PROGRESSIVE MUSIC COMPANY

AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS

BOYS CHOIR AFRICA SHIRTS
 
 
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/building-today-for-tomorrow/x/267428
  

                                                        PITTSBURGH 3D

 

THE STRONG CARD

PITTSBURGH JAZZ

Roger Humphries

 

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!

 

Badge

Loading…

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

    MARY LOU WILLIAMS     

            INTERVIEW

       In Her Own Words
Rick Hirsch
  • 44, Male
  • State College, PA
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter
  • Blog Posts
  • Events
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos (2)

Rick Hirsch's Friends

  • Jay T. Vonada
  • Jessica Hanson
  • Imani Zubeh
  • Ron Jackson
  • Maxx Myrick
  • Aaron McKinney
  • Rick Nowlin
  • Nathan Peck
  • Doug Smith
  • Neil L. King
  • Stefanie Seskin
  • Carmen Petote
  • Jeff Beck
  • FREDERICK D PUGH III
  • Jesse Jones Jr.

Music

Loading…
 

Rick Hirsch's Page

Gifts Received

Gift

Rick Hirsch has not received any gifts yet

Give Rick Hirsch a Gift

Latest Activity

Reggie Watkins and Rick Hirsch are now friends
Aug 15, 2010
Rick Hirsch left a comment for Nathan Peck
"Good to hear from you, Nathan!"
Jul 7, 2010
Rick Hirsch and Nathan Peck are now friends
Jul 7, 2010
Rick Hirsch and Jessica Hanson are now friends
Dec 4, 2009
Ron Jackson left a comment for Rick Hirsch
"Thanks! Peace, Ron"
Sep 19, 2009
Jesse Jones Jr. left a comment for Rick Hirsch
"Hello Rick, Nice playing man. Jesse"
Sep 13, 2009
Rick Hirsch posted videos
Aug 10, 2009
Aaron McKinney left a comment for Rick Hirsch
"Hey Rick, Just playing as much as possible. I've been trying to get back to SC, it just hasn't worked yet. Aaron"
Jul 12, 2009
Rick Hirsch left a comment for Aaron McKinney
"Hey, Aaron What are you up to in the 'Burgh? ~ Rick"
Jul 12, 2009
Rick Hirsch and Aaron McKinney are now friends
Jul 12, 2009
Rick Hirsch and Kevin McManus are now friends
Jun 13, 2009
Rick Hirsch and Jagsu are now friends
May 16, 2009
Dr. Nelson Harrison left a comment for Rick Hirsch
"Welcome Rick, Love you music and liquid jazz concept. It is extremely well doe and interesting and I'll certainly share it with others. Thank you for joining adn please add me as a friend."
May 6, 2009
Rick Hirsch is now friends with Dave Yoho and Luther DeJarunett
May 3, 2009
Jeff Beck left a comment for Rick Hirsch
"What's up Rick! SC in the house!"
May 1, 2009
Rick Hirsch and The Tuesday Night Big Band are now friends
May 1, 2009

Profile Information

Favorite blog
http://www.artsjournal.com/rifftides
Pittsburgh Connection
Sister-in-law lives in North Hills... have performed with some wonderful musicians from the 'Burgh
About Me:
Composer, Saxophonist, Band Leader
Website:
http://www.HirschMusic.biz
Artist or Fan
artist

Rick Hirsch's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (5 comments)

You need to be a member of Pittsburgh Jazz Network to add comments!

Join Pittsburgh Jazz Network

At 6:58am on September 19, 2009, Ron Jackson said…
Thanks! Peace, Ron
At 10:28pm on September 13, 2009, Jesse Jones Jr. said…
Hello Rick,
Nice playing man.
Jesse
At 4:35pm on July 12, 2009, Aaron McKinney said…
Hey Rick,
Just playing as much as possible. I've been trying to get back to SC, it just hasn't worked yet.
Aaron
At 3:34am on May 6, 2009, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Rick,

Love you music and liquid jazz concept. It is extremely well doe and interesting and I'll certainly share it with others. Thank you for joining adn please add me as a friend.
At 2:31pm on May 1, 2009, Jeff Beck said…
What's up Rick! SC in the house!

Qik

SmallWorlds

Ustream.tv

 
 
 

© 2014   Created by Dr. Nelson Harrison.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service