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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

August 24, 2020

Jazz Major David Zahniser awarded a prestigious Brackenridge Fellowship

Pitt Honors College awarded Music Major David Zahnisera prestigious Brackenridge Fellowship to support his jazz album titled The Crossroads. Zahnhiser explains that he, “aims to tell the stories...

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August 4, 2020

Congratulations to Vanessa Blais-Tremblay on her award-winning article!

An article from volume 2 of Jazz and Culture wins award. 

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January 16, 2020

Jazz Studies Response in Support of Social Justice

Pitt's Departmnet of Music's reponse in support of social justice