Live Jazz in Pittsburgh
Paul Cosentino Trio at Kingfly Spirits, Strip District
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Paul Cosentino Trio at Kingfly Spirits, Strip District

Performance to feature songs of the swing era and American Songbook standards and rarities. Pieces from favorite composers like Gershwin, Porter, Rogers, and Ellington, and paying tribute to Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Buddy DeFranco, and Johnny Hodges. All in their own swinging trio style.

Paul Consentino, clarinet and alto sax
Antonio Croes, piano
Tony DePaolis, bass

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Thumbscrew at Alphabet City / City of Asylum, North Side
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Thumbscrew at Alphabet City / City of Asylum, North Side

an evening of avant-garde jazz with Thumbscrew – at City of Asylum, North Side

Mary Halvorson (guitar); Michael Formanek (bass); Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

Thumbscrew will be working on a new album in Pittsburgh for a month-long residency hosted by City of Asylum. They will be debuting these new materials at this post-residency-concert along with compositions by Anthony Braxton.

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Lynn Speakman quintet featuring Marcus Printup at the  Backstage Bar, Cultural District
Aug
31
5:30 PM17:30

Lynn Speakman quintet featuring Marcus Printup at the Backstage Bar, Cultural District

Saxophonist Lynn Speakman’s quintet, featuring trumpeter Marcus Printup at the Backstage Bar, Cultural District

Trumpeter Marcus Printup for a special performance at the Backstage Bar, with Lynn Speakman (alto saxophone), Alton Merrell (piano), Jeff Grubbs (bass), and Kyle Andrews (drums).

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AAMI 37th Anniversary Celebration featuring Frank McComb - Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, E Liberty
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

AAMI 37th Anniversary Celebration featuring Frank McComb - Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, E Liberty

The Afro American Music Institute is hosting it's 37th Anniversary Celebration & Fund Raiser featuring soul, jazz, r&b, singer-songwriter, pianist, producer Recording Artist Frank McComb at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre, E Liberty

Performers will include:

The AAMI Faculty band - Dr. James Johnson, piano; Howard Alexander, keyboards; Dan Wasson, bass; Eric Johnson, guitar

The Frank McComb Band - including John Hall, bass; James Johnson III, drums; Hugo Cruz, percussion

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The Rova Saxophone Quartet - plus Ben Opie and Josh Wolf - First Unitarian Church, Shadyside
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

The Rova Saxophone Quartet - plus Ben Opie and Josh Wolf - First Unitarian Church, Shadyside

ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Ben Opie/Josh Wulff at the First Unitarian Church, Morewood & Ellsworth, Shadyside
Progressive jazz with the ROVA SAXOPHONE QUARTET

Bruce Ackley soprano saxophone; Steve Adams alto saxophone; Larry Ochs tenor saxophone; Jon Raskin baritone saxophone
with special guests Ben Opie and Josh Wulff

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