Suite Life: Billy Strayhorn Birthday Bash
November 24, 2018 | 6:00pm VIP / 8:00pm Concert
Saturday, November 24, 2018
8:00pm Concert / Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave
Bask in the golden era of jazz and raise a glass to the composer’s important legacy. — Next Pittsburgh
Suite Life is an annual celebration of the life and legacy of pianist, composer and KST namesake Billy Strayhorn and this year marks what would have been the legendary artist’s 103rd birthday. For one night only, percussionist extraordinaire and Pittsburgh jazz Icon, Roger Humphries and The RH Factor take audiences on a musical exploration of that invokes Pittsburgh’s rich contributions to the history of jazz.
The concert is preceded by a VIP reception, and proceeds benefit the Strayhorn Legacy Fund, which supports youth and family programming at KST.
Part of Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s Creative Community Artist-in-Residence program. Made possible with generous support from Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh, a partnership of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.
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