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Uptown Jazz Series

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 are available at the door.

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. More recently, the themes have included the history of jazz, retrospective concerts on influential jazz artists, concerts featuring the works of local jazz legends, and last season's "Jazz and..." theme explored the influences that various types of media has had on jazz.

This year, "This and That" provides more of a concert-by-concert theme, each with its own focus. Mike Tomaro and the jazz faculty will showcase our talented student performers, play their own compositions, explore seasonal and video game music, and revisit the music of legendary Pittsburgh jazz musicians.