MCG Jazz Announces Its 24th Concert Season (Pittsburgh)
MCG Jazz's 24th season celebrates the progression of jazz with over 20 headliners spanning four generations! Beginning in September 2010 and running through May 2011, the concert season is seeded with masters such as Hubert Laws and Monty Alexander as well as emerging artists Vijay Iyer and Julian Lage.
Marty Ashby, Executive Producer for MCG Jazz states, We are so excited to be able to share this line up of well known artists while continuing to expose new talent to the Pittsburgh region. MCG is known as a center for cultivating both jazz artists and jazz audiences."
Jazz Progressions highlights stars Larry Carlton, Jeff Lorber, The Rippingtons and Brubeck Brothers Quartet. Vocalists Roberta Gambarini, Manhattan Transfer and Jane Monheit heat up the winter months and take us into spring at MCG Jazz.
Special presentations include Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway singing the soundtrack of the 60's and 70's with their Pittsburgh premiere of BOOM!; A Charlie Brown Christmas with the David Benoit Quartet; and Jazz & Baseball, highlighting the historical connections between music and sport with special guests to be announced.
MCG Jazz is very excited to have two concerts designated BNY Mellon Jazz Presents: Nancy Wilson on October 15-16, 2010 and Hiromi on March 5-6, 2011. These women perfectly demonstrate the progressive nature of jazz over the generations. The legendary award-winning artist Nancy Wilson, a jazz master for over 50 years, returns to Pittsburgh. Hiromi, a fairly new arrival on the jazz scene (her debut album, Another Mind, went gold in Japan in 2003) will electrify the MCG Jazz stage.
Patrons have the opportunity to choose from a pre-packaged concert series, or create their own package from the available artists. Subscriptions for the MCG Jazz 2010--2011 season begin at $162.00 and are on sale now. Please call the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild Jazz Box Office at 412-322-0800 for more information or visit www.mcgjazz.org.
Long-time local sponsors UPMC Health Plan, BNY Mellon, Baierl Subaru, NOVA Chemicals, and ARAD support the 24th season of MCG Jazz.
September 17, 2010
Julian Lage Group
Brubeck Brothers Quartet
September 30, 2010
Liz Callaway & Ann Hampton Callaway--Boom!
Singing and celebrating the soundtrack of their childhood the unforgettable songs of the '60s & '70s"
October 1, 2010
BNY Mellon Jazz Presents Nancy Wilson
October 15-16, 2010
October 29-31, 2010
The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman
November 11, 2010
Monty Alexander: Harlem--Kingston Express
November 19-21, 2010
December 4-5, 2010
A Charlie Brown Christmas with the David Benoit Quartet
December 10, 2010
Jazz and Baseball
February 12-13, 2011
February 18, 2011
BNY Mellon Jazz Presents Hiromi
March 5-6, 2011
March 19, 2011
Jeff Lorber Fusion
March 25, 2011
Vijay Iyer Trio
Don Braden and Mark Rapp The Strayhorn Project
April 29, 2011
Caribbean Jazz Project
May 7-8, 2011
Artists and dates subject to change.
MCG Jazz is a social enterprise of Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, a subsidiary of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, a non-profit arts and learning center. MCG Jazz supports its mission to preserve, present, and promote jazz music every year with a full concert series dedicated to hosting the world's finest jazz musicians, and a record label and educational outreach program that reaches thousands of music lovers and students both locally and internationally. The Manchester Craftsmen's Guild Music Hall is located at 1815 Metropolitan Street, North Side. For more information, please contact the MCG Jazz box office at 412-322-0800 or visit our web site at mcgjazz.org. Artists and dates are subject to change.