10/21/11

41st Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert Set for Nov 1-5

Jazz Week events include jazz film, lecture by founder of Mosaic Records, school visits and more

One of the Pittsburgh region’s premier jazz events celebrates 41 years next month, as the University of Pittsburgh hosts its annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert Nov. 1-5. Founded in 1971 by Pitt Jazz Studies Program director Nathan Davis, the event features a stellar group of international jazz musicians, who will hold free on-campus lecture/demonstrations, visit area schools and community venues, and convene for the annual concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 in Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

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Musicians taking part this year include Pitt alumnus Geri Allen, piano; Randy Brecker, trumpet; Maurice Brown, trumpet; Billy Cobham, drums; Larry Coryell, guitar; Quamon Fowler, tenor saxophone; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Donald Harrison, Jr., alto saxophone; and Abraham Laboriel, bass. They will perform under the direction of Davis.

For further details, visit Pitt Jazz Seminar.

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