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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday November 20, 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.
Described as being one of the most dynamic, soulful, entertaining vocalists on the jazz scene today, Donna Bailey creates a sophisticated, "coolness" to jazz standards, as well as with her own compositions. Her vocal interpretations, along with her captivating personality, have caused audiences to call her absolutely "spell-bounding". After years of entertaining, Donna describes being invited to perform for the legendary Dave Brubeck, in honor of his 86th birthday at The Manchester Craftsman's Guild, as one of the most exciting highlights of her entertaining career.
Bailey has headlined with the Philadelphia-based Eric Mintel Quartet at the Monroeville Jazz Festival. Her national appearances include The Blue Note, The Rainbow Room, the Concorde (Catskills), Dallas Convention Center, the Byham Theatre, Alexander Fine Arts Theatre, Harry Caray's, Luciano's on Rush Street in Chicago and high profile private fundraisers.
She was awarded "Entertainer of the Year" in 1991 by Promise Records of New York and was nominated for an ASCAP award for "Charlie's Place," written for an off-Broadway production of "Harvey". Her song "Gifts From the Heart" won recognition from the Volunteers of America Group. Bailey has also appeared in numerous commercials, magazines, industrial films and national ads.
Television appearances include The Joe Franklin Show, The Nancy Gold Show and WQED's On Q. She is the "Power Kard" voice for the Pittsburgh Symphony, Spa Uptown and Multilingual Communications Corporation and has headlined a sold out show at the Kean Theatre that was sponsored by WPXI Television.