3rd Annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival
240 jazz musicians performing 72 hours of jazz in the heart of the Cultural District
Chaka Khan, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Marcus Miller, Pat Martino, Gregory Porter,
Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Gerald Clayton, Ralph Peterson, Allison Miller,
Orrin Evans, Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Cecil Brooks III
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to present the third annual JazzLive International Festival (PJLIF) on June 7-9, 2013. The Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival will consist of three days of free jazz and jazz-influenced musical performances on outdoor stages throughout downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Held in conjunction with the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival attracts over 20,000 attendees from around the country. The Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival features local, emerging, and renowned national and international musicians in a variety of performance settings that include:
- Outdoor performance stages and indoor performance locations within local restaurants, coffee shops and galleries.
- A free Jazz Crawl in the Cultural District, featuring 150 local and regional musicians.
- Late night club performances.
- Showcase Noir Artist Showcase: An African American Designer Market that includes pottery, paintings, jewelry, fiber works, and sculptures available for sale by some of the region’s finest artists.
“The PJLIF has expanded greatly in the last 2 years,” says Janis Burley Wilson, Vice President and Director of Jazz Programs for The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “The Trust will present over 240 artists in 72 hours. Our headlining performers are world-renowned mainstream and contemporary jazz, R&B and blues artists. Downbeat Magazine described PJLIF as “intimate, laid back and inviting”. The JazzLive Jam Sessions after hours have become legendary amongst musicians. Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival has something for everyone that wants to celebrate America’s classical music – Jazz.”