Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud!
This summer music lovers can once again relax on the lawn at Highland Park to the sounds of jazz performed by Pittsburgh’s finest musicians at the “Reservoir of Jazz” concert series presented by the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events.
This free showcase of the area’s extraordinary talent of jazz musicians takes place on five consecutive Sundays in August from 5 – 7 p.m. on Reservoir Drive in Highland Park.
August 1 -- FUNKY FLY PROJECT
August 8 -- LILLY ABREU, BRAZILIAN JAZZ QUARTET
August 15 -- LYNN SPEAKMAN QUINTET
August 22 -- DAVID THROCKMORTON QUARTET
August 29 -- ROGER HUMPHRIES
"Reservoir of Jazz" is sponsored by Highland Park Community Council and ARAD.
DOUBLE THE FUN -- Stay after the concert each week to join in SUMMER SOUL LINE DANCING sessions near the fountain. Instructor Roland Ford incorporates R&B music in free classes that begin with basic steps and finish with more advanced moves.
For more information, visit www.pittsburghpa.gov/events, follow @PghEventsOffice on Twitter, LIKE @PghEventsOffice on Facebook or call the Special Events hotline at 412-255-2493. Please Note: Inclement weather may cause cancellations. For cancellation updates, follow @PghEventsOffice on Twitter or LIKE @PghEventsOffice on Facebook.
The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning Public Art and Civic Design (PACD) division has selected eight local, national, and international artists and artist teams for the 2021 expansion of the Art in Parks program. Each artist has been selected to create high-impact permanent public art installations in the five Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) parks: Emerald View, Highland, Schenley, Frick, and Riverview.
As we emerge into the sunshine of summer, KST Presents is delighted to share Summer 2021 artistic program! Kelly Strayhorn Theater has been a home for Black feminist thought, creation, and artistry. We are happy to say that this collection of events and projects for Summer 2021 affirm that history and carry it forward into the future. These opportunities to engage in art are an invitation to come together in community to celebrate, share, grieve, learn, and grow, be it virtually or in person. Join us for the journey home to KST!
Streamed on City of Asylum's Virtual Channel. (run-time 90 min)
Join us for an evening of renditions of Kenny Dorham's music broadcasted live from the Alphabet City stage with The Off Minor Jazz Series. This is your last chance to hear them live before a brief summer break. Don't miss them and register today.
Trumpeter Kenny Dorham's (McKinley Howard Dorham) career began in the mid 1940's when he joined vibraphonist Lionel Hampton's band. He would go on to be a major player in both the BeBop and Hard Bop movements of the 1940's and 50's.