Highland Park Porch Concerts Lineup for 6/7

This week we will be treated to repeat performances from last week’s 7 entertainers, plus Alba Flamenca, a duet performing flamenco music (guitar & vocals). Thank you to our talented volunteers!  Descriptions are below and a map is attached.  All performances are from 7 – 8 pm. Loud applause & cheering is encouraged!

If you’re interested in performing next week, email the HPCC at HPCCPgh@gmail.com with your first name/band name, address, short description of your performance, and the week/s that you plan on performing.

New this week: 

Alba Flamenca

830 N Euclid Ave

Type of music: flamenco music, guitar and vocals.

Artists: Jon Bañuelos & Carolina Loyola-Garcia

Returning performers:

Tania and Jeff Grubbs

1033 Portland St

The Grubbs are professional jazz musicians who comprise ⅔ of the Tania Grubbs Quintet.  https://taniagrubbs.com/

The Highland Park Mini Band 

1112 N. Highland Ave.

Artists:  Deb and Jim Bogen + family

The Bogen family will be singing and performing eclectic music from traditional folk and gospel, to a real mix of band members’ favorites like Gillian Welch, Bob Dylan, and Lyle Lovett.  They will be playing uke, banjo, bass, and guitar. 

Tami Fire 

822 N. St. Clair St.

Tami will be playing kids songs and folk songs on guitar. 

Jonathan Callard

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

Christopher Shipton

5822 Bryant Street

Christopher will perform ambient experimental music using modular synthesizers.

Roger Romero

Bryant Street across from Smiling Banana Leaf (& next door to Christopher Shipton!)

Roger Romero is a professional musician, artist, composer and educator who will be performing on saxophone.  www.rogerrafaelromero.com

Trevor Ring

913 Heths Ave. (on the fire escape on the left side of the house, not the porch)

Trevor is a bassist with Merz, Miller and the Wolves, but will be performing solo for the porch concerts. He will be playing from his fire escape, playing original and improvised compositions that emanate experimental, progressive and atmospheric jazz and funk. He utilizes looping and his pedal board to take listeners on journeys with layers of engaging and thought-provoking sounds.  https://www.instagram.com/p/B0rp_9ShwVg/

Summer Porch Concerts – May 31

o you know how amazing your neighbors are?  Seven diverse performers have offered to put on shows from their porches for all of us this Sunday night (May 31) from 7 – 8 pm.  Thank you performers!  Stroll or bike around the neighborhood to enjoy and applaud with enthusiasm!  The list of performers with a description and their address is below and a map is attached.  See you out there!
P.S. We’ll be promoting Sunday night porch concerts each week and will post an updated list of performers each weekend. If you’re interested in performing, send an email to the HPCC at HPCCPgh@gmail.com with your name, description, and address.


Summer Porch Concerts – May 31

Jonathan Callard

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

The Highland Park Mini Band 

1112 N. Highland Ave.

Artists:  Deb and Jim Bogen + family

The Bogen family will be singing and performing eclectic music from traditional folk and gospel, to a real mix of band members’ favorites like Gillian Welch, Bob Dylan, and Lyle Lovett. They will be playing uke, banjo, bass, and guitar. 

Christopher Shipton

5822 Bryant Street

Christopher will perform ambient experimental music using modular synthesizers.

Tania and Jeff Grubbs

1033 Portland St.

The Grubbs are professional jazz musicians who comprise ⅔ of the Tania Grubbs Quintet.  https://taniagrubbs.com/

Tami Fire 

822 N. St. Clair St.

Tami will be playing kids songs and folk songs on guitar. 

Roger Romero

Bryant Street across from Smiling Banana Leaf

Roger Romero is a professional musician, artist, composer and educator who will be performing on saxophone.  www.rogerrafaelromero.com

Trevor Ring

913 Heths Ave. 

Trevor is an electric bassist and an acoustic guitarist playing progressive experimental jazz funk music. He is a member of Merz, Miller and the Wolves but will perform solo, likely acoustic guitar.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SDuZkV0Tos  

Highland Park Porch Concerts beginning May 31!

Highland Park Porch Concerts are here! Each Sunday from 7 – 8 pm, neighborhood musicians and other entertainers are invited to perform on their porches for their neighbors & passersby. Our goal is for there to be multiple performances going on each Sunday. We’ll post a list of all performers & their addresses each week on the HPCC Facebook pages and list serv. If you’re interested in performing, post a message on the HP Helping Hands Facebook page or send an email to HPCCPgh@gmail.com with your first name/band name, address, short description of your performance, and the week/s that you plan on performing. Audience members, please respect social distancing guidelines and cheer loudly!

The first porch concerts will be Sunday, May 31. We have one artist signed up so far: Jonathan at 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.

Sidewalk Chalk-a-Palooza is coming next weekend!

Highland Parkers are invited to decorate their sidewalks and street fronts. Everyone is invited to wander our lovely neighborhood to enjoy each other’s art. If you need chalk, a limited number of packs will be available on a first come, first served basis Fri & Sat May 29 & 30 at 1315 N. Sheridan Ave and 5811 Stanton Ave. Please send pics of your favorite chalk art to HPCCPgh@gmail.com.

Register for the Online HPCC May Meeting

Our April Zoom meeting was a big success, and since we are still under Stay-at-Home orders, we are going to do it again. Please register online using the following link. You will get an email with the actual meeting link.  Looking forward to ‘seeing’ everyone!

Agenda:

  • Update from Zone 5
  • Update from PWSA – Reservoir Restoration Project

What: May HPCC Community Meeting

When: May 21, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

You MUST Register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Note: You may also receive an invitation via the Highland Park ListServ.  Please only register once.