Westmoreland Jazz Society
In January 1997, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art established the Westmoreland Jazz Society to provide a venue for America's classical music art form -- jazz. Since the Museum's collection is comprised of American art, the connection has made a great combo!
Today, the WJS membership organization has over 200 members and is a vital organization run by volunteers. The Society's mission is to reach out to regional artists by providing a venue for performing.
The WJS meets at the Museum on the third Thursday of the month from September through June for a jazz performance. During its season, the WJS presents many of the finest and most respected jazz musicians of the region.
To keep the music playing, we need your support -- consider taking a membership or join us on the third Thursday of the month.
Westmoreland Jazz Society Membership
Family - $25
Individual - $20
Senior - $15
Receive $5 off a WJS Membership with your paid Museum membership!
Throughout the expansion & renovation of the Museum building, all performances will take place at the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center at 100 Harrison Avenue in Greensburg at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Tickets are available at the door: $10 for WJS members, $15 non-members, $3 students (age 21 and under).
Call 724-837-1500 ext. 127 for membership information or email@example.com.
Firm Roots featuring James Moore, Jeff Bush, Eric Defade, Alton Merrell, Paul Thompson, and Thomas Wendt|
Thursday September 18, 2014 : 7:30PM
Cost: $10 members $15 nonmembers $3 students 21 & under
Throughout the expansion & renovation of the Museum, all performances will take place at the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center at 100 Harrison Avenue in Greensburg.
Firm Roots is a sextet comprised of members of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and endeavors to maintain the high level of classic, straight ahead jazz that Pittsburgh is known for. The members include Dr. James Moore (trumpet), Jeff Bush (trombone), Eric Defade (tenor saxophone), Dr. Alton Merrell (piano), Paul Thompson (bass), and Thomas Wendt (drums). The group performs a most varied repertoire from American songbook standards to classic compositions by jazz masters to original compositions and arrangements. In addition to maintaining busy freelance performance schedules, all of the members of the group are involved in jazz education and teach in many of the regions institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, West Virginia Wesleyan, Youngstown State University and The Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts.
|Other Westmoreland Jazz Society Events|
10/16/14 : 7:30PM|
11/20/14 : 7:30PM|
12/18/14 : 7:30PM|
Erin Burkett & Virgil Walters
01/15/15 : 7:30PM|
02/19/15 : 7:30PM|
03/19/15 : 7:30PM|
Harold Betters Quartet
04/16/15 : 7:30PM|
Kevin McManus and The Bone Forum
05/21/15 : 7:30PM|
Craig Davis Consortium
06/19/15 : 7:00PM|
Jazz in June in St. Clair Park - TBD