Holiday Jam 2018

Friday, November 30, 7:30


Saturday, December 1, 7:30pm

New Hazlett Theater

Now in its fourth year, the Holiday Jam has become an annual musical celebration that audiences call “an awesome show!” The house band includes old friends who played together for years as part of the WQED program Live from Studio A. The Pittsburgh-based lineup of the Holiday Jam is packed with talent, a group nationally recognized musicians bringing their best for home audiences. Come hear what will be an unforgettable night of music featuring unique arrangements blending jazz, rock, and innovative renditions of holiday classics.

Past audience responses include:

“The best Christmas Concert ever!”

“What a show of talent on that stage!”

“Stunning arrangement”

The musical lineup for the evening will be:

Pete Hewlett – vocals, guitar

Lisa Bleil – vocals

Scott Anderson – keyboards, vocals

Eric DeFade – saxophone

Steve Delach – guitar

Brian Stahurski – bass

Joe Waslousky – drums

Benny Benack, Jr. – saxophone and clarinet

Joe Herndon – trumpet

Bob Matchett – trombone

Maria Becoates-Bey and Benny Benack III are scheduled to appear as special guests.

Anderson, who served as Musical Director for Live from Studio A, comments on growing success of the Holiday Jam: “Things have been bigger and better every year, and after last year’s sellout, we decided to add a second show in 2018.” The set list will include old favorites, but Anderson emphasizes that it is the personal touch of the performers that will make the night special. “Every year these musicians prove why they are some of the best in the business, and I am sure this year will be no different.”

Pete Hewlett, Brian Stahurski, and Scott Anderson (Photo: Chuck Morreale)
Pete Hewlett, Brian Stahurski, and Scott Anderson (Photo: Chuck Morreale)