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Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
The 2022 Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (PIJF) presented by Citizens takes place from September 16-18, 2022. The 12th annual festival will feature more than one hundred musicians, from award-winning legends to new and unique voices in jazz, funk, and fusion. The lineup includes the most recorded bassist in history, multi-Grammy winner Ron Carter; jazz fusion pioneer Stanley Clarke; soul funk icons, the Average White Band; award-winning vocalist and current phenom, Samara Joy; vocal storyteller and stylist, Vanisha Gould; award-winning pianist, Orrin Evans; innovator and cultural interpreter, trumpeter, Chief Adjuah (formerly Christian Scott); UK-based acid jazz favorites, Incognito featuring Maysa Leak, and many others, performing at August Wilson African American Culture Center (980 Liberty Avenue) and the Highmark Stadium (510 W. Station Square Drive) over the September 16-18 weekend. The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival is curated by Janis Burley Wilson, AWAACC President & CEO and Artistic Director, who created the festival in 2011 and has built it into a signature program of the Center as well as an international tourism event for Pittsburgh.
The Ron Carter Foursight will kick off the festival on Friday, September 16 at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. On Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, PIJF will then move to Highmark Stadium for back-to-back performances by Stanley Clarke, Incognito featuring Maysa Leak, Ledisi, Average White Band, Buster Williams & Something More, Melissa Aldana, Vanisha Gould, Orrin Evans Trio, Nate Smith + KINFOLK, Chief Adjuah (formerly Christian Scott), Aymée Nuviola and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Dan Wilson Trio, Samara Joy featuring Pasquale Grasso Trio, Laurin Talese, and more to be announced. Tickets are on sale now at pittsburghjazzfest.org.