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A monthly jazz concert series brought to you by the Yocum Institute for Arts Education.

Let’s be honest – it’s hard to find those moments of personal escape, and sometimes we have to schedule them into our lives. Yocum Institute takes you to a place where the imagination is thriving, and our new Jazz on the Avenue series allows you to invest in yourself while supporting the quality of life and arts education in our community.

We strive to make the arts accessible to all and our sponsors allow us to keep ticket prices low. Thank you for supporting our sponsors.

LOCATION: All concerts are held inside the Schumo Theater at the Yocum Institute for Arts Education.
TICKETS: to order, visit: yocumartsevents.ticketleap.com
PARKING: Free

Upcoming Concerts

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

BEN MAUGER’S VINTAGE JAZZ BAND

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An evening of Roaring 20s music, New Orleans Jazz, and Swing Jazz featuring Ben Mauger, trumpet/cornet; Chris Heslop, sax/clarinet; Rhoads Whitehill, trombone; Bob Kreitz, piano; Doug Kulp, drums.

Tickets: $20, At the door: $25

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 7:00 p.m.

NATHAN BELLOTT &
SETH EBERSOLE

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A reunion of two accomplished saxophonists, who developed their musicianship participating in jazz education programs while attending Gov. Mifflin High. Nathan, Seth, and band will present a program of classic jazz with a modern approach.

Tickets: $20, At the door: $25

Friday, Dec. 15, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

THE HOT CLUB OF READING

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The popular Hot Club of Reading is back. Enjoy a swinging Gypsy Jazz holiday performance featuring Josh Taylor, guitar; Chris Heslop, sax/clarinet; Tre LaRue, bass; Ken Gehret, guitar/banjo; Josiah Taylor, guitar.

Tickets: $20, At the door: $25

Saturday, Mar. 30, 2024  3:00 p.m.

MIKE EBEN & FRIENDS: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF DOC MULLIGAN

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Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest Concert:

The Mike Eben-produced concert will honor Doc and his amazing music legacy featuring Greg Wilson, Rob Diener, John Loos, Carl Zeplin, Lars Potteiger, Steve Meashey, Dave Lazorcik, plus special guest the So What! trio – Noah Gibney, Esteban Ruiz, Dexter Sales.

Tickets: $25, At the door: $30

Past Concerts

Sunday, Mar. 19, 2023 - Mike Eben Celebrates the Music of Doc Mulligan featuring Greg Wilson, Rob Diener, John Loos, Carl Zeplin, Marty Mellinger, Kevin MacConnell, Dave Lazorcik Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 - Seth Ebersole Quartet featuring Gina Benalcazar, Colin Mekell, Jack Synoski, Austin Wagner Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 - The Hot Club of Reading featuring Josh Taylor, Chris Heslop, Ken Gehret, Trey LaRue, Mike Nikolidakis Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 - Aaron Rudderow Quartet featuring Aaron Rudderow, Justin Morell, Michael Dobson, and Skip Moyer Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 – Mike Eben presents Tribute to Doc Mulligan featuring Rob Diener, John Loos, Greg Wilson, Carl Zeplin, Marty Mellinger, Steve Meashey, Dave Lazorcik Sunday, May 15, 2022 – An Evening of Acoustic Fusion with One Alternative Saturday, April 30, 2022 – Reading Pops Orchestra Big Band Sunday, April 10, 2022 – Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest Presents John Rozum: Tribute to Buddy Rich Saturday, April 2, 2022 – Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest: A Night of Gypsy Jazz Jason Anick & Henry Acker Quartet Plus The Hot Club of Reading Featuring Josh Taylor, Chris Heslop, Ken Gehret, Trey Larue, Josiah Taylor Friday, March 25, 2022 – Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest: A Night of Brazilian Jazz Minas Presents Beatles In Bossa Nova Featuring Orlando Haddad, Patricia King with Special Guests Andrew Neu, John Swanna and Jim Stager, Tom Cohen Friday, February 18, 2022 – The Nathan Bellott Trio, Featuring Nathan Bellott, Simon Wilson, and Evitar Slivnik Friday, January 28, 2022 – Dynamic Piano-Bass Duo with Alex Kauffman & Steve Meashey Sunday, December 19, 2021 – A Jazzy Holiday with Trading Four, Featuring Isaiah Nygard, piano; Joel Evans, drums; Cormick Costello, bass; Sashank Sridhar, saxophone Friday, November 12, 2021 – Evening of Swinging Bop, Mike Eben’s From the Hip, Featuring Roger Morgan, trumpet; Mike Byrne, guitar; Marty Mellinger, keyboards; Terry Bortman, bass; Dave Santana, drums; and Mike Eben, saxophones. Friday, October 15, 2021 – A Night of Piano Jazz, Lars Potteiger Trio, featuring Jerry Laboranti, saxophone; and Tom Hilliker, bass. Friday, August 6, 2021 – Three Flights Up Featuring Isaiah Nygard, piano; Cormick Costello, bass; and Aaron Rudderow, drums. The trio were the recipients of the 2021 Chuck Loeb Memorial Scholarship. Sunday, December 27, 2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 Chuck Loeb Memorial Scholarship Winners, Trading Four featuring Sashank Sridhar, Joel Evans, Isaiah Nygard, and Cormick Costello Sunday, December 20, 2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 The Hot Club of Reading featuring Josh Taylor, Ken Gehret, Chris Heslop,Trey LaRue, and Josiah Taylor Saturday, March 28, 2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest Concert, ROARING 20s JAZZ ORCHESTRA and BEN MAUGER’S VINTAGE JAZZ BAND Saturday, March 21, 2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 Berks Jazz Fest Night, Kelly Powers Trio Saturday, February 22, 2020 – Dixieland Jazz, PARIS WASHBOARD Friday, January 17, 2020 – Get JazzED, NATHAN BELLOTT BAND Friday, December 27, 2019 – Swinging Holiday Show, The Hot Club of Reading featuring Josh Taylor, Ken Gehret, Chris Heslop,Trey LaRue, and Josiah Taylor Friday, November 15, 2019 – Music from Landmark Jazz Album, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool Tribute featuring Mike Eben, Ken Kemmerer, Chris Heslop, Marty Mellinger, Dave Lazorcik, Bob Meashey, Steve Meashey, Rob Stoneback, Al Stokes, and Rob Diener Saturday, November 9, 2019 – Dynamic Piano Duo: Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi Friday, October 18, 2019 – Celebrating Dave Brubeck’s Centennial, Eric Mintel Quartet featuring Nelson Hill, Jack Hegyi, and Dave Mohn Friday, September 27, 2019 – An Evening of Jazz Standards, Lars Potteiger New York Trio featuring Dmitry Ishenko and Rob Mitzner Friday, August 9, 2019 – Chuck Loeb Memorial Scholarship Winners, Trading Four featuring Sashank Sridhar, Joel Evans, Isaiah Nygard, and Cormick Costello Friday, July 19, 2019 – CD Release Concert, Mike Eben’s From the Hip featuring Marty Mellinger, Roger Morgan, Dave Santana, Terry Bortman, and Mike Byrne Friday, June 21, 2019 – The Monnette Sudler Quartet featuring Sumi Tonooka, Richard Hill, and Leon Jordan, Sr. Friday, May 17, 2019 – Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

A Tremendous Thank You to our Jazz on the Avenue Sponsor

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