The Carnegie Museum of Art presents “Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story” at the museum’s Heinz Galleries, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This is an exhibit about famous photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris and features thousands of his classic and historic photos. There will also be life size projections combined with a newly commissioned jazz soundtrack. The exhibit will run through April 7, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.cmoa.org.
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.
Jay G & Big D presents Galaxy’s Fantastic Fridays from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at Club Galaxy, 7246 Kelly St., Homewood. Tracy Lee will host this event with DJ Matt G on the 1’s and 2’s. There will be tight security and ladies are free from 9-10 p.m. For more information, call 412-727-1395.
Billy Taylor Tribute
MCG Jazz and JazzMobile present a Billy Taylor Tribute at 8 p.m. at the MCG Jazz Concert Hall, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. This is a special tribute to musician Billy Taylor, who played the first concert on the MCG Jazz stage. The tribute will feature Gerald Clayton, Christian Sands, Houston Person, Jimmy Owens, Norman Simmons, and Melba Joyce. There will also be a performance on Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 412-323-4000 or visit http://www.mcgjazz.org.
CABARET Hall and Comma’Dee Lane presents FIRST SUNDAYS Gospel Jazz Jam Session from 4-6 p.m. at 7928 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. Every first Sunday of the month, lovers of the gospel and of music in general can come and enjoy themselves at this event. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Tori Walker at 412-952-9491 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
AVA Lounge presents Live Jazz with The Interval Trio & Friends at 8:30 p.m. at 126 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Every Monday DJ J. Malls will be spinning jazz vinyls, followed by an open jam session. Also from 5:30-8:30 p.m. there will be a pre-Interval happy hour featuring the sounds of DJ Stephan. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit http://www.shadowlounge.net.
MCG Jazz presents a Take 6 Christmas at 7 p.m. at MCG Jazz Concert Hall, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester. The concert will include swinging, harmony-rich gospel tunes and supports their new album, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” There will also be a 9 p.m. performance. For more information, call 412-323-4000 or visit http://www.mcgjazz.org.
N-Motion Entertainment and the Afro-American Music Institute presents Joe Torry in Concert featuring the 76 Degrees West Band at 4:30 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Torry was the former host of “Def Comedy Jam” and has appeared in numerous films. The musical guest, 76 Degrees is one of the hottest bands to hit the stage with their mix of Jazz, Funk and R&B. Along with them will be comedian Comma’Dee, Bob Allen of KDKA as the host and keyboardist Kevin Howard. There will also be a 7:30 p.m. show. For more information, call Popa Banks at 412-292-1753 or visit http://www.proartstickets.org.