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It's A 'Burgh Thing: Jazz In Pittsburgh

Aside from being America's current "Most Livable City," Pittsburgh is well-known as a home of great pro sports teams (with rabid black-and-gold-clad followings), steel (not much of that anymore) and many legends of jazz: Art Blakey, George Benson, Billy Strayhorn, Mary Lou Williams, Ahmad Jamal, Lena Horne, Roy Eldridge, Ray Brown, Stanley Turrentine and Maxine Sullivan, to name a few.

But we shine a light on Pittsburgh jazz in the present. There are many excellent working jazz musicians playing all around town; some well-established, some new to the scene and some who are internationally known. The following five artists represent a variety of styles. If you happen to drop by the 'Burgh, there's a pretty good chance that at least one of them will have a gig somewhere. This list just scratches the surface of the Pittsburgh jazz scene, so come visit to hear more.

Copyright 2010 90.5 WESA

Shaunna Morrison Machosky