Love Unlimited Trio

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

A J Johnson's Love Unlimited Trio features cellist Akua Dixon, multi-instrumentalist Salim Washington (oboe, flute, bass clarinet), and multi-instrumentalist and leader A J Johnson (trombone, tuba, bass clarinet). In sharing and rotating the musical responsibilities, Love Unlimited is a model for collaborative work and play. The trio's music extends from funk to jazz to the church. Where there is Love Unlimited, joy follows.

Diasaters Vol.1 Album Release

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Mostly Other People Do the Killing is a group founded on the idea that jazz should be enormous fun. They de-construct jazz standards and weave the remnants into new compositions that the quartet rips into with zest. 

AJ Five Quintet: Songs for Tomorrow

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

An evening of original music composed by Dr. Aaron J. Johnson.  Dr. AJ's music reflects a wide spectrum of the black experience. Ranging from the Carnival to field hollers and from fellowship to desperate longing, this music is drenched with blues and funk, but also expresses the hopes and strength of the struggle for social justice and human rights. 

World Jazz with Tomchess & Ravi Padmanabha

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Joined by bassist Eli Namay, the trio is inspired by sounds of Near Eastern music, free-jazz, and world roots. They create sounds that cross genres and do not exist in typical musical spaces. Their goal is to share rich audience experiences that reach deeper into the nuance of life and listening in the 21st century global culture. 

Global Choral Traditions with the Mendelssohn Choir

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

The Mendelssohn Choir invites you to Alphabet City to explore the rich traditions of global choral music with local artists. Participants will learn about specific cultural song traditions, and have the opportunity to sing songs from within those traditions. It’s an interactive concert like no other! And no singing experience required.