2700 Monroeville Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146


17th annual

2019 Monroeville Foundation Jazz Festival

Saturday August 17, 2019

2:30 -8:30 PM

Gates open at 2:00 PM

Tall Trees Amphitheatre
Monroeville Community Park West
2447 Tilbrook Rd., Monroeville, PA 15146

Monroeville Jazz Festival is Now Part of the 
Monroeville Foundation

The Monroeville Foundation is excited to continue the tradition of the Monroeville Jazz Festival. With the support of the community and local businesses, we look forward to making this event bigger and better.

Thanks to its founder, Chuck Summerville, the annual Monroeville Jazz Festival has become a part of the Monroeville cultural community. Due to Chuck’s retirement, the Monroeville Foundation will assume the role that Mr. Summerville performed so well for so many years, that of producing and facilitating this wonderful event. Chuck has made the Jazz Festival a part of Monroeville’s heritage and the Monroeville Foundation would like to maintain and expand on that heritage.

About the Jazz Festival

The mission of the Monroeville Jazz Festival is to encourage and promote jazz music for all ages, and to develop an appreciation of jazz music as a unique American Art form. We also strive to produce an annual Jazz Festival aimed at enriching the quality of life in Monroeville Pennsylvania.


The Monroeville Jazz Festival would not be possible without the amazing people and companies that support us. Please donate so we can keep bringing you this wonderful event.

2019 Monroeville Jazz Festival Artists

Kind of Blue Jazz Band

Kind of Blue

Kind of Blue jazz band is an up and coming group of young Pittsburgh jazz musicians.  They have been playing with and in support of some local Jazz legends listening to their smooth original sound.

2:30 p.m.

Steeltown Horns featuring vocalist Lindsey Smith

The Steeltown Horns band is Pittsburgh’s premier instrumental jazz funk band. The band made a big splash on the Pittsburgh scene when they formed in 2016.

4:00 p.m.

The Benny Benack Band

The Benny Benack Band

The BENNY BENACK Band prides itself in achieving a level of versatility that defies conventional labels. The songs they perform literally span more than 100 years.

5:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra featuring vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield

The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra is Pittsburgh’s premier big band.  Their mission is to celebrate Pittsburgh’s rich jazz history in the here and now by uniting local jazz musicians.

7:00 p.m.

Performances from Past years  include: 

Emmet Cohen | Jevon Rushton | Yoko Suzuki Trio | Lily Abreu | Airmen of Note | Benny Benack III | Benny Benack Jr. | Donna Bailey | Chelsea Baratz |  Harold Better Quartet | Kenny Blake | Joyce Breach | Adam Brock | David Budway | Maureen Budway | Center of Lie Youth Jazz Band | Etta Cox | Frank Cunnimundo Quartet | Funky Fly Project | Tony DeSare | Al Dowe Quartet | Elevations | Lisa Ferraro | Judi Figel | Firm Roots | Roger Humphries Bank | Adam James | Eric Johnson | Gene Ludwig Quartet | Rodney McCoy Band | The United States Air Force Band | The Arbor Tribe from CMU


Is there a charge for this event?

FREE ADMISSION: Not only is there no charge for the event – parking is also FREE –thanks to the generous support from our sponsors.

Is there handicap parking and access?

Yes. We reserve the paved parking area to the right of the amphitheater for handicapped patrons. There is also a sidewalk ramp that allows access to the front of the stage area.

How long is the program?

This year’s festival will feature 4 well known regional and national artists: the first performance will begin at 2:30 pm and last for approximately 60 minutes. The second performance will also be 60 minutes – followed by a 30 minute intermission.

Monroeville Jazz Festival Advisory Board

Chuck Summerville

Mr. Summerville is the founder of the Monroeville Jazz Festival and served as president for 15 years.

Jim Davillas

Mr. Davillas  has served on the advisory board since inception of the jazz festival. He is also the past preseident of the Gateway Foundation.

Bill Hillgrove

Mr. Hillgrove is an on-air personality formerly of  Pittsburgh jazz station WDUQ and currently for Pittburgh jazz station WZUM.

Tom Reichner

Mr. Reichner has served on the jazz festival  advisory board for 10 years and is a strong jazz enthusiast. He was a member of the Manchester Craftsman Guild Jazz.

Photos & Videos from the 2019 Jazz Festival

2019 Monroeville Jazz Festival Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Dollar Bank

High Note Sponsors

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Assocation
Forbes Hospital Allegheny Health Network

All That Jazz Sponsors

Upbeat Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Jazz Friends

Bowser Chevrolet of Monroeville | Giant Eagle | Minuteman Press - North Versailles | Stone Cliff Apartments | PPG Industries | State Farm - Amy Burns | St. Bernadette Parish | Visit Monroeville

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