September homecomings, returns and farewells on the Scene.
The Monroeville Jazz Pageant is that this weekend – with a homecoming for vocalist Lisa Ferraro, and a welcoming return to 87 12 months younger saxophonist and producer extraordinaire, Houston Particular person. We go to with Lisa about coming to Monroeville for September third – and about how she first met Houston Particular person on the west coast.
Additionally on the stage on the Tall Bushes Amphitheater from 2-8pm Saturday – drummer Jevon Rushton’s band with vocalist Grace Elliott, Dr. Alton Merrell with the Jazz Gospel group Influence and Hugo Cruz and Caminos.
We’ll additionally share music and our 2019 interview with the good organist (and extra) Joey DeFrancesco. Joey handed away final week on the age of 51.
We additionally sit up for the Pittsburgh Blues and Heritage Pageant September 14-15 and the Pittsburgh Worldwide Jazz Pageant September 17-18th on the Highmark Stadium on the Southside (plus a particular live performance by Ron Carter on the August Wilson African American Cultural Middle, September sixteenth.
September shall be good and busy for followers of jazz and blues this fall — guitarist Julian Lage to the Oakmont Theater, September thirteenth, vocalist Catherine Russell for Kente Arts on the New Hazlett Theater, September tenth, The Levin Brothers with a newly added present at MCG Jazz with flutist Ali Ryerson – together with an entire raft of MCG Jazz concert events, together with the return of pianist Monty Alexander, September 24.
The Scene – Thursday evening at 6, Friday and Saturday at midday, Sunday at 5 on WZUM