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Thursday Night Jazz: Kente Summer Madness with Howie Alexander & DJ Bus Crates

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT

Kente Arts Alliance meets Thursday Night Jazz for this final concert in a sensational series of summer shows.

Howie Alexander and Company play the final installment of the Kente Summer Madness Concert Series. Kicking off the vibes as always is DJ Bus Crates, a DJ, musician, and vinyl junkie from Pittsburgh who has made great strides internationally. Though he travels frequently, his roots are firmly planted in his hometown.

After Bus Crates’ set, we welcome Howie Alexander to the stage. Howie has a constant presence on the local music scene. He grew up in Pittsburgh in a home filled with jazz and R&B. Through years of piano study, his music interests have expanded. He has played with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Ciaro, Poogie Bell, Roger Humphries and the great Stanley Turrentine. He performs as a sideman or headliner at concert venues from Pittsburgh to Monaco. Howie currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Afro-American Music Institute in Homewood.

Doors will open at 6pm for the pre-show happy hour with DJ Bus Crates. The concert will begin at 7pm.

About Kente Arts Alliance:

Formed in 2007, Kente Arts Alliance is an African American arts organization whose mission is to present high-quality art of the African Diaspora. Kente’s aim is to present art with a purpose by presenting programs that entertain, inform, and uplift the residents of underserved communities. They work to increase the visibility and awareness of African Diaspora art in an effort to preserve it, utilize venues where people live in order to increase access and affordability, build sustainable arts programming to support revitalization in those communities, and develop new audiences to expand patronage to the arts.

About Your Visit: 

The in-house restaurant 40 North is open for dinner from 5-9pm. Please visit Open Table or call 412-435-1111 to make a reservation.

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August 15
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT
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Alphabet City
40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA15212United States
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