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 7 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin McManus and The Bone Forum|
Thursday April 16, 2015 : 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.
Founded in 2005 by trombonist Kevin M. McManus, The Bone Forum is a Pittsburgh-based jazz trombone ensemble composed of five trombones and rhythm section. The group's repertoire draws extensively from the literature of the big bands and spotlights the music of Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Buddy Rich and Charles Mingus.
Composed of the top commercial players in Western, PA, tenor trombonists include: Kevin McManus, Bob Matchett, Mark Snyder and Kevin Clark. Bass trombonist Chris Carson holds down the low end while the rhythm section features Tom Glovier (piano), Bob Insko (bass) and Dr. Dave Glover (drums).
The Bone Forum has performed at Dowe's on 9th, The Rhythm House, The Rivers Casino, The Pittsburgh Jazz Society, the Westmoreland Jazz Society, the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, Irwin Jazz Nites, and for Jazz Day In The Park.