Creative Clash: City of Asylum

Creative Clash: City of Asylum

Join us for a fun mixer in honor of Pittsburgh creativity! As part of the PTC Creative Industries Network, our Creative Clash series brings together local artists and creatives with our vibrant tech community. 

We are so excited to host this Creative Clash at City of Asylum! City of Asylum creates a thriving community for writers, readers, and neighbors. They provide sanctuary to endangered literary writers, so that they can continue to write and their voices are not silenced. They offer a broad range of literary programs in a variety of community settings to encourage cross-cultural exchange. They anchor neighborhood economic development by transforming blighted properties into homes for these programs and energizing public spaces through public art with text-based components.

Come mingle in this unique context while experiencing a special musical performance by Yoko Suzuki. Light refreshments will be provided by in-house restaurant Brugge on North with the option to purchase additional from their bar.

Read more about City of Asylum here:

WHEN: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

WHERE: City of Asylum, 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

5:30 PM: Complimentary Light Refreshments and Networking
6:00 PM: Welcome Remarks from PTC and City of Asylum
6:15 PM: Open Networking Continues
7:30 PM: Conclude

COST: Member/ Non-Member

The PTC is excited to partner with the Pittsburgh American Marketing Association Chapter for the Creative Industries Network events.

*Please complete registration via proceed to checkout button on bottom right corner of page. Once order has been submitted you will receive an email confirmation/ receipt. 

Online Registration will close 1-2 days prior to event. Pre-Registration is always requested, when possible, so that we may best plan for your arrival. Walk-in registrants, when accepted, must pay onsite (additional fee required) with a credit card or check to obtain entry to the event, no exceptions.  Refunds requested less than 2 business days prior to the event will not be granted.  Substitutions are welcome.  

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Yoko Suzuki is an alto saxophonist working in Pittsburgh and New York City. She started to play the alto saxophone upon joining a jazz ensemble at Osaka University in Japan, teaching herself jazz theory, improvisation and repertoire. After working as a musician in Osaka, Japan and New York City, she moved to Pittsburgh in 2006. She received a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology and a PhD certificate in women’s studies at the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. She has taught a wide variety of courses including "Jazz Improvisation," “History of Jazz,” “Introduction to Feminist Theory,” and “Gender and Sexuality in Black Popular Music” at the University of Pittsburgh. A Youngstown native, Cliff Barnes, has been working as a professional musician since he was 11. He plays the piano, the organ, and the bass in diverse genres including gospel, funk, R&B, and jazz. He has performed internationally with David Sanborn, Pieces of a Dream, Gerald Veasely, and Johnny Gill just to name a few. Most recently, Cliff appeared on Marcus Miller's album, Afrodeezia (2015). Tutored by his father, a legendary jazz pianist, James Johnson III has been playing the drums since the age of 5 and has been a regular fixture in local jazz circles since he was 15. He has toured with legendary jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal, launching his worldwide career. James is a drum instructor at the University of Pittsburgh. As a trio, they have been performing in and around the Pittsburgh area since 2014.

10/15/2019 - 10/15/2019
City of Asylum
40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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