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Pitt announces new director of jazz studies program

Renowned flutist Nicole M. Mitchell will fill the role of the vacant jazz studies program director beginning in July.

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.

Pitt remembers professor, jazz icon Geri Allen

Geri Allen, a renowned jazz musician and the Director of Jazz Studies at Pitt, passed away on June 27. (Photo via PittWire)

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 before going on to earn her Master’s degree in ethnomusicology at Pitt in 1982. Allen spent the n...

In the mood: Jazz concert caps weeklong event

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

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 legendary jazz musicians as the annual week-long jazz seminar came to a close. Former director of ...

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