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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.
Mixing mediums with the Creative Arts Ensemble

Mixing mediums with the Creative Arts Ensemble

By Diana Velasquez, Staff Writer January 6, 2020
Many scholars of fine arts consider themselves to be masters of one discipline, such as music, or painting or poetry. Some Pitt students had the opportunity last semester to take a class that challenged that notion.
Nathan Davis, former professor in Pitt’s Department of Music and renowned jazz musician, died Monday. (Image via University of Pittsburgh)

Pitt jazz professor dies at 81

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | News Editor April 11, 2018

Nathan Davis, a former professor at Pitt’s department of music and renowned jazz musician, died on Sunday from natural causes. He was 81. Davis came to Pitt in 1969 as the director of the jazz studies...

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