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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS

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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!

 

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Featured Blog Posts – January 2010 Archive (6)

FREDDIE REDD RECONNECTS to NYC opening at BIRDLAND ON FEBRUARY 9, 2010.



Dear Friends and Members:



I have just been informed of some very good news from Tamm E. Hunt, Founder/host of our sister network The Global Jazz Network (TGJN) as follows:



FYI! as some of you remember the TGJN JAZZBLAST! to help Hard Bop piano legend, 81 years young Freddie Redd has circulated the Globe and come back home to settle a need. Wendy Oxenhorn of The Jazz Foundation of America for stepping up to the plate… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on January 26, 2010 at 2:30am — 7 Comments

LADY GOT CHOPS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH JAZZ FESTIVAL VIII still grassroots and growing

KIM A. CLARKE

proudly presents

The 8th Annual LADY GOT CHOPS Women's Month Jazz Festival



* please note current venues-sadly the Jazz Spot is closed permanently.

Thank You Lillithe and Tiecha for your faith,hospitality,creativity enthusiasm and cooperation



MARCH 2010

March 5th

Adela Dalto y Las Mujeres Latinas @ , Lucy "Scooter"Lantigua-bass Adela Dalto- leader/vox Rosie Rex-drums Flor Fitzgerald-keys the Zinc Bar 82 west 3rd street bet… Continue

Added by Kim Clarke on January 23, 2010 at 12:56am — No Comments

Local Musicians Band together to Raise Money for Haitian Earthquake Victims

Event Details



What: Pittsburgh Bands Together

Featuring: Muddy Kreek Blues Band, The Real Deal Band, Freedom, Jimmy Ponder,

Patty Spadaro Band, Johnnie and Mustangs, Man in the Street, and more …




When: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 8:00 pm to 2:00 am



Where: Carnegie Library of Homestead Music Hall

510 East 10th Avenue | Munhall, Pennsylvania 15120 | Phone: 412-462-3444



Ticket Info: $10 – with a donation of 2 bags of… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on January 18, 2010 at 4:53pm — 2 Comments

Music is Therapy

My parent had an angioplasty last year. It has been hard to get medical travel insurance. Using our health savings account has helped but it still a hectic time in our lives. So with all of that, it is a very… Continue

Added by lee w on January 9, 2010 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Obituary: Maisha Baton / Nurturing poet, playwright, therapist and teacher

Dr. Maisha Baton [July 2, 1938 - Dec. 27, 2009]



Friday, January 01, 2010

By Diana Nelson Jones, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



A poet, playwright, therapist and teacher, Maisha Baton had the gift of making connections that nurtured a host of artists and activists. The only female to perform with the Centre Avenue Poets Theater workshop -- and the last of them -- Dr. Baton died Sunday. She was 71.



Diagnosed with lung cancer in February, she spent her… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on January 2, 2010 at 10:06pm — 1 Comment

Pianist Extraordinaire John D'Amico joined the ancestors on January 1, 2010



"It is with great sadness that I tell you my dear friend of 45 years, John Damico, passed away this morning at 11:35 AM. John was a giant of a person, a man of great faith and tenacity who fought a good fight with cancer these past 5 years. His suffering is over now, and I know he is at peace with his Lord.



I spoke with Donna just a little while ago - she said the funeral will likely be at Slater's in Greentree, but didn't know when. Our prayers are with Donna, the boys, and…
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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on January 2, 2010 at 9:55pm — 5 Comments

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