University of Pittsburgh

Jazz Studies

November 2, 2013 - 8:00pm

The University of Pittsburgh Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert culminates on Saturday, November 2nd with a gala concert in Carnegie Music Hall.

April 8, 2013 - 8:00pm

The next Music Monday features outstanding Jazz students performing music by Chick Corea, Horace Silver, Dave Brubeck, and more. Vie the complete program:

April 18, 2013 - 8:00pm

Ralph Guzzi leads The University of Pittsburgh Jazz Ensemble in concert. General public tickets are $10; student and senior tickets are $5. For information call 412-624-4187. Tickets available at the William Pitt Union Box Office and at the door.

Directed by Ralph Guzzi with Yoko Suzuki, Assistant Director

February 25, 2013 - 8:00pm

The next Music Monday features music by Eric Moe and Roger Zahab with the composers performing on piano and violin respectively. The program also includes performances by Young-Soo Kim (guitar), Suzanna Hinkle (cello), and Rena Jiang (piano).

Jazz studies PhD candidate and guitarist Young-Soo Kim gave a special performance during the winter recess as part of a benefit concert hosted by the Beautiful Foundation USA. Proceeds raised from the event were used to establish an emergency relief fund to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, and to help prepare for future disasters.

November 3, 2012 - 8:00pm

Another line-up of international jazz greats is in place for the 42nd Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert, which runs Oct. 30-Nov. 3.

This year’s graduation marked the end of a particularly fruitful year for the Department of Music graduating class, current students, and alumni.

2012 Graduates and Current Students

The Department of Music of the University of Pittsburgh seeks to make a faculty appointment in Jazz Studies beginning September 1, 2012, pending budgetary approval. The appointment will be made at the level of Assistant Professor in the tenure stream.

Music at Pitt is starting November off in a big way and local media have taken notice. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published previews of the Jazz Seminar and Concert and Sweeney Todd, while the City Paper conducted extensive interviews with Jan and Amy Williams in anticipation of the Morton Feldman Symposium and Mini-Festival.

Internationally renowned jazz greats, including Pitt alumnus and pianist Geri Allen (A&S ’83G), will convene at the University of Pittsburgh Nov. 3–5 for the 41st annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert.

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