Since 1987, our musical enterprise, MCG Jazz, has been preserving, promoting and presenting that uniquely American art form, jazz. More than a half a million patrons have attended our almost 1,700 concerts – and that does not include viewers of our new Web streaming concerts.
MCG Jazz, in addition to offering the educational School of Swing, is one of Manchester Bidwell’s social enterprises. One of the longest running subscription jazz concert series in America, our activities focus on presenting artistic excellence in an environment conducive to creative expression. We also seek to increase public awareness and appreciation for jazz as an American art form while exposing diverse artists to the Western Pennsylvania region. We also document and make available, through web streaming, the performances for future generations.
Additionally, we have released 40 CDs and DVDs commercially through brick and mortar channels and our digital download store. Currently, we have produced five GRAMMY® Award winning CDs including two Latin GRAMMY® Awards.