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!

 

Badge

Loading…

Duke Ellington is first African-American and the first musician to solo on U.S. circulating coin

    MARY LOU WILLIAMS     

            INTERVIEW

       In Her Own Words

September 2008 Blog Posts (5)

The More Things Change......

You all know the rest of that phrase. My close associate and friend Bob Davis is going to be in town this Saturday, October 5 as a speaker. Here is something he posted today. You can reply to him by writing : earthjuice@prodigy.net



***

There is a new film out called "Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story."



I haven't seen it yet, but for those of you who know me well, you know that I would have a strong interest in this movie. Understanding Lee Atwater's story answers many… Continue

Added by Kevin Amos on September 30, 2008 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Economic Generators of the Past. What is to Come?

This information was sent to me by my good friend Mark Anthony Neal.



**





Bookies and gamblers bailed out blacks during The Depression. Who will save us now?



Running the Numbers

By Robert E. Weems Jr. | TheRoot.com

http://www.theroot.com/id/48261





Sept. 30, 2008--Despite its failure in the House yesterday, a massive taxpayer-financed bailout of the nation's various financial institutions remains a near certainty.



Black… Continue

Added by Kevin Amos on September 30, 2008 at 7:51pm — No Comments

ERIC ALANS LATE, LATE SHOW & JAZZ RENDEZVOUS NEWSLETTER - FRIDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 2008

Well done to the winners of our spelling mistake competition, the first 10 entries received were judged to be the winners and they are; Lucas Tsholofelo Titisi of Walmer, P.E.; Peter Bosch of Steenberg, Cape; Andrea Wolper of Brooklyn, New York; Bev Perold-Stephen of Durban North; Norma Read of Claremont, CT; Cheryl Scholtz of Cape Town; Grant Smith of Modderfontein; Mike Laatz of Claremont, CT; Mark Black of Kenilworth, CT and Herby Opland of Johannesburg. As will be noted we have received… Continue

Added by Eric Alan on September 12, 2008 at 11:09am — No Comments

MAYOR LUKE RAVENSTAHL PROCLAIMS AUGUST 18 AS LEO CASINO DAY IN PITTSBURGH

Mayor Ravenstahl proclaims August 18 as Leo Casino day in Pittsburgh. As I received the proclamation I thought about my beginning in the burg, the struggle, the love and my DNA. From being tortured at the police station at the age of 18, beaten like a dog. To playing the Hurricane, just think me ,the son of a whore. I am honored....

Added by DR. LEO CASINO on September 11, 2008 at 2:38pm — No Comments

My thoughts -

A few years back, I decided I had to end my life as a uneducated ignorant man. I placed education on the top of my list, something that I never did in my life. I noticed I was a dumb-ass country boy with everyone around me wise and far more educated. I was left out of many things and was laughed at more often then I liked. My Wife is a genius my sons Genius! I had to keep up or be left behind… I had volumes to say but was unable to do so, because I thought being educated was in a sense… Continue

Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on September 4, 2008 at 7:36pm — 25 Comments

Monthly Archives

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

1999

1970

© 2017   Created by Dr. Nelson Harrison.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service