Uptown Jazz Series Returns to the Bluff
This year, the Mary Pappert School of Music's concert season opens with the Uptown Jazz Series (UJS).
The Uptown Jazz Series is a six-concert jazz series, curated by Program Director of Jazz Studies, Mike Tomaro. Funding for UJS is provided, in part, by the generosity of the John R. Mattern Estate.
In its first year, UJS showcased a wide range of jazz styles by bringing professional jazz organizations from around the area to campus to perform, including the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Little Big Band, the Paul Thompson Group, Tania Grubbs, the Boilermaker Jazz Band, THOTH, and Salsamba.
This year, UJS is themed "The Evolution of Jazz," and each concert in the series will explore the music of specific eras in jazz history. Performers will be a core group of MPSOM faculty, as well as special guests.
The first concert in the series will be Dixieland/Swing and will be held in the Genesius Theater on Monday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m.
To find out more about the Uptown Jazz Series, please visit duq.edu/UptownJazz.
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