Terrif Riffs to Float Across the County in VFTCB Inaugural September Jazz Fest

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The 2022 Montco Jazz Festival, organized by the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board, takes place Sept. 21–25.

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. 21Rivet: Canteen & Assembly, PottstownAll Star Montco Jazz Fest Big Band7:30 p.m.Required but free; supplies limited
Sept. 22Red Horse Motoring Club, PottstownNorman Taylor, acoustic blues7:00 p.m.Required
Sept. 23Centre Theatre, NorristownErich Cawalla Quintet, saxophone-based jazz7:30 p.m.Required
 Rivet: Canteen & Assembly, PottstownBennie Sims & the Groovemasters, jazz and funk7:30 p.m.Required
Sept. 24Ardmore Music Hall, ArdmoreCymande, British funk7:30 p.m.Required
 Community Music School, TrappeTerry Klinefelter Trio, piano-based jazz6:30 p.m. reception;
7:30 p.m. performance
Sept. 25Keswick Theater, GlensidePeabo Bryson and Oleta Adams7:00 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.

Jazz Brunches

Not all the following events are ticketed; these jazz brunches, for example, come with the recommendation to make early reservations.

Sept. 25Blossom Cafe at Floral & Hardy, SkippackAnakai Ney Trio11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 Rivet: Canteen & Assembly, PottstownThe Marko Marcinko Jazz Quartet11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 Savor at King of Prussia MallJazz18011:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 NaBrasa Brazilian Steakhouse, HorshamThe Tom Kozic Duo11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 Daniel’s Restaurant + Bar, ConshohockenAndy Mohler Jazz Duo11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, CollegevilleTBDTBD

Complete information on the components of the 2022 Montco Jazz Fest — addresses, pricing, artist/group bios — is at the VFTCB site.

Among the performers highlighted for the VFTCB’s 2022 Montco Jazz Fest is multiple Grammy Award winner Peabo Bryson.
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