Band Together Pittsburgh is so proud to be displaying our poster created by local artist and illustrator Jeff Koch. Jeff’s amazing talent and even “amazinger” patience has produced something special, that represents our City; our “roots,” forged in the steel furnaces and our musical talent and heritage.
Jeff Koch is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator from Pittsburgh. After beginning an extensive career in the music industry as a musician, live sound engineer, recording engineer and producer. Jeff returned to his roots in art and illustration to become a sought-after poster designer and graphic artist for the concert industry. Working at both the local and national level, current and past clients include: Live Nation, Drusky entertainment, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Pembroke Pines City Center and Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
He has done concert posters for the Allman Brothers Band, Dickey Betts, Steve Miller Band, Tom Petty and hundreds of national and up-and-coming club and theatre artists over the past 25 years. Jeff lives in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with his wife, Mya and their daughter, Kylie.
Band Together Pittsburgh (a community based non profit using the power of music to engage and enrich the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families) proudly announces the REBIRTH of the very popular Pittsburgh Blues Festival.
The 2017 Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival will take place on July 22 and 23, 2017 at the Shrine Center in Cheswick, PA. The Festival will feature two days of exceptional music with national touring acts and popular local musicians, good food and most importantly an inclusive environment that recognizes, respects and celebrates the lives of differently abled individuals and their families.
Proceeds from the 2017 Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival will help support the work of the Autism Society of Pittsburgh, to improve the lives of those with autism and their families, and those providers who work with them in Southwestern Pennsylvania. “We are excited to partner with Band Together Pittsburgh to promote not only the outstanding music that this festival draws, but to increase awareness of the special needs of people with autism,” says Jesse A. Torisky, President of the Autism Society of Pittsburgh.
The mission of the Autism Society of Pittsburgh is to provide advocacy, support and thorough information on care, treatment, educational and rehabilitative service options available for those with autism spectrum disorders, autism-involved parents and families, and to professionals who work with them.