Highland Park Porch Concerts Lineup for 6/14

This week several of our regulars are off, but there are still three diverse and fabulous shows for your enjoyment from 7 – 8 pm on Sunday. Thank you performers! Walk or bike the neighborhood and hear amazing jazz, folk, and experimental music. Here’s the line-up:

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 Mini-Highland Park Mini Band

1112 N. Highland Ave.

Artists: Deb and Jim Bogen + family

A subset of the Bogen family will perform a delightful mix of traditional folk and gospel tunes while the rest have the weekend off.

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/

HPCC June Community Meeting

Our May Zoom meeting was a big success, and since we still want to limit everyone’s exposure to Covid risk, 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
  • Annual Business Meeting – Updates on HPCC membership, budget, board, communications and events
  • Conversation with Director Ricks from the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) on neighborhood projects including the Reservoir Drive traffic closure and N. Euclid Neighborway.

What: June HPCC Community Meeting  

When: June 18, 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.

HPCC May 2020 Newsletter

The HPCC May 2020 newsletter is now available!

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • A Letter from the President
  • April Meeting Minutes
  • The Primaries
  • COVID 19 – How to Protect Yourself and Others
  • Avoiding COVID 19 Scams
  • DOMI Changes Coming to Highland Park
  • Recycle This: Level-up Your Curbside Recycling
  • Support Local Highland Park Restaurants
  • The Secret Gardens of Highland Park Tour
  • How Previous Epidemics Impacted Home Design
  • An Update From Duquesne Light
  • Around St. Andrew’s

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