The University of Pittsburgh Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert—one of the region's premier jazz events—will run November 2–7 and feature free lunchtime concerts, a jazz film screening, free on-campus seminars, and an outreach event in the Hill District, culminating Nov. 7 with a 7:30 p.m. concert at Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.
Under the direction of renowned pianist, composer, and Pitt Jazz Studies Program Director Geri Allen, the following artists are expected to participate:
Kenny Barron (piano), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Master who has performed with Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, and others and called “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” by the Los Angeles Times;
Mino Cinelu (percussion), dynamic jazz percussionist who played with Miles Davis and Weather Report;
Jimmy Cobb (drums), NEA Jazz Master, who recorded “Kind of Blue” with Miles Davis and also performed with John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, and the Wynton Kelly Trio;
Robin Eubanks (trombone), award-winning trombonist who has performed with Dave Holland and the SFJAZZ Collective;
Robert Hurst (bass), who has backed up Wynton Marsalis and Branford Marsalis, as well as a Who's Who of musicians ranging from Dave Brubeck to Sir Paul McCartney;
Jimmy Owens (trumpet), NEA Jazz Master and respected jazz educator, who performed with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and many others;
Tineke Postma (saxophone), a rising star in her native Holland who has recorded with Wayne Shorter and Dianne Reeves; and
Pharoah Sanders (tenor saxophone), who emerged from the John Coltrane bands of the 1960s to become what Ornette Coleman called “probably the best tenor player in the world.”
Concert Ticket Information
Orchestra or floor seats are $30 in advance, $35 at the door; general admission is $25 in advance, $30 at the door; and tickets for students with valid University IDs are $10 in advance and at the door. Ticket sales at the door the night of the concert are cash only. Tickets are on sale at music.pitt.edu/tickets or through the University of Pittsburgh Stages box office by calling 412-624-PLAY (7529) or by visiting the box office on the 16th floor of the Cathedral of Learning Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.