University of Pittsburgh

Jazz Studies

November 16, 2015 - 4:00pm

Nathan A. Frink will defend his doctoral dissertation "Ornette Coleman’s Music and the Changing Definition of the Jazz Avant-Garde From 1980 to the 21st Century." This event is open to the public.

April 20, 2016 - 8:00pm

Please note the change in date from our earlier print publications. The concert date was changed from April 21 to April 20.

The Pitt Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert will feature guest vocalist and Pitt jazz voice instructor Sandy Dowe. The program will include jazz classics by Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Horace Silver and much more.

March 19, 2016 - 5:00pm

Pitt's Jazz Ensemble hosts outstanding big bands from CAPA Middle and High Schools, Upper St. Clair High School, Carnegie Mellon University, and West Virginia University.


November 2, 2015 - 12:00pm

What better way to kick off Jazz Week than the Pitt Jazz Ensemble in a free concert at the William Pitt Union? Ralgh Guzzi leads the ensemble in a program of jazz standards inlcuding music by Mary Lou Williams, Billy Strayhorn and Errol Garner.

March 2, 2016 - 8:00pm

World renowned jazz pianist Geri Allen joins Pitt's Symphony Orchestra as soloist on Mary Lou Williams' Zodiac Suite.

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.

February 27, 2016 - 8:00pm

Copresented with Pitt's Jazz Studies Program and The Andy Warhol Museum

Music on the Edge presents George Lewis’ highly regarded chamber compositions in performances by oercussionist David Shively, flutist Lindsey Goodman, violinist Dawn Posey, cellist Jonathan Golove, pianist Eric Moe, and conducted by Roger Zahab.

Iyanna Boatwright-Buffaloe is a University of Pittsburgh sophomore, a trombonist with an affinity for New Orleans-style jazz, and the recipient of the 2015 Pitt-BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship.

November 19, 2015 - 8:00pm

The Pitt Jazz Ensemble's fall concert will feature music of classic jazz composers including Mary Lou Williams, Billy Strayhorn, Horace Silver, Oliver Nelson & Charles Mingus. You'll hear some new arrangements of jazz standards by these legendary composers, all performed by our talented University of Pittsburgh students.

The Application for the 2015-2016 University of Pittsburgh/BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship is now available for download in pdf format. Download the Scholarship Application. You may also obtain a copy in person, by phone, or by writing to the following address:

University of Pittsburgh
Jazz Scholarship

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