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MCG Jazz is pleased to announce our 36th Annual Jazz Concert Series. Immerse yourself in performances that include perennial favorite Monty Alexander; NEA Jazz Masters Dianne Reeves, Eddie Palmieri, and Arturo Sandoval; 10-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Smooth jazz saxophonist, Mindi Abair’s “I Can’t Wait For Christmas” show; and a lineup of trending women artists such as super-group Artemis and up-and-coming vocalist Samara Joy, making her debut at MCG Jazz in April 2023. Experience World Music and Jazz with Danilo Pérez’s Global Messengers and the Django Festival All-Stars from France. There is a not to be missed, special two-day showcase of MCG Jazz recording artists performing selections from their most recent albums. The evening will conclude with a post-concert artist meet-and-greet and Jazz Club style reception.


Later this spring, MCG Jazz will announce collaborations with its community partners.


MCG Jazz has been named one of the best venues for Jazz music for over a decade by Downbeat Magazine and the brand-new renovations to the MCG Jazz Music Hall will make your experience even more engaging when you return in the fall. Marty Ashby, vice president and executive producer for MCG Jazz says about the 36th season, “With all the acoustic and aesthetic upgrades we were able to accomplish over the past 18-months, I am extremely excited to hear this diverse collection of world-class musicians in this pristine listening environment.”

The concert series is held at the MCG concert hall and includes:

Monty Alexander – September 24, 2022

Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band – October 15, 2022

Django Festival All-Stars – November 12, 2022

MCG Jazz Recording Label Celebration – November 19, 2022

Mindi Abair’s "I Can't Wait for Christmas" with Vincent Ingala, Adam Hawley & Lindsey Webster – December 2, 2022

Dianne Reeves with Romero Lubambo – February 4, 2023

Artemis featuring Renee Rosnes, Ingrid Jensen, Nicole Glover, Alexa Tarantino, Noriko Ueda & Allison Miller – February 17, 2023

Danilo Pérez’s Global Messengers – April 1, 2023

Samara Joy – April 15, 2023 

Arturo Sandoval – May 5, 2023

Artists and dates subject to change.

Choose-your-own concert subscription packages of four or more concerts are available now. Please visit or call the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Jazz Box Office at 412-322-0800 for more information.

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