AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I just got word of some exciting things happening with Monday Night Jazz at Savoy!
Before I go any further, I want to take a moment to thank all of you for helping make Savoy one of the best new spots for jazz in the “burgh” over the past few years. It has been compared to such iconic Pittsburgh jazz venues as The Encore and The Balcony (just to name two). We are well on our way (if not already there) to be remembered in days…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on January 11, 2016 at 7:32am — No Comments
Hi Jazz fans,
Just wanted to do a little extra to make sure that all of you are aware of how special this Monday night at Savoy (7/21/14) is going to be! Pittsburgh area native, Ralph Lalama will be in town that night to do a special show with Roger Humphries and his trio. Also, scheduled to sit in for a set with Mr. Lalama is one of the prodigies from Elevations, George Heid lll. Ralph is well known in historic jazz circles and has played with many legends. Also, Ralph…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on July 18, 2014 at 12:53am — No Comments
Hi Jazz Family,
Once again, I want to thank all of you who came out to honor and support Mr. Chizmo Charles Anderson, a true Pittsburgh legend, at Savoy Monday Night Jazz on December 23, 2013. It showed just how many people feel as blessed as I do to have the honor of calling this man, mentor and friend.
Due to the fact that many of you, who love this great artist, made me aware that you had lost contact with him and was concerned that he might not even be…Continue
Hey everybody, for this Christmas season, on Monday, December 23rd, I’m really excited and honored to be able to present to you an extra special event at Savoy Monday Night Jazz.
CHIZMO CHARLES Anderson will be there to sing and enjoy a host of Pittsburgh’s finest artists as they honor him in song! Chizmo has been a mentor and an inspiration to many singers (myself included) for many years. He is one our few elders still able to share his music with us, so any…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on December 21, 2013 at 11:38pm — No Comments
To My Music Family,
Thank you so much for helping make the CD release concert at Savoy for my debut album, “Escape To Love” a smashing success! I’m excited for what the future will bring as it relates to a possible “Escape To Love Tour” and subsequent sales of my album around the world!
One of the key tools to promoting the album will be a video of one of the songs shot at the release party! To that point, I would like all of you who shot smartphone video and…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on November 7, 2013 at 3:28am — No Comments
Please note the following changes/additions for this CD Release edition of Savoy Monday Night Jazz:
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 31, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments
October 18, 2013
CD Release Event for Charlie G. Sanders’ debut album, “Escape To Love”
Pittsburgh, Pa. – After 3 years in the making, Charlie G. Sanders’ debut album, “Escape To Love” is finally available for purchase on October 31, 2012. On November 4, 2013 the CD release party event for “Escape To Love” will be held at Savoy Restaurant, 2623 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222.
The event will be an expanded special edition of the popular Savoy…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 24, 2013 at 1:28am — No Comments
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 23, 2013 at 11:38pm — No Comments
Strike up the band! It’s official!
The CD release party for my long awaited debut album, “Escape To Love” will take place on November 4, 2013, at Savoy (Monday Night Jazz). Please mark your calendars and stay tuned! I will furnish more details shortly.
It’s going to be a night to remember!
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 4, 2013 at 5:39pm — No Comments
Hi Fellow Lovers of Jazz,
Some of you may have heard that there might be a CD release concert for my latest CD, “Escape To Love”, on August 10th, at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. That will not be the case. Due to efforts needed to make sure that the best possible product is released, the 10th of August concert turned out to be impossible to pull off. The next possible chance for a release party for the CD would be in November of this…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on August 3, 2013 at 8:38pm — No Comments
Hi fellow jazz lovers, Charlie G. here with some great news from Savoy Monday Night Jazz. First, I want to thank all of you for helping make Monday Night at Savoy one of the best nights for jazz in Pittsburgh. With the help of legends and giants of straight ahead jazz like Dwayne Dolphin and Roger (dad) Humphries and one of the ‘burghs’ favorite piano players, Max Leake, Savoy, in a few short years, has earned a spot in Pittsburgh’s rich jazz legacy, alongside such memorable venues as the…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on July 25, 2013 at 11:29pm — No Comments
Hi Fellow Jazz Lovers,
You are invited to help me get my debut cd released by March of 2013 by pre-ordering it at a discounted price at KickStarter.com.
Many of you know me as the Host of Savoy Jazz every Monday Night! Some of you are even aware that I'm also a long time singer on the Pittsburgh jazz scene! What most of you don't know, I've been working on my debut album entitled "Escape to Love" for a little over 2 years! I'm please to say it is completed and…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on January 19, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Hey jazz fans,
Just wanted to share some exciting video footage of an amazing night of jazz last month (12/17/12) at Savoy. For those of you who may not have had the opportunity to experience just how wonderful Monday Night Jazz at Savoy is, please use the link provided to take a good look at this video and see what all the fuss is about! Then, come join us each and every Monday for some of the best jazz around! See you at Savoy on Mondays!…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on January 4, 2013 at 8:19am — No Comments
Happy Holidays everyone! Thanks to all of you who were able to attend our Special Edition of Monday Night Jazz @ Savoy, featuring the exciting new group, "Elevations"! These five young jazz lions were a smash hit, the joint was jumpin' and it was packed (in spite of the rain). It's not surprising that they are beginning to take the jazz world by storm, what with mentors the likes of Roger Humphries, Dwayne Dolphin and Sean Jones, how could they not! And Savoy was happy to be among the first…Continue
Seasons Greetings jazz lovers.
Through out the year, Savoy has brought you the best in live jazz each Monday Night. I would like to encourage you not to miss our last 3 Mondays before the New Year. They are sure to make your Holiday Season sparkle extra bright.
We start with the legendary jazz guitarist, Mr. Jimmy Ponder on December 3rd, followed by an amazing Pittsburgh favorite, Michele Bensen on December 10th. And for the last Savoy Monday Night Jazz before the…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on December 1, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments
Please note that the title for the posting about Monday Night Jazz @ Savoy for November 12, 2012 mistakenly refered to Maureen Budway as the featured artist for that date. In fact, Maureen performed at Savoy this past week on November 5, 2012. As correctly stated in the body of the post, the featured artist for November 12th is the wonderful songstress, JUDI FIGEL. Please note this correction on your calendar and come join us at Savoy for a great night of music…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on November 9, 2012 at 4:06am — No Comments
Fellow jazz lovers,
Due to super storm, Sandy and a concern for the safety of our patrons and staff, we sadly had to cancel Monday Night Jazz @ Savoy featuring Shawnee Lake on 10/29/12. Shawnee will be rescheduled for after the first of the year, stay tuned for actual date and time.
In the meantime, please join us on November 5th for the fantastic jazz vocals of Maureen Budway. And please be aware that, due to the end of daylight savings time, Maureen and the band…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 30, 2012 at 7:55pm — No Comments
Hi everyone, just wanted to let you know that, due to the end of daylight savings time in November, starting November 5th the hours of play for the band will go back to 5pm to 9pm! Please mark your calendar! Once again, November 5th starts the fall/winter hours for Jazz at Savoy (5pm to 9pm)! (*Oct 29th with Shawnee Lake is still 6pm to 10pm). Thanks.
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 25, 2012 at 1:02pm — No Comments
He was just getting started on his journey as a member of the SAVOY JAZZ family of amazing featured artists! Leroy K. Wolford did his first gig for MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ @ SAVOY in April of 2012 and "tore the joint up"; he was phenomenal! He was as glad to be working at Savoy on jazz night as Savoy was to have him! And we were so looking forward to hearing him again this coming Monday, September 17, 2012! As a matter of fact, prior to that, Leroy was one of our featured artists invited to…Continue
Hope everyone had a great Labor Day! Missed sharing some great jazz with you that day, but remember, we're back this Monday, Sept 10th, with a spectacular celebration of 1 year of amazing jazz at Savoy every Monday night. It's going to be a fantastic time, with Sean Jones as the featured artist, Roger and the guys swinging it and many of the past year's performers stopping by to jam a bit! And if you're planning to attend (you really don't want to miss it) please let us know ASAP…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on September 6, 2012 at 11:21pm — No Comments