AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: February 25, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
Street: 40 W. North Ave
Website or Map: http://www.alphabetcity.org/e…
Event Type: free, concert
Organized By: City of Asylum/Pittsburgh
Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2018
Join us for the first concert in our Off Minor Jazz Series, curated by Thomas Wendt. The Off Minor Jazz Series brings together the best jazz talent Pittsburgh has to offer in different configurations.
The premier concert brings all-star sextet Firm Roots to the Alphabet City stage. Firm Roots—featuring Dr. James Moore (trumpet/flugelhorn), Jeff Bush(trombone), Eric DeFade (sax/flute), Dr. Alton Merrell (piano), Paul Thompson (bass), and Thomas Wendt (drums)—is a band with "a foot in the past and an eye to the future.” Building off of Pittsburgh's deep jazz heritage, the sextet performs mainstream straight-ahead and hard-bop jazz rooted in jazz's Golden Age but with their own modern twist.