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Jazz plays on in Pittsburgh

The Erroll Garner display recently opened in the William Pitt Union | Staff Photographer

By Emma Maurice | Staff Writer

January 8, 2018

While the riverboats travelling up the Mississippi and Ohio rivers between 1916 and 1970 brought many people to Pittsburgh to work in the booming steel industry, it also brought a wave of musicians who created Pittsburgh’s lasting jazz scene. Jazz in Pittsburgh continues to flourish and sustain years of tr...

Digital Plaza hosts Pitt musicians

Photo Courtesy of Dave Pirozzi.

By Matt Maielli / Contributing Editor

May 16, 2017

Bathed in a reddish, pre-sunset glow, the Forbes Digital Plaza attracts a crowd of passers-by investigating the dream pop tunes that can be heard around the corner. It’s an image that feels both distinctly Oakland and refreshing. Recently, local musicians have utilized the plaza for live concerts. The Jazz Im...

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