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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS

BOYS CHOIR AFRICA SHIRTS
 
 
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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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May 2008 Blog Posts (9)

KENIA RETURNS FROM BRAZIL

05.29.08



www.kenialive.com





Recap from trip to Brazil





On my last communication with you I was very short on telling about my time spent in Brazil. Although I don’t intend to share a diary, I would love to share some of the good times I spent there and maybe even introduce you to some of the great people I got to spend a little time with. (more details on my blog at myspace.com./keniabrazil)



First and foremost, I went to visit and…
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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on May 30, 2008 at 7:25pm — No Comments

NEED A DRUMMER?

Am I stooping too low in posting a blog about this? I had two gigs fall through (June 13th and June 14th). If anyone needs a drummer for either of those dates, I'm available!

karlvsterling@yahoo.com

Thanks.................

Added by Karl Sterling on May 29, 2008 at 4:47am — No Comments

Vote for Montreal's Geoff Lapp Trio and send them to the JVC JAZZ FEST!

Hi music fans.



Vote for the Geoff Lapp Trio and send them to the JVC JAZZ FEST!



Zack In The Box- Geoff Lapp Trio, by Geoff Lapp Trio on OurStage





I want to mention that we posted a few songs on a new music site where songs are judged by YOU… Continue

Added by Geoff Lapp Trio on May 28, 2008 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Welcome!

Thanks for stopping by my page here on the Pittsburgh Jazz Network! Hear me as a young pup playing on the streets of Pittsburgh, on "TheVault"- amazing audio cuts from my private stash. Enjoy!



Also check out the VideoCast Pilot Episode of "J's Corner" on the very hip Vimeo.



http://www.vimeo.com/jbdrums



"TheVault" will get juicier for I will be sharing some uncut greasy bop from legends!!!! Yes, from the heaviest of hitters! So stop back and please take a minute… Continue

Added by Janelle Burdell on May 27, 2008 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Save Cyril Wecht?

Are you kidding me? Although he has served the community very well I will never forgive him for causing a mistrial in the Johnny Gammage case. Those cops should have gone to prison for murder, but Wecht's big mouth caused a mistrial and he knew it would!!! That's not a public servant with the interest of justice in mind. So, now why should he get justice. Just so you know, I can't stand Bush and what he has done to this country!

Added by Jack Bishop on May 26, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Pieronymus Art Network

Added by Pieronymus on May 21, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

“ A small town music buff. I can’t tell you were it started or even when , it may have been the heart thumping beat of Grand Master flash, or My dads Honky tonk blasting loudly or even the trumpets…

“ A small town music buff.





I can’t tell you were it started or even when , it may have been the heart thumping beat of Grand Master flash, or My dads Honky tonk blasting loudly or even the trumpets of George Betters as he tooted a few tunes as the sun went down sitting there on his stoop here in Connellsville. What ever it was I was hooked, nothing like it has pleased or consoled me more then the music of the “streets.” Growing up in a small town with a very small amount of… Continue

Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on May 13, 2008 at 6:21am — 2 Comments

Empire State AIDS Bicycle Ride!

On August 10, 2008, I will begin a seven day, 560-mile fundraising bicycle ride from Niagara Falls, NY to Robert Wagner Park in lower Manhattan to benefit Aids Community Resources. We will leave Niagara Falls at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10th and arrive in Manhattan at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16th for a closing ceremony overlooking the Statue of Liberty.



Aids Community Resources (ACR) is a wonderful, not-for-profit, community-based organization providing prevention, education, and… Continue

Added by Karl Sterling on May 9, 2008 at 5:14am — No Comments

Empire State AIDS Bicycle Ride!

On August 10, 2008, I will begin a seven day, 560-mile fundraising bicycle ride from Niagara Falls, NY to Robert Wagner Park in lower Manhattan to benefit Aids Community Resources. We will leave Niagara Falls at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10th and arrive in Manhattan at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16th for a closing ceremony overlooking the Statue of Liberty.



Aids Community Resources (ACR) is a wonderful, not-for-profit, community-based organization providing prevention, education, and… Continue

Added by Karl Sterling on May 9, 2008 at 5:14am — No Comments

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