An exclusive presentation by acclaimed Pittsburgher and NEA Jazz Master, Ahmad Jamal, is the feature of this year’s celebration. MCG Jazz will induct the new class of Pittsburgh Jazz Legends, adding them to an honor roll of artists who have made Pittsburgh their home. Dinner, drinks and special presentations and guest appearances make this evening a not-to-be-missed unforgettable experience.
An evening of delicious food and drink by James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy, the induction of the new class of Pittsburgh Jazz Legends and a concert by native son, Ahmad Jamal. After the concert, join us for dessert & more music with a jam session by Pittsburgh’s finest jazz artists.
Meet & greet Cecil Brooks II, Joe Dallas, Art Nance, John Wilson, Duke Spaulding, Roger Humphries, Don Aliiquo Sr., Frank Cunimondo, James Johnson, Jr., Judge Warren Watson, Harold Betters and Nelson Harrison!
- Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres
- Silent auction of unique experiences, getaway packages, tickets, art and memorabilia from the MCG Jazz archives
- Tasting stations featuring fine Pittsburgh distilled spirits and craft beers paired with specially selected hors d’oeuvres
- Mix and mingle with the Pittsburgh Jazz Legends
- Induction of the new class of Pittsburgh jazz legends
- A concert event like no other featuring native son and NEA Jazz Master Ahmad Jamal
- Special closing remarks by Bill Strickland
- Dessert, coffee and select liqueurs
- Auction closes