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Part of our Inside/Outside Summer Concert Series, join us at the Highmark Theatre opening onto the Forbes Avenue Plaza for an evening of drinks and mingling all while enjoying music curated by MCG Jazz.
The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra celebrates Pittsburgh’s rich jazz history in the here and now by uniting Pittsburgh jazz musicians of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to perform the broad scope jazz styles in an orchestral format. Central to the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra’s mission is the creation of new works that advance the genre. For this performance, Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra’s 10-piece configuration includes full rhythm section and six horns. This summer performance will celebrate the unique orchestrations specifically written for this band and its acclaimed players.
About MCG Jazz MCG Jazz is a social enterprise of Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, a subsidiary of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, a non-profit arts and learning center in Pittsburgh, PA.
Through our guiding principles: environment shapes behavior, people are assets and creativity fuels enterprise, and our mission to preserve, present and promote jazz, we aim to strengthen the Pittsburgh jazz community and contribute to the overall cultural and artistic diversity of the region.
The MCG Jazz concert series – one of the longest running subscription-based jazz performance series in the county –has been a safe place for artists to share their art and discuss relevant issues of the time. Our recording label produces distinctive albums from a wide variety of artists, our educational programs serve elementary, middle and high school aged students in urban and rural communities, and our archives of audio/video recordings, photographs, interviews and individual artist collections exists as a model for learning for future generations to help grow the audience for jazz and enhance the artform and its creators.
For more information, please contact MCG Jazz at 412-322-0800 or visit our web site at www.mcgjazz.org.