Suite Life: Billy Strayhorn Birthday Bash
8p/Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave. :: Map
“Bask in the golden era of jazz and raise a glass to the composer’s important legacy.” — Next Pittsburgh
The 10th annual Suite Life is a musical tribute to the life and legacy of KST namesake Billy Strayhorn. Reared in Homewood, the legendary pianist, arranger, and composer studied music at an early age, then joined a musical ensemble, performed on local radio, and wrote music, before making an indelible mark in the world of jazz. For decades, Strayhorn made essential contributions to The Duke Ellington Orchestra, sharing in a rich collaboration and shaping American songwriting and culture. This year’s concert features Poogie Bell and His All-Stars remixing and reimagining Strayhorn’s classics as we celebrate his continued influence on artists today and work to ensure that his work inspires generations to come.
Proceeds benefit the Strayhorn Legacy Fund, which supports youth and family programming at KST.
Pay What Makes You Happy! Tickets for this event are available at any price. Simply choose the level that makes you happy—or name your own! All seats are general admission.