University of Pittsburgh

Jazz Studies

March 23, 2016 - 9:00am

Lee Ellen Martin will defend her doctoral dissertation "Validating the Voice in the Music of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.” This event is open to the public.

The University of Pittsburgh Jazz Program in the Department of Music and Music on the Edge are pleased to welcome George Lewis as our Artist in Residence for a week of events as part of the university's Year of the Humanities, with support from the Humanities Center, College of Arts and Sciences, A&S Faculty Research and Scholarship Program, and Yamaha Pianos. George E.

Director of Jazz Studies Geri Allen will join a wide array of musical luminaries on February 15th for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. According to the University Times,

February 8, 2016 - 11:00am

Clarinetist Ben Goldberg, along with pianist/keyboardist Michael Coleman and drummer Hamir Atwal, will perform music from their latest album Knuckle Sandwich in the Department on February 8, 2016. These musicians are active in the innovative and experimental music world of the San Francisco Bay Area.

February 4, 2016 - 4:00pm

The Department of Music and University Library System cordially invite you to join us for the opening reception of the new exhibit "Erroll and Martha: The Jazz Manager as Adviser, Advocate, Encourager, Enforcer." The reception will be held at 4pm on Thursday, February 4 in the International Jazz Hall of Fame, located in the front lobby of the William Pitt Student Union. 

February 5, 2016 - 3:00pm

The Department of English presents the Race, Poetics, Empire Keynote Lecture. Brent Hayes Edwards will lecture on "The Origins of Jazz and the Ends of Jazz Writing." Hayes is Professor of English at Columbia University and the author of The Practice of Diaspora.

February 26, 2016 - 8:00pm

Spooky Interaction is a live performance with trombonist George Lewis, flutist Nicole Mitchell, trombonist Michael Dessen, saxophonist Francis Wong, pianist Geri Allen, and George Lewis’ Voyager interactive music performance software, in collaboration with the University of California Irvine, and SF Jazz via the CENIC Network.

February 25, 2016 - 7:30pm

George Lewis, Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University, will give a lecture titled “A Power Stronger Than Itself” as part of his residency at Pitt.

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.

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