Brian Bromberg will be making his second appearance at the Berks Jazz Fest. And he will be bringing an exciting new project - The Downright Upright All-Stars.
The outstanding ensemble features Bromberg on acoustic bass, Dave Weckl on drums, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Jeff Lorber on keyboards and Gary Meek on saxophone. Now that's a hot band!
The concert is set for Friday, March 16, 10 p.m. at the Sheraton Reading Hotel ballroom.
The concert celebrates the release of Brian's latest CD project Downright Upright which features Brian's return to the acoustic upright bass. The new CD is a project that Bromberg says will please the casual smooth jazz fans and the jazz purists.
Already released in Japan, Downright Upright is a return to the acoustic upright bass for Bromberg, which he last featured on the 2006 Wood II. But this record represents a unique progression from that lauded CD, which was laced with Bromberg�s innocent humor and embellished with solo Paul McCartney and Earth, Wind and Fire covers.
Once a drummer following the footsteps of his brother and father, a cellist until convinced to take up the bass during junior high orchestra practice, Brian Bromberg has become one of the most well-respected virtuoso bass players in jazz, thanks to his A-list studio and touring status as sideman, producer and leader of such diverse stylistic range.
The CDs will be available during the festival.