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Tuesday Night Big Band at The Rivers Casino

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The Tuesday Night Big band at the Rivers Casino on Sunday, May 29th from 6-9 pm in the Grandview Buffet.  Pittsburgh Jazz Society Sunday Concert
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The Tuesday Night Big Band swings in the new home of the Pittsburgh Jazz Society (PJS) on Sunday, March 7th at The Rivers Casino. Featuring original charts and arrangements by two of Pittsburgh's leading arrangers and directors.....Joe Campus & Richard Mansfield!!! Also featuring sultury jazz diva vocalist Lori Russo and 18 of Pittsburgh's hottest musicians!!! This in one concert not to be missed!!!!
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Jazz and Java Night at Niko's Coffee House

January 28, 2010 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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The Tuesday Night Big Band at The Rhythm House Cafe

December 20, 2009 from 7pm to 10pm
Come celebrate the holidays big band style!! Join The Tuesday Night Big Band for a special holiday concert at the Rhythm House Cafe on Sunday, December 20th from 7 to 10 pm. Sponsored by the Pittsburgh Jazz Society. Featuring original, swinging arrangements from two of Pittsburgh's finest arrangers and directors.....Rich Mansfield & Joe Campus....and 17 of Pittsburgh's hottest jazz musicians!! Also featuring the sizzling vocals of one of Pittsburgh's favorite jazz vocalists LORI RUSSO! If…See More
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Wow, there are just too many to list. Pittsburgh has a lot of really great jazz musicians! Some of my favorite drummers are Art Blakey & Roger Humphries.
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I am a geologist/drilling contractor and I own a local drilling company in Penn Hills, PA. I am also a jazz drummer and have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from and work with many of Pittsburgh's very fine musicians! I'm excited to be the drummer for The Tuesday Night Big Band/Pittsburgh Doo Wop Big Band and for several other jazz groups and big bands in the Pittsburgh area!
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At 10:11pm on August 19, 2013, Aicha said…

Hello Dear, I will like to get acquainted with You, I have something Special to share with You, Contact me via email aichasy97@yahoo.com

Miss aichasy

At 6:55pm on June 16, 2011, D.A. Evosirch said…
Hi Deb! Looking forward to hearing you soon,
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Deb: Happy Holidays!! This is going to be a very prosperous New Year for all that believe and have faith. Barb
At 4:35am on April 5, 2010, tammy said…
Deb, Dennis and I was at the Casino to see you play and the food was good but the music was great. Hope you had a good easter and hope to see all of you play again soon. Was trying to find a up to date calendar of where your playing but can't find it maybe you can help. Hope to hear from ya soon tam
At 9:30pm on September 25, 2009, LEE ROBINSON said…
HI Deb, See at the jam session. Tell Joe Campus I said hello also.
LEE
At 1:55am on September 10, 2009, Jess Sides said…
Hey Deb! Good to see you! I hope to run into you somewhere along the road in the music scene her in DA BURGH! Much love...

Jess
At 9:57pm on June 4, 2009, Jack Cenna said…
Deb, You live in Penn Hills, I grew up in Penn Hills and attended grade school thru H.S. Listen, thers one very important message that I forgot to relay to you from Richard Mansfield ,AKA... Brother Rick, Moe and Dr. Johnson take your pick, and that message is for you not to only pay close attention to the 5/4 bar, but also the 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 6/4 7/4 as well. Rick tells me that you really play the hell out of the 15/16 bars and the13 /8 bars in the infamous "J" series. Keep up the good work ! Moe reports to me on a regular basis about your playing and performance history, but If I were you and please take this for what its worth, but I would probably start kickin' back a few bucks to Moe to keep the gig. Slip him a fin at least once a month and he'll overlook the 5/4 bar. So keep swingin !!!! I gave your name and number to a contractor named Abdul Mohammed Jeeeeeeepte, he's comming to Pgh . for the annual " Dance of The Camels" party but Deb remember and please only play the appropriate rhythm and beats for the TWO HUMPED CAMELS, that is very different then the rhythms amd beats for THE SINGLE HUMPED CAMELS and never forget Deb, as my friend Abdul says " TWO HUMPS ARE BETTER THAN ONE" take care and may Allah be with you and the camels!!! Oh by the way tell Moe I say hello, Ya gotta love MOE
At 4:36pm on May 28, 2009, Jack Cenna said…
Rich Mansfield say's, " watch the 5/4 bar"
At 1:40pm on April 17, 2009, Melodic Revolution said…
Hello Deb
Thank you for your friendship, wow you are a busy woman.
Cheers Nick

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