TJ Arts is seeking an artist in the Pittsburgh area to complete a $10,000 commissioned public art piece for the New High School in Jefferson Hills. The commissioned artwork will be a large-scale portrait of Thomas Jefferson, namesake of the new school.
Join us for TJ Arts’ 8th annual Sweet Sweet Jazz as we celebrate “One Last Time” performing in the current Thomas Jefferson High School before the new school opens next year. Held Sunday, October 15, doors open at 5:30pm with desserts, and the music will begin at 6:30pm. This year’s concert will be an unforgettable evening, dedicated to the late trombonist, Bill Balas.
Featuring performances by:
TJ Alumni Big Band, directed by Ray DeFade
Benny Benack Band, directed by Benny Benack II
TJHS Jazz Bands, directed by Jim Mirablla
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for all students. All proceeds benefit arts enrichment programs in West Jefferson Hills.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Doors open at 5pm, music starts at 6:30pm
$20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under
After a successful Rock the Arts in 2016, we’re bringing back this popular summer concert – along with the Steel Blossoms and Taylor Made, too! This year we’ll be at the Crafthouse Stage & Grill.
TJ ARTScast Season 2: Episode 22: The Frick Pittsburgh
Feature interview with Amanda Gillen, Director of Education at The Frick Pittsburgh, by Dawn Walters & Jay Suszynski
City Snapshot by Jessica Peconi-Cook
Additional music by Vanessa Williams and Paul Horn
All year, TJ Arts has provided meaningful artistic opportunities for students and residents of West Jefferson Hills. We couldn’t do this without YOU and hope that you will continue your support with a tax-deductible donation to TJ Arts by December 31.
As TJHS English/Drama teacher Sandy Barker says, “I think we forget that there are still so many students in our school district who have never been to the Cultural District or had the opportunity to see a live performance.” With your help, TJ Arts can continue to sponsor field trips, master classes and in-school arts assemblies so that all 3,000 students in WJHSD can experience the power of the arts.
Please help us continue this meaningful work!
Donate online through Paypal.
Send a check to TJ Arts, c/o Karen Suszynski, 220 Orchard Court, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025.
Do your holiday shopping through AmazonSmile and select TJ Arts as your charity of choice to receive a portion of your total purchase price.
Give through United Way of Allegheny County with code #12887774.
Photo of beat-boxer Mike Why encouraging a young student at Summer Rec and Reading. Photo by Bob Marlow of Prints Charming.
TJ ARTScast Season 2: Episode 21: City of Asylum
Feature interview with R. Henry Reese, Co-Founder and President of City of Asylum, by Dawn Walters & Jay Suszynski
City Snapshot at Sampsonia Way, where City of Asylum first began, by Jessica Peconi-Cook
Support TJ Arts to the MEX!
Join TJ Arts for food, fun and fundraising at Mad Mex in Shadyside!
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Tickets $40 (including gratuity)
Includes full Mexican Fajita Buffet Dinner, unlimited chips, salsa and guacamole, wings, soft drinks, dessert and one Dos Equis draft beer or house margarita.
To reserve tickets, call 412-655-0747 by October 28.
All proceeds benefit WJHSD arts enrichment programs.
TJ Arts’ 7th Annual Sweet Sweet Jazz on Sunday, October 9 will delight jazz aficionados and musical theatre-lovers alike! Join us for a Broadway-inspired evening including sweet desserts, alumni, Hall of Famers, local students, and the snazziest, jazziest tunes!
Mike Tomaro (Director of Jazz Studies at Duquesne University) will lead us through the evening as our emcee, with Ray DeFade, Sr. directing the TJ Alumni Big Band, Benny Benack, Jr. with the Benny Benack Band, the TJHS Jazz Bands led by Jim Mirabella, and the A Cappella JagChoir led by Julie Lucci. The vocals of Kevin Kindlin and Dorette DeFade will sweeten the night. Attendees can look forward to renditions from their favorite musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, 42nd Street and even the Tony Award-winning phenomenon Hamilton – just to name a few!
Hosted at Thomas Jefferson High School, doors open at 5:30pm to delightful desserts catered by local businesses, followed by music at 6:30pm. Tickets are just $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under and are available at the door.
Proceeds from Sweet Sweet Jazz support TJ Arts’ work in the WJHSD community. Can’t attend but want to support? Sponsorship opportunities are available; contact Karen Suszynski at 412-655-0747 or email@example.com.