Events Calendar

23 Feb
Pitt Big Band Festival
Event Type

Concerts & Performances


Arts & Culture

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Staff, Alumni, Prospective Students, Faculty, Graduate Students


jazz, big band


University Unit
Department of Music


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Pitt Big Band Festival


Pitt Jazz Ensemble hosts big bands from the region including Falk Middle School, CAPA Middle School, and CAPA High School. Sherrie Maricle, Drummer and leader of the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, will give all participating bands feedback on their performances.

With her bands Sherrie has performed at many of the world’s most acclaimed music venues and festivals; from Lincoln Center to the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl, to Jazz Festivals in Germany, Switzerland, France, Portugal, Ireland, England, Croatia, Japan, Vietnam and Israel and beyond. Additionally, DIVA was featured at the 2017 NEA Jazz Master’s Awards Ceremony, the soundtrack for the NBC-Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular; on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, on TCM’s televised broadcast of the 25th Anniversary of the Kennedy Center and NHK Japan’s New York Jazz. The band also co-stars in the award-winning documentary film The Girls in the Band.

Saturday, February 23 at 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Bellefield Hall, Auditorium
315 South Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260