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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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            INTERVIEW

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June 2012 Blog Posts (15)

Chico's Quintet + 1 Schedule for 2012 (so far)

Opportunities to come see us!!! hope to see you at one of our shows!!!



Riverview Park

- June 30th (6/30/12)

7pm-8:30pm



Little E's Jazz Club

- July 7th (7/7/12)

8:30pm-12:00am



Cafe Notte

- July 21st (7/21/12)

9pm-12am



James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy

- July 28th (7/28/12)

8pm-12am

- August 25th (8/25/12)

8pm-12am



Police Banquet (Private)

- August…

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Added by Carlos "Chico" Ortiz IV on June 25, 2012 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Historic Sister Bridges get makeover

This is my coverage on the bridges in Pittsburgh getting worked on http://18ricco.newsvine.com/_news/2012/06/21/12345647-work-on-the-sister-bridges-in-pittsburgh

Added by Ricco J.L.Martello on June 24, 2012 at 4:39am — No Comments

INVITATION TO AAJPSP JAZZ EVENTS THIS WEEKEND

AFM_DEDICATION_program.pdf

 

Click on the above link and get all of the details.

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on June 22, 2012 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Phat Man Dee & Tommy Amoeba are gonna be on the tv!!

Summer Solstice 2012 is proving to be a wildly thick weekend for me and the Amoeba, set your dvrs kids, cuz we're going to be on the Cooking Channel as characters in the upcoming episode of "The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia"!!! The episode is entitled "The Stomach Rumble of Baltimore, MD" and features a very special guest in the form of the one and…
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Added by Phat Man Dee on June 18, 2012 at 4:25am — No Comments

Please Vote For Stan Gilmer Video BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME for Tyler Perry Movie.

http://www.youtube.com/tylerperrystudios?x=us_showcase_61_3

Thanking everyone with a mind too in advance.

Stan Gilmer.

Added by Stan Gilmer on June 16, 2012 at 1:03am — No Comments

Anthrocon Convention in Pittsburgh

Check out some of the videos and see furies dancing on Liberty Ave. to some Jazz after reading story http://18ricco.newsvine.com/_news/2012/06/13/12207942-anthrocon-convention-in-pittsburgh-pa-2011-2012 to see all videos go to http://youtube.com/18ricco

Added by Ricco J.L.Martello on June 15, 2012 at 12:33am — No Comments

In tribute to Lena Horne (June 30, 1917–May 9, 2010)

May 14, 2010

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on June 10, 2012 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Mary Lou Williams: Musical and social change agent

March 22, 2011

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on June 10, 2012 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Self 2012

Please vote for me by collecting my art on this Artist Wanted art site. This will help me win an art exhibit in New York City and funds. You can only vote one time per person. Voting ends June 20th 2012. Thank you Karin Teresa Fain Go to: 

http://t.ymlp315.net/ehhearajuqmazajwakambbhjb/click.php

Added by karin teresa mccaslin-fain on June 9, 2012 at 12:23am — No Comments

Notes from the West Coast from Dale Fielder

Hey Everyone:



Just want to keep my Pittsburgh Peeps up to date with my recent activities. 

My new CD (can you believe it's number 14?) is coming out this summer.  It's entitled: "Each Time I Think Of You" by the Dale Fielder Tribute Quintet and it features the music of the Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Quintet of 1958-1961.  I'll try to post the CD cover on my page.

As many of you know, I've been perusing the legacy of the late great baritone…

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Added by Dale Fielder on June 6, 2012 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Stan Gilmer & Friends New Website Developed

http://stangilmerfriends.com

Added by Stan Gilmer on June 1, 2012 at 2:43pm — No Comments

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