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Thursday 31

Jazz Jam

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.

Friday 1

Jazz Festival

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival at the Cultural District. This is an expansive weekend of jazz music that will feature nationally and internationally renowned musicians. The event will feature more than 240 musicians within 72 hours. The weekend will include a JazzLive Crawl at 30 venues, a special session on June 1 at 8 p.m. at The Cabaret at Theater Square featuring the Forte Apache Band with Jerry and Andy Gonzalez, three outdoor stages and much more. This is in cooperation with the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. For more information, visit http://www.pittsburghjazzlive.com.

Saturday 2

Saturday Jazz Jam Session

CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents The Saturday Jazz Jam Session from 5:30-8 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. There will be live jazz every Saturday afternoon. Also later that night at 9 p.m., join jazz musician Kevin Howard for an evening of entertainment. 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.

FULL BLOOM

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents its FULL BLOOM Summer Dance Party at 9 p.m. at 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This is an annual summer dance party that goes from the lobby to the streets. The party will be kicked off by DJ Shoestrings with his Baltimore inspired funk, while the Get Down Gang warms up the dance floor. Featured guest DJ Kalkutta will keep the party going all night with mixes, throwbacks and all the favorite tunes. There will also be a spotlight reception at 7 p.m. For more information, call 412-363-3000 or visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

Sunday 3

Sunday Night Concert

The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents its Sunday Night Concerts from 6-9 p.m. at the James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, 422 Foreland St, North Side. The featured entertainment will be Al Dowe, Etta Cox and Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Marvin Sapp

Raw Entertainment and Savvy Lifestyle and Entertainment Group present the Marvin Sapp “I Win Tour” at 7 p.m. at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Gospel Artist and Pastor Sapp will perform some of his gospel hits, along with special guests gospel comedian Henry Sapp, Travis Malloy, gospel rapper Melvin Jones and other local entertainment. Brotha Marlon will be the host. For more information, call 1-877-718-TICKETS or visit http://www.marvinsapppgh.com.

Monday 4

Savoy Jazz

Savoy Restaurant presents Savoy Jazz from 5-9 p.m. at 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. Every Monday guests can enjoy live jazz in a sophisticated atmosphere with the Roger Humphries Trio. The special guest will be jazz vocalist and trumpeter Andrea Capozzoli. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.org.

Tuesday 5

JazzLive

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents JazzLive at 8 p.m. at the Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday some of the most talented jazz musicians will perform. This week’s entertainer will be Mark Lucas. For more information, visit http://www.trustarts.org.

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