Pitt Jazz 2010

Issue Date: 
November 15, 2010

Pitt's renowned Jazz Seminar and Concert marked its 40th anniversary with a sold-out night of jazz Nov. 6 in Carnegie Music Hall. In keeping with tradition, eight international jazz greats gave miniclinics at area schools, performed at a Ronald McDonald House Senior Service Center, and conducted free on-campus lectures and demonstrations.

Jazz Week culminated with the concert, and among the performers were Peter King, saxophone; Winard Harper, drums; Leon Lee Dorsey, bass; Bobby Broom, guitar; and Jon Faddis, trumpet.

Founded by Pitt Jazz Studies Director Nathan Davis in 1970, the event was the first academic jazz seminar of its kind in the country, featuring international artists connecting with aspiring students in a lecture format, then performing together as an ensemble.