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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!

 

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January 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Edward Wade - All I Am



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Listen in below to Edward Wade - All I Am Mixtape produced by Gansta Marcus in the B.C.P studios. With features from Young Cardo, Sip Hop, and Lil Q.

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Added by Gansta Marcus on January 30, 2013 at 1:52am — No Comments

Bonedog Records Keepin' Da Blues, R&B, and Funk Alive

Bonedog Records

Keepin' Da Blues, R&B, and Funk Alive…
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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on January 29, 2013 at 9:51pm — No Comments

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY OF "ESCAPE TO LOVE": DEBUT ALBUM BY CHARLIE G. SANDERS

Hi Fellow Jazz Lovers,

You are invited to help me get my debut cd released by March of 2013 by pre-ordering it at a discounted price at KickStarter.com.

Many of you know me as the Host of Savoy Jazz every Monday Night! Some of you are even aware that I'm also a long time singer on the Pittsburgh jazz scene! What most of you don't know, I've been working on my debut album entitled "Escape to Love" for a little over 2 years! I'm please to say it is completed and…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on January 19, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Second Line Saturdays w/ Phat Man Dee & the Cultural District!

There was a galactic and planetary shift of consciousness last December.

On the 21st we aligned with our solar system, the galaxy and the

universe....whether or not you spent the solstice hiding in a bunker

with a gross of rations and water purification tablets, in prayer with

drums and chanting to the moon or madly purchasing gifts to prove to

your loved ones that you really do care (I myself did a little of each, I

like to keep my bases covered), whatever…

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Added by Phat Man Dee on January 11, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

EXCITING NIGHTS OF JAZZ AT SAVOY!

Hey jazz fans,

Just wanted to share some exciting video footage of an amazing night of jazz last month (12/17/12) at Savoy. For those of you who may not have had the opportunity to experience just how wonderful Monday Night Jazz at Savoy is, please use the link provided to take a good look at this video and see what all the fuss is about!  Then, come join us each and every Monday for some of the best jazz around!  See you at Savoy on Mondays!…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on January 4, 2013 at 8:19am — No Comments

Forming Stellar C-Jazz Group

Putting a band  together to perform in the Pittsburgh area.  Looking for musicians. ..four piece rhythm...horn...singer.  C-jazz aka smooth jazz genre.  Here's the audition material:  Swept Away by Russ Freeman and David Benoit; Hallelujah i just love her so by David Sanborn with James Taylor;3rd Degree by Fourplay; If I ever lose this heaven by Jeff Golub; Surreptitious by Jeff…

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Added by Ken Smelko on January 2, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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