BNY Mellon Jazz presents: Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen
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Showings
MCG Jazz Concert HallFri, Feb 9, 2018 8:00 PM Buy Tickets
 
MCG Jazz Concert HallSat, Feb 10, 2018 8:00 PM Buy Tickets
 
Concert Information
Musicians:Ben Vereen - Vocals
Genre:Vocal Jazz
Connect With The Artists
Website:http://www.benvereen.info/home
Description


Few entertainers today are as accomplished as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of our country’s artistic legacy.

AWARDS:


Theater

  • 1973 Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical: Pippin [winner]

  • 1973 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Performance: Pippin [winner]

  • 1972 Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Jesus Christ Superstar [nominee]

  • 1972 Theatre World Award: Jesus Christ Superstar [winner]

Television

  • 1985 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee

  • 1976 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actor - Nominee

  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music - Nominee

  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series - Nominee

  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee


HONORS:


     2011 - inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame

     2012 - inducted into the National Museum of Dance

     2012 - inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame.

     2013 - First recipient of the Walk of Fame Award from the LaGuardia School of Performing Arts

     


Additional Information

MCG Jazz’s 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. Through our live recordings we reach a national and international audience - a market we’d like to grow. Through our educational programs we are able to have students attend the concerts at low or no cost to them, make artists available for master classes and provide opportunities for internships in production and marketing.

Since 1987, MCG Jazz has brought audiences together with jazz artists at its 350 seat music hall in Pittsburgh for innovative 4-day performances and recordings. Many of these international masters of jazz would headline a list of Jazz’s “Needs No Introduction” - Joe Williams, Billy Taylor, Dizzy Gillespie, Stanley Turrentine, Ray Brown. MCG Jazz Archives now contain over 300 CDs worth of jazz history by those who represent the past, present and future of jazz music. The performance series, one of the oldest in the nation, is an anchor of Pittsburgh cultural and community life.

The jazz artists come to the Guild to perform with an understanding that we’re a school. Most leave feeling that they got as much or more from their MCG experience than they gave. They frequently mention “hope” and “the spirit of the place.” You will hear what they mean in their recordings. MCG Jazz label recordings are unusually joyful. Artists spread the word and encourage others to perform here. Many come back time and again, choosing to record something unique on the MCG Jazz label. They generously give proceeds to support our programs.


GUIDE TO THE GUILD:

PARKING

• MCG has parking lots in both the front and rear of the building. Front parking is reserved for MCG Jazz Club members with a parking pass. The rear lot is free and open to all other patrons. In the event that the lots are full, you may park onthe street or at the Casey Industrial Park.

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, but student discounts are available for most shows. Please remove disruptive children.

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 turn off all cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices.

• Remember: the light and sound from your cell phone, Bluetooth headset, or other personal device is distracting to others.

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.

SMOKING

• Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild is a non-smoking facility.

CONCEALED WEAPONS

• Concealed weapons are not permitted on the property.

COATS & BAGS

• A coat rack is provided for your convenience. Please do not carry large bags, strollers, or other disruptive items into the concert hall. Management accepts no responsibility for items left at the coat rack.

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.

REFRESHMENTS

• Refreshments can be purchased at the bar in the lobby.

• Food & drink of any kind are not permitted in the concert hall.

• Management reserves the right to refuse service and admission to any person whose conduct is deemed inappropriate or disruptive to the audience or performers.

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