University of Pittsburgh jazz director Geri Allen works with music students during a music class recently.

Pianist Geri Allen puts her stamp on annual seminar

Geri Allen, director of the University of Pittsburgh's jazz studies program, honors the tradition founded by Nathan Davis.

1 day ago

 Curt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets with son Elmo (right) at Club Cafe.

The old bands still deliver

Mascis and Meat Puppets are the latest '80s artists to show that they can play with fire.

1 day ago

 Jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington.

Preview: Drums run in the family for Terri Lyne Carrington

Boston native Terry Lyne Carrington came to music early and fairly easily.

1 day ago

 Butcher Babies.

The Undead Playlist: Pittsburgh-area musicians offer scary suggestions for Halloween listening

A Halloween playlist of goth, rock and novelty songs.

1 day ago

 Jared & the Mill will perform at the Hard Rock Cafe tonight at 7. Admission is $10.

Jared & The Mill bring their indie-folk sound to Hard Rock Cafe

The Phoenix band will be performing songs from their latest album, “Western Expansion.”

3 days ago

Garfield Artworks closing in December

Owner not sure what will become of space with promoter Manny Theiner going out on his own.

3 days ago

Garfield Artworks to close in December

The Garfield gallery and concert venue helped launch an artistic renaissance on Penn Avenue in the 1990s.

4 days ago

 Marc “Lil Rev” Revenson.

A ukulele weekend is on the way

The “Johnny Appleseed of the Ukulele” returns to Pittsburgh for a workshop and concert next weekend.

5 days ago

 This is a set of diatonic harmonicas owned by harmonica player Clint Hoover.

Clint Hoover answers harmonica questions

Pittsburgh jazz musician gives his tips on playing the harmonica, what he calls the “ultimate ear instrument.”

5 days ago

Music Reviews

Concert review: Nordic music proves hot and cold for symphony

The Pittsburgh Symphony presented a Nordic landscape with works by Grieg, Nielsen and Sibelius.

Pittsburgh Opera opens in grand fashion

Saturday’s Benedum Center concert that substituted for a full production to open Pittsburgh Opera’s season touted 3 of today’s big voices.



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