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

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. These concerts regularly feature a variety of jazz styles from jazz faculty and visiting artists/ensembles.

Each show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the PNC Recital Hall. General admission tickets are $10, and season passes are $60 each.

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 in Pittsburgh. 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. Last year's theme was Giants of Jazz, with each concert featuring a retrospective on two influential jazz artists. 

Now in its fourth year, the Uptown Jazz Series turns its focus to Pittsburgh-native jazz composers and artists. Local Legends will feature music by prominent jazz musicians who can be directly tied to the Pittsburgh area.


pittsburgh creators' project logoThis year, in keeping with our local theme, we are proud to partner with the new non-profit organization, Pittsburgh Creators' Project. This organization is dedicated to the promotion of all of its members' work, whether that be music, painting, photography, dance, theater, culinary, and more.

Prior to each concert in this series, members of the Pittsburgh Creators' Project will be exhibiting their work in the PNC Recital Hall Lobby. We hope you will take a moment to check out the amazing talent these folks have on display.


In addition, we are indebted to our wonderful sponsors for this year's series. Please take a moment to find out what they have to offer.

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