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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 second episode of “Jazz Talk,” a video series by Nicole Mitchell Gantt, was livestreamed on the Pitt music department’s YouTube channel Wednesday night as part of the 50th Pitt Jazz Seminar.

‘Jazz Talk’ addresses revolutionary roots of Black music

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor November 6, 2020
The second episode of “Jazz Talk” was livestreamed on the music department’s YouTube channel Wednesday night as part of the 50th Pitt Jazz Seminar, in honor of former jazz studies directors Nathan Davis and Geri Allen.
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