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Celebration of Ornette Coleman: Night 2 @ Alphabet City, North Side

  • Alphabet City 1231 West North Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15233 United States (map)

Night Two of our two-evening celebration of the life and work of jazz legend Ornette Coleman. 

Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman

This second night will feature:

6:30 PM – Pre-concert demo lead by Sphinx Trio
7:00 PM – Sphinx Trio concert
8:15 PM  – Screening of the documentary Made in America (downstairs in the Word Cellar)

Featured Musicians: Sphinx Trio

John Shannon, guitar
Tony DePaolis, bass
Thomas Wendt, drums

Featured Film:

Ornette: Made In America captures Ornette Coleman’s evolution over three decades. Returning home to Fort Worth, Texas in 1983 as a famed performer and composer, documentary footage, dramatic scenes and some of the first music video-style segments ever made, chronicle his boyhood in segregated Texas and his subsequent emergence as an American cultural pioneer and world-class icon. Among those who contribute to the film include William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Buckminster Fuller, Don Cherry, Yoko Ono, Charlie Haden, Robert Palmer, Jayne Cortez and John Rockwell.