Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Announces Schedule

Frisell, Mehldau, Take 6 and many more to perform in Pittsburgh

On March 28, MCG Jazz released its 27th annual jazz concert season roster. This 2013-2014 performance series will begin on July 12, with the first of three summer concerts. Following these three performances, the Subscription Series Concerts will begin. The season will include 17 performances and will run from September 28 to May 3, 2014. The program will feature headline performances by artists including Brad Mehldau, Diane Schuur, Joshua Redman and the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra with Freddy Cole.

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Brad Mehldau, Jazz For Obama concert, NYC, 9-12
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Tickets for the summer performances are available now and can be purchased online, by phone (412-322-0800) or in person at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild Jazz box office. Full MCG Jazz subscriptions are also currently on sale, and single performance tickets for the Subscription Concert Series (ranging in price from 45 to 65 dollars) will be made available in July. Patrons can opt to create a personalized ticket package, including a minimum of four concerts, or can choose to purchase a pre-packaged set of four performance tickets for $180. Tickets for off-site concerts are treated as concert package add-ons, and prices of personally designed packages vary based on the specific concerts selected.

The Summer Series will include the following performances:

Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns Tour 2013, with special guests Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot
July 12, 2013
Robert Morris University's Sewell Center

Poncho Sanchez LatinJazz Band
August 9, 2013
Robert Morris University's Sewell Center

"All We Are Saying"
Bill Frisell Explores the Music of John Lennon featuring: Greg Leisz, Rudy Royston, Jenny Scheinman and Tony Scherr
September 7, 2013
The Hillman Center for Performing Arts at Shadyside Academy

The regularly scheduled Subscription Series season will open with the "Jazz Legends Party" on September 28, 2013. This concert will include a performance by NEA Jazz Master, Ahmad Jamal, and will honor other legendary Pittsburgh jazz figures. The remainder of the concert season is scheduled as follows:

The New Gary Burton Quartet, 70th Birthday Tour
October 5, 2013

Take 6
October 11, 2013

Bob James, David Sanborn featuring Steve Gadd
October 25, 2013

Paul Winter Sextet
November 8 & 9, 2013

Acoustic Alchemy
November 14, 2013

Joshua Redman Quartet with Aaron Goldbert, Reuben Rogers and Gregory Hutchison
November 23, 2013

Diane Schuur and Friends
December 7, 2013

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Holiday Celebration with special guest Freddy Cole
December 14, 2013

Spanish Harlem Orchestra
January 24, 2014

Chucho Valdés
February 7, 2014

Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60
February 15, 2014

The Gentlemen Sing: Three Generations of Song with Allan Harris & Ernie Andrews
Friday, February 28, 2014

Ramsey Lewis: The Sun Goddess Tour
March 14, 2014

Kevin Eubanks
March 28, 2014

Bobby Watson & Horizon Featuring Victor Lewis, Terell Stafford, Edward Simon & Essiet Essiet
April 12, 2014

Brad Mehldau Trio
April 25, 2014

Cassandra Wilson
May 3, 2014

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