Enjoy Free Jazz at Alphabet City
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.
Hearts & Minds
Thursday, October 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Enjoy an evening of jazz with Hearts & Minds, the brash and ballsy brainchild of Jason Stein and Paul Giallorenzo. Employing an unusual, not to say bizarre, instrumentation, they make music that loops the solar system but maintains an irresistibly grounded pulse. Giallorenzo’s keyboard work reaches back to the fledgling electronics of the 60s to encompass synth lines as well as asymmetrical tones and textures, which embrace Stein’s rangy command of bass clarinet techniques.