and thank you for your interest in Local 135-211 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. The AFM is the largest organization in the world dedicated to representing the interests of professional musicians. Local 135-211 represents many of the finest professional musicians in Pennsylvania.

Mark your Calendar!

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Our fourth annual AFM 135-211 Jazz Jam will be held from 6-9pm on Wednesday April 10, 2024 at the Reading Liederkranz!

Upcoming Livestreams

April 22, 2024
April 23, 2024
April 30, 2024

Jazz Appreciation Month Events:

All events funded by Music Performance Trust Fund

4/2   1:30pm to 2:30pm

Larry Bortz Trio

West Lawn Senior Center

5 Woodside Ave

4/3   7:00pm to 9:00pm

Last Big Band 

Rivet in Pottstown, Pa

238 High Street

4/8 7pm-8pm

Paul Colombo Group

Livestream at https://www.facebook.com/the.mptf/live

4/10 3pm-4pm

Kevin MacConnell Group

Livestream at https://www.facebook.com/the.mptf/live

4/10 6pm-9pm

AFM Reading Local 135-211 Annual Jazz Jam

Reading Liederkranz

143 Spook Ln, Reading, PA 19606

Reservations: https://tables.toasttab.com/restaurants/ba83e0dd-3dd8-4036-a72d-7c6b46e4e165/findTime

4/11 8:00pm

Reading Pops Big Band

Muhlenberg Jr High School

4/15 7pm-8pm

Skip Moyer Group – Dexter Gordon Tribute

Livestream at https://www.facebook.com/the.mptf/live

4/20 4pm-6pm

Skip Moyer Group

Earthday celebration at Reading City Park

4/22 12pm-1pm

Julie Drey & Robin Lilarose perform jazz & classical duets on clarinet and flute

Livestream at https://www.facebook.com/the.mptf/live

4/23 6pm-7pm

Chip Breaux & the Jazz Katz

Livestream at https://www.facebook.com/the.mptf/live

4/24 6pm-8:30pm

Hesse’s Hot Jazz –  6 piece traditional jazz/New Orleans music

Jimmie Kramer’s Peanut Bar

332 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19602

610-376-8500 for reservations

4/28 4:30pm-6pm

Reading Pops Big Band

Reformation Lutheran Church

3670 Perkiomen Ave Reading PA 19606

4/30 6:30pm to 7:30pm 

Bob Kreitz Duo


AFM 135-211 Secretary/Treasurer Julie Drey and President Al Rochlin pose with new MPTF banner at a Reading Pops Orchestra concert.

Juneteenth Performances

Skip Moyer Group, Reading Pops Orchestra, and (not pictured) Ringgold Band

Latest News

AFM Local 135-211 announces recent leadership changes

Jerry Heere has stepped down as President and has been replaced by Alan Rochlin.

Charles “Chip” Breaux has stepped down and has been replaced by Julie Drey.


Alan and Julie have been on the Executive Board and are experienced with the responsibilities and procedures of their office and are ready to jump into action.

alan rochlin
Alan Rochlin, President
julie drey
Julie Beth Drey, Secretary/Treasurer
Executive Board Members

Charles B. (Chip) Breaux III

Jerry Heere

Chris Heslop

Brian Holt

Paul (Skip) Moyer


Covid-related information


135-211 Member List

Current list of members is now available in members area. 


Local 135-211 General & Executive Board Meeting Schedule:

General board meetings are immediately followed by Executive Board meetings. If you plan to attend any of these meetings please email Alan Rochlin for meeting times and locations.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Tuesday, September 17, 2024

Tuesday, December 17, 2024