University of Pittsburgh
October 20, 2015

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Nov. 1-7

The following events are open to the public.
Contact: 

Katie Fike

412-624-1085

MUSIC
Pitt Jazz Ensemble Performance, performance by the full ensemble, comprising Pitt students, under the direction of Ralph Guzzi, noon Nov. 2, Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union, 45th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert, www.music.pitt.edu/jazz-sem

Mino Cinelu, master percussionist will perform and take questions from the audience, noon Nov. 7, Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium, Hill House Association Kaufman Center, 1825 Centre Ave., Hill District, 45th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert, www.music.pitt.edu/jazz-sem

Pitt Jazz Concert, a gala concert highlighting jazz music, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 45th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert, www.music.pitt.edu/jazz-sem

THE YEAR OF THE HUMANITIES IN THE UNIVERSITY
Pittsburgh and Neighborhoods in Transition: A Staged Play Reading of Repulsing the Monkey, reading of a staged play by social work alumnus Michael Eichler and a dialogue with playwright and community change makers, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 4-5, Schenley Room, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave., Oakland, Pitt School of Social Work, the Humanities Center, and alumni contributions, www.socialwork.pitt.edu

FESTIVAL
Slovak Heritage Festival, the 25th year of this celebration featuring musical performances, cultural displays, lectures, Slovak and East European import vendors, and ethnic food, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 1, Cathedral of Learning Commons Room, Pitt Student Slovak Club and Slovak Studies Program, www.slavic.pitt.edu

FILM SCREENING
Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band, preceded by a discussion with Carol Bash, producer and director of this award-winning documentary about the life and music of one of the great jazz pianists, composers, and arrangers, 6 p.m. Nov. 3, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 45th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert, www.music.pitt.edu/jazz-sem

THEATER
Water by the Spoonful, a motley crew gathers in an Internet chatroom to share life's fragile successes and help weather its bleak realities, 2 p.m. Nov. 1, Henry Heymann Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial, University of Pittsburgh Stages and the Year of the Humanities in the University, www.play.pitt.edu

CONFERENCE
“Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic,” an interdisciplinary event that will engage the legacy of colonialism and slavery and invokes the continuing crises being experienced by no-longer-new nation-states, Nov. 6-7, University Club, 123 University Pl., Oakland, Pitt Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Center for Latin American Studies, Global Studies Center (Global Academic Partnership), Office of the Provost, Office of Graduate Studies and Research, and the University Center for International Studies, www.hispanic.pitt.edu

EXHIBITION
Audubon Day, display of over two dozen original prints from John James Audubon’s Birds of America, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Nov. 6, 363 Hillman Library, University Library System, www.library.pitt.edu 

SEMINARS
Billy Strayhorn, Bill Doggett, lecturer, historian, and nephew and namesake of legendary Philadelphia jazz organist and pianist Bill Doggett, 7 p.m. Nov. 4, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 45th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert, www.music.pitt.edu/jazz-sem

“Expanding Musical Ideas through Rhythmic Variety,” Robert Hurst, bass, 4 p.m. Nov. 5, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 45th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert, www.music.pitt.edu/jazz-sem 

Erroll Garner Jazz Project and Erroll Garner Archive, Jocelyn Arem, senior producer and strategic consultant, Erroll Garner Jazz Project, and Susan Rosenberg, director, Erroll Garner Jazz Project, 7 p.m. Nov. 5, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 45th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert, www.music.pitt.edu/jazz-sem

“Working on a Personal Sound and Style,” Tineke Postma, saxophone, 11 a.m. Nov. 6, O’Hara Student Center Ballroom, 4024 O’Hara St., Oakland, 45th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert, www.music.pitt.edu/jazz-sem 

“An Oral History Interview and Drum Circle,” Jimmy Cobb, drums, 1 p.m. Nov. 6, O’Hara Student Center Ballroom, 45th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert, www.music.pitt.edu/jazz-sem

“Finding Your Own Voice,” Robin Eubanks, trombone, interviewed by Aaron Johnson, assistant professor of jazz studies, 2 p.m. Nov. 6, O’Hara Student Center Ballroom, 45th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert, www.music.pitt.edu/jazz-sem

“How to Prepare for a Career in the Music Industry,” Jimmy Owens, trumpet, 10 a.m. Nov. 7, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 45th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert, www.music.pitt.edu/jazz-sem

“Influences and Beginnings: Stories from the Jazz Well,” Kenny Barron, piano, noon Nov. 7, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 45th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert, www.music.pitt.edu/jazz-sem

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