Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts is a leading exponent of early jazz piano. He's played everywhere from New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Tonight Show to the major jazz clubs in the French Quarter.

 

Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

The Red Beans & Rice Combo Holiday Spectacular with special guest Rick Sebak reading The Night Before Christmas

We'll play some of our favorite seasonal numbers, along with a fine selection of classic New Orleans R&B.

You're encouraged to bring along a plate or two of cookies for a traditional Pittsburgh cookie table.

Doors open at 7 p.m.

General admission is $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door.

The Red Beans & Rice Combo live at PCTV Studios in Pittsburgh August 2017. Produced by Francisco Soriano.

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Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Barbara Rosene and Tom Roberts

New York City vocal sensation, Barbara Rosene, returns for her annual December appearance at BLU Jazz+for a swingin' evening of Great American Songbook standards, holiday classics, and much more! Featuring Barbara Rosene & Tom Roberts.
 

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About Barbara Rosene

Barbara Rosene is a passionate interpreter of American popular music. Spending much of the year performing internationally as the featured singer with the legendary Harry James Orchestra, Barbara offers up her niche brand of vocal jazz with a stylized spin on the great music of the 1920s, 30s and beyond.

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Nov
4
7:30 PM19:30

Rhapsody in Blue with The Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra

  • Upper St. Clair High School Theater (map)
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$15 General admission, $10 Senior, $5 children 13 and up
Free children under 13
$5 groups of 5 or more adults

  • Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin piano soloist Tom Roberts
  • Kid Auto Races at Venice CA the film featuring the first appearance of Charlie Chaplin as his iconic Little Tramp from 1914 composed and orchestrated by Tom Roberts
  • Symphony no. 6 Pastoral Ludwig van Beethoven

Gershwin, Beethoven and Roberts!!!! 

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

A Night with Charlie Chaplin

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A night of smart, old-time humor. Watch the comedic genius, Charlie Chaplin, as intended, with live accompaniment by Tom and thoughtfully composed food and beverage pairings, plus a very special dessert course.

Each film will be paired with a special course designed by chef Brandon Blumenfeld and with a Bombay Cocktail developed by Scratch bar staff.

Tickets are $45 per person.

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Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Nebby: A Short History of Route 88

The newest Rick Sebak documentary series Nebby: Tales of Greater Pittsburgh airs on October 5 at 8 p.m. with music by Tom!!!!

This week it's: A Short History of Route 88.

88 keys on the piano, get it?

My score has been compared to such diverse goodies as Johnny Costa, Dr. John and Vince Guaraldi! All my piano heroes!

 

Learn more about Nebby: Rick Sebak's Tales of Greater Pittsburgh series

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Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

The Red Beans & Rice Combo at Mt. Lebanon Artists’ Market

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The combo returns for the do-over of our First Friday cancellation due to the tragic flooding in the mountains of Lebanon (grumble grumble). 

Join myself, Wayno, and Dave Klug whilst we entertain you with our Rockin’ Rhythm and Jazz gumbo including Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Mose Allison and other incredible music. 

We wouldn’t be playing it if it wasn’t incredible!

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Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

Buston Keaton's "Seven Chances"

Pianist Tom Roberts and organist Dale Abraham will bring comedian Buster Keaton’s silent film classic Seven Chances to life at the Strand Theatre in Moundsville, WV. 

The live musical accompaniment will feature Tom on piano and Dale on the Strand’s 3 manual Allen Theatre Organ. 

Seven Chances features some of Buster’s most hilarious gags in a story about a meek man (Keaton) who stands to inherit $7 million if he gets married in a few hours. The resulting mayhem leads to several chase scenes featuring hundreds of women, plus a crazy climax of rolling boulders that is a "must-see."

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Aug
19
12:00 PM12:00

Over There Over Here 5th Annual Founders Day Celebration

World War I will be the focus of the 5th annual Homewood Cemetery Founders' Day Celebration.

Join us for an afternoon of music, art, stories, vintage cars, and food trucks on the beautiful grounds of The Homewood Cemetery in Squirrel Hill.

All events are free, family friendly, and open to the public!

I shall be spinning shellac in a little thing I like to call DJing for the dead. I start the festivities at noon.

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Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

A Night in Westworld: Featuring live music by Tom Roberts

Spend the evening in the absorbing entertainment of Westworld. Play some poker, listen to live music, and have a drink in the Saloon. Then head upstairs to learn about artificial intelligence and 3D printing in our Maker Space.

Attendees must purchase tickets before the event. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Costumes are optional, but highly recommended. There will be prizes for the best costumes!

All proceeds benefit the library.

Tickets $10
21+ only. ID required.

More info

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Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Music in George’s Head: George Gershwin creates Rhapsody in Blue with illustrator Stacy Innerst

Join Mt. Lebanon’s own nationally award-winning illustrator Stacy Innerst and pianist Tom Roberts as they share the art of telling stories through pictures and music.

Learn about the music and life of George Gershwin, how his music shaped Innerst’s illustrations, and create a musical illustration of your own.

School-age kids through adult.

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Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Tom @ The Park House

Ragtime Piano with Crazy Tom Roberts Pretty much the same musical program as the previous week minus the uppity east end pretentiousness!

Come on out for the greatest falafel this side of the Hoy Land personally and lovingly prepared for you by your host Zamir Zahavi.

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Jul
13
5:30 PM17:30

Tom @ Mansions on Fifth

I have recently delved into material that I was performing at the beginning of this century and discovered many delights, such as the music of the Harlem Cantor Willie “The Lion” Smith and others.

In this informal recital I will share my remembered music with any and all that come

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Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

Red Beans & Rice at Mt. Lebanon's First Friday

  • 119 Central Square Pittsburgh, PA, 15228 United States (map)
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The Red Beans & Rice Combo will bring rockin' rhythm & jazz to Uptown Mt. Lebanon's First Friday event on July 7.

The Combo features the world celebrated early jazz stride pianist, Tom Roberts on piano, whistling, & vocals, along with Dave Klug on drums and his custom-built "Kluger Soundboard," and Wayno on vocals, harmonica, & ukulele.

The fun-loving , sharp-dressed band has developed a reputation for delivering a danceable mix of New Orleans R&B, early rock & roll nuggets, and barroom ballads, with a jazzy dash of Tin Pan Alley, and a generous side of wit & humor.

This outdoor event is FREE and open to the public.

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Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show @ Alphabet City

Tom brings the Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show to City of Asylum's Alphabet City.

The program also features Mary Beth Malek, principal clarinetist for the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra.

Free!

 

Learn more about how Tom created this unique show, from the inspiration to the compositions.

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