University of Pittsburgh

Jazz Studies

April 6, 2014 - 2:30pm

Nicholas Amoscato's senior recital will include selections from Claude Bolling’s Suite for Flute and Piano (transposed for tenor sax), Chopin’s Fugue in A minor, Nica’s Dream by Horace Silver, Dienda by Kenny Kirkland, La Fiesta by Chick Corea, When I Fall In Love by Victor Young, When the Lady Dances by Bob Mintzer.

March 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

Come out to the first ever Spring Student Jazz Festival at Pitt to hear Westminster College and Pitt Jazz Bands play classics of the big band repertoire, new arrangements and more.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an extensive profile of PhD candidate Nathan Frink and his transcription and performance of music by Ornette Coleman. The performance of Coleman's music (happening tonight) is an outgrowth of Frink's 2012 MA thesis.

January 31, 2014 - 8:00pm

Jazz Studies doctoral candidate Nathan Frink will present a series of free jazz compositions transcribed from Ornette Coleman’s records issued between 1971-1973.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ranked this year's Jazz Seminar Concert one of the year's best jazz events in its annual "Best of…" issue. According to the P-G,

Joe Negri, private instructor in jazz guitar, received a 2013 ASCAP Plus award to be distributed in 2014. ASCAP (the American Society of Composers and Performers) licenses the music of a wide variety of artists from chart topping pop stars to contemporary classical composers.

Jazz pianist Jim Holman (BA 2010) has made a place for himself in Chicago’s jazz scene since his undergraduate days at Pitt. Holman performs regularly at venues such as the Green Mill and the Jazz Showcase, collaborating with outstanding artists like tenor sax man Frank Catalano and multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan.

December 2, 2013 - 8:00pm

Students in the Jazz Arranging class will give a public performance of their arrangements on Monday, December 2. The performance will feature a jazz combo comprising Nick Amoscato (tenor sax), John Bagnato (guitar), Chris Capizzi (piano), and Yoko Suzuki (alto sax and course instructor).

The Department of Music’s History of Jazz course has been selected “Best Class” by readers of The Pitt News in the campus paper’s annual “Best of…” issue.

November 14, 2013 - 12:00pm

The next Thursday Noon Recital features pianist Ben Clifton performing his original composition, Devotion.

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