The City of Pittsburgh’s celebration of Black History Month continues through February 28 with a salute to PITTSBURGH JAZZ LEGENDS.
The tribute – taking place in virtual format via website and social media posts – features an overview of Pittsburgh’s jazz history, artist profiles and performance videos.
“We salute Pittsburgh’s jazz influence and recognize how over the past century, dozens of nightclubs in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, such as the Crawford Grill, supported a vibrant jazz scene,” said Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto. "Our Black History Month celebration spotlights many jazz legends and even allows us to hear from a handful of musicians who grew up in Pittsburgh’s jazz community."
Visit the website to enjoy 2021 Zoom interviews conducted with George Benson, Sharynn Harper (daughter of Walt Harper), Nelson Harrison and Roger Humphries.
PITTSBURGH JAZZ LEGENDS is presented by the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events in partnership with KDKA Radio.
To take part in the celebration, visit www.pittsburghpa.gov/events/black-history, follow @PghEventsOffice on Twitter or LIKE @PghEventsOffice on Facebook.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.