CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents “The Roger Humphries & RH Factor Jazz Jam Session” at 8 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. There will be live jazz and fun every Thursday night. Must be 30 years or older and there is a dress code that will be enforced. No tennis shoes, sweats or athletic gear. For more information, call 412-642-2377.
The Shadow Lounge presents Lorens Chuno at 10 p.m. at 5972 Baum Blvd., East Liberty. This band is a touch of Afro-influenced modern music that brings together jazz, highlife, Afrobreat, soul and rock. Chuno’s sound is full of rhythm and creative chord progressions and voicing. The band includes Daniel Baliban on drums; Greg Brancati on bass; Buddy Reigar on sax and guitar; and pianist, vocalist and songwriter Chuno. Must be 18 and older. For more information, call 412-363-8277 or visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Africana Studies presents “Nativity: A Christmas Gift” at 8 p.m. at Alumni Hall, 7th floor Auditorium, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The performance will feature the Shona Sharif African Dance and Drum Ensemble and is inspired by Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity,” the show explores the Christmas season through traditional West African dance and 20th century gospel music. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. For more information, call Dorsey Records at 412-71-6607.
Gene Stovall presents his 4th Annual Christmas Concert at 11 p.m. at the Hard Rock Café, 230 W. Station Square, Station Square. Gene Stovall brings his unique blend of Indie Soul and holiday cheer for this late night concert that will put one in the Christmas spirit. Special performances include Clyde Warren, Dawn Evans, J Steez and modern dance performances by Pittsburgh choreographers. Must be 21 and older to attend. The cost is $10 or $5 with the donation of a brand new hat, scarf, gloves or jacket for the National Alliance for Mental Illness. For more information, call 412-481-ROCK.
Sunday night jazz
The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents The Sunday Night Jazz Concerts from 7-10 p.m. at the Rhythm House Café, 3029 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. The featured entertainer for Big Band December will be the ’Burgh Big Band and DUQ’s Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-221-5010 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.
AVA Lounge presents a Weekly Live Jazz/Jam Session with The Interval Trio & Friends at 9 p.m. at 126 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Every Monday jazz fans can enjoy great music from some of the best musicians. DJ J. Malls will spin the vinyl. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education & Community Engagement presents JazzLive from 5-8 p.m. at Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The featured artist this week will be Jay Willis. There will also be a performance by Fred Pugh at 8 p.m. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.pgharts.org.
Allegheny County presents its 42nd Annual Holiday Choral Program from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Grand Staircase of the Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grants St., Downtown. The featured choir will be the Perry Traditional Academy Jazz Band and Choir. Each concert will feature a different school band or choir and will be broadcasted outside on the Grant Street side of the Courthouse. The concert is free and will run through Dec. 21. Call 412-350-6500 or visit http://www.alleghenycounty.us/holiday.