FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
JAZZLIVE 15th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
AN EVENING CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF
EXCEPTIONAL JAZZ ARTISTRY IN THE CULTURAL DISTRICT
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019 | GREER CABARET THEATER
PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the BNY Mellon Presents JazzLive series will be celebrating its 15th year of presenting outstanding jazz performances in the Cultural District, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from 7 – 10 p.m., at the Greer Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. The 15th anniversary celebration is free, but seating capacity is very limited. Guests will be admitted to the theater as space becomes available. Find more information here.
To mark the occasion, legendary drummer Roger Humphries and RH Factor will lead an all-star jam session. Jazz artists who have performed for the JazzLive series will be the evening’s guests of honor, mingling with the jazz community to celebrate the program’s 15th anniversary year, and its significant contribution to jazz in the Pittsburgh region. Mr. Humphries was also the recipient of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s inaugural JazzLive Legacy Award in April 2018 that is presented to a regional jazz artist for their incredible contributions to jazz in Pittsburgh and beyond.
“We are excited to be hosting this milestone celebration and to continue our mission of creating an artistic environment where artists and music lovers can share the joy of being part of live jazz music here in the Cultural District,” shares Terri Bell, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
The BNY Mellon Presents JazzLive series has enabled the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to showcase hundreds of regional performers in the heart of the Cultural District since 2004. JazzLive is a year-round free live jazz series taking place at the Backstage Bar, Theater Square, and Katz Plaza. Open to the public, this popular Pittsburgh Cultural Trust music series showcases some of the region’s finest jazz musicians every Tuesday from 5 – 8 p.m. in the heart of the Cultural District. Bob Studebaker has been the resident MC since the series inception. Bob is a native of Pittsburgh and began playing jazz on the radio in the late ‘70s. A few of Bob’s career highlights that have supported the music scene include multiple Golden Quill Awards from the Western Pennsylvania Press Club, serving as lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, and serving as host of “JazzWorks,” a nationally distributed music service heard on stations across the nation. www.TrustArts.org/JazzLive
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. TrustArts.org