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!

 

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June 2008 Blog Posts (6)

JOYCE BREACH RETURNS HOME FOR JULY APPEARANCE

THE FABULOUS TOM MCKINLEY WILL BE HOME FOR A VISIT IN JULY. WOULD BE NICE IF HE HAD A

VENUE SO PEOPLE COULD HEAR HIS AMAZING VIRTUOUSITY........ THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE NOT

FAMILIAR - YOU NEED TO GET FAMILIAR!!!!!! CURRENTLY ONE OF THE WORLD'S CLASSICAL

COMPOSERS OF GREAT MERIT BUT SWINGS HIS ASS OFF IN JAZZ. WE HAVE BEEN FRIENDS SINCE

HIGH SCHOOL. CHECK HIM OUT ON THE INTERNET.CLASSICAL WRITING NAME: WILLIAM THOMAS

MCKINLEY. LAST TIME HE PLAYED FOR THE JAZZ SOCIETY, HE… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on June 30, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Celebration of Life for Ronnie Mathews: Monday - 6/23/2008 @ Sweet Rhythm Jazz Club in NYC

Monday, June 23 - beginning at 7pm

Sweet Rhythm

88 7th Ave S

New York, NY 10014

(212) 255-3626



On Monday, June 23 there will be a "A Celebration of Life for Ronnie Mathews" for the great jazz pianist Ronnie Mathews at Sweet Rhythm Jazz Club in NYC at 88 7th Avenue South. Doors open at 7:00 P.M. and jazz music will be played throughout the night until the last musician is finished celebrating his legacy. .



Ronnie Mathews is suffering in the last stages… Continue

Added by Karl Sterling on June 23, 2008 at 12:43am — No Comments

Montreal Jazz Festival time..my dates

My Sonicbids Calendar





http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epkedit_calendar.asp?epk_id=93645



Upcoming Dates



Jun 26, 2008 Thursday 7:00 PM Queue de Cheval Montreal, QC

Rene Levesque Blvd & Peel 7-11



Jun 27, 2008 Friday 7:00 PM Queue de Cheval Montreal, QC

Rene Levesque Blvd & Peel 7-11



Jun 28, 2008 Saturday 7:00 PM Queue de Cheval Montreal, QC

Rene Levesque Blvd & Peel 7-11



Jun 29, 2008 Sunday TBA… Continue

Added by Geoff Lapp Trio on June 21, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

Hartwick College Summer Festival Jazz Director Needed (Oneonta, NY)

I just got word from my friend, Rob Hunt, that Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY is still looking for a Summer Festival Jazz Director. This could be an opportunity to make some money and have some fun for two weeks this summer. Summer Festival director Dr. Diane Paige will be reviewing applications for this position, and can describe the gig.



Her email is: paiged@hartwick.edu

Her phone is: 607-431-4585



Here are the basics:



July… Continue

Added by Karl Sterling on June 13, 2008 at 5:51pm — No Comments

DWIGHT WHITE CROSSES THE VEIL

Dwight White Rest in Peace



Tiny by maryrose on Jun 6, 2008 3:24 PM EDT



Dwight White, a famed member of Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain, became the second member of the Curtain to pass away this year (Ernie Holmes). White died after complications of back surgery that he underwent a week ago. He was only 59-years old.



I am proud that White signed my Helmet. He was underrated in my opinion. He earned two Pro Bowls and four career Super Bowl Rings. He is a member of the… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on June 11, 2008 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

MUSIC CALENDAR FOR THE THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL 2008

Unless otherwise noted, Lunchtime shows are at 12 pm. Happy Hour shows are at 5:30 pm. Opening Acts go on at 6:30 with Headliners at 7:30. Late Night concerts begin after Main Stage performances are over, usually around 9:30 pm. Lunchtime, opening acts and headliners all take place on the Main Stage at Stanwix Triangle. Happy Hour and Late Night shows are in Market Square. All performances are free and open to the public.



Friday, June 6

Blindsider Main Stage Lunchtime Show (12… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on June 10, 2008 at 9:41pm — 1 Comment

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