Jazz Seminar and Concert

Jazz Concert and Clinic

The Department of Music will host jazz clinics and performances presented by James Johnson III (drums), Glenn Zaleski (piano), Dan Wilson (guitar), and Ivan Taylor (bass). The guest artists will will give two short performances and conduct clinics with members of Pitt's Jazz Ensemble and Small Jazz Ensemble. All events are free and open to the public.

Memorial Service for Geri Allen

Members of the University of Pittsburgh community and the general public will gather to remember the late Geri Allen, former director of the Pitt Jazz Studies program, at a memorial service on September 14, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Heinz Chapel on South Bellefield Avenue, Oakland.

Allen passed away June 27 following a battle with cancer. She was 60.

Jazz Seminar Featured in Tribune Review

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review gives an extensive preview of the 46th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert. According to Trib writier Bob Karlovits,

"This year's University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and Concert will feature the creative and exploratory voice of Cassandra Wilson, the dramatic talents of actress S. Epatha Merkerson and the standout bass work of area stalwart Dwayne Dolphin.