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Thursday Night Jazz: SLP (Mila Shadel, Ava Lintz, Soojin Park)

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Presenting the Alphabet City debut of one of Pittsburgh’s most exciting new jazz bands. 

It all started at a jam session. The musicians of SLP—Mila Shadel, Ava Lintz, and Soojin Park—met, jammed, and clicked. In the past year they decided to join forces to create SLP, bringing new spins to old tunes, creating experimental music, and regaling Pittsburgh with simply great jazz. This January, they join us as part of Thursday Night Jazz at City of Asylum. Thursday Night Jazz is a new, ongoing, weekly concert series bringing local jazz heroes and world-class musicians to the stage for low-pressure, high quality performances sure to delight any jazz fan.

About the Artists:

Mila Shadel (electric guitar) is a freelance musician and enjoys playing a variety of different styles of music around the Pittsburgh area. She grew up in McMurray, PA and studied guitar with Anthony Janflone Sr. while she was in high school. She then went on to complete her undergraduate degree in Guitar Performance at Duquesne University. There she had the opportunity to study with Eric Suseoff, Mark Koch, Thomas Kikta, Jeff Bush, and Mike Tomaro. She currently teaches at Sunburst School of Music in Squirrel Hill. She loves to share her passion for music through her guitar instruction and her performances.

Ava Lintz (upright bass) grew up in Morgantown, WV in a family of musicians. She currently enjoys a diverse career in Pittsburgh where she has spent the last several years working with the city’s finest. She studied bass with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony and served as assistant principal bass in the Akron Symphony. She currently plays bass in the Precipice Community Band whose debut album [cubes/cubed] was released this past fall.  

Soojin Park (drums) is a drummer based in the Pittsburgh area, originally from South Korea. She moved to Boston in 2016 and studied at Berklee College of Music to widen her musical aspect. After completing her undergraduate degree in 2019, she began her master’s degree in Percussion Performance-Jazz Emphasis at Duquesne University and graduated last May. She studied with Bob Gullotti, Thomas Wendt, Jeff Bush, and Mike Tomaro while studying in both schools. She currently plays drums with her friends and colleagues and is expanding her career.

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January 18
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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