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September 2021

Central PA Friends of Jazz Fundraiser Honoring Steve Rudolph

September 26 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts 222 Market St.Harrisburg, PA+ Google Map
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$150.00

Steve will be playing in concert with a band of some of his favorite musicians from over the years. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime performance for Steve, and you don’t want to miss it!

Following the concert, event guests will join Steve for a light reception. Rumor has it that Steve and his musician friends may start a jam session at the reception…

A co-founder of the Friends of Jazz, Steve retired as executive director in October 2019. This gives Steve more time to play, compose, and teach. However, our commitment to sharing live jazz doesn’t end with Steve’s retirement. In addition to celebrating Steve’s years of service to the Friends of Jazz, This One’s For You! will expand the community of supporters we need to ensure that jazz continues to be a major part of the cultural landscape of Central Pennsylvania.

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October 2021

Marty Ashby Claudio Roditi Tribute

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Con Alma Ellsworth 5884 Ellsworth AvenuePittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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$10.00

Marty Ashby pays tribute to master trumpeter and composer, Brazilian Jazz superstar, Claudio Roditi.

Joining Marty will be James Moore on trumpet, Jay Ashby on Trombone, Paul Thompson on bass and James Johnson III on drums.

Con Alma Ellsworth

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Marty Ashby Trio

October 30 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Con Alma Downtown 613 Penn AvenuePittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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$10.00

Marty Ashby, Dwayne Dolphin and Thomas Wendt at Con Alma Downtown

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December 2021

Marty Ashby’s Holiday Jam Featuring Gloria Reuben

December 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Musical Instrument Museum 4725 E Mayo Blvd.Phoenix, AZ+ Google Map
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$44.50 - $54.50

Join guitarist and five-time Grammy Award–winning producer Marty Ashby for his annual holiday concert celebration. This year’s special guest is actress and singer Gloria Reuben.

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.

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 Cloak & Dagger. American saxophonist Dave Koz says of Reuben, “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.”

Please note, the MIM is requiring that audience members either be vaccinated or have a negative COVID test within 72 hours prior to the performance. We also strongly encourage guests to wear masks.
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result will be required for entry and may include the following options: a vaccination card (or photo), a digital record within an app, an official immunization record, or documentation of a negative test result. All MIM Music Theater team members are vaccinated and will wear masks.

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March 2022

Jobim with Strings

March 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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“JOBIM WITH STRINGS”

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MARCH 19, 20 22, 6:00 pm & 8:30 pm

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and MCG Jazz celebrate the music of Brazilian icon, Antonio Carols Jobim. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, Byron Stripling, will conduct and play and will be joined by native Brazilian’s and Jobim collaborators: Maucha Adnet, vocalist, and Duduka da Fonseca, percussionist, and members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra strings and woodwinds sections.

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