Don Aliquo Jr and Senior on the MCG Jazz Spotlight Friday nights and Sunday nights at 6 on WZUM, the Pittsburgh Jazz Channel!
May 25 is the big day for the Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival in Indiana, PA, and we check in with blues headliner Vanessa Collier, a triple threat on sax, vocals and guitar.
Also, Saxophonist and clinician Jared Sims will perform with two bands on Saturday - and he has discovered a new and fascinating family connection to Indiana, PA.
A preview of the Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival, May 25 with Dave Ferguson, plus a talk with featured artist Tom Roberts about his musical path, which was sparked in Pittsburgh took him from hearing Jack Bogut on the radio playing a Scott Joplin Rag. Tom plays for us, too.
We also play music from from Giacomo Gates, Dwayne Dolphin and a new release from Dave Stryker.
A visit with Pittsburgh native John Shannon, guitarist (and grandson of Paul Shannon) who’s come back to town and is helping launch a new food and entertainment spot in Shadyside, Con Alma.
Plus, news of Roger Humphries and the honor of a Doctor of Humane Letters being awarded this weekend by West Virginia Wesleyan College and much, much more.