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
Jazz lovers! Please note that Savoy will be closed on Monday, Sept 3rd (Labor Day)! So be sure to get your jazz fix this Monday (Aug 27) at Savoy Monday Night Jazz with the Roger Humphries Trio, featuring jazz guitarist Mark Strickland! Then be sure to join us again on Sept 10th at Savoy for a jam celebrating the 1 year anniversary of Monday Night Jazz, with Roger and the guys, featuring Sean Jones and many of the artists who have made this first year so fantastic (more on that…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on August 27, 2012 at 7:42am — No Comments
You all are the BEST! This past Monday (8/13/12) at Savoy was absolutely amazing! The house was packed and the good times rolled! Lou Stellute was on fire and of course, Roger, Dwayne and Max knocked it out of the park, so to speak. Working with these amazing players was a real treat and having a great crowd of jazz lovers to share this experience with was priceless! And as much as I enjoyed my night in the limelight, I'm more then happy to move back into the role of host for some of…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on August 18, 2012 at 12:41am — No Comments
LOVERS OF JAZZ, First, I want to encourage you to make it a date to be at Savoy as often as possible for Monday Night Jazz. And second, I want to especially ask you to make it a point to come out this coming Monday (Aug 13, 2012) to see ME (CHARLIE G.) and LOU STELLUTE, (along with the ROGER HUMPHRIES TRIO), do a rare performance at SAVOY!
Over the past year, Savoy has had the pleasure of presenting some the best jazz musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on August 10, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments
Happy New Year all! Just a reminder that Savoy is happy to present legendary Tenor saxophonist Ralph Lalama this Monday for Savoy Monday Night Jazz and we advise everyone to get there early to get a good seat, especially if you plan on also having one of our fantastic dinners. Also, our upstairs lounge…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on January 2, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
Another great night of jazz at Savoy this past Monday (12/26). Shawnee Lake was on fire! Thanks to everyone who shared their day after Christmas with us here at Savoy, listening to great music. And we’re not done with this holiday season just yet! The day after New Year’s day (1/2/12), is going to start off the year of jazz at Savoy with bang!
Pittsburgh is well known for its rich history of exceptional jazz masters who got their start right here. Recent years show that this…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on December 28, 2011 at 10:41pm — No Comments
Hi everyone! Just wanted to take this time to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! These past few months since Savoy Jazz Night started have been simply amazing. My hope was to put together a night of jazz at Savoy that would bless Pittsburgh jazz fans the way I have been blessed by this most amazing music, Jazz! Your wonderful support is the best gift I could get this Christmas. Savoy will continue to present the best jazz around, stay tuned!. Thanks for your support! Charlie…Continue
Once again, it was an amazing night of jazz at Savoy with the fantistic Mr. Sean Jones blowing the roof off the joint. I again want to thank all of you who where there for helping make it the great night it was. Be sure not to miss next Monday, November 14th.
Our featured artist is Andrea Capozzoli, internationally known vocalist, trumpet player, pianist and producer. Her powerful jazz vocals are reflective of her studies with artists like Cheryl Bentyne of Manhattan Transfer and…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on November 9, 2011 at 7:51am — No Comments
Hi fellow jazz lovers, I just want to thank all of you who are helping make Monday Night Jazz @ Savoy the great night of live jazz it is fast becoming. Please continue to join us each week and bring a many friends as possible. And when you can't be there, remember to send someone in your place to keep your seat warm :). This is just the beginning, the spirit of some the best Pittsburgh jazz venues of the past is alive and well at Savoy. Enjoy!
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on November 2, 2011 at 7:29am — No Comments
Wow! What a night, it just keeps getting better! I want to thank everyone who attended Jazz Night @ Savoy this past Monday, Oct. 17th. Etta Cox was the featured guest artist and she did a fantastic job! The sheer joy that was generated by the music, the restaurant, the food, the crowd; everything, was a thrill to behold. I don't have the words to tell you how much it means to me to see just how ecstatic people are who have experienced a night of jazz @ Savoy. I have been so blessed in…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 19, 2011 at 7:52am — No Comments
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 11, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments
My friends and fellow lovers of jazz,
As I’m sure many of you are already aware, I have had the pleasure of creating a jazz night every Monday, starting at 5pm, at one of the most exciting new restaurants in the city, Savoy.
To date, Savoy has hosted 5 Mondays (the first, on August 15, was a preview party). The first 3 (including the Aug 15 event) were very well attended and everyone I spoke to had a great time and applauded the addition of a jazz night to the Savoy…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 6, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments