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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS

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THE STRONG CARD

PITTSBURGH JAZZ

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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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Duke Ellington is first African-American and the first musician to solo on U.S. circulating coin

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DATE NIGHT AT LITTLE E'S JAZZ CLUB AND RESTAURANT!!!! THE PHOENIX JAZZ PROJECT!! at LITTLE E'S JAZZ CLUB 949 LIBERTY AVENUE DOWNTOWN

March 10, 2012 at 7:30pm to March 11, 2012 at 12:30am
 SATURDAY NIGHT HAS ALWAYS BEEN DATE NIGHT. SO WHY NOT TRY SOMETHING NEW, DIFFERENT AND EXCITING. COME AND ENJOY A EVENING OF GREAT FOOD AND FANTASTIC MUSIC AT LITTLE E'S JAZZ CLUB AND RESTAURANT.  PLEASE COME JOIN US -- NOVEMBER 16, 2013 -- LITTLE E'S JAZZ CLUB IS PROUD TO BRING BACK TO THE STAGE --- ONE OF OUR FAVORITES..."VELVET HEAT"THE HOTTEST NIGHT IN MUSIC..COME AND ENJOY 5 YEARS OF LIVE JAZZ IN PITTSBURGH!! CALL FOR RESERVATIONS. SEATING FOR DINNER BEGINS AT 7:30PM, SHOWTIME AT…See More
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As our musical icons are graduating into the higher realms we want to keep them fresh in our memories.  Please join this group where you can post any obituaries of the ancestors of our tradition for all to read and learn more about them.
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Jazz at Andys presents Joe Negri at Jazz at Andys

February 19, 2011 from 7pm to 11pm
Join Pittsburgh's own Joe Negri, Roger Humphries with Daniel May piano, Jeff Grubbs bass for Jazz at Andys in the main lobby of Fairmont Pittsburgh
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