Pittsburgh JazzLive International

Janis Burley WilsonWelcome to the third annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival. Our festival has been described as a “jazz explosion” with over 240 musicians in less than 72 hours! Pittsburgh is a music lover’s city, and we are committed to nurturing and promoting jazz into the future.

For 3 days, the music is nonstop, with a Friday night jazz crawl in over 20 venues, outdoor stages on Saturday and Sunday with international jazz stars playing all day long. The jam sessions that occur after the concerts are legendary! I feel comfortable boasting that the jazz hang at the Pittsburgh International JazzLive Festival is one of the best in the world.

This year, we have so many great artists. Pat Martino, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Allison Miller, Gregory Porter, Marcus Miller, Chaka Khan… the list goes on! Please join me in giving them a warm welcome to the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival.

On behalf of the Trust, I would like to thank the R. K. Mellon Foundation, the City of Pittsburgh, UPMC, Macy’s, PNC, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Savoy, generous in-kind sponsors, friends, our advisory board, and the fantastic Trust staff for making the festival a great success every year.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents jazz year round, and has become the biggest supporter of regional musicians and the advancement of jazz music. In keeping with the Trust’s mission, the goal for this festival is to bring the world to Pittsburgh, and to share the many gifts that Pittsburgh has to offer through the arts. On behalf of the Trust team, I hope you become a familiar face at the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival for many years to come.

- Janis Burley Wilson
VP, Education/Community Engagement
Director of Jazz Programs


The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (the Trust)

Established in 1984, The Trust is a non-profit organization that is committed to revitalizing the Pittsburgh region through the creation and ongoing development of the Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is

  • a performing arts presenter
  • a theater/gallery owner/operator
  • a catalyst for Cultural District development
  • a visual arts exhibitor
  • an arts collaborator

PJLIF Advisory Board

  • Esther Bush
  • Demeatria Boccella
  • James Frederick
  • Bill Generett
  • Bibi Green
  • Lois Gilbert
  • Sean Jones
  • Deanne Hamilton
  • Shawn Hummell
  • Bobby Jackson
  • Kenia Lima
  • Tinsy Lipchak
  • Joe Manich
  • Lee Mergner
  • Nate Mitchell
  • Tony Mowod
  • Carol Neyland
  • Gustavo Paredes
  • Bill Recker
  • Emory Redd
  • Janis Reed
  • Harish Saluja
  • Janera Solomon
  • William E. Strickland, Jr.
  • Bill Strome
  • Bob Studebaker
  • Terry Suyo
  • Patty Tuite
  • Marisol Wandiga Valentin
  • Jeff “Tain” Watts
  • Kimberly L. Wood