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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. There will also be a Jazz Jam Session from 5:30-8 p.m. on June 16. 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.
Pittsburgh Blues Festival
The Greater Community Food Bank and Peoples Natural Gas present the Pittsburgh Blues Festival at 4 p.m. at Hartwood Acres, Hampton Township. The three-day festival, which runs through July 22, will include performances from some of the best local and national blues artists in the country. Special performances include Mavis Staple, the Pittsburgh Blues All-Stars, the Nightcrawlers, Terrance Semien & The Zydeco Experience and more. There will be raffles, vendors, food and a KidZone. Also, July 20 only, there will be free admission with a bag of groceries to donate to the Food Bank. The proceeds from the festival benefit The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. For more information, call 412-460-BLUE or visit www.pghblues.com.
Raw Entertainment, Savoy Restaurant and others present Sommore: The Queen of Comedy and Friends at 9 p.m. at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 5th Ave., Oakland. Enjoy one of the Original Queens of Comedy and her friends. There will be an after party at Whim Nite Club, South Side. For more information, call 412-244-7228 or visit www.sommoreandfriends.com.
Summer Jam 2012
Starr Status Entertainment presents Summer Jam 2012 at 4:30 p.m. at the CONSOL Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. Featured performers for Summer Jam include Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, Tyga and others. There is a V.I.P. meet and greet available before and after the concert. For more information, call 412-407-2PGH or visit www.consolenergycenter.com.
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 Joshua Breakstone and Tony Mowod will be the host. For more information, call 412-343-9555 or visit www.pittsburghjazz.org.
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 Sean Jones, on the trumpet, and Jeff Bush, on the trombone. For more information, call 412-281-0660 or visit www.savoypgh.com.
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. Must be 21 years or older. There is no cover. For more information, visit www.shadowlounge.net.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents JazzLive at 5 p.m. at the Agnes Katz Plaza at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. Every Tuesday guests can enjoy hot jazz from some of the most talented jazz musicians, cool drinks and great people. This week’s entertainer will be Javon Rushton. For more information, visit www.trustarts.org.
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall presents the Life of the Jetsetter Tour starring Diggy Simmons at 7 p.m. at 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Enjoy Simmons, son of Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons and nephew of Russell Simmons, as he performs live music from his albums and is joined by the OMG Girls, Jawan Harris, SCR, TK N Cash and M. Tomlin. There will also be a meet and greet immediately following the show. For more information, visit www.diggyworld.com.
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