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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS

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THE STRONG CARD

PITTSBURGH JAZZ

 

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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1 James st. Presents Tony Campbell Saturday Afternoon Jazz Session

James st. Presents Tony Campbell Saturday Afternoon Jazz Session

March 25, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm at James st North Side

Organized By: Jazz Surgery w/ Tony Campbell

2 BROOKLYN JAZZ HALL of FAME CEREMONY

BROOKLYN JAZZ HALL of FAME CEREMONY

April 26, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights section

Organized By: Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium

3 The Blues Orphans debuts at Wheelfish.

The Blues Orphans debuts at Wheelfish.

March 24, 2017 from 8pm to 11pm at Wheelfish

Organized By: BLUES ORPHANS

4 Jenny Wilson Trio at Wallace's Tap Room

Jenny Wilson Trio at Wallace's Tap Room

March 30, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm at East Liberty, Pittsburgh PA

Organized By: Jenny wilson

5 AAMI Jazz Lab Fundraising Performance

AAMI Jazz Lab Fundraising Performance

March 25, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm at St. James AME Church

Organized By: Willie E Ellard Education

6 Roger Barbour Band

Roger Barbour Band

March 22, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8pm at One Oxford Center

Organized By: Roger Barbour Sr

7 Tuesday Open Stage hosted by Yinzide Out

Tuesday Open Stage hosted by Yinzide Out

March 28, 2017 from 8pm to 11pm at Knuckleheads Bar

Organized By: Dave Yoho

8 BROOKLYN JAZZ HALL of FAME CEREMONY

BROOKLYN JAZZ HALL of FAME CEREMONY

April 26, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights section

Organized By: Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium

9 CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL

CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL

April 1, 2017 from 2pm to 5pm at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration campus

Organized By: JAZZmaNYC

10 John Coltrane - The World According to John Coltrane

John Coltrane - The World According to John Coltrane

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 27, 2017

11 Jenny Wilson Jazz Duo

Jenny Wilson Jazz Duo

March 22, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm at Ease Modern Comfort Regent Square Pittsburgh PA

Organized By: Jenny wilson

12 The Blues Orphans debuts at Wheelfish.

The Blues Orphans debuts at Wheelfish.

April 14, 2017 from 8pm to 11pm at Wheelfish

Organized By: BLUES ORPHANS

13 Peter King and Fast Friends

Peter King and Fast Friends

March 25, 2017 at 9pm to March 26, 2017 at 12am at Tavern in the Wall

Organized By: Peter King

14 #PR @ganstamarcus #Newmusic #SlickRick #DJ @Sippitakeover

#PR @ganstamarcus #Newmusic #SlickRick #DJ @Sippitakeover

Added by Gansta Marcus on March 22, 2017

15 MILES DAVIS IN HIS OWN WORDS

MILES DAVIS IN HIS OWN WORDS

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 27, 2017

16 Jazz'NJive Trio at Gallerie Chiz

Jazz'NJive Trio at Gallerie Chiz

April 7, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Gallery Chiz

Organized By: Gallerie Chiz

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