Thurs., June 14; 7 – 10 p.m.
Jazz in the Garden

The summer's musical garden bash returns to Phipps!

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Don't miss your chance to enjoy smooth jazz tunes and full blooms at Jazz in the Garden! R.S.V.P. to watch and listen as a Pittsburgh jazz legend performs classics from Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Bublé and more at a very special evening of music, food and libations in our serene Outdoor Garden. V.I.P. tickets are now sold out.

Leading this year's stellar line-up 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 saxophonists Eric DeFade and Rick Matt; trombonists Reggie Watkins and Isaac Viars; trumpet players Lou Pisani, Joe Badaczewski and J.D. Chaisson; and Max Leake on keyboard, while bassist Alexander Claffy and drummer Joe Peri keep the rhythm going into the night. 

Guests at Jazz in the Garden can pre-order delicious locally-sourced picnic box meals prepared by the chefs at our award-winning Café Phipps, plus refreshing beverages at the wine and beer cash bar. Rain or shine, the show will go on!

Important Notes:

  • Food pre-orders must be made by Thurs., June 7. 
  • No refunds are available after Thurs., May 31.
  • No outside food or drinks are permitted.
  • This event will be held rain or shine. 
  • Reservations to special events are recorded digitally. No physical tickets will be shipped.

General Admission
$40 members ǀ $50 nonmembers
bring your own lawn chair or blanket

V.I.P. Admission — SOLD OUT
$65 members ǀ $75 nonmembers
includes a seat under the tent in the Outdoor Garden and a complimentary glass of wine and souvenir Phipps wine glass

Add a Meal 
$25 each
a delicious and filling picnic box meal with your choice of gourmet sandwich, served with orzo and vegetable salad, assorted cheeses, grapes and crackers

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For questions or to book by phone, contact us at 412/651-5281.

More Events You’ll Enjoy

  • June Public Programs

    Saturdays and Sundays; 1:30 p.m.

    Grow your garden know-how by attending a free-with-admission class. From bouquets to East African palm weaving and birds to vermicomposting, local experts bring it all to you surrounded by the beauty of our gardens.
  • Tropical Forest Cuba

    Now Open

    Experience the natural beauty and culture of Cuba, one of the most biodiverse Caribbean island nations on Earth, in our immersive new Tropical Forest exhibit.
  • Sunday Music Series

    Select Sundays; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

    On select Sunday afternoons, enjoy the visual beauty of the gardens enhanced by live performances by local musicians.