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 Series: John Coltrane’s The Avant-Garde
Sunday, November 24 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
This Off Minor Jazz program honors the music of John Coltrane’s legendary album The Avant-Garde, one of the most unique albums in his large discography. This album features Coltrane with a chord-less quartet that included 3/4’s of Ornette Coleman’s classic 60’s quartet, bassist Charlie Haden, and drummer Ed Blackwell. The results were historic. Featured musicians for the evening are Don Aliquo Jr. on tenor saxophone, Clay Jenkins on trumpet, Paul Thompson on bass, and Thomas Wendt on drums.