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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