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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS

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                                                        PITTSBURGH 3D

 

THE STRONG CARD

PITTSBURGH JAZZ

Roger Humphries

 

From Blakey to Brown, Como to Costa, Eckstine to Eldridge, Galbraith to Garner, Harris to Hines, Horne to Hyman, Jamal to Jefferson, Kelly to Klook; Mancini to Marmarosa, May to Mitchell, Negri to Nestico, Parlan to Ponder, Reed to Ruther, Strayhorn to Sullivan, Turk to Turrentine, Wade to Williams… the forthcoming publication Treasury of Pittsburgh Jazz Connections by Dr. Nelson Harrison and Dr. Ralph Proctor, Jr. will document the legacy of one of the world’s greatest jazz capitals.

 

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?

 

Some answers  can be gleaned from the postings on the Pittsburgh Jazz Network.

 

For almost 100 years the Pittsburgh region has been a metacenter of jazz originality that is second to no other in the history of jazz.  One of the best kept secrets in jazz folklore, the Pittsburgh Jazz Legacy has heretofore remained mythical.  We have dubbed it “the greatest story never told” since it has not been represented in writing before now in such a way as to be accessible to anyone seeking to know more about it.  When it was happening, little did we know how priceless the memories would become when the times were gone.

 

Today jazz is still king in Pittsburgh, with events, performances and activities happening all the time. The Pittsburgh Jazz Network is dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the places, artists and fans that carry on the legacy of Pittsburgh's jazz heritage.

 

WELCOME!

 

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            INTERVIEW

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Creative Writing Workshop with Diva JC

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Creative Writing Workshop with Diva JC

Time: July 22, 2009 at 9am to August 18, 2009 at 7pm
Location: Assisi, Italy
Website or Map: http://www.artworkshopintl.com
Phone: 866-341-2922
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Art Workshop International
Latest Activity: Aug 17, 2009

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Register for a two or four-week intensive writing workshop in Assisi, Italy with musician, composer, poet and author Diva Joan Cartwright, author of 9 books: 3 poetry, 2 manuals on musicians and musicianship, memoirs, history and 2 music books. Joan's classes will explore the creative process involved in structuring lyrics and poetry; researching biographical material; interviewing as research; journaling as storytelling; travel writing and historical data gathering. Classes run from July 18 to August 18, 2009. For information and registration: www.artworkshopintl.com


INDEPENDENT WRITER: Focus on your writing project
July 22 - August 18 (two, three, or four weeks; suit your schedule)

Work towards finishing that book that's been languishing, break through writer's block, or just have the uninterrupted time to write. Come for 2,3, or 4 weeks, work one-on-one with one of our authors. If you're an experienced writer and want to work independently, this program provides an environment free from life's day-to-day distractions, and a means to make substantial progress on your work.

Cross-disciplinary sharing and exchange of ideas flourish in Art Workshop's supportive environment. The setting amidst the rich cultural heritage of Assisi and the neighboring hill towns inspires creativity and focus. You may mark a preference for an author to review your work.

www.artworkshopintl.com

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