When you think of jazz towns in America, New Orleans and New York are obvious choices that come to mind, but Pittsburgh also has played an important role in the evolution of jazz – often called the one true American art form. In these cities, music thrives; performers are born and nurtured to their creative maturity, and the hip culture of jazz music is expressed in the language, attitudes and even the dress of each generation.
The library, in partnership with the Washington Symphony Orchestra, will host a representative from the Senator John Heinz History Center at Steel City Grooves: Celebrating Pittsburgh’s Jazz Legends on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. This program will feature an audio-visual biographic sketch of Johnny Costa (1922-1996), an important contributor to jazz with Western PA roots.
Registration is required for this program. Register online or call 724.941.9430 #1.