the African American Jazz Preservation Society of Pittsburgh, Inc. There will be no program, just an evening of good music with good friends. Music provided by the AAJPSP house band and survivors from the former Black Musicians' Union, Local 471. Artists are welcome to bring their instrument and sit in with the band.
A great chance to celebrate the season by hearing some of the legends of Pittsburgh Jazz who are still swinging: Roger Humphries, Betty Douglas, Roger Barbour, Dr. Nelson Harrison, Judge Warren Watson, Dr. James Johnson, and many more - and to celebrate the memory of the late great John Hughes. Great music and fun times with good friends.
The Musician’s Club of Musicians Union Local 471 was a lively after hours club that presented great jazz by local and national musicians for 30 years. It was located on the second floor of the Musicians Union Local 471 headquarters building at 1213 Wyle Avenue in Pittsburgh’s lower Hill District. The club was a piano bar and rehearsal space that was the vital social and creative hub for jazz musicians. It was the meeting place for African American and white musicians from all parts of Pittsburgh and the country. Pittsburgh and national musicians socialized, jammed, learned from each other, auditioned, formed bands, booked gigs, rehearsed, and performed at the club.
The mission of the AAJPSP is to preserve, disseminate, and promote the history, accomplishments, and talents of the African American Jazz Experience