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suitelife2015-event-200x200.jpg9th Annual Suite Life:  Celebration of Billy Strayhorn

For one night only, the iconic, Roger Humphries and the RH Factor accompanied by sensational jazz and opera singer Anqwenique Wingfield and special guest Tania Grubbs join the Kelly Strayhorn family paying tribute to the renowned jazz legend and KST namesake, Billy Strayhorn. The celebration kicks off with a special Suite Life Social + Benefit supporting KST Family programing. Afterwards put on your dancing shoes as we celebrate the 101st birthday of Billy Strayhorn with extraordinary renditions of Strayhorn classics throughout the night for our Suite Life Tribute Concert.

Visual artist Charlotte Ka will be exhibiting a selection of works inspired by Billy Strayhorn at both the Kelly Strayhorn Theater and KST’s Alloy Studios.

The 9th Annual Suite Life is a celebration of the life and legacy of pianist, composer and KST namesake Billy Strayhorn. Strayhorn grew up in PIttsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood, studying music at an early age, joining musical ensembles, performing for local radio station and writing music before finding his way into the world of jazz!

The evening is not only a celebration of Strayhorn’s catalogue, but a tribute to the continued influence of Strayhorn’s work on artists today. In an effort to ensure that Strayhorn’s work inspires generations yet to come, proceeds from Suite Life benefit the Strayhorn Legacy Fund, supporting youth and family programming at KST.

Ticket Information:  http://kelly-strayhorn.org/events/suite-life-2016/

Suite Life Social & Benefit
Saturday, November 26
6p – 7:30p
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue
Attire :: Creative Chic
Tickets :: $80 Individual | $130 Couples

Suite Life Benefit Concert
Saturday, November 26
8p | 7:30p Pre-show Mixer
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue
Tickets: Pay What Makes You Happy

Savoy Restaurant | Each 2nd-4th Monday | 6:00pm – 9:30pm

2623 Penn Avenue, Strip District, PA  15222

 

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James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy | Thursday 8:00pm – Midnight

422 Foreland Street, Northside  15212

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"NEW UPDATE"

Check Roger' calendar for 2016

THE NEW VENUE FOR THE THURSDAY NIGHT CHURCH JAZZ JAMM SESSION WILL BE AT JAMES STREET CAFE CLUB, PITTSBURGH, PA. 15212. BEGINNING NOVEMBER 6, 2014 BEGINNING 8:00PM TO 12:00AM. 

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 BNY MELLON PRESENT JAZZ LIVE

ROGER AND HIS RH FACTOR JAZZ QUINTET BEING HONOR BY THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST. CHAIRPERSON MS. JANICE BURLING IS PRESENTING THE AWARD FOR THE MOST VALUABLE JAZZ CONCERT AT KATZ PLAZA IN PITTSBURGH PA.

 

   ROGER HUMPHRIES SR LIFE INTERVIEW BY MENZA OF KENTEARTS

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BILLY TAYLOR IN CONCERT AT THE MANCHESTER CRAFTMAN GUILD IN PITTSBURGH PA, FEATURING STANLEY TURRENTINE-SAX, RUFUS REID-BASS, GAR BURTON-VIBES, ROGER HUMPHRIES-DRUMS

 

ROGER HUMPHRIES AND RH FACTOR JAZZ QUINTET FEATURING SEAN JONES*TRUMPET, DWAYNE DOLPHIN* BASS.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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CEDAR WALTON-PIANO, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE-BASS, CHARLES TOLLIVER-TRUMPET, ROGER HUMPHRIES SR-DRUMS, BENNY MAUPIN-TENOR SAX.

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CEDAR WALTON-PIANO, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE-BASS, ROGER HUMPHRIES SR. 

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Andy Bey, Charles Tolliver, Randy Brecker, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Roger Humphries and Horace Silver

TRIBUTE TO HORACE SILVER IN L.A. JAZZ HALL OF PHILAMONIC 2007

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 CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, ROGER HUMPHRIES AND JOE LAVANO, "LA CONCERT TRIBUTE TO HORACE SILVER."