Saxophones, like fine chocolates, have smooth textures that can ruin a date when introduced at the wrong time. Learn this instrument's sultry secrets with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a ticket to one of three Berks Jazz Fest concerts. Chose from the following options:
- Gerald Albright & Friends on Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in West Reading (a $49 value).
- Steve Smith & Vital Information on Saturday, April 2 at 10 p.m. at Gerald Veasley's Jazz Base at the Crowne Plaza Reading in Wyomissing (a $38 value).
- The Vista All-Stars on Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Miller Center for the Arts at Reading Area Community College (a $40 value).
The Berks Jazz Fest makes spring sizzle with performances by some of the country's hottest jazz, blues, and R & B artists. With more than 130 ear-pleasing events throughout Berks County, the fest draws more than 50,000 music mavens eager to hear stars such as Grammy-nominated saxophonist Gerald Albright or Vital Information, a supergroup of soul, jazz, and funk artists helmed by Modern Drummer hall of famer Steve Smith. Fans of Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter will enjoy The Vista All-Stars, watching sax man Houston Person and his six swinging bandmates exchange jaw-dropping riffs and award-winning chili recipes. Seats for each concert are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets may be picked up at the Sovereign Center Box Office anytime up to the day of the show.