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June 2022

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra at Pittsburgh Playhouse Inside/Outside

June 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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$25

Inside Outside Summer Concert Series

Join us  for drinks and live entertainment in our beautiful Highmark Theatre which opens onto our Forbes Avenue plaza. Ticket price includes a complimentary drink.

The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra celebrates Pittsburgh’s rich jazz history in the here and now by uniting Pittsburgh jazz musicians of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to perform the broad scope jazz styles in an orchestral format.

© Martha Rial
Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra

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MCG Jazz Aurora Jazz Fusion At Cinderlands Warehouse

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cinderlands Warehouse 2601 Smallman StPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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Free
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Ashby Family at Con Alma Ellsworth

June 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Con Alma Ellsworth 5884 Ellsworth AvenuePittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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$10.00

Join Marty and his nephews, Lucas Ashby and Ian Ashby and his brother, Jay Ashby, for an evening of Brazilian Jazz at Con Alma Ellsworth. Some other musical Ashby’s may show up too.

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July 2022

MCG Jazz Aurora Jazz Fusion At Cinderlands Warehouse

July 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cinderlands Warehouse 2601 Smallman StPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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JazZenJourney, Italy 2022

July 16 @ 8:00 am - July 23 @ 5:00 pm
BORGO SAN FEDELE 53017 Radda In Chianti Siena, + Google Map
 

JazZenJourney, Italy is an immersion into the Tuscan landscape, an inspirational sojourn for body, mind, and soul … with quiet morning meditations, world-class jazz performances each evening, gourmet cuisine, day trips to hilltop villages, local artisans and vineyards, picnics in olive groves, frescoed chapels, and much more.

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Chieli Minucci and Special EFX at South Park Amphitheater

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
South Park Amphitheater 3700 Farmshow DriveSouth Park Township, PA+ Google Map
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Chieli Minucci and Special EFX at South Park Amphitheater with opening act Alton Merrell

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August 2022

John Pizzarelli Hartwood Acres

August 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hartwood Acres 4000 Middle Rd,Allison Park, PA+ Google Map
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John Pizzarelli at Hartwood Acres with opening act Mike Tomaro

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MCG Jazz Aurora Jazz Fusion At Cinderlands Warehouse

August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cinderlands Warehouse 2601 Smallman StPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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Free
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Marty Ashby-John Shannon Quartet

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Square Pittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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Free

Night Market in Market Square

Presented by MCG Jazz and Con Alma

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September 2022

MCG Jazz Aurora Jazz Fusion At Cinderlands Warehouse

September 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cinderlands Warehouse 2601 Smallman StPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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Free
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Marty Ashby Trio — Con Alma Ellsworth

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Con Alma Ellsworth 5884 Ellsworth AvenuePittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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$10.00

Marty Ashby with featured guests and MCG Jazz Pittsburgh Jazz Legends Dwayne Dolphin and Roger Humphries will be performing at Con Alma Ellsworth on Wednesday, September 21, from 6:30-8:30pm. Marty will be playing music from the Jazz at the Philharmonic series by Barney Kessell, Ray Brown and Shelley Mann as well as his favorite Brazilian Jazz songs.

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Monty Alexander

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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$49.5

MONTY
ALEXANDER
Saturday, September 24, 2022
6:00 pm & 8:30 pm

Monty Alexander is a perennial favorite at jazz festivals and venues worldwide, and at the Montreux Jazz Festival where he has performed and headlined concerts 23 times since 1976. His spirited conception is one informed by the timeless verities:  endless melody-making, effervescent grooves, sophisticated voicings, a romantic spirit, and a consistent predisposition, as Alexander accurately states, “to build up the heat and kick up a storm.” In the course of any given performance, Alexander applies those aesthetics to a repertoire spanning a broad range of jazz and Jamaican musical expressions—the American songbook and the blues, gospel and bebop, calypso and reggae—and gives the hardcore-jazz-obsessed much to dig into while also communicating the message to the more casual listener.

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October 2022

An Evening with Pierre Bensusan

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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$49.50

After releasing ‘Azwan’, an album about our oneness and interconnectivity in the midst of a unifying global crisis, French-Algerian guitarist, vocalist and composer, Pierre Bensusan, returns to the USA & Canada for completing the second leg of his nationwide 2022 tour.

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Westmoreland Museum of American Art Jazz Nights

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Westmoreland Museum of American Art 221 N Main StreetGreensburg, PA+ Google Map
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$15 - $18

Jazz Concert Series: Craig Davis Jazz

Marty Ashby joins pianist Craig Davis for the Fall return of Jazz Nights at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Special cocktail hour from 6:00-7:00pm and concert runs 7:00-9:00pm.

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Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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S49.50

NEA Jazz Master and eight-time
GRAMMY Award-winner, Eddie Palmieri is known as one of the finest pianists of the past 60 years. Band leader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz he fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences. Having celebrated his 85th birthday in 2021, Eddie is hitting the road with his band, bringing his unique repertoire and timeless style to
performing arts centers across the country.

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Aurora Jazz Fusion at Steel Mill Saloon

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Steel Mill Saloon 1225 Grandview Ave,Pittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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Free

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 and younger musicians, allows the band to take a fresh look at the music from this important time in the evolution of jazz. AURORA focuses on playing instrumental jazz by such artists as Jeff Lorber, Chick Corea, The Brecker Brothers, The Crusaders, Weather Report as well as renditions of Freddie Hubbard’s “Super Blue” and Grover Washington Jr.’s “Winelight.”

AURORA is Marty Ashby on guitar, Mike Tomaro on saxophones, Jeff Bush on trombone, Max Leake on keyboards, Brian Stahurski on bass and Hugo Cruz on drums.

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Marty Ashby Quartet Con Alma Downtown

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Con Alma Downtown 613 Penn AvenuePittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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$10.00

Marty Ashby trio with Dwayne Dolphin and Roger Humphries and special guest Mike Tomaro.

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November 2022

Eliane Elias at Catalina Jazz Club

November 9 @ 8:30 pm - November 12 @ 10:00 pm
Catalina Jazz Club 6725 W. Sunset Blvd.Hollywood, CA+ Google Map
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$40 - $65

Hot off her 2022 GRAMMY win for Best Latin Jazz Album for “Mirror Mirror,” and Latin GRAMMY Nomination for Best Jazz Album, internationally acclaimed recording artist, pianist/singer/composer/arranger Eliane Elias’ distinctive musical style and artistry is one of the most celebrated and recognizable sounds in jazz and Brazilian music. She blends her Brazilian roots and alluring voice with her virtuoso instrumental jazz, her classical and compositional skills, while she consistently displays her piano mastery and ability to integrate the many artistic roles she takes on. With 31 albums and over 2.4 million albums sold to date, Eliane Elias has a strong presence on Spotify with over 600,000 monthly listeners and over 26 million Spotify listens of her song “Little Paradise.” She has toured 74 countries, is a four-time Gold Disc Award recipient, a three-time Best Vocal Album winner in Japan and winner of the 2018 Edison Lifetime Achievement Award in Holland, to name a few accolades. Her 2019 and 2021 albums (Love Stories and Mirror Mirror) were both voted “Downbeat’s Best Album of the Year – Masterpiece” and as most of her previous releases, her recordings hit #1 on the jazz charts worldwide. To date Eliane has won two GRAMMY Awards, one Latin GRAMMY and has been nominated 10 times in 5 different categories. On her new album, Quietude released Oct. 14, 2022 she transports us into another world with a lusciously relaxing journey into the Brazilian bossa nova. Eliane’s live performances showcase her piano, vocals, arranging and compositional skills, together with her charismatic personality, bringing a wide spectrum of musical experiences and unique presentations to the audience. Melding her immense talents in jazz, Brazilian, classical, and pop music, Eliane Elias is as Jazziz magazine has called her, “A citizen of the world” and “an artist beyond category.”

“Elias’ intoxicating vocals emote the ambient calm of a forest after a soft rain; her vibrancy is a force unto itself. With powerful artistry, her naturally prodigious talent is even stronger as the years pass—a feat capable only by the true elites of the musical world.” ***** – DownBeat

The Brazilian pianist and singer Eliane Elias commands the keyboard with a forceful two-handed muscularity that belies her image as a blond older sister of the mythical “Girl from Ipanema.” The more percussive her piano becomes, the more she opens up a song and reimagines it in what might be called a romantic carnival groove…a celebration of the vitality of a culture overflowing with life and natural beauty.”
– The New York Times

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Django Festival Allstars

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild 1815 Metropolitian StreetPittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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$49.50

The Django Festival All-Stars bring the music of the legendary gypsy jazz
guitarist, Django Reinhardt, fully into the twenty-first century. Their unique, high-energy performances pay tribute to Reinhardt, who is considered one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Reinhardt’s driving, swinging style became known as “hot jazz,” and it continues to grow in popularity throughout the world. The All-Stars honor his tradition while adding their own interpretations,
arrangements, and original compositions with stunning virtuosity.

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Aurora Jazz Fusion at Steel Mill Saloon

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Steel Mill Saloon 1225 Grandview Ave,Pittsburgh, PA+ Google Map
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Free

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 and younger musicians, allows the band to take a fresh look at the music from this important time in the evolution of jazz. AURORA focuses on playing instrumental jazz by such artists as Jeff Lorber, Chick Corea, The Brecker Brothers, The Crusaders, Weather Report as well as renditions of Freddie Hubbard’s “Super Blue” and Grover Washington Jr.’s “Winelight.”

 

AURORA is Marty Ashby on guitar, Mike Tomaro on saxophones, Jeff Bush on trombone, Max Leake on keyboards, Brian Stahurski on bass and Hugo Cruz on drums.

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