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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?

 

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Its my home my birth place and where I raised my youth.1st job on the air as a radio announcer/producer/host. Brought numerous reggae artist here to preform and interview, met the legend Bob Marley here in 1978. formed the blues band Muddy Kreek in 2007.
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Muddy Kreek Band, The New Show Band, Smooth Grove Band, Kevin Howard ,Mystic Knights, Mrs. Freddy & Blue Faze Blues Band, DJ/PRODUCER KEVIN AMOS WRCT-FM SUNDAYS 6AM-12NOON
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WRCT-FM,PCTV WYEP FM (THE BLUES AND SOUL SHOWS ONLY) THE CITY PAPER (CP) WDUQ- FM The New Pittsburgh Courier.
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THE INN'TERMISSION SUNDAY NITES BLUES.CJ Club, Evett's Place, PD'S Pub, PETERS PUB, THE JAZZ WORK SHOP (SATURDAYS ONLY)
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I 'VE FOUND SOMETHING THAT I CAN HONESTY SAY IS MY ROOTS "THE BLUES IN ME" look out for our 1st CD... comin soon
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THE 3RD ANNUAL BLUES BLOWOUT IS COMING SOON. THIS IS AN ANNUAL EVENT THAT IS SPONSORED BY THE NON-PROFIT GROIP P.R.O.M.I.S.E. (PROTECT AND RESTORE THE ORDER OF MANKIND WITH THE INITIATIVE TO SERVE ELDERS). THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE HARD ROCK CAFE' AT STATION SQUARE. P.R.O.M.I.S.E. IS A NON-PROFIT 501C3 GROUP THAT WAS FORMED ON THE NORTH SIDE DUE TO THE GUN VIOLENCE. "OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE THOUGH MENTORING AND…

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At 6:00pm on February 3, 2012, Fancy Ass Records said…
Hello, this is Mandy Mason Owner/President of Fancy Ass Records. I am responding to your message. Please feel free to contact me at info@fancyassrecords.com
Thank you and God bless...
At 5:25pm on October 25, 2011, sandy russell gave Muddy Kreek Blues Band a gift
At 8:37am on December 05, 2010, Barbara Ray gave Muddy Kreek Blues Band a gift
At 4:57am on October 11, 2010, Barbara Ray said…
Thank you so much!
Will see ya soon!

Barb
At 1:25am on October 11, 2010, Barbara Ray said…
You "Guys"  got it going on....  Ya rocked the house ...thank you for fitting me in.

Barb
At 11:15am on January 7, 2010, Muddy Kreek Blues Band said…
Thank you for the market place for music and the scene's. I want to have a blues nite jam session at the Gold Door soon in Homewood..
At 1:10am on January 7, 2010, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
You are establishing a wonderful presence on the scene that has been long overdue. Thank for using the network to promote your activities. People are seeing your name all over the globe as a result. Post some more videos so people can check you out more.
At 4:50pm on December 8, 2009, Christopher Dean Sullivan said…
Hey Muddy, I trust all is well. Yeah we can do this call me or e-mail me with the particulars, peace.
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At 8:17pm on September 1, 2009, Gypsy Piano Blues said…
Thanks looking forward to meeting you soon too-Gypsy
At 5:33am on March 6, 2009, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
I'll get there one day. I'm a gigging musician too (mostly private gigs) so I don't have that many nights off. Thank you for keeping us updated on your appearances. I hear good things about your group all the time.

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