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

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Billy Cobham

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.

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.