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Jazz Concert 3rd Street Art Gallery Carnegie

Posted on October 10, 2010 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

In Concert:

Jerry Lucarelli- Piano

Louis Lucarelli- Vibes

Benny Benack- Tenor Sax/Clarinet

Don Aliquo- Tenor Sax

Sunny Sunseri- Bass

Vince Yaglieri- Drums

Debbie Zugates

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Posted on October 5, 2010 at 4:56am 0 Comments

3rd Street Art Gallery in Carnegie presents

Jerry lucarelli- Piano/ Keyboard

Louis Lucarelli-Vibes

Benny Benack- Tenor sax/ Clarinet

Don Aliquo-Tenor Sax

Sunny Sunseri- Bass

Vince Taglieri- Drums

Debbie Zugates- Vocals

October 10, 2010

2:30 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Baldwin Concert Grand

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The Baldwin Concert Grand Piano at Keystone Oaks High School has been restored to its original
playing condition.
I have been ask to open the program with Roger
Humphries and Dwayne Dolphin;Thursday, May28, 2009 at 7:00pm.

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At 4:48pm on December 4, 2016, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
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LUCARELLI
GERARD S. “JERRY”
Age 74 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016 in Jefferson Hospital. Born December 6, 1941 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Louis and Harriet (Novak) Lucarelli. A member of St. Michael's Parish in Elizabeth Twp., Jerry graduated from Carrick High School, from which he received a Distinguished Alumni Award, received his Bachelor's Degree from West Liberty University and did post-graduate work at Duquesne University. Jerry was a US Army Veteran, serving in the 8th Division of the Third Army Band in Germany, even playing on site at President Kennedy's famous "Ich Bin Ein Berliner" speech. After his service, he stayed active professionally in music, working as a music teacher for both Keystone Oaks and Clairton School Districts, serving as musical director for four area churches, and even playing with his brother, Louis in the Lucarelli Brothers Band. For his talents, Jerry was inducted into the Pittsburgh Jazz Society's Hall of Fame and received an award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He also was an accomplished equestrian, winning with his horse "Shawnee Heart" and using this activity, most importantly, to spend time with his grandchildren. Jerry is survived by his wife, Sally (Medvidovich) Muro Lucarelli, whom he wed in 2001; his son, Gerard S. (Karen) Lucarelli, Jr. of McDonald; his grandchildren, Anna Lee and Gerard K. Lucarelli; his brother, Louis (Joanne) Lucarelli of Bethel Park; his niece, Tricia Turner; and his nephews, Stephen and Michael Lucarelli. Friends will be received in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 5th. St., Clairton, PA 15025 (412-233-5700) on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 6-8 p.m, and on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Church with Fr. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Procession and burial will follow to St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton. Memorial contributions in Jerry's name should be made to the Relay for Life of the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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At 4:45pm on December 4, 2016, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…

Gerard S. "Jerry" Lucarelli, 74, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Jefferson Hospital. Born Dec. 6, 1941, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Louis and Harriet (Novak) Lucarelli. A member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township, Jerry graduated from Carrick High School, from which he received a Distinguished Alumni Award, received his bachelor's degree from West Liberty University and his master's degree from Duquesne University. Jerry was an Army veteran, having served in the 8th Division of the Third Army Band in Germany, even playing onsite at President Kennedy's famous "Ich Bin EinBerliner" speech. After his service, he stayed active professionally in music, working as a music teacher for both Keystone Oaks and Clairton School Districts, serving as musical director for four area churches, and even playing with his brother, Louis, in the Lucarelli Brothers Band. For his talents, Jerry was inducted into the Pittsburgh Jazz Society's Hall of Fame and received an award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He also was an accomplished equestrian, winning with his horse, Shawnee Heart, and using this activity, most importantly, to spend time with his grandchildren. Jerry is survived by his wife, Sally (Medvidovich) Muro Lucarelli, whom he wed in 2001; his son, Gerard S. (Karen) Lucarelli Jr., of McDonald; his grandchildren, Anna Lee and Gerard K. Lucarelli; his brother, Louis (Joanne) Lucarelli, of Bethel Park; his niece, Tricia Turner; and his nephews, Stephen and Michael Lucarelli.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, and from noon to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 5th St., Clairton, PA 15025, 412-233-5700. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in St. Michael Church, with Father Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Procession and burial will follow to St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton.
Memorial contributions in Jerry's name should be made to the Relay For Life of the American Cancer Society

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At 6:43am on April 1, 2013, Dan Wasson said…

Jerry, would definitely show for your session at the Royal, but durn day job has me on 2-11 on Mondays all month. hopefully next month

At 5:43pm on February 11, 2012, Marta Graciela Bressi said…

Dear Jerry Lucarelli ,

I´d really appreciate it if you could take the time to look at my work and leave your impressions here or in the guestbook on my homepage -http://www.miartemartagracielabressi.webs.com/- where there are more samples of my digital art works, engravings and sculptures. The web site´s in Spanish but, if you want to read the texts in English, you can access my Livejournal:

http://pallasatheneas.livejournal.com

You can also visit the website we created with the Belgian jazz musician Dirk Schreurs to make our recent video art collaboration known to the world:

http://www.mindsofglass.webs.com/
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Minds of Glass:  ¨All visual compositions perfectly match the soundtrack’s expressive aesthetics in terms of emotional content and artistic strength” (New York/Los Angeles Independent Media Board).


http://cminejazz.com/show/2010/11/12/minds-of-glass

http://martagracielabressistudios.webs.com/

If it doesn't work, simply copy and paste the link on your browser. You'll find new images in the gallery.


Regards,

Marta

P.S.: Unfortunately, I' ve got too many contact on the network to add more.Feel free to add me if you want.



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