Jazz on the patio

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On July 28, guests attending the “South Beach Party in The Club” were instructed to wear their best South Beach look of whites, pastels and linens while partying all night long at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Shadyside. Mighty Man & N-Motion Entertainment, along with Panera Bread, sponsored a unique night of jazz and dance music all at the same venue.

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THE PROCLAMATION—James and Pam Johnson with City Councilman Bill Peduto

The well planned evening began with jazz under beautiful pastel globes on the patio overlooking Fifth and Shady Avenues. Featured artists included: Eddie Baccus Jr., Roger Humphries Sr., Howie Alexander, Nelson Harrison, John C. Hall, William Banks, Robert Hubbard, Kevin Howard, Carolyn Perteete, Wayne Barber, Tony Campbell, George Heid III, DC Chandler and Freddie Pugh.

Two of Pittsburgh’s music greats were honored, Pam and James Johnson of the Afro-American Music Institute. AAMI is celebrating 30 years of music education and entertainment and the Johnsons are celebrating 40 years of a beautiful marriage. Pittsburgh City Councilman Bill Peduto presented a proclamation to the Johnsons on this special evening.

Guests enjoyed a tasty array of hors d’oeuvres and the party concluded with a dance party in the lower level of PCA featuring the “King of the DJ’s,” Mighty Man with the best in R&B, Old School and Caribbean.

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