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December 2017

BENNY BENACK III

December 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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FAN PIX SPECIAL EDITION!

Be proud of your own, in the last six months Benny has performed in seven different countries including Japan and Israel, performed in seven major NY jazz clubs and in ten different States. Benny is a young and multi-talented Pittsburgh native and denizen of the New York Jazz scene since 2009, he is never one to limit himself.

Benny is performing two shows with Stacey Kent, 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

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NORMAN BROWN’S JOYOUS CHRISTMAS WITH BOBBY CALDWELL AND MARION MEADOWS

December 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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The guitar stylings of Norman Brown will be on display as he teams up with Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows to bring you a holiday celebration for the whole family.

Shows at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

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January 2018

THE BIRDLAND ALL-STARS FEATURING TOMMY IGOE – THE ART OF JAZZ

January 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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The Birdland All-Stars have created new arrangements featuring the music of David Bowie and the Police, as well as Charlie Parker, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. Visual artist Jeremy Sutton will be touring with the group to create live art during the performance.

Shows at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

 

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March 2018

PAQUITO D’RIVERA

March 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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Paquito D’Rivera defies categorization. The winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer.

His numerous recordings include more than 30 solo albums. In 1988, he was a founding member of the United Nation Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble organized by Dizzy Gillespie to showcase the fusion of Latin and Caribbean influences with jazz. D’Rivera continues to appear as guest conductor.  The Paquito D’Rivera Big Band, and the Paquito D’Rivera Quintet are in great demand world wide.

Shows at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

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MINDY ABAIR AND THE BONESHAKERS + BRIA SKONBERG

March 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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Two-time GRAMMY Award-nominated Mindy Abair has made her mark as one of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US.

Bria Skonberg mixes worldly trumpet rhythms and contemporary songwriting ability to create a sophisticated pop sound.

Shows at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

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April 2018

Brian Culbertson Colors of Love Tour

April 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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With love, romance and his recent twentieth wedding anniversary serving as his inspiration, Brian Culbertson crafted thirteen new songs that will be released as “Colors of Love” on Valentine’s Day. The seduction begins with the first single, the amorous title track, which is a sensual R&B groove illuminated by lyrical acoustic piano melodies typical of the collection’s contents. A nearly three-month- long U.S. concert tour will bring “Colors of Love” to life in a vivid theatrical production, incorporating video elements in a major way.

Showtimes are 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

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

April 14, 2018 @ 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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PONCHO SANCHEZ AND HIS LATIN JAZZ BAND

April 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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For more than three decades Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources.

Shows at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

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May 2018

ELIANE ELIAS

May 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots and sensuous, alluring voice with
her virtuosic instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. Elias celebrates 100 years of the Samba, and states “Samba is the most authentic and contagious dance rhythm of Brazil.”

Shows at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

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August 2018

Allegheny County Parks Special Events – Hartwood Acres

August 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hartwood Acres 4000 Middle Rd,Allison Park, PA+ Google Map
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Celebrate summer at Hartwood Acres for BNY Mellon Jazz presents Larry Carlton. Part of the FREE Allegheny County Parks Special Events concert series, August 12, 2018, 7:30pm.  Opening for Larry Carlton is Frank Cunimondo Trio announcing their new album release.

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Allegheny County Parks Special Events — South Park Amphitheater

August 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
South Park Amphitheater 3700 Farmshow DriveSouth Park Township, PA+ Google Map
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BNY Mellon Jazz presents Jean-Luc Ponty with guest Lyndsey Smith
7:30 PM, FREE
South Park Amphitheater

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September 2018

Bobby McFerrin & Gimme5: Circlesongs

September 23, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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Sunday, September 23, 2018
4:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Bobby McFerrin’s vocal vocabulary — call-and-response, global rhythms, soaring melodies, lush harmonies, funny noises, invented language, silence, prayers, and laughter — reminds us all of how much fun it is to be alive, to lift our voices and communicate with one another, and to make a joyful noise.

 

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October 2018

KURT ELLING

October 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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Saturday, October 6, 2018
6:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

“Elling is the standout male vocalist of our time.”
—The New York Times

“No singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling. With his soaring vocal flights, his edgy lyrics and sense of being on a musical mission, he has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz.”
­—The Washington Post

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VERONICA SWIFT featuring THE BENNY GREEN TRIO

October 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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Saturday, October 20, 2018
6:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

At age 23, Veronica Swift is now being recognized around the country as one of the top, young jazz singers on the scene.

Benny Green possesses the history of jazz at his fingertips. He combines mastery of keyboarding technique with decades of experience playing with no less than the most celebrated artists of the last half century.

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November 2018

JEFF LORBER TRIO + GRACE KELLY

November 9, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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Friday, November 9, 2018
7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Trailblazing pianist, composer, producer, and bandleader Jeff Lorber is a consummate artist who continues to push himself to new plateaus.

Grace Kelly has drawn critical praise and new fans every year with headlining over 700 shows in 30 countries including major jazz festivals from Montreux to Newport to Montreal.

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HERE’S TO LIFE: JOE WILLIAMS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION STARRING KEITH DAVID

November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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Friday, November 30, 2018
7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Keith David — award-winning actor with more than 150 film, television, and stage roles to his name — transforms into Joe Williams to celebrate the legendary vocalist.

The performance will be filled with humor and stories of Williams’ life. Along with a big band, David will perform classic tunes made famous by Williams during his time with the Count Basie Orchestra.

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December 2018

ELIANE ELIAS

December 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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Saturday, December 1, 2018
6:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots, her sensuous, alluring voice with her virtuosic instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. With 26 albums to date demonstrating her unique gifts as a pianist, singer, composer, arranger, and producer as well as melding her immense talents in jazz, pop, classical and Brazilian music, Eliane Elias is as Jazziz magazine has called her, “A citizen of the world” and “an artist beyond category.”

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MCG Jazz Holiday Jazz Party featuring Mike Tomaro

December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rivers Casino 777 Casino Dr,Pittsburgh, + Google Map
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AN ALBRIGHT FAMILY CHRISTMAS with Gerald and Selina Albright

December 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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Saturday, December 15, 2018
6:00 p.m.

Saxophonist Gerald Albright and his talented daughter Selina Albright are excited about launching their first Albright Family Christmas Tour.

Your favorite seasonal songs done with an Albright Family twist will fill the evening. The night will get merrier with the top-tier musicians joining the family on tour.

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January 2019

Kirk Whalum

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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6:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Soulful, passionate, stirring…

These are the words most often used to describe Kirk Whalum’s music. Forged from his Memphis gospel roots and his 1980s initiation into the thriving Houston nightclub scene. Whalum’s big, rich tenor sound is unmistakably his. In a career spanning decades, Whalum has a sound that leaves an indelible imprint on the listener.

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