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The Pittsburgh Jazz Celebration

The Pittsburgh Jazz Celebration

The Pittsburgh Jazz Celebration

The Pittsburgh Jazz Celebration

Tue, Jun 16, 2015, 8:00pm
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Heinz Hall

The jazz event of the year! Hosted by actress and singer Gloria Reuben, and kicking off the Pittsburgh Jazz Live International Festival, with music made famous by legendary Pittsburghers. This star-studded concert features Roger Humphries, David Budway, Sean Jones, Ramsey Lewis, Kurt Elling, Jeffrey Grubbs, Dennis Mackrel, Joel Frahm, Jay Ashby and Dwayne Dolphin.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. with a jazz ensemble featuring MCG Jazz Pittsburgh Jazz Legend Roger Humphries along with David Budway on piano, Joel Frahm on saxophone, Jay Ashby on trombone, Dwayne Dolphin on bass and Sean Jones on trumpet. The second half of the concert features the Pittsburgh Symphony, under the baton of Jeff Tyzik, performing newly arranged pieces specifically for NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling.  Pittsburgh Symphony bassist Jeff Grubbs will be the featured soloist on Ray Brown’s orchestral work, “Afterthoughts.” David Budway and Sean Jones will also perform selections with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Immediately following the concert, a CD signing with several featured artists will be held in the Heinz Hall lobby.

Throughout it all, watch for clips from the new PBS documentary film celebrating the legacy of jazz in Pittsburgh.

Join us pre-concert for a gala reception with appearances by MGC Jazz Legends, live music by the COL Jazz Band and delicious hors d'oueuvres.

For Gala/Concert packages, visit mcgjazz.org or call 412.322.0800



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