The first-ever Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival Live Online is a free special event that will stream live on Saturday, June 20 at 12p.m. on the Center’s website and Facebook pages. The virtual event, curated by the AWAACC in collaboration with award-winning musician Sean Jones, will feature legendary jazz musicians from around the world, including Jones, Dianne Reeves, The Bad Plus, Laurin Talese, Jeff Watts, Brett Williams, Lekecia Benjamin, and more!
To mark what would have been the 10th anniversary of the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (PJIF) in June, the event will also include a live performance by local Pittsburgh artists, special tributes, and a look back at archival interviews and footage from the Festival’s first 10 years.
The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (PIJF), is curated by AWAACC President and CEO Janis Burley Wilson, who created it in 2011. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, AWAACC has made the decision to postpone the June 2020 festival until June 2021 to ensure the health and well-being of its staff, audiences, and artists.
Janis Burley Wilson