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“The Honest Struggle,” a 2017 documentary currently available on Amazon Prime, chronicles Sadiq Davis’ experiences as a formerly incarcerated person and his reassimilation into society. The Pitt jazz studies program will present a two-day event Thursday and Friday centered on the film and its themes.

Pitt Jazz Studies to honor Black History Month with screening ‘The Honest Struggle’

By Sona Sharma, Staff Writer February 3, 2021
The Pitt jazz studies department features jazz artists every year for Black History Month to celebrate the roots of jazz in African American culture.
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.
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