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:

Upcoming Concerts

Friday, September 18 at 7:00 PM – TBD

Friday, October 16 at 7:00 PM – TBD

Friday, November 6 at 7:00 PM – TBD

Past Concerts

Friday, May 17 at 7:00 PM – Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

Friday, June 21 at 7:00 PM – The Monnette Sudler Quartet featuring Sumi Tonooka, Richard Hill, and Leon Jordan, Sr.

Friday, July 19 at 7:00 PM – CD Release Concert, Mike Eben’s From the Hip featuring Marty Mellinger, Roger Morgan, Dave Santana, Terry Bortman, and Mike Byrne

Friday, August 9 at 7:00 PM – Chuck Loeb Memorial Scholarship Winners, Trading Four featuring Sashank Sridhar, Joel Evans, Isaiah Nygard, and Cormick Costello

Friday, September 27 at 7:00 PM – An Evening of Jazz Standards, Lars Potteiger New York Trio featuring Dmitry Ishenko and Rob Mitzner

Friday, October 18 at 7:00 PM – Celebrating Dave Brubeck’s Centennial, Eric Mintel Quartet featuring Nelson Hill, Jack Hegyi, and Dave Mohn

Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 PM – Dynamic Piano Duo: Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi

Friday, November 15 at 7:00 PM – 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 at 7:00 PM – Swinging Holiday Show, The Hot Club of Reading featuring Josh Taylor, Ken Gehret, Chris Heslop,Trey LaRue, and Josiah Taylor

Friday, January 17 at 7:00 PM – Get JazzED, NATHAN BELLOTT BAND

Saturday, February 22 at 2:00 PM – Dixieland Jazz, PARIS WASHBOARD
Portion of proceeds benefit Wilson Scholarship Fund

Saturday, March 21 at 7:00 PM – CANCELLED
Berks Jazz Fest Night, Kelly Powers Trio

Saturday, March 28 at 2:00 PM – CANCELLED
Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest Concert, ROARING 20s JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Friday, April 17 – CANCELLED

Friday, May 15 at 7:00 PM – CANCELLED
First Anniversary Celebration

Friday, June 19 at 7:00 PM – CANCELLED

Friday, July 17 at 7:00 PM – CANCELLED

Friday, August 7 at 7:00 PM – CANCELLED

Thank you to our
Jazz on the Avenue Sponsors