Victoria A. Garner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JAZZ ON THE HILLSIDE CONTINUES PITTSBURGH’S RICH JAZZ LEGACY
Concert supports Schenley Heights Community Development Programs
Pittsburgh- June 4 - Pittsburgh’s rich jazz legacy is known throughout the world. On Friday, June 22 from 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., the legacy will continue for a very worthy cause at the 8th Annual Jazz on the Hillside fundraising concert on the lawn of the Schenley Heights Community Development Program (SHCDP) Multi-Purpose Center, 3171 Ewart Drive.
Jazz on the Hillside is a great way to celebrate the mission of the SHCDP and Pittsburgh’s musical legacy,” said Reverend Johnnie Monroe, Executive Director of SHCDP. “This year’s wonderful evening of entertainment will feature the music of Jeff Montgomery, Howie Alexander, Tubby Daniels, Southern Comfort, and many other outstanding local jazz artists, and we are excited to once again have Tony Mowod, President and Founder of the Pittsburgh Jazz Society as our emcee.”
Jazz on the Hillside is made possible in part through support from UPMC Health Plan, Mosites Construction, Donald Hamm Insurance, Mistick Construction, The Honorable Jake Wheatley, and Robert Wholey and Company, Inc.
All Individual tickets are $35.00 each and will be available until sold out. Contributions and donations are tax-deductible, and proceeds from this event support various Schenley Heights Community Development Programs including:
• After School Tutorial Enrichment Program (A-STEP)
• Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)
• NADIA track and field program
• Project LEARNS at Weil Elementary School
• Parent support groups
• Early childhood classrooms.
The Schenley Heights Community Development Program (SHCDP) was established in 1995 to provide an alternative to crime and other socially destructive activities that too often plague inner city, low-income communities. The organization’s target population is Pittsburgh's urban youth, most of whom dwell in the Hill District community. Through a variety of successful programs, over 350 participants ages 3-18 and their families are exposed to various activities that promote academic and life success as well as activities that encourage behavioral and physical wellness.
For more information about Schenley Heights Community Development Programs and Jazz on the Hillside, please visit our website at www.shcdp.org.