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January 29, 2022

Student Jazz Ensemble swings into Jazz Seminar week

After months of practice online, the Pitt Jazz Ensemble is kicking off Jazz Seminar week with its first performance of the semester. See the article from Pitt News. ...

November 22, 2021

Jazz and Culture's Vol 4. No. 2: "Jazz' in the Present Tense" Now Available

Our second special issue, “Jazz” in the Present Tense” is now available. Thanks to the hard work of our guest editors Kwami Coleman, Kimberly Hannon Teal, Fumi Okiji, and Nate Sloan. The special...

November 10, 2021

Martin Shor Jazz Fund

The University of Pittsburgh’s Jazz Studies Program is grateful for the family of Martin Shor for the endowed fund in memory of their patriarch, Martin Shor (A&S ’42, Business ’50), a jazz...

November 5, 2021

Dante and Jazz: A Conversation with Sherman Irby

In honor of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, the Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh will host composer and saxophonist Sherman Irby for a...

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August 24, 2021

Grad Students Create Online Erroll Garner Exhibit

We are pleased to announce a new online exhibit titled "Erroll Garner: Four Thematic Snapshots."The exhibit was created by graduate students in the seminar “Music, Media, and the Archive: Jazz...

June 16, 2021

Jazz and Culture Vol. 4 No. 1 is NOW AVAILABLE

Jazz and Culture Vol. 4 No. 1 is NOW AVAILABLE through subscription and JSTOR (online).

This issue features poetry and articles from Joy KMT, Nduduzo Makhathini, James Gordon...

April 8, 2021

Lee Caplan's Review on Billie Holiday: Essays on the Artistry and Legacy becomes published

Ph.d Jazz Studies candidate Lee Caplan's review on Billie Holiday:Essays on the Artistry and Legacy gets published in Jazz Research Journal Volume. Check out the journal...

March 25, 2021

Sending Love to AAPI Families

Sending Love to AAPI Families 

In response to the devastating events over the past week in Atlanta, the Pitt Jazz Program denounces the racist murders of members of the Asian, Asian...

March 15, 2021

Jazz and Culture's Geri Allen Special Issue Announcement

The next guest on the Music at Pitt Podcast is Michael Heller, Associate Professor of Music for the Department of Music and editor of the journal Jazz and Culture published by University of...

Erroll Garner
February 9, 2021

Erroll Garner Tuesdays

The University of Pittsburgh's Jazz Studies program, in collaboration with the University Library System at Pitt, is delighted to announce the return of Erroll Garner Tuesdays, a twelve-week...

January 4, 2021

Call for Book and Media Reviews Editor

Jazz and Culture courteously invites interested scholars to apply for the position of Book and Media Reviews Editor. We are continuing to strengthen and grow our presence in jazz scholarship and...

December 18, 2020

Samuel Boateng Receives 2020 African Libraries Student Paper Award

Samuel Boateng, a doctoral candidate in jazz studies was awarded the 2020 African Libraries Student Paper Prize by the African Music Section (AfMS). The award recognizes the most distinguished...

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October 29, 2020

Music at Pitt Podcast: 50th Pitt Jazz Seminar Preview

The guest for this episode of the Music at Pitt Podcast is Nicole Mitchell, internationally acclaimed flutist, composer, and Director of the Pitt’s Jazz Studies program. She joins us today to talk...

October 1, 2020

A New Publication from Ben Barson

Doctoral candidate Ben Barson contributed a chapter to the newly released book Black Power Afterlives: The Enduring Significance of the Black Panther Party (Haymarket Books). The book explores how...

Nicole Mitchell
September 7, 2020

Jazz Has Always Been Protest Music. Can It Meet This Moment?

Upon arriving as director of Pitt's Jazz Studies Program last year, flutist Nicole Mitchell proposed that the program partner with the school’s Center for African-American Poetry to open a small...