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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Celebrates
National Jazz Appreciation Month - April 2013 with a Stellar Line-Up
Lou Donaldson, April 2
Kenny Garrett Quintet, April 9
Nicholas Payton, April 16
Jazz Meets Funk Vol. II, with Sean Jones and Dwayne Dolphin, April 30
Pittsburgh Pa, March 11, 2013 - In collaboration with BNY Mellon, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will commemorate National Jazz Appreciation Month with Grammy Award winners, renowned musicians and iconic jazz masters this April 2013. Janis Burley-Wilson, Vice President of Education and Community Engagement/Jazz Programs is extremely excited about bringing these acts to Pittsburgh. “All of the artists that are featured this year dig down deep into their musical souls to create their own inimitable sound.” She added, “We are proud to have these artists take the Cabaret Theater stage this April.”
|Kenny Garrett (Photo by Keith Major)|
Kenny Garrett is a Grammy Award winning American post-bop jazz saxophonist and flautist who gained fame in his youth as a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and Miles Davis' band. He has also recorded or performed with Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard and McCoy Tyner.
Nicholas Payton is a Grammy Award winning Trumpeter from New Orleans Louisiana. Known for his prowess on the Fender Rhodes piano as well, Payton recently released “#BAM Live at Bohemian Caverns.”
|Nicholas Payton ( Photo by Michael Wilson)|
Veteran soul singer, Bettye LaVette, brings her caustic survivors wit to every performance. She has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and her latest CD is titled “Thankful N Thoughtful”.
All performances will take place at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. For tickets call 412-456-6666 or visit TrustArts.org.