About MCG Jazz
Since 1987, more than a half a million patrons have attended MCG Jazz’ almost 2,000 concerts.
MCG Jazz offers one of the longest running subscription series for jazz performance in the country. Annually, MCG Jazz presents unique concerts in its 350-seat music hall and numerous additional performances at other venues in Pittsburgh and around the country.
Five MCG Jazz albums have won GRAMMY® Awards — including three Latin GRAMMY® Awards.
MCG Jazz’ mission is to preserve, present and promote jazz.
Through our performances, we strengthen the long time Pittsburgh jazz community and contribute to the overall cultural and artistic diversity of the region.
MCG Jazz supports its mission through:
a subscription based annual concert series featuring jazz legends and emerging artists;
a recording label producing distinctive albums from a wide variety of artists;
educational programs serving elementary, middle and high school aged students; and
an archive of audio/video recordings, photographs, interviews and individual artist collections.
What We Do
MCG Jazz’s concert activities focus on:
Presenting artistic excellence in an environment conducive to creative expression
Engaging students to further their musical abilities and understanding of jazz
Increasing public awareness and appreciation for jazz as an American art form
Exposing diverse artists to the Western Pennsylvania region
Documenting and making available, through web streaming, the performances for future generations and for the purpose of evaluating impact and procedures.
MCG Jazz has released over 60 albums and videos commercially through brick and mortar and our digital download store.
Current MCG Jazz Assets derived from concerts, workshops, interviews, recording sessions, off-site productions and other events.
Click HERE to learn more about our Archives.
MCG Jazz has worked with countless K-12 schools, universities and colleges to create teaching modules that fit their jazz needs. We are uniquely positioned to help any age student learn more about jazz.
Click HERE to learn more about our Jazz Education offerings.
MCG Jazz offers production services. At the MCG Jazz concert hall where our industry standard video and audio recording capabilities will capture your performance for live streaming, live to tape broadcasts, studio album recordings, and college audition recordings. Led by our award-winning engineers and producer who will work with you to follow all guidelines. Rhythm section accompaniment available upon request.
Box Office Info
General Inquiries & Group Sales
412-322-1773, x 111
Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Performance Days: Box Office open 3 hrs. before earliest performance
Meet Our Team
Executive Producer & Vice President
412-322-1773 x 121
Renée J. Govanucci
412-322-1773 x 140
Education and Archives Manager
412-322-1773 x 192
David R. Sykut
412-322-1773 x 138