AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS
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i am so excited about the upcoming event, on the 15th, comemorating what Pittsburgh did to the overall jazz scene. I hope all you jazz fans will see this show. Congratulations to all the people who had something to do with this documentary.
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we in the age of aquarius I'm the water bearer
nefarious by nature cause we live in holy terror
shed light on the precarious who's gonna listen
sacrificing babies abortions and baptisms…
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Happy Birthday + 1 (12/28/1903 - 4/22/1983) to Pittsburgh legend EARL HINES!
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Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year for you and yours. Feliz Navidad y próspero Año Nuevo para ti y los tuyos...!
Sagrada Familia …Continue
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Jazz and Black Education & Black Education and Jazz
By Fred Logan
November 27, 2017
Black music (Blues, Jazz, Gospel, R&B, etc.) is the conscious product of an on-going vibrant tradition of Black people teaching and learning in the black community. It is a dynamic tradition like that metaphoric…Continue
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Question: How did Coleman Hawkins acquire the name "Bean"? (Answer at end of post.)
Tuesday, Nov. 21st is the 113th birth anniversary of COLEMAN HAWKINS! WKCR.org will broadcast Hawk's music ALL DAY, NON-STOP. Host Phil Schaap will present from 2:00pm-6:30pm (EST).
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Trivia answer: Early in Hawkins' career, his…Continue
Fats Domino, the genial, good-natured symbol of the dawn of rock and roll and the voice and piano behind enduring hits like "Blueberry Hill" and "Ain’t That a Shame," died Tuesday at the age of 89. Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish coroner's office in Louisiana, confirmed his death to the Associated Press.
A contemporary of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis,…Continue
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John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was born in Cheraw, SC, October 21, 1917. His virtuosity on trumpet was immediately recognized and through teacher recommendations, received a scholarship to Laurinberg Institute (NC), where he studied music with esteemed educator, Philmore "Shorty" Hall. Upon his exit, Dizzy headed to Philadelphia, embarking on a professional musical career. His ability had been realized by many, but not appreciated by all. As a member of the Cab Calloway Orchestra, Dizzy's…Continue
"Out To Lunch", a daily three hour broadcast of Jazz music provided by radio station WKCR, recently presented the music of Pittsburgh Jazz great, Ahmad Jamal. Host, Phil Schaap, profiled Jamal's career, highlighting his early Argo recordings (1956-62). Pittsburgh's Jazz legacy was cited and recognized as a major contributor to the Jazz narrative. The music was spectacular and the content informative, but why take my word for it? Partially into the broadcast, Phil was informed the great Ahmad…Continue
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