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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS

BOYS CHOIR AFRICA SHIRTS
 
 
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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 Obituary: Louis 'Lou Tracey' Mastracci, Jr. / Wrote lyrics for local jazz performers

Obituary: Louis 'Lou Tracey' Mastracci, Jr. / Wrote lyrics for local jazz performers

Posted by Dr. Nelson Harrison on December 2, 2016

2 THE HOLIDAYS, AND ALL THAT JAZZ

THE HOLIDAYS, AND ALL THAT JAZZ

December 18, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm at Wyndham University Center Hotel - Oakland

Organized By: The African American Jazz Preservation Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.

3 RML Jazz returns to The Walnut Grill

RML Jazz returns to The Walnut Grill

December 7, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm at Walnut Grill Settlers Ridge

Organized By: Rick Laus

4 Rocks Landing Bar and Grille Sunday Groove with Tony Campbell

Rocks Landing Bar and Grille Sunday Groove with Tony Campbell

December 4, 2016 from 8pm to 10pm at Rocks Landing { McKees Rocks}

Organized By: Jazz Surgery w/ Tony Campbell

5 THE PITTSBURGH SOUND - An essay on jazz as a spoken language

THE PITTSBURGH SOUND - An essay on jazz as a spoken language

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 31, 2016

6 Get into the Cypher: Rahman Jamaal Invites you to the US Social Forum

Get into the Cypher: Rahman Jamaal Invites you to the US Social Forum

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on December 6, 2016

7 Jerry Lucarelli, pianist, bandleader dies at 74.

Jerry Lucarelli, pianist, bandleader dies at 74.

Posted by Dr. Nelson Harrison on November 30, 2016

8 Baldwin Concert Grand

Baldwin Concert Grand

Added by Jerry Lucarelli on May 22, 2009

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on December 6, 2016

10 BROOKLYN JAZZ HOLIDAY SOIREE

BROOKLYN JAZZ HOLIDAY SOIREE

December 10, 2016 at 5pm to December 11, 2016 at 2am at Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn NY

Organized By: JAZZmaNYC

11 RML Jazz returns to Hines Ward's Table 86

RML Jazz returns to Hines Ward's Table 86

December 29, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm at Hines Ward's Table 86

Organized By: Rick Laus

12 Savoy Monday Night Jazz 2016-12-12 - vocalist, Etta Cox with the Roger Humphries Trio

Savoy Monday Night Jazz 2016-12-12 - vocalist, Etta Cox with the Roger Humphries Trio

December 12, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm at Savoy Restaurant

Organized By: Charlie G. Sanders

13 gossett (2)

gossett (2)

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on December 6, 2016

14 Cymatics part 1 - Bringing matter to life with sound

Cymatics part 1 - Bringing matter to life with sound

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on December 5, 2016

15 Concert

Concert

Added by Jerry Lucarelli on October 5, 2010

16 Jazz Concert 3rd Street Art Gallery Carnegie

Jazz Concert 3rd Street Art Gallery Carnegie

Added by Jerry Lucarelli on October 8, 2010

17 Peter King with Mark Perna

Peter King with Mark Perna

December 10, 2016 at 9pm to December 11, 2016 at 12:30am at Tavern in the Wall

Organized By: Peter King

18 Live Recording Session - Rev. Deryck Tines Mitchell Gospel Group

Live Recording Session - Rev. Deryck Tines Mitchell Gospel Group

December 3, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm at Bethlehem Baptist Church/McKeesport

Organized By: Rev. Deryck Tines

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