JAZZ GREATS GATHER—The University of Pittsburgh Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert—one of the region’s premier jazz events—was held Nov. 2–7, 2015 and featured free lunchtime concerts, a jazz film screening, free on-campus seminars, an outreach event in the Hill District and culminated with a concert at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. Under the direction of renowned pianist, composer and Pitt Jazz Studies Program Director Geri Allen, the following artists participated: Kenny Barron (piano), Mino Cinelu, (percussions), Jimmy Cobb (drums), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Robert Hurst (bass), Jimmy Owens (trumpet), Tineke Postma (saxophone) and Pharoah Sanders (tenor saxophone). Pictured above are: Pharoah Sanders, Geri Allen and Jimmy Cobb. Allen presented awards to Sanders and Cobb. (Photo by Rossano P. Stewart)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The last surviving member of the Miles Davis “Kind of Blue” jazz album is scheduled to perform in Albuquerque as part of the New Mexico Jazz Festival.
Percussionist Jimmy Cobb is slated take part in a tribute to saxophonist Dexter Gordon at the Albuquerque Museum on Saturday.
The 88-year-old drummer still performs with his band, Cobb’s Mob, and tours internationally.
Cobb was a drummer on the “Kind of Blue” jam session that also featured Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane. It is the best-selling jazz album of all time.