Berks Jazz Fest 2018: Gerald Albright with Kenny Lattimore & Selina Albright

Friday night at 10pm, festival favourite Gerald Albright was performing with special guests, daughter Selina Albright and singer extraordinaire Kenny Lattimore.

The Albright family has been a fixture of this festival for years, with Gerald Albright playing almost every year, bringing along his daughter Selina allowing us to witness her rise to a mature singer over the years. His wife Glynis, who usually is accompanying her husband during the festival, runs a chicken-and-waffles pop-up restaurant this year (at Glynis Albright's Kitchen) the last three days of the festival.

Gerald Albright was backed by a great band, we got Chris "Big Dog" Davis on keys, JJ Williams on drums and Corey Baker on bass. He opened his show with classics like "Bermuda Nights", before his daughter Selina Albright joined the stage for two songs, it was a blast to see to what level she has progressed, then the awesome singer Kenny Lattymore did two songs, he is a truly outstanding talent. One highlight was Gerald Albright's rendition of JB's "It's A Man's Man's World", apart of his signature song, "Georgia On My Mind".

Impressive was also the segment, where Kenny Lattimore summed up his musical career, having started out as classically trained singer, later switching to Soul/R&B (thanks God). The versatility and command of his voice was startling, he is a consummate artist. Then Selina Albright did a few more songs from her latest album Conversations, before they wrapped it up with everybody on their feet grooving to the music.

With such great players, these shows are always satisfying and fun to attend.