Power, Robert Cray Band,
Spyro Gyra, Sting, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, CeeLo
Greene, Snoop Dog, James Brown and many others before joining
Paul Shaffer and the Late Night Orchestra.
Al Chez and The Brothers of Funk Big Band is not your typical
big band.
In 2008 Chez met up with musicians Jimmy Steele and Jarred Streiff
and the result was Al Chez and The Brothers of Funk Big Band,
which has reinvented the big band sound by changing up classic
rock, soul, jazz and standard music to a unique and powerful sound.
Along with its unique musical arrangements of rock-soul-jazz-blues
standards and original tunes, Chez's stratospheric trumpet playing
and soulful vocals make for a magical and memorable show.
Chez started his musical career at the age of 9 when he joined his
local drum corps. Chez still donates his time to drum corps activity,
working with many corps and bands.

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Reading Buccaneers were organized in 1957 as a parade corps
comprised of veterans of World War II and Korea who had aged
out of the local junior corps. They won their first VFW championship in 1960. The Buccaneers are a charter member of the
Drum Corps Associates (DCA) and compete annually for the
DCA World Championship. In 1965 the Buccaneers won the first
DCA World Championship, a title they have held a record 14 times,
most recently in 2015 when they had an undefeated season. They
have been DCA finalists for over 20 consecutive years, consistently
placing in the top 5 since 1998.
The first Pagoda Award was presented to the late Gertrude Sternbergh in 1993 in recognition of her valuable contribution to the arts
in Berks County. Over the past 20 years, the awards were expanded
to include multiple recipients celebrating contributions to the arts
through excellence, patronage, and leadership. Over 30 individuals
have been presented since the award's inception.
The Pagoda Awards and special concert will be presented on Monday, April 3
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through PagodaAwards.com, BerksJazzFest.com, Santander Arena Box Office,
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