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Do you want to know who Dizzy Gillespie  idolized? Did you ever wonder who inspired Kenny Clarke and Art Blakey? Who was the pianist that mentored Monk, Bud Powell, Tad Dameron, Elmo Hope, Sarah Vaughan and Mel Torme? Who was Art Tatum’s idol and Nat Cole’s mentor? What musical quartet pioneered the concept adopted later by the Modern Jazz Quartet? Were you ever curious to know who taught saxophone to Stanley Turrentine or who taught piano to Ahmad Jamal? What community music school trained Robert McFerrin, Sr. for his history-making debut with the Metropolitan Opera? What virtually unknown pianist was a significant influence on young John Coltrane, Shirley Scott, McCoy Tyner, Bobby Timmons and Ray Bryant when he moved to Philadelphia from Pittsburgh in the 1940s?  Would you be surprised to know that Erroll Garner attended classes at the Julliard School of Music in New York and was at the top of his class in writing and arranging proficiency?


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2nd Each One, Teach One Music and Radio Seminar

Event Details

2nd Each One, Teach One Music and Radio Seminar

Time: January 16, 2010 from 9am to 5pm
Location: Carnegie-Mellon University / University Center
Street: 5000 Forbes Avenue
City/Town: Pittsburgh
Website or Map:
Phone: 412-818-3789 (event coordinator)
Event Type: conference, /, seminar
Organized By: Kevin Amos
Latest Activity: Jan 11, 2010

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Event Description

Each One Teach One 2nd Music and Radio Conference

Sponsored by: New Pittsburgh Courier, WRCT-FM,, Black Music Education Project

The Each One Teach One 2nd Music and Radio Conference takes place on January 16, 2010. Kevin Amos will be holding his second music and radio seminar at Carnegie-Mellon University Center from 9AM-5PM. Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

At the University, Kevin broadcasts his radio programs from the studios of WRCT-FM where he has been an independent broadcaster/producer for over 20 years.

The 2008 sessions were highlighted by presentations on Music terminology and its economic implications by Bob Davis of in addition to a talk on the impact of Pop music on American culture and the role it has played in movements for social change presented by Jasaga David Sawyer. Dr. Nelson Harrison participated on the Jazz panel as well. To view a recap of the 2008 event go to:

Kevin has gathered participants on panels covering Jazz, Blues, R&B, Reggae/World Music, Hip Hop, Rock, Radio, Preserving musical history and Independent artists.

Some of the topics discussed will be on:

• Hip-Hop…at the crossroads
• Developing Community voices: Media justice for all
• Radio: Past, Present and Future
• Reggae and World music
• Preserving and sharing musical history
• Promotion and Marketing 101
• Blues and the abstract truth
• Independent Artists
• And a New technology application presentation

The event location in the University Center will be in the Connan and Peter/Wright/McKenna conference rooms.

Mr. Amos has put together a dynamic group of folks from international, local and national levels that he has been associated with in his 31 years in broadcasting.

They include:
Emmai Alaquiva, Jerry Lopes, Andrew W. Thornhill, Christiane D, Ed Travesari, Bob Davis ,Bob Wensel, Marva Josie, Carlton Hines, Paradise Gray, Mike Moscato, Dr. Carlos Broussard, Myron Ruffin, Mena, Patrick Arena, Bunny Brisette, National Negro Opera House, Wesley Goodman, Dwayne Muhammad and Renee Asher.

Registration for the free conference is available online at and day of event.

CONTACT: Kevin Amos, 412-818-3789 for event and vendor information


Future Focus for Black Music (Keynote) 9:00-9:30am (Connan)

Promotion & Marketing 101 9:35am-10:30am (P/W/Mc)
Radio Past. Present & Future 9:35am -10:30am (Connan)
Developing community voices 10:35-11:35am (P/W/Mc)
Preserving & sharing musical History 10:35-11:35am (Connan)

Lunch - 11:30-12 (various food vendors on 2nd floor UC)

New technology presentation 12n-1PM (Connan)
Blues & the abstract truth 12n-1PM (P/W/Mc)
Hip Hop at the Crossroads 1:05-2:30pm (Connan)
Reggae& World music 2:00-3:00pm (P/W/Mc)
Independent Artists 3:15-4:30pm (Connan)

Wrap Up - 4:30pm (Connan)

Reception - Tana Ethiopian Cuisine 6-9pm
5929 Baum Blvd.

Key: P/W/Mc – Peter / Wright/McKenna Conference room

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