Festival: JazzLive @ James Gallery, West End

PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES

JAZZLIVE @ JAMES GALLERY

FUNDRAISER SUPPORTS FESTIVAL & BOLSTERS MEMBERSHIP BASE

THURSDAY, MAY 21 | 7:00PM | JAMES GALLERY, PITTSBURGH’S WEST END

Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will present JAZZLIVE @ JAMES GALLERY, an evening of cocktails, craft beers, outstanding visual art, and a highly anticipated concert on May 21st at James Gallery in Pittsburgh’s West End.  James Gallery is an anchor in the development of the West End Village, located at 413 South Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.

Tickets are $125 or $250 per person and include Festival benefits at either the Ensemble or Brass level in addition to complimentary tickets to the Ginger Baker show as well as a second ticketed performance to be announced.  Support of the event also entitles guests to member benefits at the fifth annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (PJLIF) being held June 19 – 21, 2015 throughout Pittsburgh’s downtown Cultural District. The three-day Festival promises the best jazz in a variety of settings: outdoor stages, ticketed special engagements, and indoor “gigs” at over 10 small venues through Pittsburgh’s downtown Cultural District.  This year, the festival will present artists with both international reputations—and musical origins.  PJLIF attracts more than 20,000 attendees from around the country.

The evening’s concert will begin at 8:00 p.m. and features special performances by Sean Jones, Geri Allen, Dwayne Dolphin and Roger Humphries.

“Our supporters have wanted to plan a special event to celebrate the success of the festival and to make new JazzLive Friends for the past few years.  The beautiful setting at James Gallery, with star power like Sean Jones, Geri Allen and Roger Humphries will be the jazz event of the season,” shared Janis Burley Wilson, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement, and Director of the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival.

James Frederick, owner of James Gallery shared “James Gallery is pleased to support a Festival that adds so much to the artistic and cultural landscape of our city.  The gallery features a lovely courtyard and multiple exhibition spaces; it is the perfect location to celebrate Jazz with friends while getting a glimpse into the spectacular performances scheduled for this year’s Festival.”

Sponsors for JazzLive @ James Gallery include Dollar Bank, NEXTpittsburgh, Yamaha, North Coast Brewing Company, Pittsburgh Winery and Boyd & Blair Vodka.

For directions to James Gallery:  https://goo.gl/maps/B0EhN

For a full schedule, festival highlights, a comprehensive list of sponsors and updates, please visit TrustArts.org/jazzlivefest.

JazzLive Friends
The Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival greatly relies on the support of individuals like you. Join the Jammin’ JazzLive Club today and receive terrific festival benefits all while preserving the rich legacy of Jazz in Pittsburgh! For more information, click here.

Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival
The Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (PJLIF) is a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. This festival, aimed at connecting the community to jazz, will bring prominent jazz musicians and visual artists to Pittsburgh’s Cultural District to present Grammy-winning performers, jazz and jazz-influenced musical performances, and visual art. More than 20,000 visitors will visit the Cultural District to partake in this year’s event. For more information, visit TrustArts.org/JazzLiveFest.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.

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