University of Pittsburgh

47th Annual Jazz Seminar

November 4, 2017 - 7:30pm

The 47th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert will be a tribute to the late Geri Allen, former director of Pitt’s Jazz Studies program, who passed away June 27, 2017. Please join us for this celebration of the life and legacy of this jazz luminary.

Guest artists for this year's concert include: Maurice Chestnut, tap dancer; Ravi Coltrane, saxophone; Kenny Davis, bass; Tia Fuller, saxophone; Stefon Harris, vibraphone; Victor Lewis, drums; Kassa Overall, drums; Nicholas Payton, piano/trumpet; and Kurt Rosenwinkel, guitar. Film, stage, and television actor S. Epatha Merkerson will host.

Tickets are available through the University of Pittsburgh Stages Box Office, by calling 412-624-7529, or visiting In advance: orchestra/floor $30, general $25, student $10. At the door: orchestra/floor $35, general $30, student $10.

Jazz Week kicks off Monday, October 30, with a noon performance by the Pitt Jazz Ensemble at the William Pitt Union Lower Lounge, followed by evening lectures and seminars by guest musicians and scholars at the Frick Fine Arts Building on Schenley Drive throughout the week.


See the Complete Jazz Seminar Schedule

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