41st Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert

Issue Date: 
November 21, 2011

Pitt marked its 41st Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert on Nov. 1-5 with a week of lectures and community appearances, capped off with a stellar concert at a packed Carnegie Music Hall.


1. Drummer Billy Cobham


2. Pianist Geri Allen (A&S ’83G)


3. Guitarist Larry Coryell and bassist Abraham Laboriel


4. From left, Maurice Brown, Randy Brecker, Curtis Fuller, Donald Harrison Jr., and Quamon Fowler perform under the direction of Pitt Jazz Studies Director Nathan Davis, far right.  During the concert intermission, N. John Cooper, Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Dean of Arts and Sciences, presented the 2011 Pitt Jazz Seminar Committee Award to Allen; Pitt Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia E. Beeson presented a Pitt Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award to Fuller; and Pitt Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Robert Hill inducted the names of two musicians—the late composer George Russell and trumpeter and bandleader Gerald Wilson—into the Pitt International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame.