PROGRESSIVE MUSIC COMPANY

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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SAVE JAMES STREET FROM BEING CLOSED DOWN

Posted by Dr. Nelson Harrison on July 14, 2016

2 Hotel Indigo Presents Tony Campbell and Jazzsurgery with Samantha St. John

Hotel Indigo Presents Tony Campbell and Jazzsurgery with Samantha St. John

July 28, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm at Hotel Indigo {East Lberty}

Organized By: Jazz Surgery w/ Tony Campbell

3 FAIR PLAY at AAMI

FAIR PLAY at AAMI

August 1, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Afro-American Music Institute

Organized By: Phat Man Dee

4 Culture Restaurant and Lounge Friday Jazz Happy Hour with Tony Campbell

Culture Restaurant and Lounge Friday Jazz Happy Hour with Tony Campbell

July 22, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Culture Lounge and Restaurant Downtown Pittsburgh

Organized By: Jazz Surgery w/ Tony Campbell

5 Rocks Landing Bar and Grille Sunday Jam Session with Tony Campbell

Rocks Landing Bar and Grille Sunday Jam Session with Tony Campbell

July 24, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm at Rocks Landing { McKees Rocks}

Organized By: Jazz Surgery w/ Tony Campbell

6 BLUES ORPHANS TRIO returns to Sewickley.

BLUES ORPHANS TRIO returns to Sewickley.

July 29, 2016 from 9pm to 11pm at VIVO KITCHEN

Organized By: BLUES ORPHANS

7 Blues Orphans & other acts at  Rock Falls Park, Slippery Rock

Blues Orphans & other acts at Rock Falls Park, Slippery Rock

July 30, 2016 from 3:45pm to 4:45pm at ROCK FALLS PARK

Organized By: BLUES ORPHANS

8 Looking for solo participants for the Close-Up video series

Looking for solo participants for the Close-Up video series

Added by David Bernabo on July 27, 2016

9 Robert Hurst and Kai-been a while since we played together

Robert Hurst and Kai-been a while since we played together

Added by Kai Ballard on July 23, 2016

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