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Thursday 16

Big George’s Wylie Avenue

Kelli Stevens Kane presents “Close As Family” at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity AME Church, 2700 Wylie Ave., Hill District. This is part four of the reading and conversation series based on the manuscript “Big George’s Wylie Avenue: Wisdom of the Hill,” which celebrates the legacy of the Hill District in stories relayed by her late grandmother Georgetta Holmes Stevens (aka Big George). Kane encourages discussions on themes on family, community and home. The reading is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-979-2303 or visit http://www.kellistevenskane.com.

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 17

JAZZSPACE

Anqwenique Wingfield and Joe Sheehan present the 2012 JAZZSPACE Debut Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Mansions on Fifth Hotel, 5105 Fifth Ave., Shadyside. JAZZSPACE is a new program that supports the professional and personal development of emerging jazz artists in Pittsburgh. Wingfield and Sheehan’s performance will display the full range of their musical dexterity, which includes selections based in jazz. Tickets are $10-$25. For more information, call 412-254-3844 or visit http://www.jazzspace.com.

Saturday 18

Jazz Benefit Concert

ACH Clear Pathways presents a Women of Jazz Benefit Concert from 7-10 p.m. at the Consol Energy Center, Lexus Club, 1001 Centre Ave., Hill District. The concert will feature the Al Dowe Band, Etta Cox, Sandra Dowe and the Teresa Hawthorne Band. There will be a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $25. For more information, call Tyian Battle at 412-620-8862.

Stars at Riverview

Citiparks presents the “Stars at Riverview” Jazz Series from 7-8:30 p.m. at Observatory Hill, Riverview Park, Pittsburgh. This is a free jazz series. This week’s performer will be Eric Johnson. For more information, visit http://www.citiparks.net.

Sunday 19

Reservoir of Jazz

Citiparks presents its “Reservoir of Jazz” from 5-7 p.m. at Highland Park, Highland Avenue, Highland Park. Every Sunday in August guests will enjoy jazz music by some of the region’s best. The guest performer will be Kenny Blake. For more information, visit http://www.citiparks.net.

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 the Lou Stelutte Quartet and Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit http://www.pittsburghjazz.org.

Monday 20

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 and a special guest each week. This week’s guests will be jazz vocalist Etta Cox. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit http://www.savoypgh.com.

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