University of Pittsburgh
September 17, 2002

University of Pittsburgh Announces Lineup for 32nd Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert

Contact: 

Sharon Blake

412-624-4364

Cell: 412-277-6926

September 17, 2002

PITTSBURGH—Legendary jazz musicians from around the world will convene on the University of Pittsburgh campus Oct. 29–Nov. 2 for the 32nd Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert, the longest-running event of its kind in the United States.

Nathan Davis, director of Pitt's Jazz Studies Program, will perform and direct the following musical greats: Oscar Brashear, trumpet; Benny Bailey, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Jackie McLean (tentative), saxophone; Benny Golson, saxophone; Pat Martino, guitar; Monty Alexander, piano; Bob Magnusson, bass; and Carl Allen, drums. This is the first year Martino, Magnusson, and Allen have participated in the annual event.

In keeping with tradition, the guest performers will conduct free on-campus seminars, host mini-clinics for students at area schools, and give free performances at other community venues. Two free on-campus evening lectures on the history and business of jazz will take place Oct. 29 and 30. The week will culminate with a concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. Concert tickets are $18 general admission and $8 for students with a valid Pitt I.D. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale Sept. 23 at any TicketMaster location, by phone at 412/323-1919, online at www.ticketmaster.com and at the William Pitt Union box office.

Founded in 1970 by Pitt Jazz Studies Director Nathan Davis, the Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert was the first academic large-scale jazz seminar in the country to assemble internationally renowned artists with aspiring student musicians.

Complete seminar schedules and background information on performers will be available in the coming weeks. For additional information, contact the Pitt Jazz Studies program at 412/624-4187.

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