West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 27

In place of those artists, Berks Jazz Fest general manager
John Ernesto has programmed some exciting concerts with
an emphasis on blues:
*	 Up-and-coming 22-year-old blues singer/guitarist Christone
" Kingfish " Ingram, whose 2019 debut album, " Kingfish, "
was given Album of the Year and four other awards by the
Blues Music Awards, will perform on Saturday, Aug. 14,
along with award-winning blues saxophonist Vanessa Collier.
*	 Blues/folk/roots legend David Bromberg and his band will
perform with special guest King Solomon Hicks, a 25-yearold blues guitarist/singer/composer, on Sunday, Aug. 15.
*	 Austin-based powerhouse blues singer Marcia Ball (formerly
of Freda and the Firedogs) will perform with blues/soul
giant Tommy Castro and the James Supra/Sarah Ayers
Band on Saturday, Aug. 21. Supra is an outstanding blues
harmonica artist, and Ayers a classically trained vocalist
who has switched to blues singing.
*	 " An Incredible Night of Music " is scheduled for Saturday,
Aug. 21, with Chris " Big Dog " Davis & Friends. Davis is
a Grammy-nominated jazz pianist/composer/producer
with a long career performing and touring with Brian
McKnight, Gerald Albright and others. Joining Davis will
be Kim Waters, Marcus Anderson, Maysa, Eric Darius,
Nick Collione, Lin Roundtree, Brian Lenair and Alyson
Williams - all performing their hits.

Hot Club of Reading musicians Chris Heslop, Josh Taylor and
friends. That evening the 30th Anniversary All-Star Celebration
will showcase more favorite artists from past festivals.
More headliners throughout the 10 days include singer Janis
Siegel (of the Manhattan Transfer); saxophonist Boney James;
Dean Brown's Summer of Love Evolution featuring trumpeter
Randy Brecker and an all-star ensemble; The Brubeck Brothers
celebrating Dave Brubeck's centennial; The Royal Scam (with
the RS Horns) celebrating the music of Steely Dan; Brian
Bromberg's Unapologetically Funky Big Bombastic Band; and
for the finale, smooth jazz great Brian Culbertson.
There will be Gerald Veasley's Midnight Jams at Club ECP in
the DoubleTree both Fridays and Saturdays. Numerous other
shows are set for Club ECP, including Veasley's " Unscripted
at Berks " each Saturday.
The annual Chuck Loeb Memorial All-Stars Jam is set for
Thursday, Aug. 19, in the DoubleTree grand ballroom. For a
complete schedule, artist bios, and detailed information on
ticket refunds and ticket purchases, visitwww.berksjazzfest.com.

An additional major lineup update: Saxophonist and prolific
recording artist David Sanborn will be featured as a special
guest with bassist/composer Marcus Miller and his band on
Saturday, Aug. 21.
Concerts previously scheduled to be held at the Inn at Reading
will be held either outdoors at the tented Truck N Brew venue at
Willow Glen Park in Sinking Spring, or indoors at a DoubleTree
by Hilton Reading venue.
Otherwise, the Berks Jazz Fest's 30th birthday will be celebrated
as planned and as usual: In style, with plenty of choices for
every taste.
On Aug. 7, a week before opening night, singer Carol Riddick
and bassist Gerald Veasley, with pianist Aaron Graves and
drummer Tim Hutson, will perform " I Got Life " : The Music
of Nina Simone at the WCR Center for the Arts, as a prefestival appetizer.
The headliner for opening night, Aug. 13, will be trumpeter Chris
Botti, always a favorite with festival audiences. The following day
will be packed with events, Keiko Matsui and Kirk Whalum, to
the Reading Pops Orchestra celebrating " The Spirit of Django
Reinhardt, " with accordionist extraordinaire Julien Labro and
visitwestreading.org

25


http://visitwww.berksjazzfest.com http://www.visitwestreading.org

West Reading Avenues Spring 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of West Reading Avenues Spring 2021

West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 1
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 2
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 3
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 4
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 5
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 6
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 7
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 8
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 9
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 10
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 11
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 12
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 13
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 14
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 15
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 16
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 17
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 18
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 19
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 20
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 21
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 22
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 23
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 24
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 25
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 26
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 27
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 28
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 29
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 30
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 31
West Reading Avenues Spring 2021 - 32
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesSummer2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesSpring2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesWinter2020-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesFall2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesSummer2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WRASpring2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesSpring2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesDecember2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesFall2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesSummer2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesSpring2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesNovember18
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesSeptember2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesSummer2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesJune2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesSpring2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesWinter2017-2
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesWinter2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenuesFall2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/Summer2017
https://www.nxtbook.com/hoffmann/WestReadingAvenues/WestReadingAvenues
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com