Pittsburgh’s rich jazz legacy is known throughout the world. That legacy was continued for a very worthy cause at the 8th Annual Jazz on the Hillside fundraising concert on the lawn of the Schenley Heights Community Development Program Multi-Purpose Center.
|JAZZ FOR ALL—Howie Alexander, piano; James Johnson, drums; Jeremy McDonald, bass; and Tony Campbell, saxophone.
“Jazz on the Hillside is a great way to celebrate the mission of the SHCDP and Pittsburgh’s musical legacy,” said Rev. Johnnie Monroe, executive director of SHCDP. This year’s evening of entertainment featured the music of Jeff Montgomery, Howie Alexander, Tubby Daniels, Southern Comfort, and many other outstanding local jazz artists. Tony Mowod, resident and founder of the Pittsburgh Jazz Society was the emcee. All proceeds from this event support various Schenley Heights Community Development Programs including:
•After School Tutorial Enrichment Program(A-STEP)
•Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)
•NADIA track and field program
•Project LEARNS at Weil Elementary School
•Parent support groups
•Early childhood classrooms.
The Schenley Heights Community Development Program was established in 1995 to provide an alternative to crime and other socially destructive activities that too often plague inner city, low-income communities. The organization’s target population is Pittsburgh’s urban youth, most of whom dwell in the Hill District community. Through a variety of successful programs, more than 350 participants ages 3-18 and their families are exposed to various activities that promote academic and life success as well as activities that encourage behavioral and physical wellness.
For more information about Schenley Heights Community Development Programs please visit their website at http://www.shcdp.org.