This year, we move the festival to the Highmark Stadium in Station Square. This move gives us the capacity to provide safety, security, and better customer service. We also transitioned from a free festival to a ticketed experience. Great jazz is worth the cost of the ticket.
This year, we bring back some of the artists that have given amazing performances in past years; a Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival reunion of sorts with jazz icons like Marcus Miller, Dianne Reeves, Jeff “Tain” Watts, and some of the most exciting musicians on the scene right now like Gregory Porter, Lakecia Benjamin, Jazzmeia Horn, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, the Baylor Project…the list goes on. Join me in filling the Benedum Center as we kick off the festival weekend with the 10-time Grammy Award winner, CHAKA KHAN live in concert.