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Erroll Garner Exhibit @ Pitt: Exhibit Opening

An exhibit dedicated to Erroll Garner and the opening of his archive. Exhibit unveiled at the University's William Pitt Union; a combined effort of the Archives Service Center and the Pitt Department of Music, particularly Jazz Studies faculty and student

Exhibit Opening Reception: February 4, 2016

The Erroll Garner Exhibit opening reception took place on February 4, 2016. The following was published in the Pitt Chronicle

Feb. 4, 4 p.m., Erroll Garner Exhibition Opening Reception, William Pitt Union Lobby

A new exhibition, designed in part by students, will fill the large showcases of jazz memorabilia in the William Pitt Union Lobby through February. The display will feature materials from the Erroll Garner Archive, which was donated to Pitt’s University Library System in 2015. The exhibition will reveal the close and important relationship between Garner and his longtime manager, Martha Glaser, who fought for years to ensure that the pianist and his fellow musicians were treated and paid fairly at a time when Black jazz musicians were regularly exploited by the entertainment industry. Pitt jazz students, who pored over the archive last semester, helped select materials for the display. The opening reception will include remarks by curators and a musical performance. 

Reception Snapshots