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7th annual Pitt Jazz Seminar & Concert features Ravi Coltrane

| Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane
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Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and tap dancer Maurice Chestnut will be part of the 47th annual Pitt Jazz Seminar & Concert, which begins Oct. 30 and closes with a concert Nov. 4.

The week starts with a free concert by the Pitt Jazz Ensemble at noon Oct. 30 at the William Pitt Union on the University of Pittsburgh campus, Oakland. Events for the seminar will be announced in coming weeks.

Along with Coltrane and Chestnut, other featured performers will be trumpeter and pianist Nicholas Payton, bassist Kenny Davis, saxophonist Tia Fuller, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, drummers Kassa Overall and Victor Lewis and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. Actress S. Epatha Merkerson will be host of the concert at Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4. Admission: $30 and $35; $10 for students. Details: 412-624-7529 or

Bob Karlovits is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

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