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

  

                                                       

 

THE STRONG CARD

PITTSBURGH JAZZ

 

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

January 2009 Blog Posts (28)

GOD BLESS YOU HANK CRAWFORD, REST IN PEACE

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
I JUST FOUND OUT THAT THE ONE AND ONLY HANK CRAWFORD, ALTOIST EXTRAORDINAIRE, HAS PASSED ON. HE WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL, I'LL MISS HIM AS LONG AS I LIVE.
PEACE,
ROBY

Added by Roby "Supersax" Edwards on January 31, 2009 at 6:38am — No Comments

MESSAGE TO LEO FROM CARLA SARKOZY, WIFE OF THE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE

Carla Gilberta Bruni-Sarkozy wrote at 4:21pm
Leo, very nice to make your acquaintance. I am always interested in charity work and would be happy to attend one of your events if circumstances allow. Please email me with dates and times as far in advance as possible and I will have my staff review the event and my availability. Kind regards, Carla

Added by DR. LEO CASINO on January 29, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

hgh

The best anti aging methods and treatments cannot be found at a beauty salon or at a makeup counter. This is just temporarily covering up the effects of aging. Unlike the best anti aging methods, they also do not address the health or wellbeing of a person, instead pay attention to simply what is on the exterior. Hormone deficiency is the root cause for most of the symptoms we associate with…

Continue

Added by O. R. Zips on January 28, 2009 at 2:16am — No Comments

THE MUSICAL HILL...Part II

The Irene Kaufmann Settlement, which provided summer programs for children, is where my first encounter with group singing, tap dancing, acting, and moreover, live on-stage activities had occurred. At IKS, nearly all activity was in some way linked to the Arts. It remains to be among the best times of my life. Today that location is known as the Hill House Association.



And McKelvy School...my music teacher Miss Blow...and blow she did; thirty to forty minutes of "sing children," as… Continue

Added by Kennard Roosevelt Williams on January 27, 2009 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

I wish I could visit my grandfather at the best time in his life.

I wish I could visit my grandfather at the best time in his life, there when he took the alpha path. A simply gentle human harboring neither anger nor with wraith, dedicated of a man with two children and a doting wife.



I know these thoughts of grandeur has limits to its weave, thus I would give us twelve hours before he would leave. If I could only cut somehow through space, stand proudly next this men and his grace. A trip to visit the pillar that helped structure me this man,… Continue

Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on January 25, 2009 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Big band gospel gig

Hey, I'm doing a big band gig with the Trinity Jazz Orchestra

The Gospel Swings: January 26, 2009 - 7 pm East Main Presbyterian Church 120 East Main Street - Grove City, Pa. (724) 458-8270 FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check out www.trinityjazz.com

T

Added by Terrence on January 19, 2009 at 5:24pm — 2 Comments

Jazz@Rochester



You can take the Coltrane with the Duke on January 21st at ESM



On September 26, 1962, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane went into Rudy Van Gelder's studio with their rhythm sections and recorded a legendary Impulse LP together. It was the only time these two giants of jazz performed together.

On January 21st, Eastman Chamber Jazz will be performing this album in total at 8:00 pm in Kilbourn Hall. The Eastman Jazz Quartet reprising… Continue

Added by Magdalena Vaida on January 18, 2009 at 8:16am — No Comments

Asia's "Golden Girl of Jazz" OLIVIA





This January 2009...





Asia's "Golden Girl of Jazz" OLIVIA





Will be performing with world-renowned, 14-time Grammy Nominee

Toshiko Akiyoshi

including Japan Jazz Legends

Kiyoto Fujiwara & Tiger Okoshi with

The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

at her 5-date

"OLIVIA Live! in Tokyo" Tour



January 26 - Tokyo Prince Hotel

(To perform with world-renowned, 14-time Grammy… Continue

Added by Magdalena Vaida on January 18, 2009 at 8:08am — No Comments

Memory of Mike Taylor [Poem by Michael Dennison]

MEMORY OF MIKE TAYLOR – A YEAR ROUND

[Poem by Michael Dennison]



A spring day, rain for the grass

puts the green on the table and evenings of late sun

and then the History Channel

time in a man’s life to ripen, to pass



as June crawls in with a birthday, stands up

like green corn on the stalk, fresh and wide open

to a good joke, the promise of a late show loaded with guests,

with irony gentle, universal as night



and June struts… Continue

Added by Jagsu on January 18, 2009 at 12:05am — 5 Comments

Baby It's Cold Outside!

So let's go camping!!!! Ok I don't actually expect anyone of you on

this email list to join me @ Frostburn this weekend (if I see you

there it will be a delightful surprise!) but I do expect you (assuming

you are in Pittsburgh) to attend my dear husband's show at Howler's

Coyote Cafe in Bloomfield, he has put together with his good friends,

"Who-Phoria" a tribute show wherein local bands will all play songs by

the Who.…

Continue

Added by Phat Man Dee on January 17, 2009 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Béla Bartók

From the serie: "My masters"

30 x 40 cm

2006, Szigetszentmiklós, Hungary

aquarell and ink on paper

Now avialable

Fine art print

Postcard…

Continue

Added by Pieronymus on January 16, 2009 at 8:03am — No Comments

Heads Up: The Arts Council seeks nominations for the 2009 Work of Art Awards

GREATER PITTSBURGH ARTS COUNCIL SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR THE

2009 WORK OF ART AWARDS



PITTSBURGH, PA – The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council is seeking nominations for the Work of Art Awards to be presented at a ceremony on June 1, 2009. This biennial event honors and celebrates the individuals, businesses, and organizations that support and create arts and culture in the Pittsburgh region. The deadline for nominations is February 13, 2009; nomination forms and more information can be… Continue

Added by Chrissy Dee on January 15, 2009 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Welcome to the Washington DC Jazz Network. Your source of Jazz in the Nation's Capital and the world.

Photobucket



Welcome to the Washington DC Jazz Network. Your source of Jazz in the Nation's Capital and the world. Journey with us into a world jazz networking. America's Classical Music "Jazz" has touched the minds, hearts and souls of listeners around globe. Our goal is to bring together those jazz enthusiast from all over the hemisphere!. So open your minds, turn up the dial and learn the ABC's about the J ...A ...double Z… Continue

Added by George V Johnson Jr. on January 14, 2009 at 12:44am — No Comments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOTOWN!!

All members of Musique Noire are native Detroiters; even though some of us have moved to other cities, there will always be Motown in our musical souls!

Thank you, to all the Motown family, past, present, here, gone, up front and behind the scenes for leaving us with a GRAND musical legacy.

Added by Musique Noire on January 13, 2009 at 1:06am — No Comments

More Radio Play for Musique Noire!

WEMU 89.1, Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor's (Michigan) premiere Public Radio Station, will be adding selected songs from our debut CD to their radio playlist beginning January 7. Thank you to music director Linda Yohn for supporting our vision!



http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wemu/guide.guidemain?action=viewPlaylist&playlistID=481063&eventID=813



The Fiesta Jazz Radio Show, originating from Australia, included us on their "Best of 2008" radio… Continue

Added by Musique Noire on January 12, 2009 at 5:34pm — No Comments

The Washington Area Music Awards nominates Janine Gilbert-Carter in the Jazz Vocalist Category

Washington Area Music Award

WAMA DC

23rd Annual Wammies



We are proud to announce that Jazz, Blues and Gospel recording artist Janine Gilbert-Carter has received a Wammie nomination for the the third year running in the Jazz Vocalist category. Please consider voting for Janine. You can listen to clips at http://www.janinecarter.com or http://www.cdbaby.com



you must be a member to vote:



To vote go to http://www.wamadc.com Wammie Ballot Fill it out on… Continue

Added by Janine Gilbert-Carter on January 11, 2009 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Celebrating and building on the legacy of…Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Allegheny County Crusade for Voters

Presents For the Change We Need…..

Celebrating and building on the legacy of…Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.









Thursday, January 15, 2009, 7:00 pm Monumental Baptist Church, 2240 Wylie Avenue



JOIN THE CRUSADE,



Rev. Ricky Burgess, Sen. Jim Ferlo, and other local community leaders for an evening of celebration & inspiration as we kickoff 2009 preparing For the Change We Need now!

***Special Silent… Continue

Added by Pgh Rich on January 11, 2009 at 7:25am — No Comments

Celebrating and building on the legacy of…Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Allegheny County Crusade for Voters

Presents For the Change We Need…..

Celebrating and building on the legacy of…Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.





Thursday, January 15, 2009, 7:00 pm Monumental Baptist Church, 2240 Wylie Avenue

JOIN THE CRUSADE,

Rev. Ricky Burgess, Sen. Jim Ferlo, and other local community leaders for an evening of celebration & inspiration as we kickoff 2009 preparing For the Change We Need now!

***Special Silent Auction of Obama… Continue

Added by Pgh Rich on January 11, 2009 at 7:23am — No Comments

Obama Inauguration Luncheon

ACORN is holding an Obama Inauguration Luncheon on the 20th of January, starting at 10 AM. We will have a big screen to view the festivities together, and will honor Ms. Lillian Allen, 100 years old, who doorknocked her street before going to vote, to make sure that all her neighbors made it to the polls!
Luncheon colors, Black and Red
Cost- either a $10.00 contribution, or a covered dish.
RSVP 412 441-5441

Added by Maryellen Hayden on January 11, 2009 at 12:43am — No Comments

A roll call -revisited

A few years ago I wrote a letter called “*A Roll Call” Its premise was: A call to action for creative minds to not only record history but to also write our future. As it’s no big secret our Nation, as a whole, has slipped away from culture and fell into consumerism. We lost that balance that holds democratic civilizations afloat. Culture is as important to this world as is oil. Without creative minds we lay stagnate in our past accomplishments but mostly our mistakes. Without different… Continue

Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on January 10, 2009 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

1999

1970

© 2017   Created by Dr. Nelson Harrison.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service