Jessica Lee

Listen Locally – The Lady Swings!

Listen Locally –  The Lady Swings!

The Music of Pittsburgh’s own Maxine Sullivan –
the Pint-Sized Songstress who paved the way for Ella, Peggy, and Sarah

Friday, March 6, 2020


As 2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment guaranteeing women’s right to vote, we’ll be celebrating women through music throughout the year.

On March 6, Jessica Lee will light up the Music Hall stage with a tribute to local jazz legend, Maxine Sullivan. Known as the pint-sized songstress, Sullivan originated the soft vocal swing style that paved the way for artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Peggy Lee. The program will include tunes that Maxine Sullivan made famous as well as favorites by the women who were influenced by her.

This performance will feature guitar great Mark Strickland, Lou Stellute on Saxophone and George Jones, percussion – as they explore Jazz, Blues, Swing & Big Band repertoire as influenced in the music’s formative years by Pittsburgh’s own swing vocal innovator – Maxine Sullivan.

Doors open at 6:30 pm || Concert begins at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15 in advance / $20 at the door / $5 youth

Get your tickets in advance here.