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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.


Jazz on the Avenue presents
Dynamic Piano-Bass Duo with Alex Kauffman & Steve Meashey

Friday, January 7, 2022 at 7:00-8:30 PM
Rescheduled for Friday, January 28, 2022 at 7:00-8:30 PM
In the interest of safety this concert, originally scheduled for Friday, January 7th at 7PM has been rescheduled for Friday, January 28th at 7:00 PM.

Tickets: $15
Ticket Link: Jazz on the Avenue presents Alex Kauffman & Steve Meashey Tickets in West Lawn, PA, United States (ticketleap.com)

www.alexkauffman.com
www.stevemeashey.com


Jazz on the Avenue presents
Get JazzED Night with the Nathan Bellott Trio

Friday, February 18, 2022 at 7:00-8:30 PM

Featuring Nathan Bellott, Simon Wilson, and Evitar Slivnik

Tickets: $15
Ticket Link: Jazz on the Avenue presents the Nathan Bellott Trio Tickets in West Lawn, PA, United States (ticketleap.com)

www.nathanbellott.com


Jazz on the Avenue presents a
Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest: A Night of Brazilian Jazz

Friday, March 25, 2022 at 7:00-8:30 PM

Featuring ORLANDO HADDAD, PATRICIA KING with special guests ANDREW NEU, JOHN SWANNA and JIM STAGER,

MINAS presents BEATLES IN BOSSA NOVA featuring ORLANDO HADDAD, PATRICIA KING with special guests ANDREW NEU, JOHN SWANNA and JIM STAGER, TOM COHEN

Tickets: $25
Ticket Link: Jazz on the Avenue: Minas presents Beatles in Bossa Nova Tickets in West Lawn, PA, United States (ticketleap.com)

HOME | Brazilian Jazz – Minas Music
www.andrewneu.com


Jazz on the Avenue presents a
Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest: A Night of Gypsy Jazz

Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 6:00-7:30 PM

JASON ANICK & HENRY ACKER QUARTET
and
THE HOT CLUB OF READING
featuring JOSH TAYLOR, CHRIS HESLOP, KEN GEHRET, TRY LARUE, JOSIAH TAYLOR

Tickets: $30
Ticket Link: Jazz on the Avenue presents A Night of Gypsy Jazz Tickets in West Lawn, PA, United States (ticketleap.com)

www.jasonanick.com
www.henryacker.com
www.hotclubofreading.com


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

Saturday, March 21, 2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Berks Jazz Fest Night, Kelly Powers Trio

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

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

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

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.

Friday, October 15, 2021 – A Night of Piano Jazz, Lars Potteiger Trio, featuring Jerry Laboranti, saxophone; and Tom Hilliker, bass.

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.

Sunday, December 19, 2021 – A Jazzy Holiday with Trading Four, Featuring Isaiah Nygard, piano; Joel Evans, drums; Cormick Costello, bass; Sashank Sridhar, saxophone

Thank you to our
Jazz on the Avenue Sponsors