The exhibits and festivities are scheduled for the following ten days, which isn’t any small feat, particularly this yr.
“We did the competition in August, now to show round and do it once more in April has been a problem,” says Berks Jazz Fest Basic Supervisor, John Ernesto.
Difficult however price it for organizers, artists and attendees.
“Any first day of a jazz competition has like this mixture of anxious, glad, relieved,” says New York Metropolis jazz saxophonist, Albert Rivera.
Rivera has been working with Berks Jazz Fest for a number of years.
“Some years I am performing with my very own group and a few years we’re supporting,” says Rivera. “This yr is tremendous centered on schooling which is a giant love of mine as effectively.”
Ernesto is singing the praises of the hordes of volunteers it takes to carry the competition to life.
“Now we have sheesh, virtually 300 volunteers engaged on this competition in varied capacities,” says Ernesto. “With out them it simply would not occur.”