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PONCHO SANCHE Z L ATIN JA ZZ BAND

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PAUL WINTER SEXTET

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SATUR DAY, N OVE M BE R 2 3 , 2 01 3

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PITTSBURGH JA ZZ ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY CELEBRATION FEATURING FREDDY COLE

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BOBBY WATSON & HORIZON

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CASSANDRA WILSON

S AT UR DAY, M AY 3 , 20 1 4


MCG JA ZZ P A R T Y 2 013

FEATURING AHMAD JAMAL AND THE PITTSBURGH JA ZZ LEGENDS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 AT MANCHESTER CRAFTSMEN’S GUILD A N E X C LU S I V E P R E S E N TAT I O N B Y A C C L A I M E D P I T T S B U R G H E R A N D N E A J A Z Z M A S T E R , A H M A D J A M A L , I S T H E F E AT U R E O F T H I S Y E A R ’ S C E L E B R AT I O N .

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SANCHEZ ZZ BAND


BILL FR EXPLORES THE MUSIC OF JOHN LENNON

FEATURING GREG LEISZ, RUDY ROYSTON, JENNY SCHEINMAN & TONY SCHERR

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013

7:30 PM

AT HILLMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, SHADYSIDE ACADEMY B I L L F R I S E L L A S S E M B L E S A T RU S T E D E N S E M B L E C O N S I S T I N G O F G R E G L E I S Z ( G U I TA R S ) , J E N N Y S C H E I N M A N ( V I O L I N ) , T O N Y S C H E R R ( B A S S ) A N D R U DY R OY S T O N ( D R U M S ) T O P R E S E N T H I S TA K E O N T H E C L A S S I C S O N G S O F J O H N L E N N O N . T H E P R O J E C T H A D LO N G B E E N I N T H E W O R K S — O N E C O U L D G O A S FA R B A C K A S T H E F I R S T T I M E H E H E A R D T H E B E AT L E S AT T H E A G E O F 1 3 . FA S T F O R W A R D A F E W D E C A D E S A N D F R I S E L L W A S A S K E D TO P U T TO G E T H E R A P E R F O R M A N C E I N H O N O R O F L E N N O N A S PA R T O F A S P E C I A L EVENT

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TAKE 6 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013

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BOB JAMES DAVID SAN

FEATURING STE VE GAD

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013

7:00

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JOSHUA REDMAN QUARTE WITH AARON GOLDBERG, REUBEN ROGERS & GREGORY HUTCHINSON

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2013 J O S H UA

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DIANE S& FCR IHE NUD SU R SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013

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PITTSBURG JA ZZ ORCH HOLIDAY CELEBRATI FEATURING

FREDDY COLE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2013 TA K E

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MOST

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G E N E R AT I O N , I F N OT T H E B E S T A L I V E , ” T H I S H O L I D AY C E L E B R AT I O N W I L L B E A C C E N T E D W I T H A S T Y L E A N D M U S I C A L S O P H I S T I C AT I O N ALL ITS OWN.


GH HESTRA ION


SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA


FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014

7:00

&

9:30 PM

S I N C E I T S O R I G I N A L C O N C E P T I O N I N 2 0 0 0 , T H E G R A M M Y TM A W A R D WINNING

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I T S E L F A S A S TA N D A R D B E A R E R O F C O N T E M P O R A R Y L AT I N M U S I C . D I R E C T E D B Y W O R L D - R E N O W N E D P I A N I S T, A R R A N G E R , A N D P RO D U C E R O S C A R H E R N Á N D E Z , T H E T H I RT E E N - M E M B E R A L L - S TA R E N S E M B L E H A S R E I N T R O D U C E D T H E C L A S S I C S O U N D S O F N E W Y O R K C I T Y S A L S A T O M U S I C LO V E R S W O R L D W I D E . T H E G R A M M Y TM A W A R D W I N N I N G V I V A L A T R A D I C Ó N , S H O ’ S F O U R T H A L B U M , I S A S T U N N I N G F O L LO W- U P T O T H E I R 2 0 0 7 G R A M M Y N O M I N AT E D U N I T E D W E S W I N G .


CHUCHO FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014

7:00

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9:30 PM

H A I L E D A S “ T H E D E A N O F L AT I N J A Z Z ” A N D “ O N E O F T H E W O R L D ’ S G R E AT V I R T U O S I C P I A N I S T S ” B Y T H E N E W Y O R K T I M E S , M U LT I - G R A M M Y A W A R D W I N N E R C H U C H O VA L D É S H A S R E C O R D E D OV E R E I G H T Y C D ’ S D U R I N G H I S I L LU S T R I O U S C A R E E R , P E R F O R M I N G W I T H C O U N T L E S S J A Z Z M A S T E R S , I N C LU D I N G H E R B I E H A N C O C K , D I Z Z Y GILLESPIE,

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K E N N E DY C E N T E R A N D T H E H O L LY W O O D B O W L .

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S TA R - S T U D D E D

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THE GENTLEMEN SING:THREE GENERATIONS OF SONG WITH

ALLAN HARRIS & ERNIE ANDREWS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014

7:00

&

9:30 PM

T H I S B R A N D - N E W C U R AT E D P R O J E C T B Y M A R T Y A S H B Y A N D M C G J A Z Z F E AT U R E S A L L A N H A R R I S , E R N I E A N D R E W S A N D A B R A N D N E W A R T I S T T H AT W I L L B E C H O S E N B Y N AT I O N W I D E S E A R C H . M C G J A Z Z O P E N S T H E S E A R C H S O O N W I T H A N AT I O N W I D E C A L L F O R S U B M I S S I O N S F R O M Y O U N G M A L E J A Z Z V O C A L I S T S , F O L LO W E D B Y L I V E AU D I T I O N S H E R E I N P I T T S B U R G H W I T H A L L A N H A R R I S .

THE

P R O J E C T W I L L C U L M I N AT E I N A T W O - C O N C E R T P R E S E N TAT I O N SHOWCASING ALLAN HARRIS, THE JAZZ MASTER ERNIE ANDREWS A N D A B R A N D N E W J A Z Z S TA R ! L I V E AU D I T I O N S W I T H O U R F I N A L I S T S

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013  2:30PM  A FREE EVENT! P L E A S E J O I N U S W H E N O U R T O P T H R E E F I N A L I S T S O F T H E N AT I O N W I D E SEARCH

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I N C LU D I N G A L L A N H A R R I S , F R E D DY C O L E , & M O R E !


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LEWIS: THE SUN GODDESS TOUR

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

7:00

&

9:30 PM

A F T E R H I S C L A S S I C AC O U S T I C A L BU M S I N T H E 1 9 6 0 S , T H E C H A N G E T H AT W A S I N T H E A I R D U R I N G T H E 7 0 S E N T I C E D R A M S E Y L E W I S TO W A R D T H E E L E C T R I C R E A L M . W I T H T H I S N E W S O U N D, H E R E U N I T E D W I T H M AU R I C E W H I T E , W H O, AT T H AT T I M E , W A S C H A R T I N G W I T H H I S O W N B A N D — T H E E N I G M AT I C A N D I C O N I C : E A R T H , W I N D & F I R E . S U N G O D D E S S , T H E R E S U LT O F T H I S C R E AT I V E S U M M I T, I S A N A L B U M W I T H S L E E K G R O O V E S A N D G O R G E O U S M E LO D I E S T H AT

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P O S I T I V E V I B E S O F T H AT T I M E . “ S U N G O D D E S S ” C H A R T E D IN THE BLACK SINGLES, THE POP SINGLES, AND THE D I S C O S I N G L E S C H A RT S A N D H A S S I N C E B E E N C E RT I F I E D G O L D. R A M S E Y H A S P U L L E D T O G E T H E R A N E W E L E C T R I C G R O U P T H AT C A N F U N K I T O U T, G E T T I N G T H AT G O O D - T I M E G RO OV E O N W I T H T U N E S F RO M S U N G O D D E S S A S W E L L A S N E W C O M P O S I T I O N S C O M P O S E D F O R T H I S TO U R .


PRESENTS

KEVIN EUBANKS FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014 WITH THE

HIS

SECOND

MESSENGER,

MACK

ACCLAIMED

7:00

&

AV E N U E

9:30 PM RECORDS

G U I TA R I S T

KEVIN

RELEASE, E U BA N K S

C O N T I N U E S T O E X P LO R E H I S O W N U N I Q U E M U S I C A L V I S I O N . T H I S V I S I O N O F F E R S T H E L I S T E N E R A N O P P O RT U N I T Y TO S H A R E A M U S I C A L J O U R N E Y T H AT T R U LY E X E M P L I F I E S W H E R E E U B A N K S I S AT T H I S S TA G E O F H I S I L LU S T R I O U S C A R E E R ; O N E T H AT, F O R O V E R T H R E E D E C A D E S , H A S S E E N H I M I N C O R P O R AT E I N T O H I S C R E AT I V E P R O C E S S A W I L L I N G N E S S T O E M B R A C E T H E B ROA D S P E C T RU M O F H I S M U S I C A L E X P E R I E N C E , W H I L E C O N T I N U I N G T O S E E K O U T N E W V I S TA S .


BOBBY WATSON & HORIZON FEATURING VICTOR LEWIS, TERELL STAFFORD, EDWARD SIMON & ESSIET ESSIET

SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014

7:00

&

9:30 PM

A F T E R A N E I G H T Y E A R H I AT U S , T H I S E L E C T R I F Y I N G Q U I N T E T ( N I C K N A M E D “ T H E H A P P Y B A N D ” B Y FA N S ) IS

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BRAD M TRIO FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014

7:00 PM

J A Z Z P I A N I S T B R A D M E H L D AU H A S R E C O R D E D A N D P E R F O R M E D E X T E N S I V E LY S I N C E T H E E A R LY 1 9 9 0 S . M E H L D A U ’ S M O S T C O N S I S T E N T O U T P U T O V E R T H E Y E A R S H A S TA K E N P L A C E IN

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EHLDAU


PRESENTS

CASSAN WILSON


NDRA N SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 CASSANDRA SINGER

WILSON

BLESSED

7:00

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&

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9:30 PM DESCRIBED

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R E P E R T O I R E T H AT C H A L L E N G E S T H E S U P R E M A C Y

O F T H E A M E R I C A N S TA N D A R D S O N G B O O K . W I L S O N H A S CONTINUED

INTERPRETING

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FRESH

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C R E AT I V E

W AY S V I N TA G E B LU E S , C O U N T R Y A N D F O L K M U S I C U P U N T I L T H E P R E S E N T D AY. H E R A W A R D S I N C LU D E : T W O G R A M M Y S , T H E D J A N G O D ’ O R , T H E E D I S O N M U S I C A W A R D, A M A R K E R O N T H E M I S S I S S I P P I B LU E S T R A I L , A N D T H E 2012 ECHO AWARD FOR JAZZ. SHE ALSO PERFORMED ONE O F T H E L E A D I N G R O L E S I N W Y N T O N M A R S A L I S ’ “ B LO O D O N T H E F I E L D S , ” T H E F I R S T JA Z Z W O R K TO R E C E I V E A PULITZER PRIZE.


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