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MCG JAZZ 38th Annual Concert Series

MCG Jazz Announces Season 38 — The Season of Firsts

Welcome to the 2024/25 Season of Firsts. Every performance will feature artist who have never performed at MCG Jazz or are long-time friends presenting a brand new project. Every concert will entourage you to experience the past, present and future of jazz. We have added pre-concert activities exploring our vast jazz archives and new concession options.

Beginning in Fall 2024, MCG Jazz is launching an Artist-In-Residence program with pianist, composer and producer Ray Angry. Ray will perform as part of the concert season and contribute to other programming throughout the year, while working closely with local young musicians through workshops, masterclasses and mentorship opportunities provided by MCG Jazz.

Starting with our Artist-In-Residence Ray Angry, we no have a four-show Friday Night Series at 7:00pm. The show repeats on Saturday at 6:00pm.

Choose-your-own concert subscription packages of four or more concerts are available now. Please visit or call the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Jazz Box Office at 412-322-0800 for more information.

The concert series is held at the MCG concert hall located at 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Concerts include:

  • Artist in Residence Ray Angry with The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra – October 4th, 7pm and 5th, 6pm
  • Amina Figarova Sextet and the Matsiko World Orphan Choir – October 18th and 19th, 6 & 8:30pm
  • Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin – Brasil – October 26th, 6 & 8:30pm
  • Abdullah Ibrahim Trio – November 9th, 6 & 8:30pm
  • DIVA Jazz Orchestra Celebrates Jazz Legends of 1924 with Special Guest Kim Nazarian – November 23rd, 6 & 8:30pm
  • Christian Sands Christmas Stories – December 7th, 6 & 8:30pm
  • “Beyond Stolen Moments” with The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Conducted by Oliver Nelson Jr. – January 31st, 7pm and February 1st, 6pm
  • An evening with Artist In Residence Ray Angry and Special Guests – February 15th, 6 & 8:30pm
  • WDR Big Band directed by Bob Mintzer – February 28th, 7pm & March 1st, 6pm
  • Bria Skonberg Quintet– March 15th, 6 & 8:30pm
  • Joshua Redman Group featuring Gabrielle Cavassa– April 5th, 6 & 8:30pm
  • Jazz Funk Soul – Everette Harp, Jeff Lorber and Paul Jackson Jr. – April 19th, 6 & 8:30pm

Artists and dates subject to change.

About MCG Jazz
MCG Jazz is a social enterprise of Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, a subsidiary of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, a non-profit arts and learning center in Pittsburgh, PA.

Through our guiding principles:  environment shapes behavior, people are assets and creativity fuels enterprise, and our mission to preserve, present and promote jazz, we aim to strengthen the Pittsburgh jazz community and contribute to the overall cultural and artistic diversity of the region.

The MCG Jazz concert series – one of the longest running subscription-based jazz performance series in the county –has been a safe place for artists to share their art and discuss relevant issues of the time. Our recording label produces distinctive albums from a wide variety of artists, our educational programs serve elementary, middle and high school aged students in urban and rural communities, and our archives of audio/video recordings, photographs, interviews and individual artist collections exists as a model for learning for future generations to help grow the audience for jazz and enhance the art form and its creators.

For more information, please contact MCG Jazz at 412-322-0800 or visit our web site at