Thursday, September 26, 2013

JazzLive 2013/2014 Series Revealed

Media Contacts:
Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
(412) 471-1578,
Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
(412) 471-8717,
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Search Name: JazzLive

BNY Mellon | Jazz Presents JazzLive

Tuesday Evenings | September 2013–May 2014 | Backstage Bar, 655 Penn Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust continues its tenth consecutive year of live jazz, moving the venue indoors for the winter and spring. Free and open to the public, this season’s BNY Mellon | Jazz Presents JazzLive series showcases some of the region’s finest musicians. Performances in this series are Tuesdays, September 2013–May 2014, from 5–9 p.m., at Backstage Bar (655 Penn Avenue), in the heart of the Cultural District, unless otherwise noted.  The event moves indoors for the winter/spring season.
“We are pleased to continue to celebrate a decade-long tradition of live jazz in the Cultural District,” says Janis Burley Wilson, Vice President of Education and Community Engagement and Director of Jazz Programs for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “Thanks to BNY Mellon, our JazzLive series sponsor, we are able to bring excellent musicians to the Cultural District, where audiences can enjoy some of the region’s finest jazz performances.”

Photo by Martha Rial

September 17: Michele Bensen
September 24:  Spanky Wilson
October 1: Roby Edwards
October 8: Mark Lucas
October 15: Jeff Bush
October 22: New View Trio
October 29: Erik Lawrence
November 5: Max Leake
November 12: Roger Humphries
November 19: Eric DeFade
November 26: Mark Strickland
December 3: Kevin Howard
December 10: Spanky Wilson
December 17: Benny Benack III
December 31: Highmark First Night Pittsburgh©

January 7: Roger Humphries
January 14: Dwayne Dolphin
January 21: Tom Wendt
January 28: Roby Edwards
February 4: Kevin Howard
February 11: Spanky Wilson
February 18: Kenia
February 25: Anquenique Wingfield
March 4: Erik Lawrence
March 11: Dwayne Dolphin
March 18: Salsamba
March 25: Don Aliquo
April 1: Mark Strickland*
April 8: Michele Bensen*
April 15: Tim Stevens*
April 16: Sean Jones Quartet CD Release Party*
April 22: Tony DePaolis*
April 29: Roger Humphries*
May 6: George Heid III
May 13: Dan Wasson
May 20: Nelson Harrison
May 27: Eric DeFade

Schedule is subject to change. For more information, please visit
In addition to the free performances at Backstage Bar, several ticketed performances are held at Cabaret at Theater Square (655 Penn Avenue) and August Wilson Center for African American Culture (980 Liberty Avenue).

*Denotes performances that are part of National Jazz Appreciation Month.

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra
September 24, 2013, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $25, Cabaret at Theater Square

Mardi Gras with Wycliffe Gordon and Sean Jones
February 11, 2014, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $30, Cabaret at Theater Square

Gregory Porter*
April 1, 2014, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $30, Cabaret at Theater Square

Robert Glasper*
April 8, 2014, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35, August Wilson Center for African American Culture

JazzLive Special Performance*
April 15, 2014, 9 p.m.
Tickets: $30, Cabaret at Theater Square

Christian McBride Trio*
April 22, 2014, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $30, Cabaret at Theater Square

JazzLive Special Performance*
April 29, 2014, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $30, Cabaret at Theater Square

JazzLive is presented by Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and BNY Mellon | Jazz Presents.
For additional information, and to purchase tickets, please visit

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.

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