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
A Tremendous Thank You to our Jazz on the Avenue Sponsors
Dr. Benjamin Watts
Friday, April 14, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi, Jazz Piano Duo
“Broadway and Hollywood in Stride and Swing”
Beginning in the late 1920s, American songwriters began working for the film industry. In fact, 1927 marked the end of the silent film era with “The Jazz Singer,” starring Al Jolson. From that moment, the composers of the Great American Songbook, such as Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and others, became active not only on Broadway but also in Hollywood.
The relationship between jazz music and the soundtracks of American films of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s is evident: they are very often compositions in song form that lend themselves well to being interpreted in a jazz style. Many of these pieces have become beloved “standards,” performed in numerous versions by the great jazz players.
The piano duo of Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi will present original arrangements of songs from the classic musicals of Broadway and Hollywood.
Tickets: Students $10, Adults $20, At the door: $25
Purchase tickets: Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi, Jazz Piano Duo Tickets in West Lawn, PA, United States (ticketleap.com)
Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 3:00 PM
Valley Jazz Orchestra
Lebanon Valley College’s Premiere Jazz Ensemble
Tickets: Pay What You Will
Ticket link: Valley Jazz Orchestra Tickets in West Lawn, PA, United States (ticketleap.com)
Sunday, March 19, 2023 – Mike Eben Celebrates the Music of Doc Mulligan II
Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 – Seth Ebersole Quartet, featuring Gina Benalcazar, Colin Mekell, Jack Synoski, Austin Wagner
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. – The Hot Club of Reading. Featuring Josh Taylor, Chris Heslop, Ken Gehret, Trey LaRue, Mike Nikolidakis
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. – 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 RanioloDr. Benjamin Watts