City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It promises to be a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. It also serves as a home for many partnering artists and organizations in our own community. To view all of the events that are scheduled, visit the Alphabet City website.
Christoph Irniger Pilgrim Quintet
Sunday, December 8 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
The Christoph Irniger Pilgrim Quintet debuts their newest jazz collaboration, Crosswinds, on the Alphabet City stage. Founded by tenor saxophonist Christoph Irniger, Pilgrim is one of the most exciting ensembles in young European Jazz. Crosswinds is a luxuriantly open recording that uses ambiguity as a tool. Some compositions are freely improvised, while others are completely notated, yet most lie in between, with an elasticity that reflects a life of freedom. The group specializes in a dense, well rounded sound.