Iconic Pittsburgh Jazz Radio host Butch Perkins passed away earlier this year - and he requested an event be held in his name to celebrate jazz, his life, his collection of Teenie Harris photography, and as a fundraiser for AAMI. All of this comes together Sunday, May 26 from 3-7 a AAMI in Homewood
Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival - August Wilson African American Cultural Center and throughout Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival June 20th through 23rd - Featuring Patti Labelle, Charles Lloyd, the Stanley Clarke Band, Tamara Tunie, WAR, plus food trucks, a craft beer garden, artist talks with performers and more!
The Jazz Fest is produced by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center and Presented by Citizens Bank.
The Monroeville Jazz Festival, Community Park, Tall Trees Amphitheater
Featuring the Kind of Blue Jazz Band, the Steeltown Horns featuring vocalist Lyndsey Smith, the Benny Benack Band, and the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra featuring vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield. Saturday August 17 from 2:30 to 8:30 at the Monroeville Community Park - Tall Trees Amphitheater.
The Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival - with a music-filled Saturday of live performances and activities at IRMC Park in Indiana, PA
Performers include -Jazz Headliner Dwayne Dolphin; Blues Headliner Vanessa Collier; Jazz Educator and Performer Jared Sims (Sims will also perform with the IHS Jazz Band); Jack of Diamonds; Pianist Tom Roberts; The Inner Urge (Jazz-Fusion); The Nevin Saylor Big Band, with special guest Jared Sims; The Dad Band; Miss Freddye’s Blues Band.
More than 70 jazz notables for the 33rd Anniversary of the Black Political Empowerment Project now at a new location, the Heinz History Center
The Kente Arts Alliance has another engaging season of performers in store for this year at some of the most intimate venues in the city.
May 4, Trombonist Craig Harris at the Kelly-Strayhorn with the Craig Harris Septet, performing Brown Butterfly, a multi-media work based on the movement of Muhammad Ali.
The 48th annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert - a weeklong jazz happening, culminating in Saturday night’s concert at the Carnegie Music Hall at 7:30 with world class artists:
JD Allen, saxophone; Andy Bey, vocals; Joey DeFrancesco, organ; Orrin Evans, piano; Billy Hart, drums; Ingrid Jensen, trumpet; Sean Jones, trumpet; Tineke Postma, saxophone; Reginald Veal, bass; and Mark Whitfield, guitar.
Thursday, September 13, 2018, HCEF is turning Spirit in Lawrenceville into an indoor beer garden for the evening to help the mission of HCEF.
In Allegheny County, there are 3,500 children experiencing homelessness. The mission of Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) is to advance the education of those kids experiencing homelessness in our community to give them hope for a brighter future.
September is Jazz Poetry Month at Alphabet City.
Performers like Oliver Lake, Claudio Cojaniz and percussionist Jaimeo Brown will join an array of acclaimed poets and writers for a monthlong celebration of music and the spoken word.
Cuban Pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa brings his trio to MCG Jazz Friday night at 7:30 for his first ever musical visit to Pittsburgh. This first-ever visit to Pittsburgh is a part of a tour in support of his second record made for Mack Avenue, UN DÍA CUALQUIERA (On Any Day)