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What's New This Season?
Artist-In-Residence Program
Beginning in Fall 2024, MCG Jazz is launching an Artist-In-Residence program with pianist, composer Ray Angry. He will perform as a part of the season and contribute to other programming throughout the season and work closely with local young musicians through workshops, masterclasses, and mentorship opportunities.
Friday Night Series
Starting with our Artist-In-Residence Ray Angry, we will have a four show Friday Night Series. These concerts will have a 7PM Friday show and a 6PM Saturday show.


Artist-In-Residence Ray Angry with
The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra

Friday, October 4, 2024 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 5, 2024 6:00 PM

World premier commission by Artist-In-Residence Ray Angry with the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra.

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Amina Figarova Sextet and the
Matsiko World Orphan Choir

Friday, October 18, 2024 7:00 PM

 Saturday, October 19, 2024 6:00 PM

Pianist/composer Amina Figarova pairs her stellar sextet with a choir of orphaned and at-risk children from Liberia on her masterful new album.


Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin - Brasil

Saturday, October 26, 2024

6:00 PM & 8:30 PM

Lee Ritenour has had an impressive career as a guitarist. With over 40 albums, a GRAMMY, and numerous awards. Dave Grusin, active in music since the late 50s, is known as an arranger, pianist, composer, and producer.


Abdullah Ibrahim Trio

Saturday, November 9, 2024

6:00 PM & 8:30 PM

Abdullah Ibrahim is South Africa’s most distinguished pianist and a world-respected master musician. Abdullah has over 100 albums and over 300 compositions to his name.


DIVA Jazz Orchestra Celebrates Jazz Legends of 1924 featuring Kim Nazarian

Saturday, November 23, 2024

6:00 PM & 8:30 PM

DIVA Jazz Orchestra will be celebrating the work of jazz artists turning 100 in 2024. This performance will have a special guest, Kim Nazarian.


Christian Sands Christmas Stories

Saturday, December 7, 2024

6:00 PM & 8:30 PM

CHRISTIAN SANDS, five-time Grammy Nominee, is an emerging jazz force. His abundant piano technique perfectly matches his conception, accomplishing a much deeper musical goal: a fresh look at the entire language of jazz.

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“Beyond Stolen Moments” with The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Conducted by Oliver Nelson Jr.

Friday, January 31, 2025 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 1, 2025 6:00 PM

Oliver Nelson Jr. will be conducting The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra as they perform the music of Oliver Nelson - including newly discovered works.


An Evening with Artist-In-Residence Ray Angry and Special Guests

Saturday, February 15, 2025

6:00 PM & 8:30 PM

Artist-In-Residence Ray Angry, pianist, composer, and producer, will perform with special guests.

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WDR Big Band directed by Bob Mintzer

Friday, February 28, 2025 7:00 PM

Saturday, March 1, 2025 6:00 PM

The WDR Big Band from Germany directed by Bob Mintzer in this fun, big band show!


Bria Skonberg Quintet

Saturday, March 15, 2025

6:00 PM & 8:30 PM

New York based and Canadian born singer, trumpeter, and songwriter Bria Skonberg has been described as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” (Wall Street Journal).

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Joshua Redman Group
featuring Gabrielle Cavassa

Saturday, April 5, 2025

6:00 PM & 8:30 PM

Over the past three decades, the saxophonist, composer, and bandleader has demonstrated how to honor the music’s verities while expanding its reach in contemporary settings.


Jazz Funk Soul - Everette Harp. Jeff Lorber, and Paul Jackson Jr.

Saturday, April 19, 2025

6:00 PM & 8:30 PM

The leaders of this supergroup are three of the most important Contemporary Jazz artists and producers on the scene.

For groups of 10 or more, please contact the box office at (412) 322-0800.

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