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.


8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with Charlie Chaplin

Chaplin at Bier's Pub! $5 cover! Who says money can't buy happiness? You can buy happiness and delicious Bier's Beer!

The Rink, The Pawn Shop, and One A.M. with original scores meticulously composed by Tom Roberts and accompanied by Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Principal Clarinetist Mary Beth Malek.

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6:45 PM18:45

Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show: East End edition

  • 5850 Centre Avenue, Apt 602 Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (map)
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Tom Roberts presents The Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show

Suggested donation: $20


Seating is limited, so please RSVP by sending an email to Shay at This is the only manner of reserving your spot.

Refreshments will be served.

Arrival Information

There is street parking in front of the building.

Intercom is #61 in the lobby.

If you arrive after 7 p.m., please text Shay at 323-839-6866 and she will come down to the lobby to let you in. The intercom rings the phone in the loft and will interrupt the performance if you arrive after the scheduled start time. Thank you! 

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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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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.


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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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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7:00 PM19:00

A Night with Charlie Chaplin


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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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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6:00 PM18:00

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


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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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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