Marvanne Kouvaros - Queen of Hospitality at Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest
Marvanne Kouvaros wants “everyone to have a smile on their face and a tummy that is full”! When you go backstage at the Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest you are bound to find Marvanne Kouvaros. She was a school teacher and working with RHS Marching Band when she was first invited to volunteer with Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest to help move equipment. She wasn’t sure she could do it but was told, “Sure you can! You’re a teacher who works with children. Children need to be corralled and so do musicians at times!”
That was over 20 years ago. Today Marvanne Kouvaros is the Head of Hospitality and works closely with Gary Spencer and the production team making sure every venue is staffed and stocked with the proper necessities for each of the musicians.
While food is her main concern she has been known to go above and beyond that job description. If an artist needs something and she can make it happen she does. Marvanne Kouvaros recalls making special elixirs and even taking musicians on shopping sprees. At Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest, everyone really is one big happy family! Enjoy the stories of the Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest Backstage Pass Series made possible by the Berks Arts Council. Visit their home page for performance schedules Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest.