A five-day, multisite exploration of the multifaceted sounds of local music artists is about to unfurl across Montgomery County like a soulful, muted trumpet solo. The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board presents its first-ever Montco Jazz Fest.
The concerts and events highlight vocalists, ensembles, and even double-Oscar winner Peabo Bryson in ticketed performances (some are free) at area concert venues and restaurants.
The scheduled itinerary is as follows:
|Sept. 21||Rivet: Canteen & Assembly, Pottstown||All Star Montco Jazz Fest Big Band||7:30 p.m.||Required but free; supplies limited|
|Sept. 22||Red Horse Motoring Club, Pottstown||Norman Taylor, acoustic blues||7:00 p.m.||Required|
|Sept. 23||Centre Theatre, Norristown||Erich Cawalla Quintet, saxophone-based jazz||7:30 p.m.||Required|
|Rivet: Canteen & Assembly, Pottstown||Bennie Sims & the Groovemasters, jazz and funk||7:30 p.m.||Required|
|Sept. 24||Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore||Cymande, British funk||7:30 p.m.||Required|
|Community Music School, Trappe||Terry Klinefelter Trio, piano-based jazz||6:30 p.m. reception;|
7:30 p.m. performance
|Sept. 25||Keswick Theater, Glenside||Peabo Bryson and Oleta Adams||7:00 p.m.||Required|
The Sept. 21 performances by The All Star Montco Jazz Fest Big Band and Norman Taylor are sponsored by Montgomery County Community College and Rivet Canteen & Assembly, respectively.
Not all the following events are ticketed; these jazz brunches, for example, come with the recommendation to make early reservations.
|Sept. 25||Blossom Cafe at Floral & Hardy, Skippack||Anakai Ney Trio||11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
|Rivet: Canteen & Assembly, Pottstown||The Marko Marcinko Jazz Quartet||11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.|
|Savor at King of Prussia Mall||Jazz180||11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
|NaBrasa Brazilian Steakhouse, Horsham||The Tom Kozic Duo||11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
|Daniel’s Restaurant + Bar, Conshohocken||Andy Mohler Jazz Duo||11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.|
|Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Collegeville||TBD||TBD|
Complete information on the components of the 2022 Montco Jazz Fest — addresses, pricing, artist/group bios — is at the VFTCB site.