The 23rd annual Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest will be held April 5-14, 2013 in Reading, PA. Like every year, the best smooth jazz and related genres have to offer will be featured at this event. Festival general manager John Ernesto put together another stellar lineup that will entertain crowds in various venues accross town, supported by a large number of volunteers helping to make this event run as smoothly as possible. For me, the Berks Jazz Fest has become an event that gets fixed in my calender each year, knowing that I will not only be musically delighted, but also meet friends and artists - many of whom I know for many years - making this look like a family reunion.
For this year's lineup, please check the Major Concert Schedule, highlights I would like to single out are Brian Hughes, Keiko Matsui, Najee with Alex Bugnon, Gerald Veasley's Sounds Of Philly project, Brian Bromberg, Incognito with Maysa, Kim Waters with Chante Moore, Lee Ritenour, Fourplay, Esperanza Spalding, Chuck Loeb (with an incredible all-star band), the awesome and unique Berks All-Star Jazz Jam, Peter White, Gerald Albright & Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum and Marcus Johnson, Brian Culbertson (offering a dynamic new show), Jonathan Butler, Marc Antoine - the list goes on and on!
More information can be found at http://www.berksjazzfest.com. See you there!