Jazz, for us, is a verb. The Pillow Project — under the direction of Pearlann Porter & John Lambert — is a dance company (est. 2004) for the creation of improvisational, multidisciplinary ideas engaging a ‘postmodern-jazz’ movement philosophy. Their focus is the investigation of sincere intimacy, characterized by spontaneous perception expressed with deliberate intent to 'physicalize the music' much as a jazz musician articulates their moment in sound. In live-collaboration with the jazz musicians of Fourth River (John Shannon - guitar, Jeff Grubbs - bass, David Throckmorton - drums), The Pillow Project takes their signature monthly jazz-happenings that have been a Pittsburgh institution at The Space Upstairs since 2007, and takes them Downtown and outside for this one-of-a-kind event!