Berks Jazz Vibes Welcomes You!

This column is designed to keep your finger on the pulse of jazz in Reading, Pennsylvania, home of the annual Berks Jazz Fest! I'm excited about sharing my impressions of artists who visit us during this ten-day event every March as well as other shows I attend which take me out of Reading.

My own passion has become attending shows and then writing about what I have seen, heard, and learned! I have found artists to be accessible with a real dedication to their fans! My impressions will be of the artists and his/her stage performance from the perspective of an avid fan. I come from a large family and so to me, this big family of jazz artists and fans provides a wonderful opportunity to be part of something that is both significant and uplifting in the lives of so many of us!

There's a bond between avid fans of jazz music, and this is my way of staying connected to you and helping you be connected to Berks all during the year! So for now, I'll get back to finishing my review of opening night at Gerald Veasley's Jazz Base in Reading and another great show I attended featuring Chieli Minucci and Special EFX!! Stay tuned....and check back often to see what's new!

A special thank you to Peter Boehi, host of this site!

Beverly Packard
Berks Jazz Circle Member of the Berks Arts Council