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Here's The Ticket: Enjoy a Free Weekly Jazz Concert

We all love to be entertained and we all like something free. Here's the ticket: BNY Mellon presents Jazz Live, a completely FREE weekly jazz series.


We all love to be entertained and we all like something free. Here's the ticket: BNY Mellon presents Jazz Live, a completely FREE weekly jazz series. The concerts take place at the Backstage Bar from October to June and then move outside to the Katz Plaza in the heart of the city's Cultural District from June to September.

Jazz Live is the brainchild of Bob Studebaker, an award winning jazz musician and lifelong resident of Pittsburgh who has been part of the Jazz Live series since it began in 2004. Studebaker serves as the MC every Tuesday for the concert.

"Jazz has been central to the character of Pittsburgh for more than a century and it consistently draws people across economic and social barriers more effectively than anything else in the city (except the Steelers)." Bob Studebaker

While Jazz Live is obviously a treat for fans of jazz music, it's also a great chance for people to absorb a new culture and enjoy a free night out on the town.

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The event showcases some of the region's finest jazz musicians. The Jenny Wilson Trio is this week's performer while Kevin Howard Band and The Tim Stevens/Leonard Johnson Project are scheduled for the next two weeks. Visit the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's website for more information about the series and a schedule of upcoming performers.

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(Credit the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's website for the image of Bob Studebaker)

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