City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is 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. To view a complete list of all scheduled events, visit the Alphabet City website.
Jazz Poetry Month: Oliver Lake & Li-Young Lee
Friday, September 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Come to Alphabet City for an evening of jazz with Oliver Lake and company. Between jazz sets, Oliver will collaborate with Tuhin Das, Rickey Laurentiis, Yona Harvey, and Li-Young Lee for a jazz and poetry interlude. Saxophonist, poet, and composer, Oliver Lake‘s artistic vision remains daring, unique, and uncompromising, helping him maintain his place as one of the preeminent saxophonists in the progressive jazz scene. Featured musicians for the evening will be Yoichi Uzeki on piano, Robert Sabin on bass, Gene Lake on drums, and Bruce Williams on alto and soprano sax.