2700 Monroeville Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146

412-856-3304

18th annual

2019 Monroeville Foundation Jazz Festival

Saturday, August 15, 2020
FREE ADMISSION & FREE PARKING!

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

Jazz Born in America; Alive in Monroeville.

The Monroeville Foundation is pleased to continue the tradition of the Monroeville Jazz Festival that began in 2002. That first year, the Jazz Festival was staged in the social hall of a community church in Monroeville and featured Pittsburgh’s own Joe Negri.

In 2004 the Monroeville Jazz Festival became a non-profit corporation.  Over the years, the Monroeville Jazz Festival has been proud to be able to continue to promote awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through its annual one-day free, live concert.

Mission

The Festival's mission is to showcase and celebrate Pittsburgh’s jazz legends and up-and-coming jazz greats alongside national talent. Our goal is to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages.

SUPPORT THE MONROEVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL

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.

VOLUNTEER

A lot goes into making the Monroeville Jazz Festival happen, and we couldn’t do it without the help and support of dedicated volunteers who donate their time, energy and creativity to help ensure the success of this event.

If you are interested in being a part of this event, the volunteer opportunities are numerous.  Help us to grow this important regional cultural event.

WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020 VOLUNTEER PROGRAM.

Please Note: Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

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

FAQs

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

UPMC EAST
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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