Pitt Jazz Week 2008

Issue Date: 
November 10, 2008


The 38th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert capped off a successful week of free lectures and demonstrations as well as visits to local schools. The Nov. 1 concert, held in a packed Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland, featured international jazz greats who flew to Pitt to participate in the performance under the direction of (1) Leon Dorsey, bassist, and the new coordinator of the Pitt Jazz Studies Program. (2) The enthusiastic crowd filled the main floor and both balconies of the concert hall to hear trumpeters (3) Cecil Bridgewater and (4) Mike Mossman, first-time participant and saxophonist (5) Bennie Maupin, and pianist (6) Patrice Rushen, who has performed at the annual event several times. Following intermission, (7) Pitt Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Robert Hill inducted two musicians, pianists Dave Brubeck and Teddy Wilson, into the Pitt International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame. Guitarist (8) Larry Coryell and drummer (9) Leon Ndugu Chancler also performed. Not pictured is saxophonist Antonio Hart. The founder of the annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert is Nathan Davis, Pitt professor and director of the Jazz Studies Program.