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STILL TIME TO ENJOY CITY OF PITTSBURGH'S SALUTE TO JAZZ LEGENDS IN FEBRUARY

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.

Published

02.24.2021

Contacts

Mary Beth Mueller
Publicist
Special Events
412.351.7702
marybeth.mueller@pittsburghpa.gov