45th Annual Jazz Seminar Concert


November 7, 2015 - 7:30pm

A talented group of international jazz musicians will convene at the University of Pittsburgh for the 45th annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert, the longest-running event of its type in the country.

From Nov. 2 through 7, the campus will be alive with Jazz Week activities—guest lecturers, a performance by the Pitt Jazz Ensemble, the screening of a jazz film, and free seminars by the guest musicians. All events are open to the public. The week culminates with the Pitt Jazz Concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

Guest jazz artists this year include Kenny Barron, piano; Mino Cinelu, percussion; Jimmy Cobb, drums; Robin Eubanks, trombone; Robert Hurst, bass; Jimmy Owens, trumpet; Tineke Postma, saxophone; and Pharoah Sanders, tenor saxophone.

Barron, Cobb, and Owens are National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters. The entire ensemble will perform under the direction of Geri Allen, pianist, associate professor, and director of Pitt’s Jazz Studies Program, which is in the Department of Music within the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

Concert ticket prices are as follows:

Orchestra or floor seats are $30 in advance, $35 at the door; general admission is $25 in advance, $30 at the door; and tickets for students with valid University IDs are $10 in advance and at the door. Purchase tickets.

Tickets are expected to go on sale in the coming weeks. They can be purchased at music.pitt.edu/tickets or through the University of Pittsburgh Stages box office by calling 412-624-PLAY (7529) or by visiting the box office on the 16th floor of the Cathedral of Learning Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.

The Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert, founded by former Pitt Jazz Studies Director Nathan Davis, was the first academic jazz seminar in the country to feature international artists connecting with aspiring student musicians in a lecture format, then performing together as an ensemble. Additional details, including seminar schedules, will be available in the coming weeks. For more information, call the Pitt Jazz Studies Program at 412-624-4187.

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