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April 2018

PONCHO SANCHEZ AND HIS LATIN JAZZ BAND

April 21 @ 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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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

ELIANE ELIAS

May 4 @ 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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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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Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra’s LEONARD BERNSTEIN: 100 YEARS

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
National Museum of American History 1300 Constitution Avenue, NWWashington, DC+ Google Map
$25.00 - $40.00

Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Standard seat: $25
Table seat with complimentary drink: $40

Leonard Bernstein’s musical contributions span across the musical landscape. As a conductor for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, he ranks among the world’s most respected. As a composer, his works have crossed the boundaries of choral, symphonic, movie score, Broadway, chamber, and jazz. As an educator, Bernstein’s “young peoples” concerts have reached legendary status, combining musical performance with concert lectures.

To celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, the SJMO has commissioned a series of new arrangements of selected works by the master himself, including his “Chichester Psalms” and “The Great Lover Displays.” The museum’s Constitution Ave doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and the LeRoy Neiman Jazz Café Stand will be open and serving light fare and drink options for purchase from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Food and drink are welcome at seats in the Performance Plaza. More details on the evening will be available soon.

This concert is made possible through generous support from David C. Frederick and Sophia Lynn.

This concert is in partnership with DC Jazz Festival’s Jazz in the ‘Hoods® series. Explore the festival’s extensive lineup of jazz and musicians highlighting cultural diversity in our nation’s capital: https://dcjazzfest.org/

Image credit: Leonard Bernstein seated at piano, making annotations to musical score, 1955. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection, Library of Congress.

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July 2018

Jazz Institut Graz

July 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jazz Institut Graz ,
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Guest lecturer for the IU Jazz Institut in Graz on July 3, 2018, Austria

Jazzinstitut Moserhofgasse 39

www.kug.ac.at/en/home.html

 

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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

Burns White Center

August 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Burns White Center 48 26th St,Pittsburgh, + Google Map
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MCG Jazz Quartet featuring Marty Ashby, Mark Jackovic, Dwayne Dolphin, Roger Humphries

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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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Allegheny County Parks Special Events – Hartwood Acres

August 12 @ 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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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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Allegheny County Parks Special Events — South Park Amphitheater

August 17 @ 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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Highland Park Reservoir of Jazz

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Marty Ashby/Steve Rudolph Quartet with Dwayne Dolphin and James Johnson III

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September 2018

Bobby McFerrin & Gimme5: Circlesongs

September 23 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Manchester Bidwell 50th Anniversary Celebration

November 15 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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