PROGRESSIVE MUSIC COMPANY

AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS

BOYS CHOIR AFRICA SHIRTS
 
 
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 Pain Relief Beyond Belief

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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 Hank's Symphony * George V Johnson Jr * Detroit Jazz Festival 2017

Hank's Symphony * George V Johnson Jr * Detroit Jazz Festival 2017

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on September 12, 2017

2 Grover Mitchell Interview by Monk Rowe - 4/13/1996 - Sarasota, FL

Grover Mitchell Interview by Monk Rowe - 4/13/1996 - Sarasota, FL

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on September 13, 2017

3 PITT COMMUNITY REMEMBERS GERI ALLEN

PITT COMMUNITY REMEMBERS GERI ALLEN

September 14, 2017 from 4pm to 5:30pm at HEINZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL

Organized By: PITT MUSIC FACULTY

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Billy Porter and Renee Elise Goldsberry to appear in readings of new Strayhorn play

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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1 Billy Porter and Renee Elise Goldsberry to appear in readings of new Strayhorn play Sharon Eberson Pittsburgh Post-Gazette seberson@post-gazette.com 4:59 PM Sep 8, 2017 An all-star …

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on September 10, 2017

5 Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

September 12, 2017 from 8pm to 11pm at 130 Highland Ave Pittsburgh, Pa 15206

Organized By: RONNIE JONES

6 Savoy Monday Night Jazz 9-11-2017 - 6th Anniversary Celebration of Savoy Monday Night Jazz feat. The Roger Humphries Trio and Special guests

Savoy Monday Night Jazz 9-11-2017 - 6th Anniversary Celebration of Savoy Monday Night Jazz feat. The Roger Humphries Trio and Special guests

September 11, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm at Savoy Restaurant

Organized By: Charlie G. Sanders

7 Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

September 15, 2017 at 9pm to September 16, 2017 at 12am at 130 Highland Ave Pittsburgh, Pa 15206

Organized By: RONNIE JONES

8 James st. Presents Tony Campbell playng Chick Corea and Return to Forever

James st. Presents Tony Campbell playng Chick Corea and Return to Forever

September 15, 2017 from 8pm to 11pm at James st North Side

Organized By: Jazz Surgery w/ Tony Campbell

9 Jazz Poetry Month: Oliver Lake

Jazz Poetry Month: Oliver Lake

September 17, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

Organized By: City of Asylum/Pittsburgh

10 Jazz Poetry Month: Oliver Lake & Jump Up

Jazz Poetry Month: Oliver Lake & Jump Up

September 16, 2017 from 9pm to 11pm at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

Organized By: City of Asylum/Pittsburgh

11 "Harold's House Of Jazz"  from "Battle Of The Saxes Vol. 1 / Richie Cole - Eric Kloss (1976)"

"Harold's House Of Jazz" from "Battle Of The Saxes Vol. 1 / Richie Cole - Eric Kloss (1976)"

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on September 5, 2017

12 Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

October 31, 2017 from 8pm to 11pm at 130 Highland Ave Pittsburgh, Pa 15206

Organized By: RONNIE JONES

13 Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

November 7, 2017 from 8pm to 11pm at 130 Highland Ave Pittsburgh, Pa 15206

Organized By: RONNIE JONES

14 Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

May 8, 2018 from 8pm to 11pm at 130 Highland Ave Pittsburgh, Pa 15206

Organized By: RONNIE JONES

15 Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

January 2, 2018 from 8pm to 11pm at 130 Highland Ave Pittsburgh, Pa 15206

Organized By: RONNIE JONES

16 Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

December 26, 2017 from 8pm to 11pm at 130 Highland Ave Pittsburgh, Pa 15206

Organized By: RONNIE JONES

17 Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

November 21, 2017 from 8pm to 11pm at 130 Highland Ave Pittsburgh, Pa 15206

Organized By: RONNIE JONES

18 Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

November 28, 2017 from 8pm to 11pm at 130 Highland Ave Pittsburgh, Pa 15206

Organized By: RONNIE JONES

19 Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

December 22, 2017 at 9pm to December 23, 2017 at 12am at 130 Highland Ave Pittsburgh, Pa 15206

Organized By: RONNIE JONES

20 Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

Ronnie Jones Live @ Muddy Waters Oyster Bar..featuring Dr. Nelson Harrison

December 12, 2017 from 8pm to 11pm at 130 Highland Ave Pittsburgh, Pa 15206

Organized By: RONNIE JONES

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