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Savoy Monday Night Jazz for December 2014 - next, Richie Cole with Roger Humphries and Ron Wilson

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Savoy Monday Night Jazz for December 2014 - next, Richie Cole with Roger Humphries and Ron Wilson

Time: December 1, 2014 from 6pm to 9:30pm
Location: Savoy Restaurant
Street: 2623 Penn Avenue
City/Town: Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
Website or Map: http://www.savoypgh.com/event…
Phone: 412.400.6944
Event Type: jazz, performance, savoy, december, holidays, schedule, richie cole, roger humphries, ron wilson
Organized By: Charlie G. Sanders
Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2014

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Event Description

Hi everyone, 

The holidays are upon us!  To save time and to help you with your seasonal planning, I’m giving you the schedule for Savoy Monday Night Jazz for the entire month of December.  

Next at Savoy Monday Night Jazz*

 

*Dec. 1 – Richie Cole feat. Roger Humphries & Ron Wilson

Richie Cole

Saxophonist, Richie Cole is the real deal!  His professional career began in 1969 when he joined the Buddy Rich Big Band. And after stints with the Lionel Hampton Big Band and the Doc Severinsen Big Band, Cole formed his own quintet and toured worldwide, doing a great deal to popularize bebop and his own “Alto Madness” style in the 70’s and early 80’s. 


Cole has performed and recorded with the great vocalese artist Eddie Jefferson, the Manhattan Transfer, Bobby Enriquez, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper, Tom Waits, Boots Randolph, and Nancy Wilson, to name just a few of his musical collaborations.  Notably, Cole has performed at the Village Vanguard and Carnegie Hall as well as gave a command performance for the Queen of England.

(for more info; go to www.richiecole.com/Richie_Cole/BIO.html)

 

Dec. 8 – The Roger Humphries Trio feat. Etta Cox

 

Dec. 15 – The Tim Stevens/Leonard Johnson Project

 

Dec. 22 – Christmas Special feat. the Roger Humphries Trio with Charlie G., Fred Pugh lll, Etta Cox, Shawnee Lake and Judi Figel

 

Dec. 29 – The Heid Bros. Organ Quartet feat. Bill Heid, George Heid Sr., Mark Strickland & George Jones

 

 

Time:              Every Monday at 6pm

Place:              Savoy Restaurant

                        2623 Penn Avenue

                        Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222

Phone:            412.281.0660

 

Dining: Full dining menu will be available to enjoy along with complete lounge menu.  

Drink specials: All domestic beers are $3.00 (plus tax). 

 

Hours: Restaurant open 5pm until 10pm; Live music starts at 6pm.

 

For further info, please visit the Savoy website (http://www.savoypgh.com/event/jazz-monday) or send your query to charliegjazz@gmail.com 

 

Charlie G.

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