University of Pittsburgh

Jazz Studies

The Music Graduate Student Organization at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its first annual conference, to be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017

Updated: Stream the entire Marylou Williams Cyber Symposium video here!

Faculty members Adriana Helbig (Ethnomusicology) and Michael Heller (Jazz Studies) are among 78 recipients selected nationally as 2018 American Council of Learned Society Fellows. Peer reviewers selected the fellows from a pool of nearly 1,150 applicants.

April 23, 2018 - 8:00pm

Samuel Boateng will perform original compositions for his Jazz Studies PhD comprehensive exam. Joining him are Aidan Epstein (bass), Ben Barson (baritone sax), Carter Freije (drums), Colter Harper (guitar), Iyanna Bufaloe (trombones), Jason Greenlaw (guitar), and Roger Romero (tenor sax).

April 17, 2018 - 8:00pm

Aidan EpsteinAidan Epstein presents original music and standards with members of the Reservior Trio (Roger Romero, tenor sax and Carter Freije, drums) and IES (Steve Ippolito, Drums and Billy D. Scott, piano).

The Department of Music is pleased to announce three upcoming doctoral dissertation defenses. Graduate Faculty of the University may attend and participate in the examination. All Music graduate students are invited. All defenses will take place in 114 Music Building.

April 7, 2018 - 3:00pm

Graduate and undergraduate students in Music 0673: Small Jazz Ensembles will perform a mix of jazz standards and their original songs.

April 8, 2018 - 3:00pm

Pitt student and drummer Carter Freije presents two groups of professional Pittsburgh jazz musicians. First, a short set from Reservoir Trio, a chordless trio consisting of young musicians Aidan Epstein, Roger Romero and Carter, who a focus on modern jazz classics.

The University of Pittsburgh’s Jazz Studies Program in collaboration with the University of Illinois Press seek research articles for Issue No. 2 of Jazz and Culture.

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