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The Pitt department of music and jazz studies held a virtual seminar and performance this Friday to honor Geri Allen’s life and legacy.

‘Reminiscing Eminence’ pays tribute to Pitt jazz legend Geri Allen

By Beatrice McDermott, Staff Writer November 9, 2020
Butterflies danced across the screen of the virtual jazz performance, accompanied by colorful bursts of flute and poetic speech in a tribute performance for jazz legend Geri Allen.
The jazz studies department chose to move this year’s annual Jazz Seminar online due to COVID-19.

Pitt Jazz Seminar features performances, speakers to honor founding figures

By Sona Sharma, For The Pitt News November 4, 2020
Geri Allen and Nathan Davis are the focus of a series of performances and talks at this year’s 50th anniversary celebration of the annual Pitt Jazz Seminar.
Renowned flutist Nicole M. Mitchell will fill the role of the vacant jazz studies program director beginning in July.

Pitt announces new director of jazz studies program

By Tamara Alchoufete, For The Pitt News January 28, 2019
After the unexpected death of Professor Geri Allen, renowned flutist Nicole M. Mitchell will assume the position of Pitt’s director of Jazz Studies in July 2019.
Geri Allen, a renowned jazz musician and the Director of Jazz Studies at Pitt, passed away on June 27. (Photo via PittWire)

Pitt remembers professor, jazz icon Geri Allen

By Grant Burgman / Staff Writer July 5, 2017

Geri Allen, who made a profound impact on both the jazz genre and her students at Pitt, died of cancer on June 27 in Philadelphia. She was 60. Born and raised in Detroit, Allen studied at Howard University...

Pitt jazz professor and pianist Geri Allen joined the festivities in a few numbers.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

In the mood: Jazz concert caps weeklong event

By Noah Coco / for The Pitt News November 10, 2015

On any other stage on Pitt’s campus, Senior Vice Chancellor Kathy Humphrey might have been the most remarkable guest to sing the blues, but Saturday night was the exception. Humphrey joined a cast of...

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