Berks Arts Council is presenting the Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest Encore Online concert series on Facebook from Thursday, April 2, through Monday, April 6. The 30th anniversary Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest was postponed
Berks Arts Council is presenting the Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest Encore Online concert series on Facebook from Thursday, April 2, through Monday, April 6.
The 30th anniversary Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic and rescheduled until April 9-18, 2021 with the same artist lineup and schedule. To help fill the void this year, Berks Arts Council and festival officials are providing fans with 11 great online concert experiences on Facebook during this time of social distancing.
Berks Jazz Fest is well known for the amazing connection between fans, artists, staffers and volunteers. Berks Jazz Fest Encore Online sustains this connectivity virtually, underscoring the reality that we all are in this crisis together.
The online concerts will be posted on the Berks Jazz Fest Facebook page at the designated date and time listed below. After the scheduled Facebook posting, all concerts will be available on the Berks Jazz Fest Vimeo Channel so fans can view shows they missed.
Festival officials are asking fans to consider making a voluntary donation to Berks Arts Council to help offset the financial losses resulting from the postponed 30th annual Berks Jazz Fest.
Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest Encore Online Concert Schedule
Thursday, April 2 / 8:00 p.m.
Chuck Loeb Memorial All-Star Jam (2019)
Friday, April 3 / 8:00 p.m.
Remembering Grover at 75: Gerald Albright, Everette Harp, Kirk Whalum, Andy Snitzer, Gerald Veasley (2019)
Friday, April 3 /11:00 p.m.
Rick Braun & Dave Koz (2018)
Saturday, April 4 / Noon / Saturday Brunch
Brazil & Chill featuring Ann Walsh and Tom Zink (non-BJF video)
Saturday, April 4 / 3:00 p.m.
Everette Harp & Friends: The Music of George Duke
Chante Moore, Phil Perry, Brian Bromberg, Brian Simpson, Rayford Griffin, Dwight Sills, The Berks Horns (2018)
Saturday, April 4 / 8:00 p.m.
Will Downing, Gerald Albright, Alex Bugnon (2017)
Saturday, April 4 / 11:00 p.m.
Berks Bop Night
Jeff Lorber, Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal, Brian Bromberg, Everette Harp, Rayford Griffin, Paul Bollenback (2018)
Sunday, April 5 / Noon / Sunday Brunch
Brian Bromberg’s Unapologetically Funky Bombastic Big Band
Everette Harp, Ray Fuller, Tony Moore, Tom Zink, The Berks Horns (2019)
Sunday, April 5 / 3:00 p.m.
Pieces of a Dream with Kim Waters, Nick Colionne, Eric Roberson (2018)
Sunday, April 5 / 8:00 p.m.
Gospel According to Jazz 2018
Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, Maysa, Wycliffe Gordon, Kevin Whalum, John Stoddart, DOXA Gospel Ensemble (2018)
Monday, April 6 / 8:00 p.m.
The Allman Betts Band (2019)
* Concert Schedule Subject to Change
2 (Thursday) 8:00 pm - 6 (Monday) 8:00 pm
To advance the development of the city’s thriving and vibrant local jazz scene and to gain recognition for Philadelphia as the world-class jazz destination it is.
Cover photo by Creative Outfit, LLC, compliments of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts