Pittsburgh International Jazz Fest 2023
September 16 - September 17
The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (PIJF) presented by Citizens has brought people from all over the world to Pittsburgh for jazz and community. Our mission is to preserve the legacy of jazz and elevate and amplify the creativity of artists sharing their stories through music.
Our outdoor festival home, the Highmark Stadium sits right on the river with a beautiful skyline of downtown Pittsburgh as a backdrop. The clean, safe setting gives music lovers plenty of room to spread out, dance and enjoy themselves. We honor soul/R & B legends JIMMY JAM AND TERRY LEWIS, a rare jazz festival experience. Rich, diverse voices in jazz; Somi, Christie Dashiell, PJ Morton, Kurt Elling, Gregory Porter…are all soulful, and so diverse that you will find your story in their songs. Keyon Harrold, Orrin Evans, Chelsea Baratz, Emmet Cohen and Howard Alexander have unique styles and carry on the legacy and tradition of jazz. The Spanish Harlem Orchestra celebrates twenty years together bringing the sounds of el barrio, with deep respect for legacy of salsa dura. Come ready to dance! This year, we will be treated to the legendary sound of saxophonist, HOUSTON PERSON, who has sustained and pushed this music forward for over six decades, playing blues, soul, straight-ahead; this is musical storytelling at its best!
Please note, that Highmark stadium will be in use Sept. 13th through Sept. 18th.