Pitt Jazz Collection, 1971-2011 UA.90.8.26.1

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Table of Contents

Summary Information
History
Scope and Content Notes
Arrangement
Administrative Information
Related Materials
Controlled Access Headings
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Previous Citation
Collection Inventory
Series I. Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert,1971-2011
1. Finance and Budget [Restricted],1971-2008
2. Planning [Restricted],1972-2008
3. Internal Correspondence [Restricted],1971-2001
4. Outgoing Correspondence [Restricted],1971-2001
5. Incoming Correspondence [Restricted],1971-2001
7. Promotional and Press,1971-2011
6. Participant Relations,1971-2006
8. Jazz Seminar Transcripts,1984-1987
Series II. International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame,1977-1999
1. Formation,1979-1984
2. Hall of Fame Induction,1977-2003
3. Exhibit Planning,1983-1986
Exhibit Case,1986-2016
Series III. International Jazz Archives Journal,1992-2001
1. Organization,1994-1999
2. Editorial Correspondence,1992-2001
3. Article Drafts,1994-1999
4. Press and Related Publications,1994-1998
Series IV. Jazz Studies,1986-2001
1. Finances,1999-2001
2. Academic Programs and Scholarships,1986-1998
3. Jazz Ensemble,1978-2000
Series V. Nathan Davis,1973-2001
1. Correspondence,1970-2000
2. Publishing,ca. 1996, undated
4. Topical Files,1973-2000
Compositions,
Series Geri Allen,
Series VI. Photographic Material,ca. 1971-1998, undated
1. Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert,1971-2000
2. International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame,1992, undated
3. International Jazz Archives Journal,1993-1998, undated
4. Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh,ca. 1971-1998
5. Nathan Davis,ca. 1969-2000
Series VII. Audio/Video Material,1973-1999
1. Audio Recordings, Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert,1973-1999
2. Video Recordings, Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert,1974-1999
3. Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh
4. Nathan Davis
5. Pittsburgh Jazz Artists,1955-1985

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Pitt Jazz Collection
Creator
Davis, Nathan T. (Nathan Tate), 1937-
Collection Number
UA.90.8.26.1
Date
1971-2011
Extent
48.0 linear feet
Abstract
The Pitt Jazz Collection contains manuscript, photographic, and audio/video materials documenting the first 30 years of jazz activities at the University of Pittsburgh. The bulk of the collection relates to the University of Pittsburgh’s Annual Jazz Seminar, but other topics include the Jazz Studies Department, the International Jazz Academy Hall of Fame, International Jazz Archives Journal, and Dr. Nathan Davis, founder and longtime director of the university’s Jazz Studies Program.

Preferred Citation

Pitt Jazz Collection, 1971-2001, UA.90.8.26.1, University Archives, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The University of Pittsburgh’s jazz program was founded in 1969 and is among one of the oldest collegiate jazz programs in the country. After the university’s music department became only the nation’s third college to establish a formal jazz curriculum, Dr. Nathan Davis, a professional saxophonist and music educator was brought in to lead the program’s development and establish a jazz ensemble. Dr. Davis led and grew the jazz studies at Pitt for forty four years until his retirement in 2013 when world renowned jazz pianist and Pitt Alumna, Geri Allen, took over as director of the University of Pittsburgh's Jazz Studies Program.

The university’s Jazz Ensemble was founded in the early days of Dr. Davis’ tenure as director with less than a dozen musicians. Since that time, the group has grown in both number and stature. Within three years of its formation, the Pitt Jazz Ensemble had risen from performing locally to performing at the internationally known Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland. The jazz ensemble has also toured the Southern United States, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica. They perform annually at a spring concert that has featured a number of notable jazz performers as featured artists.

Over the years, Pitt Jazz has perhaps become best known for its long running annual jazz seminar and concert. The event, now a staple of the Pittsburgh music scene, sprang from an impromptu event over forty years ago when Pittsburgh native and legendary jazz drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers were playing a date in Pittsburgh's Hill District. Dr. Davis, who had formerly toured with Blakely, approached the musician and asked if he could give a workshop to some of his jazz students. Despite the short notice, it was an overwhelming success. The success of Art Blakely’s lecture prompted Dr. Davis to design and propose an annual university event that would bring multiple artists to the university each year. The plans eventually culminated in the University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar. The annual three day seminars include workshops given by professional jazz artists, where they are able to impart invaluable knowledge of their craft and the music industry to students, music educators, and the public, and a concluding ‘all-star’ concert to wrap up the weekend. The Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert has had the has hosted a number of jazz legends including, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Clark Terry, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Clarke and Grover Washington, Jr. . The success of the University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar inspired the creation of two additional jazz entities at university, International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame and the International Jazz Archives Journal.

In 1977, Pitt Jazz established the International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame to honor artists who have made extraordinary contributions to the musical genre. When the hall of fame was founded it was the first of its kind on any college campus. The hall of fame’s inaugural inductees were five indisputable jazz legends: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Art Tatum, Charlie Parker, and Billie Holiday. Two new members were added to the hall of fame’s ranks each year based on the votes of an international committee of jazz experts. The yearly inductions were often celebrated in conjunction with the annual University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar. In 1984 the International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame unveiled a permanent display in the William Pitt Union. The display, which is open to the public, contains unique memorabilia and artifacts of hall of fame inductees such as an original painting by Miles Davis, a saxophone and trumpet accessories donated by Sonny Rollins and Clark Terry respectively, and a letter from Kenny Clarke to Charlie Parker.

Arising from a desire to parlay the successful discourse surrounding jazz during the seminar into more sustainable conversations, Dr. Nathan Davis founded the International Jazz Archives Journal in 1992. The yearly journal, edited by Davis, covered jazz education and scholarship, and analysis of the work acclaimed jazz artists, workshop transcripts from a prior jazz seminar, poetry, and music reviews.

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Scope and Content Notes

The collection contains records of the first 30 years of Pitt Jazz from 1970-2001. The bulk of collection and most complete set of records relate to the annual Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and Concert. Records pertaining to other elements of the university’s jazz program such as the International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame, International Jazz Archives Journal, jazz studies academic and ensemble records, and Dr. Nathan Davis can be also found within the collection but they are not as comprehensive in nature in terms of time period and thematic areas covered.

The manuscript portions of the collection contain a variety of materials including correspondence, organization and planning documents for a number of activities including the jazz seminar, the hall of fame, and journal. The collection also contains ephemera and promotional materials, journal drafts, and drafts of books authored by Dr. Davis.

The photographic and audio/video materials work in tandem with the manuscript materials described above by adding a richer level of documentation. The bulk of the collection’s media is photographs and audio/video recordings of Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert. The recordings include both audio and video recordings of individual seminar workshops and the seminar’s culminating concert. Other audio/video media relates to jazz ensemble performances, student improvisation and arrangement assignments, and select recordings and compositions of Dr. Nathan Davis.

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Arrangement

The Pitt Jazz Collection is arranged into the following seven series:

Series I. Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert, 1971-1999

Series II. International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame, 1977-1999

Series III. International Jazz Archives Journal, 1993-2006

Series IV. Jazz Studies, ca.1971-2000

Series V. Nathan Davis, ca. 1969-2000

Series VI. Photographic Material, ca. 1971-2000

Series VII. Audio/Video Material, 1973-1999

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, August 2015

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Access Restrictions

The following materials have restricted access: Series I. Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert: Subseries 1-6. To access this material researchers must agree to sign a confidentiality agreement provided by the Archives Service Center. All other portions of the collection have no restrictions.

Copyright

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Nathan Davis on February 1, 2007.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Meaghan Alston between October 2014 and August 2015.

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Related Materials

Separated Material

In addition to the records relating to the creation of the International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame, the collection also contains artifacts donated to the Hall of Fame by inductees. These artifacts include musical instruments, photographs, artwork and momentos. Further inquiries into the nature and scope of the donated material can be directed to staff of the Archives Service Center.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar.
  • University of Pittsburgh. International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame.
  • University of Pittsburgh. Music Department.
  • University of Pittsburgh. Sonny Rollins International Jazz Archives.

Personal Name(s)

  • Davis, Nathan T. (Nathan Tate), 1937-

Subject(s)

  • African American jazz musicians -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Jazz
  • Jazz ensemble with band
  • Jazz studies
  • Music
  • Music -- Instruction and study
  • Music education
  • Music performance
  • University of Pittsburgh

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

All of the sound and video recordings require playback equipment available in the Archives Service Center. Please give ASC staff atleast 24 hours advanced notice if you wish to listen or watch material from the collection.

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Previous Citation

Pitt Jazz Collection, 1971-2001, UA.90.8.26.1, University of Pittsburgh Archives, Archives Service Center

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert, 1971-2011 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains records related to the Pitt Jazz Seminar. Specifically the materials include, budget and planning documents, correspondence, participant contracts and biography information, promotional material, press, and a small number of seminar workshop transcripts. All materials in the Finance and Budget, Internal Correspondence, Outgoing Correspondence, Incoming Correspondence is restricted for access until further review. The Promotional and Press and Jazz Seminar Transcript subseries are arranged chronologically; the Participant Relations series is arranged alphabetically by artist last name.

Subseries  1. Finance and Budget [Restricted], 1971-2008 

  BoxFolder
Finance and Budget, 1971 11
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1972 2
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1973 3
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1974 4
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1975 5
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1976 6
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1978 7
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1979 8
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1980 9
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1981 10
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1982 11
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1983 12
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1984 13
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1985 14
  BoxFolder
Finance and Budget, 1986 6183
  BoxFolder
Finance and Budget, 1987 115
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1988 16
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1989 17
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1990 18
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1991 19
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1992 20
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1993 21
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1994 22
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1995 23
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1996 24
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1997 25
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1998 26
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 1999 27
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 2000 28
  BoxFolder
Finance and Budget, 2001 6184
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 2002 185
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 2003 186
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 2004 187
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 2005 188
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 2006 189
  Folder
Finance and Budget, 2008 190

Subseries  2. Planning [Restricted], 1972-2008 

  BoxFolder
Planning, 1972 129
  Folder
Planning, 1974 30
  Folder
Planning, 1975 31
  Folder
Planning, 1976 32
  Folder
Planning, 1977 33
  Folder
Planning, 1978 34
  Folder
Planning, 1979 35
  Folder
Planning, 1980 36
  Folder
Planning, 1981 37
  Folder
Planning, 1982 38
  Folder
Planning, 1983 39
  Folder
Planning, 1984 40
  Folder
Planning, 1985 41
  Folder
Planning, 1986 42
  Folder
Planning, 1987 43
  Folder
Planning, 1988 44
  Folder
Planning, 1990 45
  Folder
Planning, 1991 46
  Folder
Planning, 1992 47
  Folder
Planning, 1993 48
  Folder
Planning, 1994 49
  Folder
Planning, 1995 50
  Folder
Planning, 1996 51
  Folder
Planning, 1997 52
  Folder
Planning, 1998 53
  Folder
Planning, 1999 54
  Folder
Planning, 2000 55
  BoxFolder
Planning, 2001 6191
  Folder
Planning, 2002 192
  Folder
Planning, 2003 193
  BoxFolder
Planning (2), 2003 3013
  BoxFolder
Planning, 2004 6194
  BoxFolder
Planning (2), 2004 3014
  BoxFolder
Planning, 2005 6195
  Folder
Planning, 2006 196
  Folder
Planning, 2008 197

Subseries  3. Internal Correspondence [Restricted], 1971-2001 

  BoxFolder
Internal Correspondence, 1971-1974 156
  Folder
Internal Correspondence, 1975-1979 57
  Folder
Internal Correspondence, 1980-1982 58
  Folder
Internal Correspondence, 1983-1984 59
  Folder
Internal Correspondence, 1985-1986 60
  Folder
Internal Correspondence, 1987-1990 61
  Folder
Internal Correspondence, 1991-2000 62
  Folder
Jazz Seminar Think Tank, 2001 63

Subseries  4. Outgoing Correspondence [Restricted], 1971-2001 

  Folder
Outgoing Correspondence, 1971-1973 64
  Folder
Outgoing Correspondence, 1974-1975 65
  Folder
Outgoing Correspondence, 1976-1984 66
  Folder
Outgoing Correspondence, 1985-2000 67
  Folder
Jazz Seminar Think Tank, 2001 68

Subseries  5. Incoming Correspondence [Restricted], 1971-2001 

  Folder
Incoming Correspondence, 1971-1973 69
  Folder
Incoming Correspondence, 1974-1975 70
  Folder
Incoming Correspondence, 1978-1984 71
  Folder
Incoming Correspondence, 1985-2000 72
  Folder
Jazz Seminar Think Tank, 2001 73

Subseries  7. Promotional and Press, 1971-2011 

  Folder
Press Releases, 1972-1979 63
  Folder
Press Releases, 1980-1989 64
  Folder
Press Releases, 1990-2008 65
  Folder
Flyers, 1917-1978 66
  Folder
Flyers, 1980-1988 67
  Folder
Flyers, 1990-2000 68
  Folder
Mailings, 1972-2010 69
  Folder
Newspaper Ads, 70
  Map-caseDrawer
Posters, 1984-2016 1216
  BoxFolder
Concert Tickets, 271
  Folder
Concert Programs, 1980-1989 73
  Folder
Concert Programs, 1990-2011 74
  Folder
Reception Invitations, 1983-2000 75
  Folder
Tenth Anniversary Calendar, 1980 76
  Folder
News Clippings, 1971-1979 77
  Folder
Concert Programs, 1973-1979 72
  Folder
News Clippings, 1980-1982 78
  Folder
News Clippings, 1983-1990 79
  Folder
News Clippings, 1994-1997 80
  Folder
News Clippings, 1998-2002 81
  BoxFolder
Jazz Seminar Promotional Press Releases, 1994 525
  BoxFolder
University of Pittsburgh Musci Department, Concerts, 1994-1995 527
  Folder
Live Jazz at Pitt CD Planning, 1995-2001 48
  Folder
Live Jazz at Pitt CD Correspondence, 1995-2001 49
  BoxFolder
Flyers, 2001- 2913
  Folder
News Clippings, 1991-2001 14
  Folder
The University of Pittsburgh -Contact!, 1992 15
  Folder
Univeristy of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar All-Stars, 2000-2004 16
  Folder
International Music Day, 2004-2006 17
  Folder
Port Authority Advertisements, 1992 18
  Folder
43rd-45th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert Programs, 2013-2015 19
  Folder
Pitt Magazine, March 1987 104
  Folder
Pitt Jazz Week Proclamations, 1983 89
  BoxFolder
Flyers and Posters, 2008-2009 309
  BoxFolder
Flyers, 1981-2003 3017

Subseries  6. Participant Relations, 1971-2006 

Contracts [RESTRICTED], 1971-2006 

  BoxFolder
Bill Abernathy [RESTRICTED], 1974 61
  Folder
Alex Acuna [RESTRICTED], 1982-1985 2
  Folder
Thomas Adams [RESTRICTED], 1972 3
  Folder
Ron Afiff [RESTRICTED], 2006 4
  Folder
Monty Alexander [RESTRICTED], 1981-1985 5
  Folder
Carl Allen [RESTRICTED], 2002 6
  Folder
Geri Allen [RESTRICTED], 1994-2000 7
  Folder
Alpha [RESTRICTED], 1983 8
  Folder
Komlo Amoaku [RESTRICTED], 1979-1985 9
  Folder
Pat Azzara [RESTRICTED], 2003 10
  Folder
Steven Backer [RESTRICTED], 1991 11
  Folder
Benny Bailey [RESTRICTED], 1981-1996 12
  Folder
Art Baker [RESTRICTED], 1986 13
  Folder
David Baker [RESTRICTED], 1971-1972 14
  Folder
Kenny Barron [RESTRICTED], 1980-1999 15
  Folder
Dave Bjornson [RESTRICTED], 1999-2004 16
  Folder
Terrence Blanchard [RESTRICTED], 1988 17
  Folder
Oscar Brashear [RESTRICTED], 2000-2006 18
  Folder
Randy Brecker [RESTRICTED], 1985-2007 19
  Folder
Cecil Bridgewater [RESTRICTED], 2008 20
  Folder
Bob Brookmeyer [RESTRICTED], 1999 21
  Folder
Kenny Burrell [RESTRICTED], 1975 22
  Folder
George Butler [RESTRICTED], 1973-1984 23
  Folder
Jaki Byard [RESTRICTED], 1973-1975 24
  Folder
Donald Byrd [RESTRICTED], 1971-2000 25
  Folder
George Cables [RESTRICTED], 1984-1998 26
  Folder
Ron Carter [RESTRICTED], ca. 1971-1994 27
  Folder
Terri Lyne Carrington [RESTRICTED], 1993 28
  Folder
Phillip Catherine [RESTRICTED], 1992 29
  Folder
David Chertok [RESTRICTED], 1978-1981 30
  Folder
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler [RESTRICTED], 2006 31
  Folder
James Cleveland [RESTRICTED], 1976 32
  Folder
Billy Cobham [RESTRICTED], 2003 33
  Folder
William Cole [RESTRICTED], 1976-1996 34
  Folder
George Coleman [RESTRICTED], 1986 35
  Folder
Ray Coleman [RESTRICTED], 1977 36
  Folder
Larry Coryell [RESTRICTED], 1976-2008 37
  Folder
Hank Crawford [RESTRICTED], 1991-2000 38
  Folder
Pierre Davis, 2001 39
  Folder
Richard Davis [RESTRICTED], 1971-1979 40
  Folder
Alan Dawson [RESTRICTED], 1971-1991 41
  Folder
Ina Dittka [RESTRICTED], 1991 42
  Folder
Ray Drummond [RESTRICTED], 1987 43
  Folder
Dave Dubas [RESTRICTED], 2001 44
  Folder
Ted Dunbar [RESTRICTED], 1982-1997 45
  Folder
Rich Engler [RESTRICTED], 1984 46
  Folder
Peter Erskine [RESTRICTED], 1984 47
  Folder
Kevin Eubanks [RESTRICTED], 1992-1997 48
  Folder
Jon Faddis [RESTRICTED], 1986-1998 49
  Folder
Leonard Feather [RESTRICTED], 1971-1975 50
  Folder
Art Farmer [RESTRICTED], 1992 51
  Folder
Clare Fischer [RESTRICTED], 1993 52
  Folder
Charlie Fishman [RESTRICTED], 1989 53
  Folder
Tommy Flannigan [RESTRICTED], 1980-1985 54
  Folder
Boo Frazier [RESTRICTED], 1997 55
  Folder
Hans Fridulnd [Restricted], 1994 56
  Folder
Curtis Fuller [RESTRICTED], 1993-2000 57
  Folder
Bobbie Fulton [RESTRICTED], 1977 58
  Folder
Eric Gale (Gale Pyramid Music Inc.) [RESTRICTED], 1983-1991 59
  Folder
Dizzy Gillespie [RESTRICTED], 1973 60
  Folder
Elias Gistelinck [RESTRICTED], 1978-1984 61
  Folder
Ira Gitler [RESTRICTED], 1978-1987 62
  Folder
Eddie Gomez [RESTRICTED], 1981-1985 63
  Folder
Benny Golson [RESTRICTED], 1993-2007 64
  Folder
Dexter Gordon [RESTRICTED], 1977 65
  Folder
Johnny Griffin [RESTRICTED], 1983-1996 66
  Folder
Gospel Chords [RESTRICTED], 1976-1977 67
  Folder
Jim Hall [RESTRICTED], 1974 68
  Folder
Marv Halliday [RESTRICTED], 1974 69
  Folder
Slide Hampton [RESTRICTED], 1978-1979 70
  Folder
Roland Hana [RESTRICTED], 1971-1972 71
  Folder
Winard Harper [RESTRICTED], 1997-2006 72
  Folder
Joe Harris [RESTRICTED], 1972 73
  Folder
Donald Harrison [Restricted], 2006 74
  Folder
Antonio Hart [RESTRICTED], 2008 75
  Folder
Lou Hayes [RESTRICTED], 1975 76
  Folder
Jimmy Heath [RESTRICTED], 1976 77
  Folder
Percy Heath [RESTRICTED], 1993 78
  Folder
Eddie Henderson [RESTRICTED], 1998 79
  Folder
Joe Henderson [RESTRICTED], 1975-1978 80
  Folder
Mike Hennessey [RESTRICTED], 1978-1998 81
  Folder
Neils Hennings [RESTRICTED], 1991 82
  Folder
Nat Hentoff [RESTRICTED], 1998 83
  Folder
Terumasa Hino [RESTRICTED], 1978-1997 84
  Folder
Freddie Hubbard [RESTRICTED], 1984-2000 85
  Folder
Milt Jackson [RESTRICTED], 1981-1984 86
  Folder
Illinois Jacquet [RESTRICTED], 1991 87
  Folder
Suzan Jenkins [RESTRICTED], 2001 88
  Folder
Willard Jenkins [RESTRICTED], 1999 89
  Folder
Niranjan Jhaveri [RESTRICTED], 1990 90
  Folder
Elvin Jones [RESTRICTED], 1973-1980 91
  Folder
Hank Jones [RESTRICTED], 1974 92
  Folder
Thad Jones [RESTRICTED], 1972-1974 93
  Folder
Burt Korall [RESTRICTED], 1980 94
  Folder
Lee Konitz [RESTRICTED], 1980 95
  Folder
Abraham Laboriel [RESTRICTED], 1976-2007 96
  Folder
David Laing [RESTRICTED], 1998 97
  Folder
John Lewis [RESTRICTED], 1978 98
  Folder
Kirk Lightsey [RESTRICTED], 2001 99
  Folder
Mike Longo [RESTRICTED], 1977 100
  Folder
Joe Lovano [RESTRICTED], 2001-2004 101
  Folder
Russell Malone [RESTRICTED], 1999 102
  Folder
Bob Magnusson [RESTRICTED], 2002 103
  Folder
Herbie Mann [RESTRICTED], 1986-1998 104
  Folder
Ellis Marsalis [RESTRICTED], 1990 105
  Folder
Pat Martino [RESTRICTED], 2003 106
  Folder
Bennie Maupit [RESTRICTED], 2008 107
  Folder
Mike McFadin [RESTRICTED], 2006 108
  Folder
Tom McIntosh [RESTRICTED], 1974 109
  Folder
Jackie McLean [RESTRICTED], 1997 110
  Folder
Charles McPherson [RESTRICTED], 2001 111
  Folder
Mulgrew Miller [RESTRICTED], 1996 112
  Folder
T.S. Monk [RESTRICTED], 1994-1996 113
  Folder
Marcio Montarroyos [RESTRICTED], 1990 114
  Folder
James Moody [RESTRICTED], 1972-1999 115
  Folder
Dan Morgenstern [RESTRICTED], 1971-2006 116
  Folder
Michael Mossman [RESTRICTED], 1987-2008 117
  Folder
George Mraz [RESTRICTED], 2004 118
  Folder
Idris Muhammad [RESTRICTED], 1979-1998 119
  Folder
Joe Newman [RESTRICTED], 1974 120
  Folder
J.H. Kwabena Njetia [RESTRICTED], 1983 121
  Folder
Jimmy Owens [RESTRICTED], 1979-2006 122
  Folder
John Patitucci [RESTRICTED], 1997-2000 123
  Folder
Dave Pike [RESTRICTED], 2006 124
  Folder
Terry Pollard [RESTRICTED], 1976-1977 125
  Folder
William Quinn [RESTRICTED], 1973 126
  Folder
Jaree Reed [RESTRICTED], 1983 127
  Folder
Claus Reichstaller [RESTRICTED], 2007 128
  Folder
Eric Reed [RESTRICTED], 2002 129
  Folder
Rufus L. Reid [RESTRICTED], 1983-1985 130
  Folder
Larry Ridley [RESTRICTED], 1978 131
  Folder
Phil Rizzo [RESTRICTED], 1977 132
  Folder
Max Roach [RESTRICTED], 1971-1976 133
  Folder
Sonny Rollins [RESTRICTED], 1974-1984 134
  Folder
Wallace Roney [RESTRICTED], 1994-2000 135
  Folder
Patrice Rushen [RESTRICTED], 1987-2000 136
  Folder
Joe Sample [RESTRICTED], 1986 137
  Folder
Arturo Sandoval [RESTRICTED], 1991 138
  Folder
Michael Schiller [RESTRICTED], 2001-2002 139
  Folder
John Schreiber [RESTRICTED], 1983 140
  Folder
John Schofield [RESTRICTED], 1985-1986 141
  Folder
Don Sebesky [RESTRICTED], 1976 142
  Folder
Paul Silverthorn [RESTRICTED], 1999-2000 143
  Folder
Woody Shaw [RESTRICTED], 1983, undated 144
  Folder
Carl Smith [RESTRICTED], 1980 145
  Folder
Lew Soloff [RESTRICTED], 1975 146
  Folder
The Sounds of Heritage [RESTRICTED], 1983 147
  Folder
Dakota Stanton [RESTRICTED], 1979 148
  Folder
Moses Stith [RESTRICTED], 1972 149
  Folder
Sonny Stitt [RESTRICTED], 1975 150
  Folder
Charles Subey [RESTRICTED], 1971-1974 151
  Folder
Akira Tana [RESTRICTED], 1986 152
  Folder
Billy Taylor [RESTRICTED], 1979 153
  Folder
Yvone Taylor [RESTRICTED], 1971 154
  Folder
Clark Terry [RESTRICTED], 1971-1998 155
  Folder
Toots Thielemans [RESTRICTED], 1976-1978 156
  Folder
Paul Thompson [RESTRICTED], 2001 157
  Folder
Clifford Thornton [RESTRICTED], 1972 158
  Folder
Charles Tolliver [RESTRICTED], 1973 159
  Folder
Nestor Torres [RESTRICTED], 2006 160
  Folder
Stanley Turrentine [RESTRICTED], 1975-1980 161
  Folder
Miroslav Vitous [RESTRICTED], 1982-1992 162
  Folder
Freddie Waits [RESTRICTED], 1977-1985, undated 163
  Folder
Cedar Walton [RESTRICTED], 1984 164
  Folder
Grover Washington Jr.[RESTRICTED], 1979-1999 165
  Folder
Ernie Watts [RESTRICTED], 1997-1999 166
  Folder
Bobby Watson [RESTRICTED], 2002 167
  Folder
The Waymonnaires [RESTRICTED], 1978 168
  Folder
Tom Wendt [RESTRICTED], 2001 169
  Folder
Mark Whitfield [RESTRICTED], 2001 170
  Folder
Ernie Wilkins [RESTRICTED], 1971 171
  Folder
Marvin Witofsky [RESTRICTED], 1996 172
  Folder
Phillip Woo [RESTRICTED], 1987 173
  Folder
Attila Zoller [RESTRICTED], 1979 174
  Folder
General [RESTRICTED], 1972-1975 175
  Folder
Jazz Seminar Think Tank [RESTRICTED], 2000-2001 176

Biographical Information, 1971-2006 

  BoxFolder
Participant List, Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert, 1971-2006 174
  BoxFolder
Michelle Adams, undated 2926
  BoxFolder
Monty Alexander, 1981-1985 175
  Folder
Geri Allen, 1994-2000 76
  BoxFolder
Alpha, 1971-1979 21
  Folder
Komla Amoaku, 1979-1985  2
  Folder
Benny Bailey, 1981-1996  3
  Folder
David Baker, 1971-1972 4
  Folder
Kenny Barron, 1980-1999 5
  Folder
John Blake, ca. 1971-2011 6
  BoxFolder
Art Blakey, 1987 2927
  BoxFolder
Terrence Blanchard, 1988 27
  Folder
Oscar Brashear, 2000-2006 8
  BoxFolder
Randy Brecker, 1985-2007 2928
  BoxFolder
George Butler, 1973-1984  29
  Folder
Donald Byrd, 1971-2000 10
  Folder
Terri Lynne Carrington, 1993 11
  Folder
Ron Carter, ca. 1971-1994 12
  BoxFolder
Philip Catherine, 1992 2929
  BoxFolder
Joe Chambers, ca. 1971-2011 213
  Folder
David Chertok 1978-1981 14
  BoxFolder
Billy Cobham, 1988-2003 2930
  Folder
William Cole, 1976-1996 15
  Folder
Larry Coryell, 1976-2008 16
  Folder
Richard Davis, 1971-1979 17
  Folder
Alan Dawson, 1971*-1991 18
  Folder
Ray Drummond, 1987 19
  BoxFolder
Billy Eckstine, 1989-1992 2931
  BoxFolder
Kevin Eubanks, 1992-1997 220
  Folder
Jon Faddis, 1986-1998 21
  BoxFolder
Art Farmer, 1992 2932
  BoxFolder
Leonard Feather, 1971-1975 222
  BoxFolder
Clare Fischer, 1993 2933
  BoxFolder
Charles Fishman, 1989 223
  Folder
Boo Frazier, 1997 24
  BoxFolder
Curtis Fuller, 1993-2002 2934
  Folder
Ira Gitler, 1978-2003 35
  BoxFolder
Benny Golson, 1993-2007 225
  Folder
Johnny Griffin, 1983-1996 26
  Folder
Jim Hall, 1974 27
  Folder
Slide Hampton, 1978-1979 28
  Folder
Winard Harper, 1997-2006 29
  Folder
Lou Hayes 1975 30
  BoxFolder
Percy Heath, 1993 2936
  BoxFolder
Terumasa Hino, 1978-1997 231
  BoxFolder
Freddie Hubbard, 1984-2000 2937
  BoxFolder
Milton Jackson, 1981-1984 232
  BoxFolder
Suzan Jenkins, 2001 2938
  BoxFolder
Niranjan Jhaveri, 1990 233
  Folder
Elvin Jones, 1973-1980 34
  BoxFolder
Helen Keane, 1994 2939
  BoxFolder
Lee Konitz, 1980 235
  Folder
Abraham Laboriel, 1976-2007 36
  Folder
Dave Laing, 1998 37
  Folder
Russell Malone, 1999 38
  Folder
Herbie Mann, 1986-1998 39
  Folder
Ellis Marsalis, 1990 40
  BoxFolder
Pat Martino, 2003 2940
  Folder
Jackie McLean, 1997-2003 41
  Folder
Charles McPherson, 2001 42
  BoxFolder
Mulgrew Miller, 1994-1996 241
  Folder
Thelonious Monk, 1996 42
  Folder
Marcio Montarroyos, 1990 43
  BoxFolder
James Moody, 1972-2003 2943
  BoxFolder
Dan Morgenstern, 1971-2006 244
  Folder
Michael Mossman, 1987-2008 45
  BoxFolder
George Mraz, 2004 2944
  BoxFolder
Idris Muhammad, 1979-1998 246
  Folder
Joe Newman, 1974 47
  BoxFolder
Dionizy Piatkowski, 1993 2945
  BoxFolder
Sonny Rollins, 1974-1984 248
  Folder
Wallace Roney, 49
  Folder
Patrice Rusheen, 1987-2000 50
  Folder
Jimmy Owens, 1979-2006 51
  Folder
Arturo Sandoval, 1991 52
  BoxFolder
John Schrieber, 1983-2003 2946
  BoxFolder
Paul Silverthorn, 1999-2000 253
  BoxFolder
Lew Soloff, 1975-2004 2947
  BoxFolder
Billy Taylor, 1979 254
  Folder
Clark Terry, 1971-1998 55
  Folder
Toots Thielemans 1976-1978 56
  Folder
Charles Tolliver, 1973 57
  Folder
Stanley Turrentine, 1975-1980 58
  Folder
Grover Washington Jr, 1979-1999 59
  Folder
The Waymonaries, 1978 60
  BoxFolder
Annie Whitehead, 1986 2948
  BoxFolder
Marvin Witofsky, 1996 261
  Folder
Atilla Zoller, 1979 62

Subseries  8. Jazz Seminar Transcripts, 1984-1987 

  BoxFolder
Transcript: “The Situation of the Musicians in the European Radio and Television Stations” with Elias Gistelinck, 1984 282
  Folder
Bicentennial Seminar Transcript: Music Synthesis with Randy Brecker, 1986 83
  Folder
Bicentennial Seminar Transcript: "Market Your Talent" with George Butler and Harry Connick Jr., 1987 84
  Folder
Bicentennial Seminar Transcript: Saxophone with George Coleman, 1987 85
  Folder
Bicentennial Seminar Transcript: Bass with Ray Drummond, 1987 86
  Folder
Bicentennial Seminar Transcript: Trumpet Workshop Jon Faddis, 1987 87
  Folder
Bicentennial Seminar Transcript: Bass with Abraham Laboriel, 1986 88
  Folder
Bicentennial Seminar Transcript: Flute with Herbie Mann, 1986 89
  Folder
Bicentennial Seminar Transcript: Jazz Critics, 1986 90
  Folder
Bicentennial Seminar Transcript: Trumpet with Mike Mossman, 1987 91
  Folder
Bicentennial Seminar Transcript: Trumpet and Stage Rehearsal Techniques with Jimmy Owens and Stage Band, 1987 92
  Folder
Bicentennial Seminar Transcript: Piano with Patrice Rushen, 1987 93
  Folder
Bicentennial Seminar Transcript: Piano with Joe Sample, 1986 94
  Folder
Bicentennial Seminar Transcript: Guitar with John Scofield, 1986 95
  Folder
Bicentennial Seminar Transcript: Drums with Marvin 'Smitty' Smith, 1987 96
  Folder
Bicentennial Seminar Transcript: Drums with Akira Tana, 1986 97
  Folder
Bicentennial Seminar: Saxophone Workshop with Grover Washington Jr., 1987 98
  BoxFolder
Jimmy Owens Correspondence and Jazz Seminar Transcription, 1987, 1995 2954
  Folder
George Coleman Jazz Seminar Tapes Transcription, 1989, 1995 55

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Series  II. International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame, 1977-1999 

Scope and Content Notes

This series is divided into three subseries, Formation, Hall of Fame Induction, and Exhibit Planning. The series contains correspondence that illustrates how the Hall of Fame came to be, nominations and voting results for hall of fame inductees, correspondence with jazz artists regarding artifact donation and plans for the construction of the hall of fame display at the William Pitt Union. The files in this series are arranged thematically and chronically within their subseries. Further, artifacts and material displayed and contained in the International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame display case in the William Pitt Union from 1986-2016 are now housed at the Archives Service Center.

Subseries  1. Formation, 1979-1984 

  BoxFolder
Formally Establishing the International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame, 1978-1983 31-3
  Folder
International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame Dedication Ceremony, 1984 4-6

Subseries  2. Hall of Fame Induction, 1977-2003 

  Folder
Nomination and Voting Committee, undated 7
  Folder
Induction Notes, 1975-1985 8
  Folder
Inductee List, 1978-2003 9
  Folder
Voting, 1978 10
  Folder
Nominations and Voting, 1980 11-12
  Folder
Nominations, 1981 13
  Folder
Nominations, 1982 14
  Folder
Nominations, 1983 15
  Folder
Nominations, 1986 16
  Folder
Nominations, 1987 17
  Folder
Nominations, 1988 18
  Folder
Nominations, 1990 19
  Folder
Nominations, 1994 20
  Folder
Nominations, 1997 21
  Folder
Nominations, 1999 22
  Folder
Inductee Correspondence, 1984-2002 23
  Folder
Correspondence, 1980-2001 24
  Folder
Press, 1977-1990 25

Subseries  3. Exhibit Planning, 1983-1986 

  Folder
Plaque Design and Installation, 1983-1984 26-29
  Folder
Display Case Blueprints, 1985-1986 30
  Folder
Inductee Artifact Donation, 1983-1985 31
  Folder
Artifact Inventory and Appraisal 1984 32
  BoxFolder
Bronze Plaque Sketches, undated 2990
  BoxFolder
A Strategic Business Plan, 1993 333
  BoxFolder
Exhibit Donations, 2003 294
  Tube
Display Case Blueprints, undated 1-2

Subseries Exhibit Case, 1986-2016 

  Box
10th and 11th Annual University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and Concert Poster, 1980-1981 32
  Box
11th and 12th Annual University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and Concert Posters, 1981-1982 33
  Box
12th, 13th, and 15th Annual University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and Concert Posters, 1985-1985 34
  Box
15th and 16th Annual University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and Concert Posters, 1985-1986 35
  Box
17th and 18th Annual University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and Concert Posters, 1987-1988 36
  Box
19th Annual University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and Concert Poster, 1989 37
  Box
20th Annual University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and Concert Poster, 1990 38
  Box
21st and 22nd University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and Concert Posters, 1991-1992 39
  Box
23rd and 24th Annual University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and Concert Posters, 1993-1994 40-41
  BoxRecord
Art Tatum- Pieces of Eight, 1981 421
  Box
Lonel Hampton Plaque 42
  Box
Book: Jazz In Pittsburgh: 40th Annual University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and Concert, 2010 42
  Box
Book: Pittsburgh Rhythm 42
  Box
Pitt Jazz Watch 42
  Box
Jazz Seminar Scrapbook 43
  Box
Count Bassie Poster 44
  Box
Clark Terry Objects 45
  Box
Benny Goodman "Let's Dance" Score 46
  Box
Dizzy Gillespie International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame Plaque 47
  Box
Nathan Davis' "Just Above my Head" Score 48
  Box
Kenny Clarke Photographs 49
  Box
John Coltrane "A Love Supreme" Letter 49
  Box
Clark Terry Photographs 49
  Box
Autographed Sonny Rollins Sheet Music 49
  Box
Donald Byrd's "Toussaint L'ouverture" Score 49
  Box
Jonah Jones Material 49
  Box
Jimmy Owens Photograph 49
  Box
Jimmy Kepner Material 49
  Box
Randi Hultin Cricatures 50
  Box
Grover Washington Jr. Memorial Plaque, 2001 51
  Box
Marry Lou Williams Plaque 52
  Box
Jazz Greats Collage 53
  BoxFolder
Lionel Hampton, undated 295
  BoxFolder
Jazz Hall of Fame Meeting Minutes, undated 524
  BoxFolder
Jazz Hall of Fame Plaques, undated 296
  Folder
Jazz Hall of Fame Brochure, 1987 7
  Folder
Finances and meeting minutes, 1990 8
  Folder
Hall of Fame Award, Dizzy Gillespie, 1989-1992 9

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Series  III.  International Jazz Archives Journal, 1992-2001 

Scope and Content Notes

This series has been divided into four subseries, Organization, Editorial Correspondence, Article Drafts, and Press and Related Publications. The Editorial Correspondence files have been filed by year and arranged chronologically. Similarly the Article Drafts have been filed by journal volume and number and arranged chronologically.

Subseries  1. Organization, 1994-1999 

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Finances, 1994-1999 34
  Folder
Board of Editors, undated 35
  Folder
Journal Authors, 1994-1998 36

Subseries  2. Editorial Correspondence, 1992-2001 

  Folder
Editorial Correspondence, 1992 37
  Folder
Editorial Correspondence, 1993 38
  Folder
Editorial Correspondence, 1994 39
  Folder
Editorial Correspondence, 1995 40
  Folder
Editorial Correspondence, 1996 41
  Folder
Editorial Correspondence, 1997 42
  Folder
Editorial Correspondence, 1998 43
  Folder
Editorial Correspondence, 1999 44
  Folder
Editorial Correspondence, 2000 45
  Folder
Editorial Correspondence, 2001 46
  BoxFolder
Peter Hollerbach Correspondence and Abstract, 1994 2949
  Folder
Geri Allen Correspondence, 1994 50
  Folder
Joe Viera Correspondence, 1995 51
  Folder
Robert Sacré Correspondence, 1995 52
  Folder
François-Xavier Moulé Correspondence and Photos, 1995 53
  BoxFolder
André Hodier Correspondence and Music, 1994-1995 306

Subseries  3. Article Drafts, 1994-1999 

  Folder
Volume 1. Number 2, 1994 47
  Folder
Volume 1. Number 4, 1996 48-49
  Folder
Volume 2. Number 1, 1998 50-51
  Folder
Volume 2. Number 2, 1999 52-54
  BoxFolder
Volume 1. Number 3, 1995 2956

Subseries  4. Press and Related Publications, 1994-1998 

  Folder
Newspaper Clippings, 1994 55
  Folder
International Jazz Archive Journal Newsletter, 1993 56
  Folder
Review of Melton Mustafa's "The Creative Spirit of Clifford Brown" 1998 57

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Series  IV. Jazz Studies, 1986-2001 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains Jazz Studies curriculum information, materials related to the planning, promotion and application process for the Pitt-Mellon Scholarship, and the construction of the William R. Robinson Recording Studio. The series also contains over 20 years of jazz ensemble records including the constitution and student organization information, materials related to a number of tours the ensemble took part in, as well as local performances. The files in this series have been arranged chronologically within their respective subseries.

Subseries  1. Finances, 1999-2001 

  Folder
Budget and Expenses, 1999-2001 58
  Folder
Grant Information, 1999 59-60
  BoxFolder
Ford Foundation Grant, 1999-2005 5252
  BoxFolder
Finances, Jazz Outreach Program-Dubai, UAE [RESTRICTED], December 2003 6180
  Folder
Finances, Jazz Outreach Program-Dubai, UAE [RESTRICTED], 2004 181

Subseries  2. Academic Programs and Scholarships, 1986-1998 

  Folder
Curriculum, 1977-1998 61
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Pitt Mellon Jazz Scholarship, Internal Communication, 1986-1987 62
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Pitt-Mellon Jazz Scholarship Promotional Material, 1990-1994 63
  Folder
Pitt-Mellon Jazz Scholarship, Judge Correspondence, 1992 64
  Folder
William R. Robinson Recording Studio, 1999 65
  BoxFolder
Pitt Mellon Jazz Scholarship Correspondence, 1989-1992 522
  Folder
International Academy of Jazz African-American Music Program, 2000 54
  Folder
International Academy of Jazz African-American Music Program, 2002-2003 55
  Folder
International Academy of Jazz African-American Music Program, 2004 56
  Folder
International Academy of Jazz African-American Music Program, 2005 57
  Folder
Nathan Davis Mentor Program, 1990 86
  Folder
Undergraduate Exchange Program, 1974-1989 89

Subseries  3. Jazz Ensemble, 1978-2000 

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Constitution and Student Organization Materials, 1983-1994 66
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New Orleans Concert Tour, 1978 67
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Trinidad and Tobago Concert Tour, 1980 68
  Folder
Caribbean Concert Tour, 1986 69
  Folder
Jamaica Concert Tour, 1988-1990 70
  Folder
Jamaica Concert Tour, 1997 71
  Folder
General Concert Tour Materials, 1980-1982 72
  Folder
Jazz Corner with Machito Cuban Jazz Ensemble, 1979 73
  Folder
Brown Bag Lunch Series, 1998-1999 74
  Folder
Spring Concert Materials, 1997-1999 75
  Folder
Promotional and Press, 1978-2000 76
  Folder
Contracts [RESTRICTED], 1986-1994 77
  BoxFolder
Jamaica Concert Tour, 2005 2991
  Folder
Jamaica Concert Tour, 2006 92
  Folder
Jamaica Concert Tour, 2008 93
  Folder
Jamaica Concert Tour, 2009 94
  BoxFolder
Ensemble Brown Bag [RESTRICTED], 1993 6198
  BoxFolder
University of Pittsburgh Headlines, Office of Public Affairs, 1994 526
  BoxFolder
James Moody Concert [RESTRICTED], 1991-1992 6177
  Folder
Finances, Spring Jazz Ensemble [RESTRICTED], April 2003 178
  Folder
Finances, Spring Jazz Ensemble [RESTRICTED], April 2004 179
  BoxFolder
Jazz Ensemble Students, 2003 2910
  Folder
Jazz Ensemble Auditions Flyer, 2003 11
  Folder
Jazz Ensemble Auditions Flyer, 2004 12
  BoxFolder
Jazz Seminar Outreach Program-Dubai, 2003-2006 2924
  Folder
Jazz Archives, 2003 25
  BoxFolder
Allegheny City Council Proclamation, 2010 308

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Series  V. Nathan Davis, 1973-2001 

Biography

Dr. Nathan Davis was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1937. He holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University. Prior to becoming the director of Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh in 1969, Davis spent a number of years as part of the expatriate jazz scene. Davis is the author of Writings in Jazz, African-American Music in Society as well as a handful of other publications. In addition to writing and his departmental responsibilities, Dr. Davis has worked for decades as a celebrated tenor and soprano saxophonist. Davis has composed and recorded numerous musical pieces including the 2004 jazz opera, “Just Above My Head,” based on the novel of the same name written by James Baldwin.

Scope and Content Notes

The following series is not a comprehensive representation of Dr. Davis, but contains records related to a number of his activities during his time at the University of Pittsburgh. The series contains thirty years of correspondence, drafts of his book African American Music. The series also contains a number of topical files including a small collection of Dr. Davis’ press, jazz artists, and local jazz festivals.

Subseries  1. Correspondence, 1970-2000 

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Correspondence, 1970-1979 77
  Folder
Correspondence, 1980-1989 78
  Folder
Correspondence, 1990 79
  Folder
Correspondence, 1990 80
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Correspondence, 1991 81-82
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Correspondence, 1992 41-2
  Folder
Correspondence, 1992-1993 3
  Folder
Correspondence, 1998-2000 4
  Folder
Correspondence, undated 5

Subseries  2. Publishing, ca. 1996, undated 

  Folder
Original Draft: African American Music, ca. 1996 6-10
  Folder
Second Draft: African American Music, ca. 1996 11-15
  Folder
Final Draft: African American Music, ca. 1996 16-19
  Folder
"Jazz-A Return to the Roots", undated 20
  Folder
Correspondence and Permissions, University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar Photo Album, 1994 21
  Folder
Correspondence and Permissions, Writings in Jazz 22
  Folder
Review, The University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar Photo Album, 1996 23
  BoxFolder
"Writings in Jazz," Third Edition, 1985 521
  BoxFolder
"Writings in Jazz" Correspondence, 1988-1992 2970
  Folder
"Writings in Jazz," 1976 71
  Folder
"Writings in Jazz," Third Edition, 1985 72
  Folder
"The Quintessential Blues: A Jazz Portrait," undated 73
  Folder
"Jazz-Afro-American Music in the University," undated 74
  Folder
Pitt Magazine, Against the Grain: Sculptor Thaddeus Mosely Carves His Own Career, 1998 75
  Folder
Pitt Magazine, Jazz: Where the Stars Teach, 1988 76
  Folder
Pitt Magazine, Mind Control, 2005 77
  Folder
Carnegie Magazine, 1992 78

Subseries  4. Topical Files, 1973-2000 

  Folder
Testimonial Dinner, 1980 24
  Folder
News Clippings, 1970-2004 25
  Folder
Write-ups, undated 26
  Folder
Interview with Joe Sanford conducted by David S. Miller, 1994 27
  Folder
"A Jazz Happening at Pitt" by Sherry Miller Brown, 1978 28
  Folder
"Towards a Definition of Soul", undated 29
  Folder
"Stylistic Change in Jazz: 1945-1962", undated 30
  Folder
Artists: Theo Avery, undated 31
  Folder
Artists: Margie Balter, undated 32
  Folder
Artists: Bill Cole, undated 33
  Folder
Artists: Talmage Farlow, undated 34
  Folder
Artists: Vijay Iyer, undated 35
  Folder
Artist: Helen Keane, undated 36
  Folder
Artist: Eric Marienthal, undated 37
  Folder
Artists: Jim McNeely undated 38
  Folder
Artists: Queen Bey, undated 39
  Folder
Pittsburgh Kool Jazz Festival, 1983 40
  Folder
Pittsburgh Jazz Festival Programs, 1972-1973 41
  Folder
Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, 1991-1993 42
  Folder
Jazz Yatra '96, 1996 43
  Folder
Jazz Magazine, 1995 44
  Folder
Pitt Magazine, Portrait of an Artist- Geri Allen emerges as a New Sound in Jazz, 1995 45
  Folder
News Clippings, 1996-1998 46
  Folder
Carmell William Jones Jr., 1996 47
  BoxFolder
The Roots, 1991 5244
  Folder
Nathan Davis Performances and Appearances, undated 45
  Folder
Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, 1987 46
  Folder
Tomorrow International, Inc., undated 47
  Folder
Mellon Jazz Festival, Promotional Material, 1988 50
  Folder
Mellon Jazz Festival Newspaper Clippings, 1988 51
  BoxFolder
Composition in Africa and the Diaspora, 2005 2979
  Folder
Pittsburgh Kool Jazz Festival, 1982 80
  Folder
3rd International Symposium and Festival, 1994 81
  Folder
Awards and Honors, 1978-2006 82
  Folder
Mellon Jazz Festival Student Jazz Spectacular, 1992 83
  Folder
Mary Lou Williams' Jazz Mass, 1991-1992 84
  Folder
Kiddafest Jazz Festival, Ghana, 2001 85
  Folder
Nathan Davis Membership Dues, 2003-2004 86
  Folder
Cambridge Program, 2003 87
  Folder
Nathan Davis Biography, 1991-1995 88
  Folder
International Academy of Jazz/African American Music Program, 2004 95
  Folder
Paris Reunion Band, 1985-1986 96
  Folder
Strong Men and Women: The Series, 2006 98
  Folder
UNESCO, 2006 99
  Folder
Pittsburgh Magazine Cover, 1979 11
  Folder
Bahia, Brazil Jazz Festival, 1999 101
  BoxFolder
Bahia, Brazil Jazz Festival [RESTRICTED], 2000 6199
  Folder
Bahia, Brazil Jazz Festival [RESTRICTED], 2001 200
  Folder
Bahia, Brazil Jazz Festival, 2005 102
  Folder
Steelband Music Festival, 1980 103
  BoxFolder
Brazilian Sheet Music, undated 3011
  Folder
Cultural Engineering, Dubai, 2004 15
  Folder
Jazz Middelheim Festival, 1977 16

Subseries Compositions, 

  BoxFolder
Just Above My Head Musical Score, 1985 528
  Folder
Just Above My Head, 2004 9
  Folder
Just Above My Head news clippings, 2004 10
  Folder
Just Above My Head Planning and Budget, 1987-2003 11
  Folder
Just Above My Head Promotional Material, 1986- 12
  Folder
Just Above My Head Score Oboe 1, 1985 13
  Folder
Just Above My Head Score Oboe 2, 1985 14
  Folder
Just Above My Head Score Clarinet 1, 1985 15
  Folder
Just Above My Head Clarinet, 1985 16
  Folder
Just Above My Head Score-Clarinet 2, 1985 17
  Folder
Just Above My Head-Contrabass, 1985 18
  Folder
Just Above My Head-Trombone 1, 1985 19
  Folder
Just Above My Head Score-Trombone 3, 1985 20
  Folder
Just Above My Head Score-Flute 1, 1985 21
  Folder
Just Above My Head Score-Flute 2, 1985 22
  Folder
Just Above My Head Score-Viola 1, 1985 23
  Folder
Just Above My Head Score-Viola 2, 24
  Folder
Just Above My Head Score-Cello 1, 1985 25
  Folder
Just Above My Head Score-Cello 2, 1985 26
  Folder
Just Above My Head Score-Trumpet 1, 1985 27
  Folder
Just Above My Head Score-Violin 1, 1985 28
  Folder
Just Above My Head Score-Violin 2, 1985 29
  Folder
Just Above My Head-Bassoon 1, 30
  Folder
Just Above My Head-Bassoon 2, 1985 31
  Folder
Just Above My Head Score-Timpani, 1985 32
  Folder
Just Above My Head Score-Horn 1, 1985 33
  Folder
Just Above My Head Score-Horn 2, 34
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Just Above My Head Score-Horn 3, 1985 35
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Just Above My Head Score-Horn 4, 36
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Just Above My Head Score-Trumpet 2, 37
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Just Above My Head Score-Trumpet 3, 1985 38
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Just Above My Head Score-Trumpet 4, 39
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Just Above My Head Score-Trombone 2, 1985 40
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Just Above My Head Score-Trombone 4, 1985 41
  Folder
Kings on the Hill Film Score, 1992 42
  Folder
Kings on the Hill: Baseball's Forgotten Men, 1992 42
  Folder
A Beacon of Light, 2003 43
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Happy Girl, 1985 2920
  Folder
Saxaphone Sheet Music, undated, 21
  Folder
Concerto No. 1 in C Minor-Flute, 2005 57
  Folder
Concerto No. 1 in C Minor-Violin, 2005 58
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Concerto No. 1 in C Minor-Bassoon, 2005 59
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Concerto No. 1 in C Minor-Trumpet, 2005 60
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Concerto No. 1 in C Minor-Clarinet, 2005 61
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Concerto No. 1 in C Minor-Oboe, 2005 62
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Concerto No. 1 in C Minor-Percussion, 2005 63
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Concerto No. 1 in C Minor-French Horn, 2005 64
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Concerto No. 1 in C Minor-Harp, 2005 65
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Concerto No. 1 in C Minor-Viola, 2005 66
  Folder
Concerto No. 1 in C Minor-Cello, 2005 67
  Folder
Concerto No. 1 in C Minor-Contrabass, 2005 68
  Folder
Concerto No. 1 in C Minor-Trombone, 2005 69
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Concerto No. 1 in C Minor-Jazz Piano and Orchestra, 46
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Nathan Davis Sheet Music, 1987 29100

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Series Geri Allen, 

  BoxFolder
Geri Allen Jazz Times Article, September 2013 53

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Series  VI. Photographic Material, ca. 1971-1998, undated 

Scope and Content Notes

The Nathan Davis photographs are largely images used in two of his publications, Jazz Seminar Photo Album and Writings in Jazz. The series also contains publicity shots, candid images of Dr. Davis and related topical photographs.

Subseries  1. Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert, 1971-2000 

  BoxFolder
Publicity Shots: Monty Alexander, ca. 1971-2000 448
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Publicity Shots: Benny Bailey, ca. 1971-2000 49
  Folder
Publicity Shots: David Baker, ca. 1971-2000 50
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Kenny Barron, ca. 1971-2000 51
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Oscar Brashear, ca. 1971-2000 52
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Randy Brecker, ca. 1971-2000 53
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Donald Byrd, ca. 1971-2000 54
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Publicity Shots: Terri Lyne Carrington, ca. 1990-1993 301
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Publicity Shots: Ron Carter, ca. 1971-2000 455
  Folder
Publicity Shots: George Cables, ca. 1971-2000 56
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Harry Connick Jr., ca. 1971-2000 57
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Hank Crawford, ca. 1971-2000 58
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Alan Dawson, ca. 1971-2000 59
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Ray Drummond, ca. 1971-2000 60
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Kevin Eubanks, ca. 1990-1993 61
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Jon Faddis, ca. 1971-2000 62
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Eddie Gomez, 1981 63
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Winard Harper, ca. 1971-2000 64
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Eddie Henderson, ca. 1971-2000 65
  Folder
Publicity Shots:Terumasa Hino, ca. 1971-2000 66
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Freddie Hubbard, ca. 1971-2000 67
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Johnny Griffin, ca. 1971-2000 68
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Milton Jackson, ca. 1971-2000 69
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Illinois Jacquet, 1991 70
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Elvin Jones, ca. 1971-2000 71
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Abraham Laboriel, ca. 1971-2000 72
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Russell Malone, ca. 1971-2000 73
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Herbie Mann, ca. 1971-2000 74
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Jackie McLean, ca. 1971-2000 75
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Maracio Montarroyos, 1990 76
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Mulgrew Miller, ca. 1971-2000 77
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Johnny Griffin, ca. 1971-2000 78
  Folder
Publicity Shots: T.S. Monk, ca. 1971-2000 79
  Folder
Publicity Shots: James Moody, ca. 1971-2000 80
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Michael Mossman, ca. 1971-2000 81
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Jimmy Owens, ca. 1971-2000 82
  Folder
Publicity Shots: John Patitucci, ca. 1971-2000 83
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Emily Remler, ca. 1971-2000 84
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Sonny Rollins, ca. 1971-2000 85
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Wallace Roney, ca. 1971-2000 86
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Patrice Rushen, ca. 1971-2000 87
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Arturo Sandoval, ca. 1971-2000 88
  Folder
Publicity Shots: John Scofield, ca. 1971-2000 89
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Akira Tana, ca. 1971-2000 90
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Billy Taylor, ca. 1971-2000 91
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Stanley Turrentine, ca. 1971-2000 92
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Ernie Watts, ca. 1971-2000 93
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Freddie Waits, ca. 1971-2000 94
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Cedar Walton, ca. 1971-2000 95
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Grover Washington Jr., ca. 1979-1999 96
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Phillip Woo, ca. 1971-2000 97
  Folder
Publicity Shots: Attila Zoller, ca. 1971-2000 98
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1st-9th Annual Concert, 1971-1979 302
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3rd Annual Concert, 1973 499
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5th Annual Concert, 1975 100
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6th Annual Concert, 1976 101
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7th Annual Concert, 1977 102
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10th-17th Annual Concert, 1980-1987 303
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11th Annual Concert Roll 1, 1981 4103
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11th Annual Concert Roll 1 Negatives, 1981 104
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11th Annual Concert Roll 2, 1981 105
  Folder
11th Annual Concert Roll 2 Negatives, 1981 106
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13th Annual Concert, 1983 107
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13th Annual Concert, 1983 3012
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15th-18th Annual Concert, 1985-1988 4108
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20th-22nd Annual Concert, 1990-1992 304
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20th Annual Concert, 1990 4109
  Folder
22nd Annual Concert, 1992 110
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22nd Annual Concert, 1992 3010
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23rd Annual Concert, 1993 4111
  Folder
24th Annual Concert, 1994 112
  Folder
26th Annual Concert Rehearsal, 1996 113-114
  Folder
27th Annual Concert Rehearsal, 1997 115
  Folder
27th Annual Concert, 1997 115-116
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Donald Byrd, undated 51
  Folder
George Cables, undated 2
  Folder
Ron Carter, undated 3
  Folder
Kenny Clarke, 1977 4
  Folder
George Coleman, undated 4B
  Folder
Jon Faddis, undated 5
  Folder
Eddie Gomez, 1975 5B
  Folder
Johnny Griffin, undated 6
  Folder
Eddie Harris, undated 6B
  Folder
Jimmy Heath, 1976 7
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Milt Jackson, undated 8
  Folder
Mulgrew Miller, undated 9
  Folder
Joe Sample, undated 10
  Folder
Marvin Smith, undated 10B
  Folder
Clark Terry, undated, 11
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Grover Washington, Jr., c. 1979 12
  Folder
Mary Lou Williams, undated 13
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Jazz Seminar Outreach Program Pictures, undated 14
  Folder
General Photographs, ca. 1971-2000 15
  Folder
12th Annual Concert, 1983 68
  Folders
17th Annual Concert, 1987 69-70
  Folder
28th Annual Concert Rehearsal, 1998 71
  Folder
30th Annual Jazz Seminar, 2000 72
  Folder
31st Annual Concert, 2001 73
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38th Annual Jazz Seminar, 2008 74-75
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39th Annual Jazz Seminar, 2009 76-77
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40th Annual Jazz Seminar, 2010 78-79
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42nd Annual Concert, 2012 80-81
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43rd Annual Concert, 2013 82-83
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44th Annual Concert, 2014 84-85
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45th Annual Concert, 2015 86-87

Subseries  2. International Academy of Jazz Hall of Fame, 1992, undated 

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Plaque, undated 520
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Artifacts, undated 21
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Photo Op, 1992 22
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Inductee Bronze Busts (Negatives), Undated 291
  Folder
Exhibit Space, 2-3

Subseries  3.  International Jazz Archives Journal, 1993-1998, undated 

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Inaugural Journal Presentation, 1993-1998, undated 523
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Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, undated 24
  Folder
Journal Volume 2 Number 1: Dionizy Piatkowski Photographs, 1998 25

Subseries  4. Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, ca. 1971-1998 

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University of Pittsburgh Jazz Ensemble, ca. 1971-1998 526-28

Subseries  5. Nathan Davis, ca. 1969-2000 

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Just Above My Head Premiere, 2004 519
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Portraits and Photographs, ca. 1969-2001 29-30
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Nathan Davis, 1970-1989 15
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Nathan Davis (2), 1970-1990s 307
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Mellon Jazz Festival, 1990 531
  Folder
Photographic Credits, The University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar Photo Album Preface- Chapter 22, ca. 1971-1994 32-54
  Folders
Photographic Credits, The University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar Photo Album Chapter 23-Conclusion, ca. 1970-1994 55-57
  Folder
Jazz Seminar Photo Album Contact Sheets, undated 58
  Folder
Jazz Seminar Photo Album Negatives, undated 59
  Folders
Photographic Credits, Writings in Jazz -5th Edition, ca. 1996 60-66
  Folder
Pittsburgh Jazz Artists, ca. 1971-2001 67
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Duke Ellington and Herb Douglas (Autographed), 1955 305
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Photographs from Unknown Events, undated 516
  Folder
Unidentified Musicians, undated 17
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Unidentified Commitee Members, 2005 18

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Series  VII. Audio/Video Material, 1973-1999 

Subseries  1. Audio Recordings, Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert, 1973-1999 

3rd Annual Seminar, 1973 

  BoxReel
Gospel Concert with The Celestial Singers of Howard University, 1973 71-2
  Reel
3rd Annual Concert, 1973 3-4

4th Annual Seminar, 1974 

  BoxReel
Keyboard Workshop with Jaki Byard | Improvising Workshop with Tom McIntosh, 1974 91
  Reel
Unknown Jazz Seminar Material, 1974 2
  BoxReel
4th Annual Concert, 1974 75-6
5th Annual Seminar, 1975 
  Reel
Unknown Material, 1975 7
  BoxReel

 3. Unknown Material, 1975 

93

6th Annual Seminar, 1976 

  Reel
Jazz Films and Lecture With Leonard Goines, 1976 4
  Reel
Arrangement and Composition Workshop with Don Sebesky, 1976 5
  Reel
Brass Workshop with Clark Terry and Guitar/Harmonica Workshop with Toots Thielmans, 1976 6
  Reel
Rhythm Section Workshop with Max Roach, Terry Pollard, and Abraham Laboriel. Saxophone Session with Jimmy Heath Part I., 1976 7
  Reel
Saxophone Workshop with Jimmy Heath Part II., 1976 8
  Reel
6th Annual Concert, 1976 9-10

7th Annual Seminar, 1977 

  Reel
History and Evolution of the Music Industry with George Butler | Arranging Workshop with Phill Rizzo, 1977 11
  Reel
Gospel Concert with Bobbie and Bobby Fulton, 1977 12
  BoxReel
Reeds Workshop with Dexter Gordon, 1977 79-10
  Reel
Brass Workshop with Woody Shaw, 1977 11
  Reel
Drums Workshop with Kenny Clarke, 1977 12
  Reel
7th Annual Concert, 1977 13-18

8th Annual Seminar, 1978 

  BoxReel
8th Annual Concert, 1978 913-19

10th Annual Seminar, 1980 

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Workshop with Donald Byrd, 1980 20-22
  BoxReel
Gospel Concert with the Kentucky State University Gospel Choir and Patrick Roache and the Sounds of Love, 1980 101-3
  Reel
10th Annual Concert, 1980 4-6

11th Annual Seminar, 1981 

  Reel
11th Annual Concert, 1981 7-8
  BoxCassette
11th Annual Concert, 1981 151-2

12th Annual Seminar, 1982 

  Cassette
12th Annual Concert, 1982 3

13th Annual Seminar, 1983 

  BoxCassette
Drums Workshop with Idris Muhammad | Brass Workshop with Woody Shaw, 1983 131
  Cassette
Percussion Workshop with Idris Muhammad | Piano Workshop with Kenny Barron | Guitar Workshop with Eric Gale, 1983 2
  BoxReel
13th Annual Concert, 1983 111-4

14th Annual Seminar, 1984 

  Reel
14th Annual Concert, 1984 5-7
  BoxCassette
14th Annual Concert, 1984 154

15th Annual Seminar, 1985 

  BoxCassette
Bass Workshop with Rufus Reid, 1984 133
  Cassette
Drums Workshop with Idris Muhammad, 1985 4
  Cassette
Piano Workshop with Tommy Flannigan, 1985 5
  Cassette
Reeds Workshop with James Moody, 1985 6-7
  BoxReel
15th Annual Concert, 1985 118-9

16th Annual Seminar, 1986 

  BoxCassette
Trumpet Workshop with Jon Faddis, 1986 138
  Cassette
Drums Workshop with Akira Tana, 1986 9
  Cassette
Guitar Workshop with John Scofield, 1986 10
  Cassette
Piano Workshop with Joe Sample, 1986 11
  Cassette
Music Synthesis Workshop with Randy Brecker, 1986 12
  Cassette
Bass Workshop with Abraham Laboriel, 1986 13
  BoxReel
16th Annual Concert, 1986 121-3

17th Annual Seminar, 1977 

  BoxCassette
Market Your Talent with George Butler and Guest Artist Harry Conic, 1987 1314
  BoxReel
17th Annual Concert, 1987 124-8

18th Annual Seminar, 1988 

  BoxCassette
Saxophone Workshop with Grover Washington, Jr., 1988 1315-16
  Cassette
Drums Workshop with Billy Cobham, 1988 17
  Cassette
Trumpet Workshop with Freddie Hubbard, 1988 18
  Cassette
Workshop with Mike Hennesy-European Editor, Billboard Magazine, 1988 19
  Cassette
Bass Workshop with Abraham Laboriel, 1988 20
  Cassette
Piano Workshop with Monty Alexander, 1988 21
  BoxCassette
18th Annual Concert, 1988 155-9
  BoxCassette
18th Annual Concert, 1988 1322-24

19th Annual Seminar, 1989 

  Cassette
The State of Soviet Jazz, 1989 25
  Cassette
Saxophone Workshop with Johnny Griffin, 1989 26
  Cassette
Piano Workshop with Patrice Rushen, 1989 27
  Cassette
Bass Workshop with Abraham Laboriel, 1989 28
  Cassette
Drums Workshop with Idris Muhammad, 1989 29
  BoxCassette
19th Annual Concert, 1989 1510-11
  BoxCassette
19th Annual Concert, 1989 1330

20th Annual Seminar, 

  Cassette
Direct From Bombay: Jazz Critic Niranjan Jhaveri featuring Soloist D. Pandit, 1990 31
  Cassette
The Business of Music with Paul Silverthorn: Attorney and Personal Manager for Grover Washington, Jr., 1990 32
  Cassette
Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra with Special Guest Soloist Marcio Montarroyos, Direct from Rio de Janeiro, 1990 33
  Cassette
Bass Workshop with Ray Drummond, 1990 34
  Cassette
Saxophone Workshop with Grover Washington, Jr., 1990 35
  Cassette
Guitar Workshop with Kevin Eubanks, 1990 36
  Cassette
Drums Workshop with Terri L. Carrington, 1990 37
  Cassette
Flute Workshop with Herbie Mann, 1990 38
  Cassette
Trumpet Workshop with Jon Faddis, 1990 39
  BoxCassette
20th Annual Concert, 1990 1512-13

21st Annual Seminar, 1991 

  BoxCassette
Inside the Music Business with Steve Backer and Ina Dittke, 1991 1340
  Cassette
Piano Workshop with Kenny Barron, 1991 41
  Cassette
Bass Workshop with Ron Carter, 1991 42
  Cassette
Guitar Workshop with Eric Gale, 1991 43
  Cassette
Trumpet Workshop with Mike Mossman, 1991 44
  Cassette
Trumpet Workshop with Arturo Sandoval, 1991 45
  Cassette
Precussion Workshop with Alan Dawson, 1991 46
  Cassette
Saxophone Workshop with Ernie Watts, 1991 47
  Cassette
“The Expatriate Jazz Musician in Europe” with Ursula Davis, 1991 48
  Cassette
“Music Medicine: Insights into the Physiological and Psychological Aspects of Performance” with Peter Wehling, 1991 49
  BoxCassette
21st Annual Concert, 1991 1514-15
  Cassette
"Such Sweet Thunder", 1991 16-17
  Cassette
Promo, 21st Annual Seminar and Concert, 1991 28

22nd Annual Seminar, 1992 

  Cassette
22nd Annual Concert, 1992 18-19

23rd Annual Seminar, 

  BoxCassette
Tenor Saxophone Workshop with Benny Golson, 1993 1350
  Cassette
Drums with Terri Lyne Carrington, 1993 51
  Cassette
Trumpet Workshop with Randy Brecker, 1993 52
  Cassette
Trombone Workshop with Curtis Fuller, 1993 53
  Cassette
Guitar Workshop with Kevin Eubanks, 1993 54
  Cassette
Composing and Arranging Workshop with Clare Fisher, 1993 55
  Cassette
Inside the Music Business with Michele Adams and George Butler, 1993 56
  Cassette
“Jazz in Eastern Europe” with Dionizy Piatkowski, 1993 57

24th Annual Seminar, 1994 

  BoxCassette
Production Master, 24th Annual Concert, 1994 1520-21
  Cassette
24th Annual Concert, 1994 22-23

25th Annual Seminar, 1995 

  BoxCassette
Music Production Workshop with Paul Silverthorn, 1995 1358
  Cassette
Reeds Workshops With James Moody and Grover Washington, Jr., 1995 59
  Cassette
Drums Workshop with Idris Muhammad, 1995 60
  Cassette
Sound Engineering with Dae Bennett, 1995 61
  Cassette
Piano Workshop with Patrice Rushen, 1995 62
  Cassette
Trumpet Workshop with Jon Faddis, 1995 63
  Cassette
Bass Workshop with Abraham Laboriel, 1995 64

26th Annual Seminar, 1996, 

  Cassette
Trumpet Workshop with Benny Bailey, 1996 65
  Cassette
Bass Workshop with Abraham Laboriel, 1996 66
  Cassette
Flute Workshop with Herbie Mann, 1996 67
  Cassette
The Music Industry with Marvin Witofsky, 1996 68
  Cassette
Piano Workshop with Mulgrew Miller, 1996 69
  Cassette
Drums Workshop with T.S. Monk, 1996 70
  Cassette
Trumpet Workshop with Wallace Roney, 1996 71
  BoxCassette
Production Master, 26th Annual Concert, 1996 1524-25
  Cassette
26th Annual Concert, 1996 26-27

27th Annual Seminar, 1997 

  BoxCassette
Tenor Saxophone Workshop with Ernie Watts, 1997 1372
  Cassette
Trumpet Workshop with Jimmy Owens, 1997 73
  Cassette
Trumpet Workshop with Terumasa Hino, 1997 74
  Cassette
Trombone Workshop with Curtis Fuller, 1997 75
  Cassette
Inside the Music Industry with Boo Frazier, 1997 76
  Cassette
Alto Saxophone Workshop with Jackie McLean, 1997 77
  Cassette
Drums Workshop with Winard Harper, 1997 78

28th Annual Seminar, 1998 

  Cassette
Saxophone Colossus: The Saxophone in Jazz with Hank Crawford and James Moody, 1998 79
  Cassette
World Beat: The Influences of Latin Rhythms in Jazz with Abraham Laboriel, 1998 80
  Cassette
The Magic of Jazz: The Flute as a Solo Jazz Instrument with Herbie Mann, 1998 81
  Cassette
Artistry and Rhythm: A History of Drums in Jazz with Idris Muhamad, 1998 82
  Cassette
Business of Music with Dave Laing and Kellis Parker, 1998 83
  Cassette
The World of Brass with Jon Faddis, Curtis Fuller, and Eddie Henderson, 1998 84
  Cassette
Bridging the Gap: From Classical to Jazz with George Cables and Larry Coryell, 1998 85

29th Annual Seminar, 1999 

  Cassette
The Business of Jazz with Willard Jenkins, 1999 86
  Cassette
The History of Jazz with Dan Morgenstern, 1999 87
  Cassette
The Saxophone in Jazz with Grover Washington Jr. and James Moody, 1999 88
  Cassette
Tribute to Miles Davis: The Trumpet in Jazz with Wallace Roney and Mike Mossman, 1999 89
  Cassette
The Classics Meet the Blues with Russell Malone and Kenny Barron, 1999 90

Subseries  2. Video Recordings, Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert, 1974-1999 

4th Annual Seminar, 1974 

  BoxReel
Keyboard Workshop with Jaki Byard, 1974 81-3
  Reel
Guitar Workshop with Jim Hall, 1974 4-5
  Reel
Drums Workshop with Alan Dawson, 1974 6
  Reel
Reeds Workshop with Sonny Rollins, 1974 7-9

10th Annual Seminar, 1980 

  BoxVideotape
Bass Workshop with Ron Carter, 1980 141

13th Annual Seminar, 1983 

  Videotape
Guitar Workshop with Eric Gale, 1983 2

16th Annual Seminar, 1986 

  Videotape
State of Jazz and Jazz Criticism: An International Perspective, 1986 3
  Videotape
Trumpet Workshop with Jon Faddis, 1986 4
  Videotape
Drums Workshop with Akira Tana, 1986 5

17th Annual Seminar, 1987 

  Videotape
Market Your Talent with George Butler and Guest Artist Harry Conic, 1987 6
  Videotape
Bass Workshop with Ray Drummond, 1987 7
  Videotape
Drums Workshop with Idris Muhammad | Saxophone Workshop with Grover Washington, Jr., 1987 8
  Videotape
Keyboards Workshop with Patrice Rushen, 1987 9
  Videotape
Trumpet Workshop with Mike Mossman, 1987 10
  Videotape
Synthesizers Workshop with Phillip Woo, 1987 11
  Videotape
Trumpet Workshop with Marvin "Smitty" Smith, 1987 12
  Videotape
Rehearsal and Performance Techniques with Jimmy Owens and Stage Band, 1987 13

18th Annual Seminar, 1988 

  Videotape
Saxophone Workshop with Grover Washington, Jr., 1988 14
  Videotape
Drums Workshop with Billy Cobham, 1988 15
  Videotape
Trumpet Workshop with Freddie Hubbard, 1988 16
  Videotape
Trumpet Workshop with Terence Blanchard, 1988 17

19th Annual Seminar, 1989 

  Videotape
The State of Soviet Jazz, 1989 18
  Videotape
The Business of Jazz with Donald Byrd and Charles Fishman, 1989 19
  Videotape
Trumpet Workshop with Arturo Sandoval, 1989 20
  Videotape
Saxophone Workshop with Johnny Griffin, 1989 21
  Videotape
Piano Workshop with Patrice Rushen, 1989 22
  Videotape
Jazz Seminar Workshop with Mikhail Alperin, 1989 23
  Videotape
Bass Workshop with Abraham Laboriel, 1989 24
  Videotape
Drums Workshop with Idris Muhammad, 1989 25

20th Annual Seminar, 

  BoxVideotape
Promotional Video Featuring Dr. Nathan Davis, 1990 1628
  BoxVideotape
Direct From Bombay: Jazz Critic Niranjan Jhaveri featuring Soloist D. Pandit, 1990 1426
  Videotape
The Business of Music with Paul Silverthorn: Attorney and Personal Manager for Grover Washington, Jr., 1990 27
  Videotape
Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra with Special Guest Soloist Marcio Montarroyos, Direct from Rio de Janeiro, 1990 28
  Videotape
Bass Workshop with Ray Drummond, 1990 29
  Videotape
Piano Workshop with Ellis Marsalis 1990 30
  Videotape
Saxophone Workshop with Grover Washington, Jr., 1990 31
  BoxVideotape
Guitar Workshop with Kevin Eubanks, 1990 161
  Videotape
Drums Workshop with Terri L. Carrington, 1990 2
  Videotape
Flute Workshop with Herbie Mann, 1990 3
  Videotape
Trumpet Workshop with Jon Faddis, 1990 4

21st Annual Seminar, 1991 

  Videotape
Inside the Music Business with Steve Backer and Ina Dittke, 1991 5
  Videotape
Piano Workshop with Kenny Barron, 1991 6
  Videotape
Trumpet Workshop with Mike Mossman, 1991 7
  Videotape
Saxophone Workshop with Ernie Watts, 1991 8
  Videotape
“The Expatriate Jazz Musician in Europe” with Ursula Davis, 1991 9
  Videotape
“Music Medicine: Insights into the Physiological and Psychological Aspects of Performance” with Peter Wehling, 1991 10
  Videotape
Drums Workshop with Alan Dawson, 1991 11
  Videotape
Trumpet Workshop with Arturo Sandoval, 1991 12
  Videotape
21st Annual Concert, 1991 13-14

22nd Annual Seminar, 1992 

  Videotape
Trumpet Workshop with Art Farmer, 1992 15
  Videotape
Drums Workshop with Idris Muhammad, 1992 16
  Videotape
Bass Workshop with Miroslav Vitous, 1992 17
  Videotape
The History of Jazz: A Lecture with Leonard Feather, author of The Encyclopedia of Jazz, 1992 18
  Videotape
Guitar Workshop with Philip Catherine 1992 19
  Videotape
Piano Workshop with Mulgrew Miller, 1992 20
  Videotape
Trumpet Workshop with Jimmy Owens, 1992 21
  Videotape
Saxophone Workshop with Grover Washington, Jr., 1992 22
  Videotape
 10. 22nd Annual Concert, 1992 23

23rd Annual Seminar, 1993 

  Videotape
Tenor Saxophone Workshop with Benny Golson, 1993 24
  Videotape
Drums with Terri Lyne Carrington, 1993 25
  Videotape
Trumpet Workshop with Randy Brecker, 1993 26
  Videotape
Trombone Workshop with Curtis Fuller, 1993 27
  BoxVideotape
Guitar Workshop with Kevin Eubanks, 1993 171
  Videotape
Composing and Arranging Workshop with Clare Fisher, 1993 2
  Videotape
Inside the Music Business with Michele Adams and George Butler, 1993 3
  Videotape
Bass Workshop with Percy Heath, 1993 4
  Videotape
Promotional Video, 1993 5

25th Annual Seminar, 1995 

  Videotape
Music Production Workshop with Paul Silverthorn, 1995 6
  Videotape
Reeds Workshops With James Moody and Grover Washington, Jr., 1995 7
  Videotape
Drums Workshop with Idris Muhammad, 1995 8
  Videotape
Sound Engineering with Dae Bennett, 1995 9
  Videotape
Piano Workshop with Patrice Rushen, 1995 10
  Videotape
Trumpet Workshop with Jon Faddis, 1995 11

26th Annual Seminar, 1996 

  Videotape
Trumpet Workshop with Benny Bailey, 1996 12
  Videotape
Bass Workshop with Abraham Laboriel, 1996 13
  Videotape
Flute Workshop with Herbie Mann, 1996 14
  Videotape
The Music Industry with Marvin Witofsky, 1996 15
  Videotape
Piano Workshop with Mulgrew Miller, 1996 16
  Videotape
Drums Workshop with T.S. Monk, 1997 17
  Videotape
Saxophone Workshop with Johnny Griffin, 1996 18
27th Annual Seminar, 1997 
  Videotape
Tenor Saxophone Workshop with Ernie Watts, 1997 19
  Videotape
Trumpet Workshop with Jimmy Owens, 1997 20
  Videotape
Trumpet Workshop with Terumasa Hino, 1997 21
  Videotape
Trombone Workshop with Curtis Fuller, 1997 22
  Videotape
Alto Saxophone Workshop with Jackie McLean, 1997 23
  Videotape
Bass Workshop with John Patitucci, 1997 24

28th Annual Concert, 1998 

  Videotape
World Beat: The Influences of Latin Rhythms in Jazz with Abraham Laboriel, 1998 25
  Videotape
The Magic of Jazz: The Flute as a Solo Jazz Instrument with Herbie Mann, 1998 26
  Videotape
Artistry and Rhythm: A History of Drums in Jazz with Idris Muhamad, 1998 27
  Videotape
Bridging the Gap: From Classical to Jazz with George Cables and Larry Coryell, 1998 28
  Box
28th Annual Concert, 1998 29-30

Subseries  3. Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh 

  BoxRecord
University of Pittsburgh Jazz Ensemble LIVE! Montreux , Switzerland, 1983 211
  BoxReel
Montreux Jazz Festival, 1973 181-2
  Reel
General Recording, 1974 3
  Reel
Western Penitentiary Concert, 1977 4-6
  Reel
General Recording, 1977 7
  Reel
"Black America- Martin Luther King in Memoriam", ca. 1971-2001 8
  Reel
General Recording, ca. 1971-2001 9
  Reel
April Concert, ca. 1971-2001 10
  Reel
Concert at St. Mary’s Hall Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 1980 11-12
  Reel
General Recording, 1980 13
  Reel
University of Pittsburgh Jazz Ensemble Recording, 1981 14
  Reel
Jazz Concert, ca. 1971-2001 15-17
  Videotape
Winter Concert, 1982 1-2
  BoxCassette
Rehearsal, 1983 191
  Cassette
General Recording, 1985 2
  Cassette
Spring Concert with Jon Faddis, 1985 3-4
  Cassette
Spring Concert, 1989 5
  Cassette
General Recording, 1991 6
  Cassette
"Mean What You Say", ca. 1983-1999 7
  Cassette
Concert Featuring Joe Williams, ca. 1983-1999 8
  Cassette
Spring Concert Featuring Monty Alexander, 1995 9-10
  Cassette
Spring Concert, 1997 11-12

Subseries  4. Nathan Davis 

  BoxCassette
Paris Reunion Band at Ronnie Scott's, London, UK, 1982 201
  Cassette
"Three Pieces" Solo for Violin by Nathan Davis, 1984 2
  Cassette
"Three Pieces" as performed by Jenny Spanoghe and J. Herbein, 1984 3
  Cassette
Master Copy: Just Above My Head by Nathan Davis, 1985 4
  Cassette
"Just Above My Head" overture through rehearsal "y" Jazz improvisation on demo tape by Vince Genova, ca. 1985 5
  Cassette
Bishop Granville's Church Barbados, 1986 6
  Cassette
January 10th Jazz Improv Session, ca. 1980-1989 7
  Cassette
Book Dictation, ca. 1980-1999 8
  Cassette
Office Notes: The Study of Ethnomusicology at the University of Pittsburgh, ca. 1980-1999 9
  Cassette
Unidentified Cassette: Books and Miscellaneous, ca. 1980-1989 10
  Cassette
Interview with Joe Sanford conducted by David S. Miller, 1994 11
  Reel
Slippery Rock State College Workshop, 1973 1
  Reel
An Opinion on Jazz Trumpet, ca. 1971-1989 2
  Reel
PSA Expressions of Excellence: A Festival of Hispanic, Native American and Black Arts, ca. 1971-1989 3
  Reel
Interview: Yoruba Tribe of U.S., ca. 1971-1989 4
  Reel
Doc Holiday, ca. 1971-1989 5
  Reel
Rehearsal with Nathan Davis, 1978 6
  Reel
Afro Structural Conceptions Composed by Nathan Davis, ca. 1971-1989 7
  Reel
Unidentified Interview, ca. 1971-1989 8
  BoxRecord
London By Night, 1987 212

Subseries  5. Pittsburgh Jazz Artists, 1955-1985 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains albums and documentary footage of legendary Jazz artists from the Pittsburgh area, including Erroll Garner, Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines, Maxine Sullivan, George Benson and others.

  Record
George Benson, Give me the Night, 1980 3
  Record
Herold Betters, Do Anything you Wanna, 1966 4
  Record
Earl Hines, The Art of Jazz Piano, 1956 5
  Record
Kenny Clarke, featured on Birth of the Cool by Miles Davis, 1957 6
  BoxRecord
Erroll Garner, Concert by the Sea, 1955 221
  Record
Erroll Garner, Master of the Keyboard, 1981 2
  Record
Erroll Garner, Starring the Magic Artistry of Erroll Garner, 1966 3
  Record
Sammy Nestico, Night Flight, 1985 4
  Record
Maxine Sullivan, Family Library of Music: Jazz Hall of Fame, 1963 5
  Box
Maxine Sullivan: Love to be in Love, B-roll footage, ca. 1991 23-28

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