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36th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert Announced

The 36th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert will host nine exceptional and internationally known jazz musicians from Nov. 1-4, culminating in a concert at 8 p.m. on Nov. 4 at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland, Penn. The venerable guest performers include Patrice Rushen on piano, Jimmy Owens on trumpet, Nestor Torres on flute, Abraham Laboriel on bass, Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Donald Harrison on alto sax, Ron Affif on guitar, Dave Pike on vibraphone and Winard Harper (pictured) on drums.

Nathan Davis, professor of music-as well as director of Pitt’s Jazz Studies Program and founder of this annual event-will lead the diverse and esteemed ensemble through special arrangements of East Coast and West Coast jazz standards. The performance will be recorded and added to the University of Pittsburgh’s Sonny Rollins Jazz Archive.

Tickets are $18 for general admission and are available at any Ticketmaster location, by phone at (412) 323-1919, by visiting or at the William Pitt Union box office. Students are eligible for a discount.

In addition to the concert, the seminar will include free on-campus lectures by musicians and industry experts, clinics at local schools, a jazz memorabilia exhibition and on-campus brown-bag lunches with jazz performances.

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