Is there Jazz in Pittsburgh? Let there be no doubt, the answer this summer is YES!
August 17-25 has major events like the Monroeville Jazz Festival, the Manhattan Transfer at Hartwood Acres and Piano Day Pittsburgh - plus 80 more!
Jazz venues, performers and supporters are collaborating to help remind everyone of the great energy that is a part of the active jazz scene in Pittsburgh, today! Jazzpgh.org is special, voluntary collaboration that includes WZUM, jazz presenters and performers and promoters in Pittsburgh.
Jazz night at Helen's Restaurant at Seven Springs, Champion, PA
Saxophonist Rick Matt’s Jazz Band at Lucca Ristorante, Oakland
Trombonist Reggie Watkins and his Quartet at Eddie V's, downtown
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
4th Thursday with Calvin Stemley and the Stemtecs at Wallace's Whiskey Room, E. Liberty
Roger Humphries and the RH Factor Jam Session at Enix Brewing, Homestead
Guitarist John Shannon’s NOSMO King Trio - - at Con Alma, Shadyside
John Shannon - guitar; Anton DeFade - bass; Poogie Bell - drums
2nd 2 sets:
Erik Lawrence - sax, flute
Saxophonist Jared Sims - WVU Jazz Showcase and Jam Session at Morgantown Brewing Company, Morgantown, WV
Legendary drummer Roger Humphries leads his trio for a Friday Happy Hour at Wolfies Pub, Market Square
Drummer Ross Antonich’s Trio in the lobby of the Omni William Penn Hotel, downtown Pittsburgh.
Drummer/vocalist Alex Peck leads his trio as a part of the live Jazz 7 nights a week at Eddie V's.
Saxophonist Jared Sims, Dan Baker, Guitar; Jim Roderick, bass; Mark Cappellini, drums for Jazz in the Speakeasy, Morgantown Brewing
Cosentino, DePaolis, Shannon - Jazz at Con Alma, Shadyside
Paul Consentino - clarinet; John Shannon - guitar; Tony Depaolis - bass
Saxophonist Tony Campbell Record Release Party at Enix Brewing, Homestead
Vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield at ANDYS BAR, Fairmont Pgh, Downtown
Rick Matt's RMP Band at Nola on the Square, Market Square
Vocalist Chantal Joseph at Wolfie's Pub, Market Square, Pittsburgh.
Trumpeter Ronnie Jones's Jazz Run Down at Muddy Waters Oyster, Featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison, S. Highland Ave, Pgh. The American Songbook, New Orleans Songs, the Miles Davis Sound and Jazz Ballads
Carolyn Perteete, vocals; James Johnson III, drums; Cliff Barnes, keyboard - Jazz at Con Alma, Shadyside
David Gurwin Trio at Vinosky Winery, Belle Vernon
The David Gurwin Trio (David Gurwin, piano; Vince Taglieri, drums; Bob Insko, bass)
Saturday Jazz Brunch, Tabula Rasa, Monaca
Rex Trimm, Sax, Rob Grano, percussion, Ken Lamison, Guitar, and Special Guests - and “Super Special Guest,” Betty Douglas
Saxophonist Tony Campbell leads this regular Saturday event at Wallace's on Saturdays at 5
Band often includes Antonio Croes, keyboards; David Hanson, Drums; Miles Jackson, bass; Ben Sherman, Guitar
The Band Symmetry, part of the 7 nights a week of live music at Eddie V’s.
Saxophonist Rick Matt with his trio, live at Cioppino's in the Strip
Ronni Weiss & Friends for Stars at Riverview Jazz Series - Riverview Park, Observatory Hill
Olga Watkins Band at Nola on the Square, Market Square
vocalist Tania Grubbs at ANDYS BAR, Fairmont Pgh, Downtown
Paul Cosentino Quartet at Swing City, Squirrel Hill
Dance Lessons from 8-9, Live music starts at 9.
Reggie Watkins Quartet - on Reggie Watkins’ Birthday - Jazz at Con Alma, Shadyside
Reggie Watkins, Trombone; Dwayne Dolphin, Bass; Howie Alexander, keyboard; Poogie Bell, drums