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Jeff “Tain” Watts Quartet - February

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - Venue: The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
Tickets ON-LINE: - Phone: 1-888-71-Tickets

Lizz Wright - March

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - Venue: The August Wilson Center
Tickets: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust - Phone: 412-456-6666

Kente Arts in February: Jeff “Tain” Watts Quartet: Feb. 27, 2016 - Tickets Available on - Venue: The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
Kente Arts in March: An Evening with Lizz Wright: March 12, 2016 - Venue: The August Wilson Center - Ticket Info: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
DownBeat Magazine Feature Article - Lizz Wright - Click to Read
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    Jeff “Tain” Watts

    Jeff Watts, the drummer they call "Tain," spent his formative years with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and his compositional skills now command equal attention.

    Jeff initially majored in classical percussion at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University, where he was primarily a timpanist, followed by enrollment at the Berklee School of Music.

    Jeff joined the Wynton Marsalis Quartet in 1981 and proceeded to win three Grammy Awards.

    Concert Date: February 27, 2016

    Venue: The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

    Tickets On-Line:

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    Lizz Wright

    “Lizz Wright’s voice is a national treasure.” - Upscale Magazine

    LIZZ WRIGHT has been charming music fans worldwide ever since she appeared on the late pianist and composer Joe Sample’s 2002 disc, The Pecan Tree. The following year, she gained even wider recognition for her critically acclaimed debut record, Salt. Her mix of traditional blues, folk, and contemporary pop shows the influence of many genres without fitting comfortably into a single one.

    Concert Date: March 12, 2016

    Venue: The August Wilson Center

    Ticket Info: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Play the Track of Your Choice

Jeff "Tain" Watts - Song Title: Brilliant Corners

Lizz Wright - Song Title: Freedom

Jeff "Tain" Watts at The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater | February 27, 2016
Tickets ON-LINE at: or by Phone: 1-888-71-Tickets ( 718-4253 )
OUTLETS: Dorsey’s Records - Homewood • Stedeford’s Record Shop – Northside • Jamil's Global Village – East End

An Evening with Lizz Wright

The August Wilson Center | March 12, 2016 | The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Ticket Info

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The Heinz Endowments, Advancing the Black Arts in Pittsburgh Fund

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Joe Harris: 12/23/1926 - 01/27/2016

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    Joe Harris drummer, percussionist extraordinaire & teacher made his transition on to the land of The ANCESTORS Wednesday January 27, 2016! This photo of Joe holding his musicians union card is from 2014, at a gathering in the home of his longtime friend Thad Mosley. He will be hitttin’ with his guys, Bird & Diz in the near future!
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    Drummers world with Craig Haynes - Roy's son, Joe Harris, Roy Haynes, Roger Humphries and Tom Wendt. All drummers in the tradition!
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    This time Roy Haynes schooling the band members about Joe Harris.

The Memorial Service for Mr. Joe Harris will be held on Friday February 12, 2016 at 11AM at the Metropolitan Baptist Church – 22 Sampsonia St., Northside

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