Drummer Steve Smith has been touring and recording with his all-star group Vital Information since 1983, making 2023 the 40th Anniversary of the group. Steve Smith and Vital Information celebrate the occasion with a newly recorded double CD release entitled “TIME FLIES.” The newest line-up of Vital Information features virtuoso musicians with vast experience. […]
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With a voice as smooth as velvet, Samara Joy’s star seems to rise with each performance. Winner of the 2023 GRAMMY Award for Best New Artist and Best Jazz Vocal Album. Following her winning the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Joy has dug deep to discover her jazz roots without losing sight of […]
Danilo Pérez’s Global Messengers project advances a mission which is wholly relevant today. When discussing the healing properties of music, the Panamanian jazz pianist, humanitarian, and educator speaks of "recovering the function of the artist as a tool to redirect humanity in a positive direction." The Global Messengers came to fruition through the culture and […]
Sound healing uses a variety of instruments and vocal tones to create vibrational frequencies that balance and heal mind, body and spirit. Sound frequencies work to break up blocks within our bodies allowing our energy to flow unimpeded while the cells in our body work to repair themselves and bring you back to physical and […]
Join us for an intimate concert with the reigning queen of bossa nova, Eliane Elias’ new album, “Quietude” has been nominated for a Latin GRAMMY Award, was #1 Billboard Traditional Jazz Charts, #1 iTunes Latin & Jazz Charts, and #1 Amazon Jazz, Latin & Brazilian Best Seller. .
The Frick’s exhibition on the Great Migration features automobiles like those used by musicians traveling the Northeast jazz circuit in the early 20th century. Spend an afternoon immersed in the exhibition and the history of jazz in Pittsburgh with a special screening of We Knew What We Had, the 2018 documentary created and produced by […]
Born in 2001 in Hackensack, NJ, Matthew Whitaker grew up surrounded by music. His love for playing music first began at the young age of 3 after his grandfather gave him a small Yamaha keyboard. At 9, Matthew began teaching himself how to play the Hammond B3 organ. Four years later, he became the youngest […]
NEA Jazz Master, internationally renowned flutist Hubert Laws is one of the few classical artists who has also mastered jazz, pop, and rhythm-and-blues genres, moving effortlessly from one genreto another.
In 1979, Marty Ashby started a band called AURORA JAZZ FUSION to perform the contemporary jazz cross-over music of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Jazz was mixing with rock, funk, Latin and R&B which gave musicians the opportunity to explore unique connections and seek out new possibilities. This new iteration of AURORA, with veteran […]
Pianist Craig Davis is on a mission to raise Michael “Dodo” Marmarosa’s profile in the jazz consciousness. Part of that stems from hometown pride; a fellow native of Pittsburgh, Davis has spent most of his career as an active and in-demand member of the Steel City jazz scene. He also recognizes parallels to his own […]
Dizzy Spellz offers an Afro futuristic lens into a deeper look at the intersecting cultural and spiritual dilemmas within the African Diaspora through the music of Dizzy Gillespie. Sean Jones (trumpeter/musical director) and Brinae Ali (choreographer/tap dancer/vocalist) have teamed up to create a piece that fuses elements of jazz, tap, Hip Hop, and Bebop to […]
Klezmer Meets Jazz Experience a concert featuring one of the top US klezmer violinists, Steven Greenman, and Alexander Fedoriouk, extraordinary Ukrainian cimbalom player, playing together with a jazz trio. They will explore the similarities between Klezmer and jazz, but also highlight their subtle differences. The jazz trio is formed by some of the best musicians […]
New York Voices has fashioned a Christmas album that honors beloved traditional and sacred classics as well as secular favorites, while incorporating sophisticated jazz and swing elements.
Gerald Albright launched his solo career in the infancy of what became the smooth jazz format, in 1987 and has been a core part of the genre with chart-topping albums, countless radio hits and as a member of many all-star tours.
Co-produced with MCG Jazz Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Holiday Celebration With Special Guest Ann Hampton Callaway “Callaway establishes herself as one of the best equipped jazz vocalists swinging today.” – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Holiday Celebration with special guest Ann Hampton Callaway is a live melding of two of MCG Jazz’ holiday recordings: […]
As The Washington Ballet’s Valentine to DC, witness a spellbinding blend of ballet and jazz music featuring two highly anticipated world premieres by renowned choreographers Jessica Lang and Dwight Rhoden. This unique journey through jazz history promises an unforgettable celebration of music and dance. Music directed by MCG Jazz’s Marty Ashby featuring: New York Voices • […]