Legacy: The Jazz Party

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MCG Jazz Concert Hall Thu, Oct 10, 2019 7:00 PM


6:30 p.m. Doors Open
7:00 p.m. Jazz Legends Induction Ceremony/Concert
8:30 p.m. Reception/Post-Concert Jam Session

A unique event featuring Ralph Peterson and the Messenger Legacy Band celebrating Art Blakey’s centennial and the 2019 class of MCG Jazz Pittsburgh Jazz Legends. 

We will also be launching "Spirit to Spirit", a stunning new book that chronicles the extraordinarily rich jazz life of Pittsburgh through interview and photography. The hardback print features Pittsburgh’s current jazz legends and emerging artists while focusing a lens on the current Pittsburgh jazz landscape. Large prints of all photographs from the book will be on sale in the lobby.

The 2019 Class of Pittsburgh Jazz Legends inductees:
Max Leake
George Jones
Chuck Spatafore
Lou Stellute
Mark Strickland

We are excited to have Robin Eubanks back at MCG Jazz and to welcome Zaccai Curtis for the first time.  Ralph Peterson and the Messenger Legacy band are reminiscent of Art Blakey’s The Jazz Messengers instrumentation with Bill Pierce, Brian Lynch and Robin Eubanks stepping into the roles of Wayne Shorter, Freddy Hubbard and Curtis Fuller respectively.

The Ralph Peterson Messenger Legacy Band:
Robin Eubanks trombone

Bill Pierce – saxophone

Brian Lynch – trumpet

Zaccai Curtis – piano

Essiet Essiet – bass

Ralph Peterson – drums



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