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.
Off Minor Jazz: Celebrating Ray Brown
Wednesday, October 30 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Come to Alphabet City for a concert celebrating the music of Ray Brown. Pittsburgh-born “Jazz Master” Ray Brown pioneered the solo spotlight on the bass. Brown was a virtuoso timekeeper and soloist who set the standard for future generations of bassists. In this edition of the Off Minor Jazz Series, several of Pittsburgh’s top jazz bassists will be featured in various configurations in a celebration of Ray Brown’s amazing life in music.