A look at the future on the MCG Jazz Spotlight - Friday Night and Sunday night at 6

A look at the future on the MCG Jazz Spotlight - Friday Night and Sunday night at 6

Renée J. Govanucci, Director, MCG Jazz, and Marty Ashby, VP & Executive Producer of MCG Jazz share the season for next year at MCG Jazz.

2020 has youth and experience, beloved old friends and exciting new discoveries. Hear some of there music on the program - with the multi-talented Ben Vereen, Ben Vereen, pianists Joey Alexander and Harold Lopez Nussa

guitarists Jonathan Butler and John Pizzarelli, vocalist Catherine Russell, and much, much more.

Friday Night at 6 - and we’ll do to again, Sunday at 6 on WZUM, the Pittsburgh Jazz Channel!

Sunday Scene at 5 on WZUM, with Shamie Royston, and a tribute to João Gilberto

Sunday Scene at 5 on WZUM, with Shamie Royston, and a tribute to João Gilberto

Sunday night at 5, join Scott Hanley for an interview with pianist Shamie Royston, appearing with her quintet at the Greer Cabaret on Tuesday at 8, downtown. If you listen closely, you might even have the chance to win tickets to Tuesday’s Show!

We also pay tribute to guitarist, vocalist and Brazilian jazz innovator João Gilberto. The “Father of Bossa Nova,” died this week at 88 at his home in Rio de Janeiro.

Jazz Fusion and sounds of Summers past - the MCG Jazz Spotlight Hour - Friday and Sunday Night at 6

Jazz Fusion and sounds of Summers past - the MCG Jazz Spotlight Hour - Friday and Sunday Night at 6

MCG’s Marty Ashby and Renée Govanucci share sounds of Funk, Rock and Soul Fusion in Jazz, with legendary artists of the form.

Hear music from and stories about the Brecker Brothers; Larry Carlton; The Crusaders; David Sanborn; Tom Scott and the LA Express; Jeff Lorber; Grover Washington, Jr; Chick Corea and Spyro Gyra.

A constant performer through much of the thread - bassist Marcus Miller!

The Airmen of note and Shamie Royston for Independence Day night on WZUM

The Airmen of note and Shamie Royston for Independence Day night on WZUM

Thursday night from 6 until midnight, special programming with music from the premier Jazz Ensemble of the US Air Force, the Airmen of Note, with special guests, drummer Pete Erskine, vocalist Nnenna Freelon and trombonist Marshal Gilkes.

We will also share music and conversation with pianist Shamie Royston, who’s coming to Pittsburgh Tuesday night at the Greer Cabaret with her quintet