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Jazz on the Avenue

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 Shumo Theater at the Yocum Institute for Arts Education.
TIME: Varies
TICKETS: to order, visit: yocumartsevents.ticketleap.com
PARKING: Free

Upcoming Concerts

Check back often for future concert dates.

A Night of Piano Jazz, Lars Potteiger Trio

Featuring Jerry Laboranti, saxophone; and Tom Hilliker, bass

Lars is a soulful improviser who likes taking risks and exploring uncharted waters with his music, a perfect fit for the return of the Jazz on the Avenue series.

Friday, October 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15.00
Ticket Link: https://yocumartsevents.ticketleap.com/jazz-on-the-avenue-lars-potteiger-trio/

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

Popular sextet ensemble will be performing classics from its songbook, plus selections from its CD — Old’s Cool.

Friday, November 12, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15.00
Ticket Link: https://yocumartsevents.ticketleap.com/jazz-on-the-avenue-mike-eben/

A Jazzy Holiday, Trading Four

Featuring Isaiah Nygard, piano; Joel Evans, drums; Cormick Costello, bass; Sashank Sridhar, saxophone

Two-time Chuck Loeb Memorial Scholarship winners reunite for a special concert, performing a cool mix of traditional and holiday jazz favorites.

Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Tickets: $15.00
Ticket Link: https://yocumartsevents.ticketleap.com/jazz-on-the-avenue-a-jazzy-holiday-trading-four/


Past Concerts

Friday, May 17, 2019 – Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

Friday, June 21, 2019 – The Monnette Sudler Quartet featuring Sumi Tonooka, Richard Hill, and Leon Jordan, Sr.

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, August 9, 2019 – Chuck Loeb Memorial Scholarship Winners, Trading Four featuring Sashank Sridhar, Joel Evans, Isaiah Nygard, and Cormick Costello

Friday, September 27, 2019 – An Evening of Jazz Standards, Lars Potteiger New York Trio featuring Dmitry Ishenko and Rob Mitzner

Friday, October 18, 2019 – Celebrating Dave Brubeck’s Centennial, Eric Mintel Quartet featuring Nelson Hill, Jack Hegyi, and Dave Mohn

Saturday, November 9, 2019 – Dynamic Piano Duo: Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi

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

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, January 17, 2020 – Get JazzED, NATHAN BELLOTT BAND

Saturday, February 22, 2020 – Dixieland Jazz, PARIS WASHBOARD
Portion of proceeds benefit Wilson Scholarship Fund

Saturday, March 21, 2020 – CANCELLED
Berks Jazz Fest Night, Kelly Powers Trio

Saturday, March 28, 2020 – CANCELLED
Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest Concert, ROARING 20s JAZZ ORCHESTRA
and BEN MAUGER’S VINTAGE JAZZ BAND

Sunday, December 20, 2020 – CANCELLED
The Hot Club of Reading featuring Josh Taylor, Ken Gehret, Chris Heslop,Trey LaRue, and Josiah Taylor

Sunday, December 27, 2020 – CANCELLED
Chuck Loeb Memorial Scholarship Winners, Trading Four featuring Sashank Sridhar, Joel Evans, Isaiah Nygard, and Cormick Costello

Friday, August 6, 2021 – Three Flights Up Featuring Isaiah Nygard, piano; Cormick Costello, bass; and Aaron Rudderow, drums. The trio recently was named the recipient of the 2021 Chuck Loeb Memorial Scholarship.

Thank you to our
Jazz on the Avenue Sponsors