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Under the leadership of internationally acclaimed musician and educator Dr. Nathan Davis, the University of Pittsburgh has become recognized as one of the premier Jazz programs in the country. Pitt has become synonymous with Jazz, from the renowned annual Jazz Seminar and Concert, which showcases the world's foremost jazz performers in a week-long series of free educational seminars culminating in an all-star concert, to the Pitt Jazz Ensemble, which is a proving ground for the next generation of Jazz giants. The Pitt Jazz Ensemble has performed around the globe, garnering critical praise. Members also act as ambassadors of good will. Band alumnus include the likes of pianist Geri Allen and rising star Dwayne Dolphin.

Pitt also is home to the University of Pittsburgh-Sonny Rollins International Jazz Archives. The archives house important original manuscripts, recordings and related memorabilia. Items donated by the legends of Jazz are on display for the enjoyment of the general public. The collection includes Sonny Rollins' saxophone, Clark Terry's trumpet mouthpiece, Donald Byrd's trumpet, Grover Washington Jr's saxophone and an original painting by Miles Davis.

The Jazz Archives also include The International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame, which each year inducts a new Jazz great into the Academy. Inductees are immortalized in Bronze plaques displayed in a special viewing gallery surrounding the Archives display area in the historic William Pitt Union.

The William R. Robinson Recording Studio is the latest addition to the Pitt Jazz family. This state-of-the-art 32 track digital recording facility is both studio and classroom, offering students hands on experience in the latest recording techniques and technology.If you need more information, please contact us at:

                    If you need more information, please contact:

Jazz Studies
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Telephone: 412 624-4187
Fax: 412 624-4186
Email:  pittjazz@pitt.edu