Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival will be held

jazzplayerThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce that the sixth annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (PJLIF) will be held June 24-26.

For three-days, internationally-renowned musicians will perform at one of the most highly anticipated festivals in the country in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

Performances will take place in a variety of settings: outdoor stages, ticketed special engagements and indoor “gigs” at over 20 small venues throughout the Cultural District.

PJLIF is a free event that is open to the public.  All three outdoor stages, the Artist Market and Crawl are free and open to the public. Ticketed special engagement performances will be taking place indoors. A list of ticketed shows and ticket prices will be announced at a special event at the August Wilson Center on April 30.

PJFIL attracts more than 20,000 attendees from around the country.

The eclectic line up is a mix of straight-ahead jazz, Brazilian, Latin, electric, free jazz and big band jazz with a twist that includes:

Chick Corea Trio with Christian

McBride & Brian Blade

Christian McBride

Brian Blade

Eddie Palmieri Big Salsa Orchestra

Jeff “Tain” Watts Quartet

Vijay Iyer with Wadada Leo

Smith Duo

Davina and the Vagabonds

Nu Grid featuring Jean Paul

Bourelly & Vernon Reid

Kenia with special guest, Antonio

Adolfo (Brazil)

Antonio Adolfo

Revive Big Band

Brianna Thomas

FMI: trustarts.org