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David Beniot

David Benoit & Lindsey Webster

For over three decades, pianist David Benoit has reigned supreme as one of the founding fathers of contemporary jazz, amazing audiences with his dexterity on the keyboard.

Brubeck Brothers

Berks Jazz Fest Presents The Brubeck Brothers Celebrate Dave Brubeck’s Centennial

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet celebrates the centennial of American jazz icon Dave Brubeck with an extraordinary multimedia jazz performance led by his sons, Chris and Dan.
Through music, stories and video interviews with Dave and the musicians he influenced, the show invites audiences to travel along the timeline of Dave Brubeck’s extraordinary life and career.

Dean Brown

Berks Jazz Fest Presents Dean Brown’s Summer of Love Evolution

The original Summer of Love in 1967 happened in San Francisco’s Haight Asbury district and began with utopian beginnings when peace and love were paramount, spawning great music. It was a social phenomenon that also popped up in many places in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
However, the Summer of Love descended into chaos and drug use that ultimately signaled its end. While a fleeting moment in the turbulent history of the 1960’s, its underlying message left an indelible impression on those who witnessed it.

Reading Pops Orchestra

Berks Jazz Fest Presents Reading Pops Orchestra Celebrates the Spirit of Django Reinhardt

Hot Club Jazz, or Gypsy Jazz, is a blend of traditional Roma music and swing jazz that was pioneered by the legendary Hot Club of France Quintet, which was led by guitarist Django Reinhardt.
Django was attempting to do his own version of American Hot Jazz, as played by stars like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. The Hot Club of France Quintet used acoustic guitars, bass and violin, rather than horns and drums. Django added some French and Gypsy flavor and created a blend of music that is quite popular and accessible.

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