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.


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Pop Up Hot Club

  • Friendship Perk and Brew 300 South Pacific Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15224 United States (map)

Join me and join The Hot Club Of Pittsburgh and hear the most miraculous things you've never heard before! I will be spinning shellac hot jazz from the original 78 rpm records on a vintage portable wind up victrola. 

Many people think that these old records sound scratchy but they couldn't be more mistaken!

When you hear these recordings, you are actually experiencing the closet thing to a time machine possible! If the original owners of these rare records changed the needle after one play and one play only, the records sound crisp and clear and you can feel the breath of performer and as producer and historian Allen Lowe ( Minstrel to Mojo: American Pop 1893–1946, That Devilin' Tune: a Jazz History 1895–1950) and others) recently stated:

"what gives good 78s their power is that one can hear the space between the instruments, the room and the resonances."  

Come experience it for yourself! East end edition so you don't have to cross a bridge!

Earlier Event: September 23
Golden Shoulders & Tom Roberts

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