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December 2017

Marty Ashby’s 8th Annual Holiday Jazz Celebration

December 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Musical Instrument Museum 4725 E Mayo Blvd.Phoenix, AZ+ Google Map
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$43.50 - $53.50

Join guitarist and five-time Grammy Award–winning producer Marty Ashby for his annual holiday concert celebration. Ashby’s all-star quartet includes Tamir Hendelman on piano, Paul Thompson on bass, and Dom Moio on drums. This year’s special guest is actress and singer Gloria Reuben who will feature songs from her upcoming holiday album.

Reuben is well known for her roles in major films such as Lincoln, Reasonable Doubt, and Admission, as well as her appearances in various TV series, including Mr. Robot, ER, and the upcoming new Marvel series, Cloak & Dagger. American saxophonist Dave Koz called her latest jazz release “a truly beautiful album from start to finish . . . amazing playing by phenomenal musicians, great selection of material . . . but it’s Gloria’s elegant, refined voice that holds the listener. So intimate and present, she’s able to paint amazing pictures with her interpretations for these classic songs.”

Piano player Tamir Hendelman is known for his imaginative and sensitive playing and arranging on recordings by Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand, and Roberta Gambarini as well as Graham Dechter, Richard Galliano, and Claudio Roditi. He has been the pianist with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra for many years, in addition to fronting his own trio. Pittsburgh bassist Paul Thompson has toured with Stanley Turrentine, Maynard Ferguson, Sean Jones, and countless others. Phoenix’s favorite son, Dom Moio, teaches Latin jazz at ASU and has performed with all the top musicians in the region and musical legends including Clark Terry, Ahmad Jamal, and Don Menza.

Marty Ashby is the executive producer of MCG Jazz, a program of the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG), which he started in 1987. He has performed with a wide variety of musicians ranging from Nancy Wilson and Ann Hampton Callaway to Paquito D’Rivera and James Moody. Ashby’s annual holiday celebration at MIM has become a tradition since the museum opened in 2010. Over the past seven years, the concerts have featured dozens of local and internationally recognized artists.

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April 2018

SMITHSONIAN JAZZ MASTERWORKS ORCHESTRA: TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD FEATURING DELORES KING WILLIAMS

April 14 @ 7:30 pm
Hillman Center for Performing Arts 423 Fox Chapel RoadPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra will come together with vocalist Delores King Williams, paying tribute to Ella’s Centennial with her vocal expertise.

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USA Film Festival and Dallas Jazz Appreciation Month (D’JAM)

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
USA Film Festival and Dallas Jazz Appreciation Month (D’JAM) ,
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WE KNEW WHAT WE HAD: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told. documentary film will be screened at the Angelika Film Center Dallas on Saturday April 27, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. as part of the USA Film Festival in partnership with D’JAM.

Question and answer session to follow the screening.

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May 2018

1940s Swing Concert

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Featuring the 21st Century Swing Band with Marty Ashby and Dr. John Wilson and:

Jeff Bush

Steve Hawk

Ron Horton

Max Leake

Jared Sims

Paul Thompson

Mike Tomaro

Thomas Wendt

 

Thursday, May 31, 6:00-7:30pm

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum

Free admission with reservation. Call 412-963-6878 or email, email hidden; JavaScript is required

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June 2018

Chuck Redd at Rivers Casino with MCG Jazz Quartet

June 1 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Rivers Casino 777 Casino Dr,Pittsburgh, + Google Map
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Free

MCG JAZZ NIGHT AT RIVERS CASINO DRUM BAR

CHUCK REDD & THE MCG JAZZ QUARTET

feat. Mike Tomaro, Marty Ashby, Paul Thompson and Roger Humphries.

Head over to Rivers Casino Drum Bar on June 1, from 9:00pm-midnight to see FREE live jazz.

Must be 21 years of age or older
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Smithsonian Jazz Sextet

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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$40.00

Universally recognized as the “Creme de la Creme” by critics and the educated jazz connoisseur, Jazz Poll Winners have created an artistic standard that serves as “THE” blueprint for modern-day jazz musicians. The Smithsonian Jazz Sextet featuring Charlie Young, Marty Ashby, Tony Nalker, Paul Thompson and Ken Kimery with special guest Chuck Redd will present an integrated program showcasing the music of iconic jazz poll winners from the Metronome and Downbeat magazine’s critics and reader’s polls such as Ray Brown, Milt Jackson, Cannonball Adderely, Wes Montgomery, Max Roach and more.

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July 2018

Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim with Strings

July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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$40.00

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra comes to MCG Jazz to celebrate the music of renowned Brazilian icon, Antonio Carlos Jobim, with strings.  Friday, July 20, 2018 at 7:30pm at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra strings and woodwind sections will be joined by guest soloists vocalist Maucha Adnet and percussionist Duduka da Fonseca– each a native of Brazil –both of whom worked closely with Jobim. Additional special guests include, pianist Tamir Hendelman and guitarist Marty Ashby.  Each of these musicians are internationally recognized for expanding the worlds of jazz and Latin music. Come enjoy the music of Jobim performed by those who know it best.

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August 2018

MCG Jazz Night at Rivers Casino Drum Bar

August 11 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Rivers Casino 777 Casino Dr,Pittsburgh, + Google Map
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FREDDI SHEHADI, MARTY ASHBY, KIP REED, TONY MARTUCCI
As part of

head over to Rivers Casino Drum Bar on August 11 to see FREE live jazz.

Freddi Shehadi, Marty Ashby, Kip Reed, Tony Martucci will be performing at the Drum Bar from 9:00 p.m.– midnight. See you there!

Must be 21 or older to be on Rivers Casino property.

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MCG Jazz All-Stars Celebrate Sergio Mendes’ Bossa Rio Recordings

August 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Alphabet City 40 W. North Ave.Pittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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MCG Jazz All-Stars Celebrate Sergio Mendes’ Bossa Rio Recordings

Marty Ashby, Thomas Wendt, James Moore, Jeff Bush, Alton Merrell, Tony DePaolis

8:00 – 9:30 PM, FREE
Alphabet City

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