This special Jazz on the Avenue concert at the Yocum Institute for Arts Education will honor the legacy of Berks County’s “musical patriarch,” Robert “Doc” Mulligan, a radiologist at the Reading Hospital for many years, and better-known as a jazz trombonist and arranger.
Mulligan, who passed away in 2021, performed with and wrote and arranged music for many groups in the Berks County area, including the Reading Big Band, the Dave Stahl Big Band, and the Bobby Mercer Road Show.
In 2005, Mulligan received the inaugural Frank Scott Award from the Berks Jazz Fest. He was one of the founders of the festival’s educational program, now called GETJAZZED.
Mike Eben is a saxophonist and retired instrumental teacher who taught in the Muhlenberg School District. He performs and records with his band, From the Hip. He chairs the GETJAZZED educational component of the Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest and hosts two jazz camps each summer.
The band will feature Eben as band leader and saxophonist, along with saxophonist Greg Wilson, trumpeter Rob Diener, trombonist John Loos, guitarist Carl Zeplin, pianist Marty Mellinger, bassist Kevin MacConnell and Leon Jordon Sr.
At the door: $25