Uptown Jazz Series: Giants of Jazz. Thanks, in part, to the generosity of the John R. Mattern Estate.
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Uptown Jazz Series

Mike Tomaro and several others play at an Uptown Jazz Series concert. The Mary Pappert School of Music is proud to present the Uptown Jazz Series, thanks, in part, to the generosity of the John R. Mattern Estate. The Monday night concerts feature a variety of jazz styles from faculty and visiting artists/ensembles.

Each show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Genesius Theater. General admission tickets are $10.

Each year, this series features some sort of common thread. In its first year, UJS consisted of a showcase of the finest jazz performers and groups Pittsburgh has to offer, including the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Little Big Band, Paul Thompson Group, Tania Grubbs, Boilermaker Jazz Band, THOTH, and Salsamba. Then, in its second year, each concert represented one stylistic period in the history of jazz, culminating in a concert of current music deeply rooted in the jazz idiom.

Now in its third year, the Uptown Jazz Series brings you Giants of Jazz. Each concert in the series will feature a retrospective on two influential jazz artists.

Uptown Jazz concerts regularly feature faculty of the Mary Pappert School of Music, as well as notable guest artists.