By Basil Walters Observer staff reporter
Friday, March 20, 2009
With an increasing number of local entertainers becoming more caring and reaching out to the less fortunate among their fellowmen, recording artiste, vocalist/musician and producer Benjy Myaz once more strikes the right chord.
Myaz.... it's within my mission statement to help autistic kids in Jamaica, those talented ones
Joining the growing list of Jamaican artistes who are a part of the trend of going beyond… Continue
Added by Benjy Myaz on March 31, 2009 at 2:00pm —
I just saw this information and wanted to pass it on.
The National Jazz Workshop 2009
Sunday 19 July - Friday 24 July
Shenandoah University located in Winchester, VA.
Offering three tracks of study, this innovative and inexpensive jazz workshop meets the needs of students ages 13 and up, educators, and professionals alike. With a core faculty from The US Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, participants of all levels will have the option to… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on March 30, 2009 at 6:45pm —
Concert Friday April 6, 2009 7:00 p.m.
Check out www.trinityjazz.com
See you there!
Added by Terrence on March 30, 2009 at 6:36pm —
Think of the possibilities
Added by Jere B on March 30, 2009 at 6:36pm —
Jazz will be the soundtrack for art, literature and Black History Month this evening at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in the North Side.
Taken together, the music and the images will provide "jazz you can see and art you can hear," says Marty Ashby, program director at the Guild.
The event is a reception for artists of works in the "Seeing Jazz: A Tribute to the Masters" exhibit now on display at the Guild's Connie Kerr Gallery and the North Lobby.
Added by Harold Betters on March 29, 2009 at 8:21pm —
A mile a minute (Monday morning discussion with the son)
Hi, good morning and a howdy good day.
How was your slumber how was the rest.
Green red or blue ~I’m thinking of a number?
Wow look at the squirrel on the fence.
I pick red as my favorite color .
What ? The number, why its 4 of course.
Hay dad, I mean mom, sorry, can I fly if my arms go like this?
I would like over-easy they taste the best.
Boy I’m tired I could go back to… Continue
Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on March 29, 2009 at 8:00pm —
here's some links :
or just google "Eric Johnson… Continue
Added by Dan Wasson on March 28, 2009 at 8:14pm —
Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Festival
Hosts Country's Top Young Jazz Musicians
April 3 – 5, 2009 In Downtown Monterey
57 Big Bands, Combos, And Vocal Ensembles
From 6 States Compete For Spot On MJF Stages
47 Bands From 14 Counties In California Are Finalists
Special Appearances By Student Groups From Japan and England
Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra Members Saxophonist… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on March 28, 2009 at 6:56am —
Miles Davis’ 1987 concert in Munich is being released on DVD as That’s What Happened: Live In Germany (Eagle Rock Entertainment) on April 28.
The 90-minutes of concert footage features staples from Davis’ late ’80s concert repertoire, including his takes on Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature” and Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time.” Other tracks include the “One Phone Call / Street Scenes / That’s What Happened” medley, “New Blues,” “Tutu” and… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on March 28, 2009 at 6:41am —
Unlimited download of Movies, Songs, Videos!!
Complete the following form and join over 30 million satisfied members enjoying our superior downloading software, linked to the largest networks on the planet! You get unlimited access 24 hours a day!… Continue
Added by Karoly Domonyi on March 28, 2009 at 6:29am —
Allana Madyun, born in Pittsburgh, Pa., is an actress, educator, motivational speaker and interpretive Dancer. But writing and poetry is what truly moves her.
Always advancing artistically, Allana is ready and willing to share her poetry and writings with the world.
Rob Juice, from Chicago, Illinois, started playing the trumpet and writing music in the 7th… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on March 28, 2009 at 6:29am —
We just received word that we've been nominated for the following 2009 Detroit Music Awards:
Outstanding Jazz Recording: "Good Hair"
Outstanding World Artist/Group
And our own JoVia Armstrong has been nominated as:
Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Instrumentalist
We are very excited that our work is being recognized. If you are a member of the Detroit Music Awards, please consider a vote for Musique Noire!
Added by Musique Noire on March 28, 2009 at 12:09am —
Those of you of a certain age who are natives of the Mon Valley will remember when we didn't have GetGo or Sheetz, or even 7-Eleven in most of the area. (I can think of only a handful until recently, when 7-Eleven took over a bunch of locations from other companies.) We had "Stop-N-Go," "Open Pantry," "Spee-D Mart," "Clover Farm Stores" and even a few "Li'l General" stores.
The Clover Farms were little full-service… Continue
Added by Harold Betters on March 27, 2009 at 5:11am —
With the trumpet at his lips
Has dark moons of weariness
Beneath his eyes
Where the smoldering memory
Of slave ships
Blazed to the crack of whips
About his thighs...
From the trumpet at his lips
Mixed with fire.
From the trumpet at his lips
Distilled from old… Continue
Added by Harold Betters on March 27, 2009 at 4:00am —
4.1 GATEWAY: HAROLD BETTERS, WALT HARPER, AND OTHERS
The prosperity of Pittsburgh’s jazz scene continued through the early and mid 1960s. This prosperity was augmented by the beginnings of a more visible jazz recording industry, spearheaded almost single-handedly by the Gateway label. Jazz on Gateway was actually a relatively small portion of the label’s output, as the company issued records in many genres, most notably Eastern European folk music through an extended series of… Continue
Added by Harold Betters on March 27, 2009 at 3:07am —
Betters brings sweet sounds to museum
By Dawn Law, TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Monday, February 21, 2005
About the writer
Dawn Law is a stringer for the Tribune-Review.
If you can feel the music, then it is real.
During Harold Betters' five decades in the music business, he has appeared on television, played from the Apollo to the Super Bowl and made numerous recordings that can be heard on jazz radio.
Betters has worked with Slide… Continue
Added by Harold Betters on March 27, 2009 at 2:53am —
Fine swing and big band trombonist, well schooled in all the tricks of the trade, among them vocal effects, flashy phrasing and rapid-fire lines. He was also an excellent section player, and handled bop as well. Betters recorded a number of albums in the early and mid-'60s, one a surprising two-trombone date with Slide Hampton in 1965. ~ Ron Wynn, All Music Guide
Added by Harold Betters on March 27, 2009 at 2:27am —
had valve replacement surgery yesterday....please keep him in your thoughts....he is in the V.A. hospital
Added by bob studebaker on March 26, 2009 at 3:34pm —
The June 5 House Concert featuring Musique Noire has been postponed. The homeowner received a work assignment overseas. She is still anxious to have the concert, so stay tuned for a rescheduled date!
Added by Musique Noire on March 23, 2009 at 11:28pm —
Hi Kennard Williams, I am the brother of your School chum, Susan (Carroll) Patterson 1963 Class of Schenley and I have been a Jazz Fiend for over 50 years and sorry to see the old Jazz clubs closed in Pittsburgh, but I know you are doing your best to keep it going on. I noticed that you didn't mention the number one Jazz Hammond organist Gene Ludwig and I think he is one of the greatest Jazz organ players. Later, Mohammad Abdul-Aziz
Added by Mohammad Abdulaziz on March 23, 2009 at 1:43pm —