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Join an all-star lineup of Pittsburgh jazz greats at the coolest event of the summer.

Beat the summer heat with cool tunes as we bring some of Pittsburgh’s finest jazz musicians together for one very special evening of music, blooms, food and libations in our lush Outdoor Garden.

Leading the stellar sextet on sax and trumpet are father and son Benny Benack, Jr. and Benny Benack III, who carry on a musical family legacy that has been a part of the Pittsburgh jazz scene for more than 50 years. They will be joined by two-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Eric DeFade and nationally traveled composer Max Leake on piano while bassist Mike Houlis and drummer David Glover keep the rhythm going into the night. During intermissions, local jazz-fusion favorites Jessica Zamiska and Arianna Powell of Velvet Heat will take the stage to showcase their signature sound.

For this summertime bash, we have prepared a menu that is as tantalizing as the tunes. If you choose, enjoy a New Orleans-inspired buffet-style spread complete with Cajun corn fritters, fried green tomatoes, shrimp po’ boys, chicken and sausage jambalaya, Cajun corn maque choux, muffulettas, and braised greens straight from Phipps’ own gardens.

Registration for Jazz in the Garden is $25 per guest for Phipps members and $35 for nonmembers. The optional buffet is available for an additional $20 per person. There will also be a cash bar. This event is currently sold out. Please contact us at 412/622-6915, ext. 6505 or members@phipps.conservatory.org to be added to the waiting list.



Other Featured Exhibits & Events

Three More Nights of Winter Lights
Jan. 30, 2015; 5 – 11 p.m.
Feb. 6 and 13, 2015; 5 – 10 p.m.
Take one more walk through the dazzling light displays in our Outdoor and Children’s Discovery Gardens while our indoor spaces transform for the Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show.
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show
Jan. 17 – March 1, 2015
Chase away the winter blues with the spectacular sight of orchid specimens arranged in beds and baskets, and see unique selections from our permanent collection of tropical bonsai.
Tropical Sundays
Sundays, Feb 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2015
Wear a tropical shirt and receive 50 percent off admission to relax under the palm trees, sway to music of Matthew Mazza and Carmen Bruno of the Tropical Sands Steel Band, and taste tropical fruit.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh
Next Meeting Feb. 5, 2015
6 p.m., with networking and refreshments at 5:30 p.m.
Biophilia: Pittsburgh is the pilot chapter for a Biophilia Network of creative minds meeting monthly to discuss strengthening the bond between people and the natural world through education, discussion and action. Meetings are free to attend; advance RSVP is required. Join the conversation!
Tropical Forest Congo
Opens Feb. 7, 2015
The beauty of the tropics flourishes as we unveil Tropical Forest Congo, a new exhibit featuring some of Africa’s lushest landscapes. See varieties of flora never before showcased at Phipps and discover how indigenous tribes use plants to sustain and enrich their lives.
Tropical Forest Congo Opening Festival
Feb. 7, 2015
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Be among the first to see our new Tropical Forest Congo exhibit as our guest at a special opening celebration. Family-friendly activities include a storytelling performance, African-inspired food sampling, cultural crafts and a pot-a-plant station — all free with Phipps admission.
Party in the Tropics
Select Fridays
Next Party Feb. 13, 2015
7 – 11 p.m.
Ages 21+
Gather your friends and get ready to dine, drink and dance the night away at Phipps! Make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails, and dance to the beats of a live DJ in our Tropical Forest Conservatory. Entry is free with Conservatory admission.
Hothouse Happy Hours
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
6 – 8 p.m.
Join us on Feb. 19 as we partner with the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP) to kick off Hothouse Happy Hours, a series of events for young professionals, featuring specialty cocktails, beer and wine, inspired bites and dynamic special guests.
Seed, Perennial and Seedling Swap: 2015 Garden Season Opener
Feb. 28, 2015
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main
Join Phipps and Grow Pittsburgh at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland to swap seeds and plants, learn tips and get ready for a great season of gardening. Bring seeds you saved from last year and take home an exciting selection to grow in your garden this year. Admission is free to the public.
Garden Railroad
Closes March 1, 2015
A unique twist on the traditional Garden Railroad, this year's display takes you back in time to the California Gold Rush — complete with water features, interactive buttons for children to push, and miniature living plants.