Highland Park Porch Concerts Lineup for 9/13

There are only three evenings of concerts left in our Summer Porch Concert series so get out and enjoy them while you can! Please wear masks and keep at least 6 feet from people not from your household. It can be easy to let your guard down when you’re enjoying music and being social with neighbors, but a few people have raised concerns that not everyone is following safety guidelines and we want everyone to be able to enjoy the shows safely and comfortably.  And as always, show our musicians lots of love!  Map attached.

Tom Roberts: music, poetry, and silent films!

5434 Avondale Place

From 6:00 until 7:30ish, internationally acclaimed pianist and Emmy award winning composer Tom Roberts will perform live Tango, Calypso, Venezuelan waltzes, Ragtime, Stride, New Or-Yinz piano!  He’ll also wind up his vintage Victrola record player and curate original 78 rpm recordings from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s.  Also interspersed will be poetry readings by Gail Langstroth and Yona Harvey.  For the grand finale at dusk (7:45ish) Tom will perform his celebrated Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture show playing LIVE to three short films: The Pawn Shop (1916 – 25 mins), The Rink (1916 – 30 mins), and Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914 – 11 mins).

Uptown Quartet

830 N Euclid Ave.

The Uptown Quartet will reunite for this event, and we can’t wait to share our music with you!! Featuring guitarist Jon Bañuelos, flutist/saxophonist Erik Lawrence, percussionist Jeff Berman, and vocalist Carolina Loyola-Garcia, the quartet will play flamenco and Latin American music.  

Tania & Jeff Grubbs: 2 Basses & Voice

1033 Portland St.

The Grubbs are professional jazz musicians who comprise ⅔ of the Tania Grubbs Quintet.  https://taniagrubbs.com/  This week they will be joined by special guest six string electric virtuoso Tony Grey.

Funky Fly Project 

This week at 1123 Portland 

The Funky Fly Project is a Jazz/Funk band featuring four talented young men who have all grown up in Pittsburgh’s East End.  Two are Highland Parkers and three of the boys got their start in music right here in the neighborhood at The Dilworth Traditional Academy.  The FFP have played music venues all over Pittsburgh and sometimes travel as far as Ohio, Chicago, and South Carolina.  

Jonathan Callard & Friends

5811 Stanton Ave.

Jonathan is a professionally-trained vocalist who’ll be playing acoustic guitar & singing an eclectic mix from folk, pop, gospel, and other genres. http://www.jonathancallard.com/blog