Pg 1-01.jpg
FINAL MCGJ 36 7-22 (002)-01.jpg

2022-2023
Season Program

IMG_2536 copy.jpg
MCG Jazz_36th Annual Concert Season_sponsorship ad copy.jpg

Special thank you to our Season 36 Sponsors:

UPMC Health Plan.webp
PJ Dick color.png
Highmark Logo.webp
CMU_Logo_Stack_Black.jpg

MCG Jazz Programs are made possible by support from:

Opportunity-Fund-Logo-Color-300x81.webp
2018-Square-Logo-with-url2.jpg
mid-atlantic-arts-logo-rgb.png
RAD_Primary_Logo_Full_RGB (1).png

Media Sponsors

DBlogoRed [Converted].png
wzum logo.png

A MESSAGE FROM
MCG JAZZ
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, MARTY ASHBY

Intro Photo I_2x-100.jpg

Dear Friends:

Over the past two years we all have experienced how interconnected the world is and how it affects us daily on many levels. The 36th Season of MCG Jazz explores how jazz is an ever-evolving music that celebrates collaboration with other cultures. Musicians from over ten countries and five continents will travel to Pittsburgh to share their music with

you this season.

The MCG Jazz music hall has undergone a major renovation over the past 18 months adding new aesthetic and acoustic enhancements making the performance experience one of the most enjoyable in the world. Our home at 1815 Metropolitan Street was recently dedicated to the founder, Bill Strickland with a new sign erected naming it the William E. Strickland Jr. Building in his legacy. This season we will add new features to the Customer and Archives Center, and watch for our new concession area!

You can read more about the artists performing for MCG Jazz throughout the following Season 36 program. Thank you for supporting jazz in Pittsburgh and I look forward to seeing you at a concert soon.

Regards,

Marty Ashby

Vice President and Executive Producer, MCG Jazz

STAFF

MARTY ASHBY
Vice President and Executive Producer

RENÉE GOVANUCCI
Director

MARK JACKOVIC
Education and Archives Manager

ROBIN SCHMEIDER
Patron Services Manager

DAVID SYKUT
Production Manager

CONNOR EHRGOOD
Administrative Assistant Senior Level, Production Assistant

KEN QUINN
Front House Coordinator

Follow us on social media at

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
MBC Higher Res Logo-01.png

Manchester Bidwell Corporation Board of Directors

CHAIR

Gregory B. Jordan, Executive Vice President, and General Counsel,

The PNC Financial Services Group

 

VICE CHAIR

Kevin Acklin, President of Business Operations, Pittsburgh Penguins

 

SECRETARY

David S. Rzepecki, VP, General Counsel, Secretary and Compliance Officer, Covestro

 

TREASURER

Vincent V. Sands, CFA, Retired – Chairman, BNY Mellon

 

William C. Byham, Ph.D, Founder & Executive Chairman, DDI

Ann E. Cudd, Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh

James V. Denova, Ph.D., Retired - Vice President, Benedum Foundation

Jaime A. Irick, Vice President, Architectural Coatings & Traffic Solutions, U.S. & Canada, PPG

Kevin L. Jenkins, L.S.W., President & CEO, Manchester Bidwell Corporation

Brett A. Nardi, Vice President, Institutional, Government & Non-Profit, The Huntington National Bank

Mark A. Nordenberg, Chancellor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh

Lisa B. Peters, Retired, BNY Mellon

Robert J. Powell, Chief Executive Officer, Invictus Leadership Group

Dan Swayze, VP– Community Services, UPMC Health Plan & Director of Operations,

 UPMC Innovative Homecare Solutions

Life Members

E. Peter Benzing (Deceased)

Nancy Bromall Barry

Michael A. Bryson

Jack L. Burley, Sr. (Deceased)

George Fechter

Diana Jannetta

Don Alan Linzer

John Pelusi

Michael Schurko

William E. Strickland, Jr.

John Unkovic (Deceased)

Doris Carson Williams

Emeritus

Brian D. Aiello

Amy Atkinson

Livingston Biddle (Deceased)

Scott G. Brown, Esquire

Anthony L. Bucci

Carolyn Byham

Dorothy A. Davis, Esquire

M. Elise Hyland

Chereé Johnson

K. Leroy Irvis (Deceased)

Scott M. Lammie

Claudette R. Lewis

Glenn R. Mahone, Esquire

Frank Mont (Deceased)

David L. Motley

Robert N. Peirce Jr.

Nancy L. Rackoff, Esquire

Dorothy L. Raizman

Theodore Roberts Jr.

Clifford R. Rowe Jr.

Susan Baker Shipley

Tony Torres

Milton A. Washington (Deceased)

Nicholas D. Varischetti, Esquire

Lauren Weddell

Alfred W. Wishart Jr.

Ex-Officio

Mara Bruce

Principal Staff

Kevin L. Jenkins, L.S.W., President & CEO

William E. Strickland, Jr., Founder & Executive Chairman

Mara Bruce, Vice President & CFO

MCG Jazz is a program of Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, an affiliate of Manchester Bidwell Corporation

 
 
 
 
MCG Jazz - PJ Dick Ad.jpg
Monty Photo_4x.png
Monty Title Text_1_4x.png

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Nearly sixty years after he moved to the United States from Kingston, Jamaica, his hometown, Grammy nominated pianist Monty Alexander is an American classic, touring the world relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message. A perennial favorite at Jazz festivals and venues worldwide and at the Montreux Jazz Festival where he has appeared 23 times since 1976, his spirited conception is one informed by the timeless verities: endless melody-making, effervescent grooves, sophisticated voicings, a romantic spirit, and a consistent predisposition, as Alexander accurately states, “to build up the heat and kick up a storm.” In the course of any given performance, Alexander applies those aesthetics to a repertoire spanning a broad range of jazz and Jamaican musical expressions—the American songbook and the blues, gospel and bebop, calypso and reggae. Documented on more than 75 recordings and cited as the fifth greatest jazz pianist ever in The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time (Hal Leonard Publishing), the Jamaican government designated Alexander Commander in the Order of Distinction in 2000 and conferred on him the national honor of the Order of Jamaica in 2022 for "Sterling Contributions to the Promotions of Jamaican Music and the Jazz Genre Interpretations Globally". In 2018 the University of The West Indies bestowed him with an honorary doctorate degree (DLitt) in recognition of his accomplishments.

Monty's latest album (released August 19, 2022) is titled Love Notes and is his first recording featuring his vocals.  The release of “Love Notes” will be accompanied by tour dates worldwide.

Also in the works is “The Monty Alexander Movie,” a documentary on Monty’s life and music.  Directed by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Jefferson Miller, and veteran filmmaker Arthur Gorson, the project is currently in production in Jamaica, the U.S. and Europe.

Duquesne MCG-digital_program-20220913.jpg
 
PBensusan-4.jpg

Live from France, an Evening with Pierre Bensusan

Saturday, October 8th
6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

If World Music means the fusion of traditional, contemporary, jazz, classical and pop music, then Pierre Bensusan is one of the most eloquent World Music musicians of our time. Pianist in his beginnings then self-taught on the guitar, the originality of his style makes him one of today’s greatest guitarist and composer for the instrument. Also called "The Prince of DADGAD", his story is far from trivial, and it is on stage that the artist has earned his stripes! Among others, the Rose d'Or of the Montreux Festival, elected Best Guitarist of World Music by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine. His triple album "Encore" won the Grand Prix of the Independent Music Awards in the category Best Live Album. Since his first performances in 1974 in France, the guitarist has sold half a million albums and given thousands of concerts around the globe, both solo and through numerous collaborations.

Born in French Algeria, Pierre Bensusan an adventurer of unusual lands. His almost “sacred” music is an intimate and orchestral hymn, a solo crossing on a multi-shell Lowden guitar subjected to the natural elements: sound molecules and finger pulp on an ebony fingerboard for open tuning, an unique and transparent technique, under the fingers of an adventurous pilgrim. Big emotion guaranteed!

Playhouse Program MCG Ad - Oct.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IMG_2581 copy.jpg

MCG Jazz Record Club Membership

The coolest club in town. You don’t even need a secret knock!

 

$500 – Diamond Record Club Member Benefits include:

•Invitation for two to an open sound check.

•Behind the scenes tour of MCG Jazz archives.

•Reserved parking at all MCG Jazz events held at our facility.

•Subscription to Downbeat Magazine.

•A free MCG Jazz CD or download.

•Exclusive member single ticket pre-sale.

•Ten percent discount on MCG Jazz label albums.

•MCG Jazz program book listing.

$250 – Platinum Record Club Member Benefits include:

•Reserved parking at all MCG Jazz events held at our facility.

•Subscription to Downbeat Magazine.

•Exclusive member single ticket pre-sale.

•Ten percent discount on MCG Jazz label albums.

•MCG Jazz program book listing.

$100 – Gold Record Club Member Benefits include:

•Exclusive member single ticket pre-sale.

•Ten percent discount on MCG Jazz label albums.

•MCG Jazz program book listing.

Diamond Record Members

Linda & Joe Bartolacci

Joan K. and Keith Bernard

Phyllis Bianchetti

Jim & Deborah Genstein

Janet Kafka

Cyril Koval

Daniel H. Lee

Nancy Lynches

Dave Marrangoni

Tom Matway

Barbara W. Miller

William R. Morrison

Jim & Linda Northrop

Tim & Judy Robison

Jerry & Robin Rosen

Don & Debi Salvin

Harold C. Shields

The Grail Law Firm

Platinum Record Members

Angelo Baiocchi

Joan K. and Keith Bernard

Leslie Bonci

Chuck & Jill Brodbeck

Paul & Rose Cercone

Nellie Curran

Rick & Kathy Dorman

Jane Downing

Michele Fabrizi

Eric & Patricia Fulmer

Rohan Ganguli

Michael Goldstein

Ed Gordon

Roger & Donna Graf

John & Joanne Greenwald

John & Joanne Greenwald

David M. Hillman

Richard & Donna Hopkins

Barbara & Alan Huffman

Alan James

Charlotte & Jackie Jones

Charlotte & Jackie Jones

Michelle Kienholz

Paul Kress

Ronald Larsen

William McClendon

Gregory and Thelma Morris

Melanie Philbrick

Dorothy Raizman

Suresh Ramanathan

Tim & Judy Robison

Jerry & Robin MD Rosen

Marv & Vicki MD Roth

Don & Debi Salvin

Rocky Schoen

Douglas & Darlene Schwab

Myrna & Lee Silverman

John & Andrea P. Spina

Guy Marc Stofman

William A. Thomas

Barb Wollman

Gold Record Members

Ron & Linda Altany

Alyce Amery-Spencer

James & Susan Antoniono

Kenia Ashby

Paul & Valerie Bacharach

Victor G Capretto

Charles Carey

Deborah Carter-Gordley

J.Keith Cassidy

Scott & Cathy DePoy

Bob & Diane DiCola

John DiSalle

Stephen Fisher

Jim Galik

George Gatto

Renee Govanucci

Lynne Gross

Brenda H Habenicht-Braid

Catherine Hammond

Alan Helgerman

David & Judith Herzog

Joseph and Patricia James

Mark Kochvar

Marty Kurta

John Liberatore

Jorge Lindenbaum

David and Tracy Longo

Ralph Manning

Fred & Lena Miller

Jay Morris

Tom & Sally Ondrejko

Richard & Sharon Papke

Susan and Keith Pavick

Diane Pelusi

Margaret Pettigrew

Walter Quinn

William A Real

Charlie Roche

Mark Rogers

Scott & Lydia Sebal

William Spatz

Marlis Stacy

David & Carol W Steinbach

Barbara Steinberg

Richard Chesnik Stephanie Valetich

Janet Stout

James & Francine Tasillo

Paul & Laurie Uhler

Chester & Julie Wojciechowicz

Zachary Wyatt

 
Subscriber Info-01.jpg

ADDITIONAL ORDER OPTIONS

DONATE TICKETS

Subscribers may return tickets and receive a donation acknowledgement. Please call the MCG Jazz box office at 412-322-0800 or go to, www.mcgjazz.org/donate-tickets to complete the form no later than one business day prior to your scheduled performance.

EXCHANGE TICKETS

Subscribers to the MCG Jazz concert season are able to exchange tickets prior

to the scheduled event for another available performance within the same

series year. To exchange, please send your tickets to the MCG Jazz box office

with your requested concert choice or call 412-322-0800.

ADDITIONAL TICKETS

Single tickets to individual concerts may be purchased during the concert

season by calling the MCG Jazz box office at 412-322-0800 or online at,

www.mcgjazz.org. Subscribers receive a discounted regular price ticket all

season when calling the box office directly.

GROUP TICKETS

For groups of 10 or more, please call the MCG Jazz box office

at 412-322-0800 for pricing.

BOX OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Three hours prior to curtain time on concert days.

TO SUBSCRIBE ONLINE

IMG_9028.JPG

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

FALL 2022 DONOR LIST

Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC) would like to thank all our supporters for their generosity. 

The following gifts were given in support of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, the William E. Strickland Jr. Building Preservation Fund, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild general fund, and MCG Jazz from January 1, 2022 through August 1, 2022. All 2022 gifts will be recognized in the spring issue of MBC’s newsletter.

To make a contribution or if you have questions, please contact:

Karen Linscott, Senior Director of Development 

412-323-4000 Ext. 264

klinscott@manchesterbidwell.org

Mail Inquiries: 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

$250,000 & Above

Allegheny Regional Asset District 

Pittsburgh Cultural Treasures Initiative--a collaborative effort of the Ford Foundation, the POISE Foundation, and the Heinz Endowments

PNC Foundation

Diane D. & Clifford R. Rowe Jr. Charitable Fund of the Fund for Charitable Giving

$100,000 to $249,999

Michael & Kathryn Bryson 

Greg & Ellen Jordan

$50,000 to $99,999  

UPMC Health Plan

$25,000 to $49,999 

Byham Charitable Foundation 

The Giant Eagle Foundation 

Mary A. McDonough

$10,000 to $24,999 

Jim & Suzy Broadhurst

Carolyn Duronio 

Mark & Lynne Frank 

Bill & Nancy Koch

Scott & Sue Lammie 

Robert Levin & Kerry Bron 

Mathieson Family Foundation

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

Opportunity Fund 

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts 

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

P.J. Dick Incorporated, Trumbull Corporation & Lindy Paving

Mr. & Mrs. Herb Shear 

William E. & Rose Strickland Jr.

Louis & Kathy Testoni

The Family of Governor Dick Thornburgh  

Arthur P. Ziegler Jr. 

$5,000 to $9,999

African American Directors Forum 

Lisa Arnold

The Bair Family Fund of the Ayco Charitable Foundation 

Carnegie Mellon University 

Mr. & Mrs. George Greer 

Eden Hall Foundation 

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield w/ Allegheny Health Network 

Vince Sands Giving Fund at Fidelity Charitable

Samuel & Ann Lutz Zacharias

$1,000 to $4,999

Arimoto Design & Woodworking, Inc.

Robert Barry & Nancy Bromall Barry

Margaret Ritchie Battle Family Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable

The Benevity Community Impact Fund 

John & Cindy Bracken

Brighton Music Center 

The Buhl Foundation 

Covington Investment Advisors, Inc.

CRH Catering Co Inc 

Lisa Yvonne Ferraro

Mr. & Mrs. Alan Finegold

Robert & M. Elise Hyland 

Bill & Maureen Ludwig

Peter Mathieson 

Mary Lou McLaughlin 

Mark & Nikki Nordenberg

Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Reed Jr. 

William Roemer 

James and Louisa Rudolph Philanthropic Fund

JFS Giving Fund at Fidelity Charitable 

Lee & Myrna Silverman Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation 

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Shields 

W. Keith & Barbara Smith 

Doris Carson Williams 

Alfred & Barbara Wishart Jr.

$500 to $999

Margaret Mathieson Conver 

Mr. & Mrs. William P. Getty III

Phyllis M. Goode Arts and Culture Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation

William Morrison 

Brett & Megan Nardi 

Thomas Reiter & Stephanie Dangel

John Sabelhaus 

Dr. Judith Schlesinger 

Schneider Downs Wealth Management 

William Thomas

Mrs. Rita Wadsworth

$100 to $499

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Andrews

Linda Argote & Dennis Epple

The Honorable Cynthia Baldwin & Arthur Baldwin 

B.J. Mack State Farm Insurance

Angelo Baiocchi

Balog/Bonino Family Fund at Fidelity Charitable

Mr. & Mrs. Brooks Bartlett 

Kenneth & Margaret Bell

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Beri

Angela Macci Bires

Fred & Leslie Bonci

Richard Chesnik & Stephanie Valetich

Clarion University Foundation

Richard & Marie Colver

Lin Cook

Elizabeth Crago

Nellie Curran

Bob & Diane DiCola

Scott Dismukes

Jane Downing

Jon & Aileen Drosendahl Family Living Trust at Fidelity Charitable

Darlene Dufalla

Edward Eberle

Michael Everhart

Dan & Nancy Fales

Susan Fineman

Seth and Olja Finn Fund at Renaissance Charitable Foundation

Mrs. Wallis Fisk Katz

Matthew Fraleigh

Theresa Friday

Dr. Richard Frushell

Donna Fullen

Jim & Martha Funderburgh

Michael & Loren Garruto

Michael Goldstein

Roslyn Goorin

Marjorie Greenberger

Arlene Grubbs

Nancy Gruner

Scott Hanley

Dr. Malcolm Harris & Amy Lipshie 

Alan Helgerman

Ray Hookway

John & Ann Iurlano

June James-Hickman

Kenneth & Jean Horoho Donor Advised Fund at Schwab Charitable

Marianne Kovach

Marie Latagliata

Michael & Louise Malakoff

Violet Matteo

Paula McCommons

Norma McGinnis

Barbara Miller

Greg & Thelma Morris

Thad Mosley

Wayne Murphy

Tom & Sally Ondrejko

John & Della Pappas

Vincent Petti & Linda Torres 

Bonnie Rack-Wildner

Mr. & Mrs. Ted & Valerie Roberts Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Tim Robison

Charlie Roche

James Rosenstock & Sarah Larkin 

Mary Scott

Martin & Janet Seltman

Dr. Vernon Simmons

Mr. & Mrs. William Simpson

Dr. Michael Paul & Dr. Jeannette South-Paul

Spring Hill Civic League

Mr. & Mrs. Marlis Stacy

Charles P. Stewart III Fund at Schwab Charitable

Dr. Guy Stofman

Edward Stride

Jeffrey Teasdale

The Robert C. and Gene B. Dickman Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh 

Elizabeth Toor

Randy Tracht & Dr. Anne Shaheen 

Valerie Tuite

Michael Vogel

Ralph Waller

Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children

Addison Winterhalter

Ellen Wright

Up to $99

Galina Altman

Amazon Smile

Anonymous

Kenneth Antol

John Augustine

Loretta Barone

Carol & Jim Bilec

Leonard Browdie

Deb Carter-Gordley

J. Keith Cassidy

Deb Chebatoris

Linda Chmelynski

Jean Clickner

Kevin Cooney

Bruce Court

Susan Craig

Joseph Decker & Susan Ardisson

Marlene Elliott

Bob & Gloria Ennis

Donald Eriksen

Michele Fabrizi

Dr. Patricia Flach

Kenneth & Sharon Flisek

Fluor Corporation

Honey Forman

Anita Gallagher

Robert Gold

Elinor Gold

Peter Grice

Lynne Gross

Thomas Guerrieri

David & Kenda Hammer

Pam Handlovitch

Anette Heller

Christopher & Pamela Horwitz

The Honorable Moses Howden & Trisha Howden 

James Hurley

Shelly Irvine

Billy Jackson

Dana Knopp

Kathy Koch

George & Joan Kolonay

Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Lagana

Jill Leahy

Andrew & Connie Liptak

Tom Livingston

Walter Lorence 

Claus Makowka

David Marrangoni & Nancy Lynches 

Ellen Marziale

Melaine Matter

H. Lynwood & Irene McBride

Dennis McCracken

Susan McElhattan

Linda Merriman

Kathleen Mulcahy

Stephen Nardi

Harvey & Esther Nathanson

Saihou & Valerie Njie

Ginny Norkus

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Papke

Dan & Rita Poljak

Ward & Euphemia Powell

Norman C. Radcliffe

John & Marirose Radelet

Judy Ricci

Paul Richards

Jo Ann Riley

Stephen Robinson

Mark Rogers

Barbara Sachnoff Mendlowitz

Joseph Saldutte

Sue Schaefer

Douglas Schwab

Les Shar

Mark & Diane Simon

Beverly Smith

Teresa Smith

Mark & Martha Smolenski

Mark Snyder

Jessica Sperling

Jody Spolar

Judyth Stavans

Marla Stewart

Dan Sweeney

Linda Thomas

Marsha Thomas

Mr. & Mrs. William Thompkins

Robert Thompson

Mary C. Vagley

Joe Vatar

Melvin & Claire Vatz

Carey Vinson

Gertal Warren

Marcia Weiss

David & Patricia Wilson

Dennis & Cheryl Wist

Zachary Wyatt

Mary Wynkoop

In Honor of Marty Ashby 

James Gallery 

 

In Honor of William E. Strickland Jr.

Margot Fein 

 

In Memory of Dr. E. Peter Benzing

Susan Hughes 

 

In Memory of Marilyn Caye

Nancy Hallock & Keith Arbour 

 

In Memory of Walter Parson

James Sidel

 

In Memory of Mrs. Yvette M. Pettiford

Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise 

 
 
IMG_9028.JPG

Preservation of Hope Society

We are honored to recognize the inaugural members of the Preservation of Hope Society. The members of this group share a commitment to Bill Strickland’s philosophy that “environment shapes behavior” and have made a gift to the William E. Strickland, Jr. Building Preservation Fund of $10,000 or above. 

The Fund supports facility improvements and maintenance to ensure that MBC’s beautiful light, art, and music-filled home will remain an inspiring place of hope for generations to come.

 

Jim & Suzy Broadhurst

Michael & Kathryn Bryson

Byham Charitable Foundation

Carolyn Duronio

Mark & Lynne Frank

The Giant Eagle Foundation

Greg & Ellen Jordan

Bill & Nancy Koch

Scott & Sue Lammie

Robert Levin & Dr. Kerry Bron

Mathieson Family Foundation

Mary A. McDonough

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

PNC Foundation

Diane D. & Clifford R. Rowe Jr. Charitable Fund of the Fund for Charitable Giving

Mr. & Mrs. Herb Shear

William E. & Rose Strickland Jr.

Lou & Kathy Testoni

The Family of Governor Dick Thornburgh

Arthur P. Ziegler, Jr.

 

For more information or to make a contribution to the William E. Strickland Jr. Building Preservation Fund at any level, please contact Karen Linscott, Senior Director of Development at 412-323-4000 Ext. 264 or via e-mail: klinscott@manchesterbidwell.org.

Legacy of Hope Society 


Anonymous

Clancy & Amy Atkinson

E. Peter* & Lizzi* Benzing

Harriet A. Dick*

Gerri Kay*

Mary Keefer

Stephen McClure & Debra Gift

Barbara Miller 

Eleanor B. Slater*

Arthur P. Ziegler, Jr. 

 

(*deceased)

 
IMG_2591 copy.jpg

Program Information and FAQs

COVID-19 Safety Policy

As of July 1, 2022, MCG Jazz entry requirements including proof of vaccination and masking will be determined on a per event basis, as set by the artist or presenter. Entry requirements will be provided at mcgjazz.org as well as outlined in pre-show communications.

 

This decision was made in response to current CDC and Allegheny County Department of Health recommendations. We will continually monitor CDC, state and local health requirements and adjust as necessary. Individual artists and or productions may have their own health and safety requirements. Updates will be noted on individual event pages and in pre-show emails, if applicable.

BOX OFFICE
 

• Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

• On performance days the box office opens three hours prior to the earliest performance.

• The box office phone number is 412-322-0800.

• Tickets are available online at mcgjazz.org.
 

TICKETING POLICIES
 

Please review all ticket purchases carefully before leaving the box office or when your tickets arrive by mail and bring up discrepancies immediately. Review your tickets for seat assignments, concert date, and time.
 

DONATE TICKETS
 

Ticketholders may return tickets and receive a donation acknowledgement.

Please call the MCG Jazz box office at 412-322-0800 or go to,

https://www.mcgjazz.org/donate-tickets to complete the form no later than one

business day prior to your scheduled performance.
 

EXCHANGE TICKETS
 

Ticketholders may exchange tickets prior to the scheduled event for another available

performance within the same series year. To exchange, please send your tickets to the

MCG Jazz box office with your requested concert choice or call 412-322-0800.
 

GROUP SALES
 

Please call the box office to arrange to bring groups to MCG Jazz concerts.

Discounted tickets are provided to groups of 10 or more. Reception space, catering,

and other amenities are available.
 

CHILDREN
 

Children are always welcome at MCG Jazz, and we invite you to bring yours at any time. All children must have a purchased ticket; student discounts are available for most shows. Please remove disruptive children.
 

PARKING
 

MCG has parking lots in both the front and rear of the building. The front parking is

reserved for MCG Jazz Club members with a parking pass and accessible parking.

The two rear lots are free and open to all other patrons. In the event that the lots are full,

you may park along Metropolitan Street from in front of the concert hall to North

Franklin Street.
 

LATECOMER & RE-ENTRY POLICY
 

• Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of your concert.

Latecomers will be seated at the first convenient pause in the program.

• House management and ushers will not open the doors after the lights are

dimmed or during the artist’s performance. Management accepts no responsibility

for this inconvenience.
 

CAMERAS AND RECORDING DEVICES

• Recording devices are not permitted in the concert hall.

• Please silence cell phones and put away all electronic devices before the start

of the concert.
 

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
 

Wheelchair seating is available and can be requested when buying tickets. If you have any other needs, please bring them to the attention of the box office when purchasing tickets or to an usher upon arrival at the concert hall. Assisted listening devise are

available at the box office.
 

RESTROOMS
 

Restrooms are located just beyond the Connie Kerr Gallery.
 

LOST & FOUND
 

Please call the box office at 412-322-0800 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
 

SMOKING
 

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild is a drug, smoke, and tobacco-free facility.
 

CONCEALED WEAPONS
 

Concealed weapons are not permitted on the property.
 

DRESS CODE
 

MCG Jazz does not enforce any type of dress code. Many patrons dress “business

casual” or “evening casual,” but please wear whatever makes you most comfortable.
 

FIRE EXIT
 

The concert hall fire exit is located at the front right-hand side. If the fire alarm is

activated, please follow the directions of MCG staff and ushers to safely leave the hall.
 

CONCIERGE SERVICE
 

• If you need assistance with finding transportation, an usher or staff member would be happy to help you.

• Cab, ride share, and ACCESS service will pick up and let off directly in front of the concert hall entrance.