Jazz Seminar and Concert

45th Annual Jazz Seminar Concert

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.

Jazz Seminar Concert One of 2014 Top Ten

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette selected the 44th Annual Jazz Seminar Concert as one of the City’s top-ten Jazz events of the 2014. Led by Director of Jazz Studies Geri Allen, the all-star ensemble dazzled a packed house and critics as well. According to the P-G,

"This was dominated by the ladies, with participation from the entire ACS Trio -- pianist Geri Allen, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and bassist Esperanza Spaulding. The Howard University vocal ensemble Afro Blue stole the show at the end."

44th Annual Jazz Seminar Concert

An exciting lineup is in place for the 44th annual University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and Concert, the longest-running event of its kind in the United States. Pitt Jazz Week—which comprises free on-campus seminars, community venue performances, and the Nov. 1 concert at Carnegie Music Hall—will run from Oct. 27 to Nov. 1, 2014.

Jazz Seminar T-shirts On Sale

The 43rd Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert — under the direction of Geri Allen — was amazing this year! It was made even more special by being a tribute to event founder Nathan Davis.  You can still own a piece of this historic event by purchasing a Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert T-shirt.