Etta has opened for such legends as Ray Charles, Doc Severinson, and Debbie Reynolds. She has appeared on Broadway, on television and in films, co-hosted the television talk show Citylife, and performed in many local theater productions at the City Theater and Pittsburgh Public Theater.
Etta is one of Pittsburgh’s “living treasures.” Don’t miss this chance see her live at Alphabet City!
Al Dowe – Trombone
Daniel May – Piano
Tony DiPaolis – Bass
John Korpial – Drums
Lou Stellute – Saxophone
Etta Cox – Vocals
Etta Cox has been voted “Best Jazz Vocalist” in Pittsburgh for 8 consecutive years and has received the Harry Schwalb Award for Excellence in the Arts , was selected as one of the 25 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN PITTSBURGH by Pittsburgh Magazine , voted Performer of the Year by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, received Talk Magazine’s 2008 Walt Harper All that Jazz Award, 2001 Arts and Letters Award from the YWCA and Lifetime Achievement Award from Covenant Church on the Hill for 2008. She and Al Dowe have been performing not only in the Pittsburgh area but New York, Atlantic City and Key West Florida. They were also the co-owners of the popular jazz club Dowe’s on 9th. They have opened for such names as Ray Charles, Doc Severinson, David Brenner, Debbie Reynolds Donald O’Connor, Danny Glover, Ossie Davis, Mavis Staples, Mark Murphy and Allen Harris. She and Mr. Dowe made a premiere performance with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theaters’ production of Smokin’ Roses with performances at Pittsburgh’s Byham Theater and Wolf Trap.