Upcoming Performances

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Dr. Alton Merrell - Solo Piano Performance

PNC Park , 115 Federal St., Pittsburgh

Dr. Merrell is the guest artist at the 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala of Transition Services Inc., an innovative human services organization transitioning people with mental disabilities (psychiatric and intellectual) into the community.

Alton Merrell serving as Music Director for "Forgiven"

Matesich Concert Hall - Ohio Dominican University, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, OH 43219

Vocalists from Central and Northern Ohio, Chicago, Boston, New York City, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington DC and more will converge to Columbus for the Premiere of FORGIVEN, a choral work of creator/conductor, Darren Thomas. Akin to Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Creation, or Quincy Jones/Mervyn Warren's Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration, FORGIVEN is an original oratorio performed in such musical genres as Gospel, Broadway, Latin-Brazilian, Neo-Classical, Caribbean, World Music and more! Brass, Strings, African marimba, Steel Pan and other instruments will be added to the traditional instrumentation used in gospel bands. Darren Thomas is a respected writer within the music arts society with music placed on the Billboard Charts, and performed internationally and nationally on stages from the church to the concert hall and to The White House by presidential request. His chorale, MPAC, is the recurring guest artist of several symphonies and orchestras.

Tickets range from $15 - $30

Dr. Alton Merrell & Impact

Alphabet City , 40 West North Ave , Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Alton Merrell & Impact is the nation’s premier gospel jazz ensemble. This dynamic and inspirational instrumental and vocal ensemble led by award-winning Pittsburgh-based pianist, Dr. Alton Merrell, is known for dazzling audiences and uplifting hearts through faith-filled lyrics, inventive instrumental and vocal improvisations, and a diverse musical repertoire employing the musical styles of swing jazz, afro-cuban jazz, latin jazz, tradition gospel, and contemporary gospel, to name a few.

Jazz 'n' Samba with Kenia and Etta Cox

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Carnegie Library, 300 BEECHWOOD AVENUE CARNEGIE, PA, 15106, Carnegie, PA

Legendary vocalists Etta Cox and Kenia with a special night of Jazz and Samba at the Carnegie Hall at the Carnegie Library in Carnegie

With Tony DePaolis, bass; Tom Wendt, drums; Alton Merrell, piano.

A sophisticated but relaxed evening of Brazilian jazz. Jazz N Samba will put a little Southern Hemisphere sizzle into one of the longest, darkest nights of the year. Pittsburgh Ladies of Jazz Etta Cox and Kenia and their fabulous quartet will perform songs by Antônio Carlos (Tom) Jobim (Girl from Ipanema, Waters of March), other Brazilian composers and selections from the Great American Songbook. The concert will be followed by a dessert reception in the Studio with the performers, and complimentary prosecco.

Tickets are just $25 ($30 at the door), parking is free,