Jazz on the Avenue

A NEW 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: 7PM – 9PM, doors open at 6:15PM
TICKETS: $20.00, to order, visit:

Our June concert features: The Monnette Sudler Quartet featuring Sumi Tonooka, Richard Hill, and Leon Jordan, Sr.


Friday, May 17
The Hot Jazz Guitar Duo, Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo

Friday, June 21
Iconic Philadelphia Guitarist, The Monnette Sudler Quartet featuring Sumi Tonooka, Richard Hill, and Leon Jordan, Sr.

Friday, July 19
CD Release Concert, Mike Eben’s From the Hip featuring Marty Mellinger, Roger Morgan, Dave Santana, and Terry Bortman

Friday, August 9
Chuck Loeb Memorial Scholarship Winners, Trading Four featuring Sashank Sridhar, Joel Evans, Isaiah Nygard, and Cormick Costello

Friday, September 27
An Evening of Jazz Standards, Lars Potteiger Trio featuring Dmitry Ishenko and Rob Mitzner

Friday, October 18
Celebrating Dave Brubeck’s Centennial, Eric Mintel Quart featuring Nelson Hill, Jack Hegyi, and Dave Mohn

Friday, November 15
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, Bill Smith, and Al Stokes

Friday, December 27
Swinging Holiday Show, The Hot Club of Reading featuring Josh Taylor, Ken Gehret, Chris Heslop,Trey LaRue, and Josiah Taylor

Thank you to our
Jazz on the Avenue Sponsors