VF Outlet Berks Jazz Fest to feature Miles' Global Noize

World premiere of Miles' Global Noize promises to get crowd moving at the VF
Outlet Berks Jazz Fest

READING, PA -- March 24 -- Over the past few years, keyboardist/producer
Jason Miles has produced and performed in numerous star-studded shows at the
VF Outlet Berks Jazz Fest that pay homage to great icons in the jazz and R&B
worlds, including Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross and this year, Grover
Washington Jr. In 2007, he also tapped into the era of the greatest soul
songs of all time with the powerful collective Soul Summit.

For the world premiere of his latest project and CD, Global Noize, he joined
up with the versatile hip-hop and jazz turntablist DJ Logic.

The mission of Global Noize is about more than bringing great music to the
audience.

The show is Saturday, April 5 at 10:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Reading Hotel.
Tickets are $39 and $34.

The 18th annual VF Outlet Berks Jazz Fest, presented by the Berks Arts
Council, runs March 28 through April 6 and offers fans a wide array of
musical styles, including contemporary and traditional jazz, blues, big band
and gospel. Shows are held at major venues, clubs and restaurants throughout
Reading and Berks County, making it a truly unique festival.

"We know how the world is these days," Miles said. "People don't hate each
other; governments hate each other. We are trying to bring everyone
together."

Global Noize is a melding of sounds from all corners of the globe -- artists
from India, Brazil, France and other parts of the world have come together
for the project.

It's truly a global effort," Miles said. "We want to make some noise, but a
hip kind of noise."

Joining Miles and DJ Logic for the show will be Christian Scott, Jeff
Coffin, Bernie Worrell, Cafe, Brian Dunne, Carl Burnett, Jerry Brooks and
Falu, plus World Fusion Dancers Azhia and Dellaneira.

Miles added even more star power with very special guest Me'Shell
Ndegeocello, a singer and bassist who performed with John Mellencamp on his
hit single "Wild Night." Hailed by some as a redeemer of soul music,
Ndegeocello has had some cult hits of her own, including "If That's Your
Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)," from her 1993 debut release Plantation
Lullabies, an album that earned her three Grammy nominations.

Her eighth and latest album,The World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams, was released last year.

Bernie Worrell is a master keyboardist known for his work with Parliament
Funkadelic and Talking Heads. Most recently, Brian Dunne has been touring
with the Average White Band (and just finished their most recent recording),
Chuck Loeb's Band and Sara Devine.

Cafe is a Brazilian percussion master. Jeff Coffin is the sax player for
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Christian Scott is a hot up and coming
trumpet star from New Orleans who has earned two Grammy nominations and
released his second Concord Records disc Anthem in 2007. Carl Burnett is the
guitarist from Branford Marsalis' old group Buckshot LeFonque and Down To
The Bone. Falu is an amazing, emerging singer from India.

The project came about in a very unusual way. While in Morocco for his Marvin Gaye tribute, he, along with his wife,Cathy, and DJ Logic went on to Marrakesh. Out of this unique, transforming experience came the real inspiration for the project, and the Global Noize CD, which will be released April 29.

Featured on the album are Meshell Ndegeocello, Billy Martin, Vernon Reid,
John Popper, Cyro Baptista, Bernie Worrell, Karl Denson and more.

"Even though this is a late show, we guarantee nobody will be falling
asleep," Miles said. "This is music to move to. If people want to dance, we
welcome that."

Other featured artists and shows at this year's festival include the return
of the ever-popular Guitars & Saxes featuring Gerald Albright, Peter White,
Jeff Golub and Jeff Lorber; jazz guitar great Pat Martino; blues legend
Buddy Guy; master guitarist Chuck Loeb; saxophonist Eric Marienthal; alto
saxophonist Candy Dulfer; the gifted and charismatic trumpeter Chris Botti;
guitarist Paul Brown, vocalist Kenny Rankin, fellow guitarist Marc Antoine
and saxman Eric Darius; Berks favorite and keyboardist Brian Culbertson;
trumpet great Rick Braun and saxman Richard Elliot; and guitarist Nick
Colionne with keyboardist Brian Simpson.

Additional marquee artists include popular keyboardist and vocalist Joe
McBride; the Caribbean Jazz Project featuring Dave Samuels with special
guest, reed player Paquito D'Rivera; saxman Euge Groove and keyboardist Alex
Bugnon; violinist Regina Carter in a quintet; the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project,
high-energy jazz dance performers; New York's Finest Jazz Band, an 18-member
group performing jazz and pop standards; Sherrie Maricle and the all-female
DIVA Jazz Orchestra; Simone, daughter of legendary singer Nina Simone, the
Rob Stoneback Big Band; the return of Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band; and
the considerable blues talents of Maria Muldaur, Bonerama, the Clarence
Spady Band, Campbell Brothers and Eric Bibb.

Jason Miles is bringing another special ensemble show to the Berks Jazz
Fest. Miles and an all-star roster will be Celebrating the Life & Music of
Grover Washington Jr., the late legendary saxman. The show, To Grover with
Love, brings together some of the top names in the business, including Patti
LaBelle, Walter Beasley, Everette Harp, Kim Waters, Maysa, Phil Perry, Chuck
Loeb, Will Lee, Buddy Williams and Ralph MacDonald.


To order tickets:
Visit the Sovereign Center Box Office, Seventh and Penn streets, Reading
Visit the Sovereign Performing Arts Center Box Office, 136 N. Sixth St.,
Reading
Call Ticketmaster at 215-336-2000 or visit
www.ticketmaster.com.
Order online at berksjazzfest.com
For more information on the festival, including artist bios and archived
releases, click on www.berksjazzfest.com.

For more information on the Berks Arts Council, a nonprofit organization
that promotes all the arts in an effort to enrich the quality of life in
Berks County, click on www.berksarts.org.

Major Ticketed Events
Thursday, March 27 -- Berks Jazz Fest Kickoff Concert: Andrew Neu Group
featuring the Bright & Tight Horns, Gerald Veasley's Jazz Base, Sheraton
Reading Hotel, 7 p.m., $10.

Friday, March 28 -- Brian Bromberg Band, Gerald Veasley's Jazz Base,
Sheraton Reading Hotel, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., $25
Friday, March 28 -- An Evening with Nancy Wilson, Sovereign Performing Arts
Center, 7:30 p.m., $47 and $41
Friday, March 28 -- Buddy Guy, Sheraton Reading Hotel ballroom, 10 p.m., $40
and $35
Friday, March 28 -- Kenny Blake Quartet, L'Arte della Vita Jazz Cabaret,
Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 10 p.m., $15
Saturday, March 29 -- LA Chillharmonic featuring Brian Bromberg, Richard
Smith, Michael Paulo, Gregg Karukas, Greg Adams plus the Berks Jazz Fest
Horns, Sheraton Reading Hotel ballroom, 2 p.m., $39 and $34

Saturday, March 29 -- Simone and the Rob Stoneback Big Band, Gerald
Veasley's Jazz Base, Sheraton Reading Hotel, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., $25

Saturday, March 29 -- Chris Botti, Sovereign Performing Arts Center, 7:30
p.m., $47 and $41
Saturday, March 29 -- Jump Rhythm Dance Project, Miller Center for the Arts,
8 p.m., $20
Saturday, March 29 -- Kenny Blake Quartet, L'Arte della Vita Jazz Cabaret,
Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 10 p.m., $15
Saturday, March 29 -- Gerald Veasley and the WJJZ All-Stars Rick Braun,
Bobby Lyle, Chuck Loeb, Chris Farr and the Berks Jazz Fest Horns, Sheraton
Reading Hotel, 10:30 p.m., $39 and $34

Sunday, March 30 -- Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead, Miller Center, 1:30 p.m., no
charge
Sunday, March 30 -- Paul Brown's Guitar Night featuring Kenny Rankin and
Marc Antoine plus saxophonist Eric Darius, Sheraton Reading Hotel Ballroom,
2 p.m., $39 and $34

Sunday, March 30 -- Sweet Honey in the Rock, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 3
p.m., $45, $35, $25
Sunday, March 30 -- Celebrating the Life & Music of Grover Washington Jr. --
To Grover with Love: Patti LaBelle, Walter Beasley, Everette Harp, Kim
Waters, Maysa, Phil Perry, Chuck Loeb, Will Lee, Buddy Williams, Ralph
MacDonald, and musical director Jason Miles, Sovereign Performing Arts
Center, 7 p.m., $49 and $43

Monday, March 31 -- Michael Manring & David Cullen, Gerald Veasley's Jazz
Base, Sheraton Reading Hotel, 7 p.m., $12
Tuesday, April 1 -- New York's Finest Jazz Band, Sheraton Reading Hotel,
7:30 p.m., $15
Wednesday, April 2 -- Bill Evans' Soulgrass with special guest Sam Bush,
Abraham Lincoln Hotel ballroom, 7:30 p.m., $32

Thursday, April 3 -- MusicReport with special guests Lynn Riley and Aaron
Graves, Gerald Veasley's Jazz Base, Sheraton Reading Hotel, 7 p.m., $12

Thursday, April 3 -- Nick Colionne with special guest Brian Simpson, Abraham
Lincoln Hotel ballroom, 7:30 p.m., $32
Thursday, April 3 -- Berks All-Star Jazz Jam featuring Rick Braun, Chuck
Loeb, Gerald Veasley, Richard Elliot, Nick Colionne, Brian Bromberg, Pat
Martino, Joe McBride, Brian Simpson, Ricky Lawson, Andrew Neu and more,
Sheraton Reading Hotel ballroom, 10 p.m., $35

Friday, April 4 -- Pat Martino Quartet, Gerald Veasley's Jazz Base, Sheraton
Reading Hotel, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., $30
Friday, April 4 -- The Caribbean Jazz Project featuring Dave Samuels with
special guest Paquito D'Rivera, Abraham Lincoln Hotel ballroom, 7:30 p.m.,
$32

Friday, April 4 -- Rick Braun & Richard Elliot, Scottish Rite Cathedral,
7:30 p.m., $47 and $41
Friday, April 4 -- New Orleans Funky Friday: Maria Muldaur and Bonerama, Inn
at Reading, 7:30 p.m., $32
Friday, April 4 -- Joe McBride Trio, L'Arte della Vita Jazz Cabaret, Abraham
Lincoln Hotel, 10 p.m., $15
Friday, April 4 -- Candy Dulfer, Sheraton Reading Hotel ballroom, 10:30
p.m., $39 and $34
Saturday, April 5 -- Euge Groove plus Alex Bugnon, Sheraton Reading Hotel
ballroom, 2 p.m., $39 and $34
Saturday, April 5 -- Sherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Abraham
Lincoln Hotel ballroom, 2 p.m., $28
Saturday, April 5 -- Tribute to Chet Baker: Rick Braun, Gerald Veasley's
Jazz Base, Sheraton Reading Hotel, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., $30

Saturday, April 5 -- Guitars & Saxes featuring Peter White, Gerald Albright,
Jeff Golub and Jeff Lorber, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 7 p.m., $47 and $41

Saturday, April 5 -- Clarence Spady Band plus Campbell Brothers plus Eric
Bibb, Inn at Reading, 7 p.m., $37
Saturday, April 5 -- Regina Carter Quintet, Miller Center for the Arts, 7:30
p.m., $38
Saturday, April 5 -- Joe McBride Trio, L'Arte della Vita Jazz Cabaret,
Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 10 p.m., $15
Saturday, April 5 -- World Premiere: Jason Miles/DJ Logic Global Noize
featuring Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Christian Scott, Jeff Coffin, Bernie
Worrell, Caf�, Brian Dunne, Carl Burnett, Jerry Brooks and Falu, plus World
Fusion Dancers Azhia and Dellaneira, Sheraton Reading Hotel ballroom, 10:30
p.m., $39 and $34

Sunday, April 6 -- Chuck Loeb with special guests Eric Marienthal, Tom
Scott, Will Lee, Carmen Cuesta, Lizzy Loeb, Rob Mounsey, Cafe, Cliff Almond
and more, Sheraton Reading Hotel ballroom, 2 p.m., $39 and $34

Sunday, April 6 -- Brian Culbertson, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 7 p.m., $47
and $41

CONTACT:
Dana Hoffman
Co-Publicity Director
VF Outlet Berks Jazz Fest
610-236-4744
610-371-5146 fax
dhoffman@readingeagle.com
or
Catherine Catanach, APR
Director of Development and Marketing
Berks Arts Council
5th fl., GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
Reading, PA
ph. 610-898-1930
www.berksarts.org
www.berksjazzfest.com