JOIN US UP NORTH FOR JAZzELIE
Our Inaugural Jazz Festival
JazZelie, Friday and Saturday, August 20th & 21st. Six of Greater Pittsburgh'S top jazz acts have been tapped to perform three concerts over two days.
Two groups will perform during each concert, giving jazz fans more for their money. The entire festival will be hosted by well-known jazz icon and WDUQ radio personality Tony Mowod.
A VARIETY OF TICKET OPTIONS GIVE MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY
Single concert reserve seatingtickets $30 each
2-concert packages $49 each
Best Value! All 3 concerts $63 each.
The scheduled line-up for each concert is as follows:
Friday, August 20 – 8pm
KENIA - Born in Rio and living in the U.S. since 1980, Kenia has released five CDs, each one featuring an eclectic mix of tunes polished to a fusion of Brazilian pop and jazz. Kenia demonstrates why, fifty years after the debut of bossa nova, such tropical sounds remain an integral part of popular music. Kenia’s music is warm and welcoming, and uniquely sensuous.
JIMMY SAPIENZA - In 2007 Jimmy Sapienza won the Emmy Award for his performance in WQED's “Live from Studio A” He's one of the tri-state region's top performers. He swoons the audience through a collection of ballads, torch songs, swing, show tunes, big band & more.
Saturday, August 21 – 2pm Matinee
THE JOE NEGRI TRIO - Most people will recognize Joe as the affable Handyman Negri on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." But jazz fans will recognize him as a master jazz guitarist who converses with the Brazilian lexicon with the ease, rhythm and flair of a hard working Carioca musician...here's a musician steeped in the technical know-how of his instrument, but what's surprising is how warm, beautifully understated and smooth his music is.
THE BENNY BENACK BAND - The Benny Benack Band prides itself in achieving a level of versatility that defies conventional labels. From Big Band Swing to Dixieland Jazz and from Broadway to the hits of today, The Benny Benack Band gives each song its own unique contemporary feel.
Saturday, August 21 – 8pm
THE DONNA BAILEY QUARTET - Described as being one of the most dynamic, soulful, entertaining vocalists on the jazz scene today, Donna Bailey creates a sophisticated, “coolness” to jazz standards, as well as with her own compositions. Her vocal interpretations, along with her captivating personality, have caused audiences to call her absolutely “spell-bounding”. Donna was invited to perform for the legendary Dave Brubeck, in honor of his 86th birthday at The Manchester Craftsman’s Guild.
THE PITTSBURGH JAZZ DIVAS - Four years ago, a restaurant called "BLUE", located in the North Hills, decided they would offer live music every Tuesday night and invite the best female jazz artists in Pittsburgh. The calls were made, the dates were set and DIVA TUESDAY was born. The Divas became great friends and decided their voices could make a difference.
The Divas will include a concert by Donna Bailey, then a second concert with Lilly Abreu, Donna Bailey, Tania Grubbs and Jessie Glovier. They will be accompanied by musicians who are members of Phoenix Jazz.
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