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October 23, 1997


The Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert will mark its 27th year Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 with an all-star jazz line-up and the traditional on-campus seminars, brown bag lunches and an outreach program.

Performers will include, at left, pianist Patrice Rushen and, at right, saxophonist Ernie Watts. Other performers include: saxophonist and director of Pitt's jazz studies program Nathan Davis; drummer Winard Harper; saxophonist Jackie McLean; bassist John Patitucci; guitarist Ted Dunbar; trombonist Curtis Fuller; trumpeter Terumasa Hino, and trumpeter Jimmy Owens.

The musicians will play together as an ensemble for the first time Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. in the Carnegie Music Hall. Tickets are $17 general admission and $8.50 for students with valid Pitt I.D.s. Tickets are available at the William Pitt Union box office, at Ticket/Master locations, or by phone at 323-1919.

At intermission, the names of the 1997 inductees into the University of Pittsburgh International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame will be announced. In addition, McLean will receive the annual Pitt Jazz Seminar Committee Award for his contributions to furthering the growth of jazz.

Following is the schedule of jazz seminars. All are free and open to the public:

Oct. 28, Heinz Chapel, 7-8:30 p.m., "A Little History of Jazz";

Oct. 30, Heinz Chapel 7-8:30 p.m., "Inside the Music Industry";

Oct. 31, William Pitt Union Assembly Room 10 -11:30 a.m., Patitucci, bass; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ownes, trumpet; 1-2:30 p.m., Hino, trumpet; 2:45-4 p.m., Fuller, trombone, and 4:15-5:30 p.m., Watts, tenor saxophone;

Nov. 1, William Pitt Union Assembly Room, 10-11:30 a.m., McLean, alto saxophone; noon-1 p.m., Harper, drums, and 1-2:30 p.m, Rushen, piano.

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