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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS

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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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October 2010 Blog Posts (13)

ON TOP AGAIN - PITTSBURGH, PA - AMERICA'S MOST LIVEABLE CITY

Best Cities to Move to in America

By Cindy Perman, CNBC.com
Oct 27, 2010




What people are looking for when they relocate changes from time to time. In the 90s, it was a city with…

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Hope Digital Series (2010) and Zodiac Digital Series ( 2010 ): Samples



Casi La Medianoche (ColorBurn-Marble-OjodePez)…











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Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on October 28, 2010 at 12:47am — No Comments

The Cairo Jazz Mania Festival.

Despite a last minute, enforced change of venue, the Cairo Jazz Mania Festival managed to get under way more or less on schedule. The new venue was one of Cairo's most interesting tourist sites, the Citadel, a 16th century Mamluk castle set high above Cairo and it provided an incredible backdrop for live jazz performances. Lack of sufficient publicity meant that crowds were relatively small but what they lacked in size they made up for in enthusiasm. High spots were the Jazzex Band, an a… Continue

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There Is A Season For Everything!

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R.I.P. DAVID PARR OF THE LA-RELLS

DAVID L. PARR

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on October 19, 2010 at 11:14pm — 4 Comments

Women Who Rock, Friday Night Fusion, Bikes for India & More!

(Sing to the tune of "What do you do with a drunken sailor?")

"What do you do when you're Phat Man Dee?" (repeat 3 x)

"Earleye in the morning?"



To which one would respond (if you liked old sea shanties with modern

twists)

"Tell her she has 4 gigs this week!" (repeat 3 x)

"Make sure she buys more glitter!"



And buy more glitter I shall, and more bindis and more fishnets, and more bow rosin for my cello and if I have any money left over at all, I need… Continue

Added by Phat Man Dee on October 19, 2010 at 1:45am — No Comments

THE MUSIC FAMILY

This month is exactly two years ago

that I met Gary "Brotherman" Branchaud. Not only one of the most

talented bass players on the planet but also one of the coolest cats on

earth! I have had the honor and the blessing of doing many many shows

with Gary and more importantly, we have had some wonderful times

together as friends. One of the best and many gifts that The Lord so

graciously bestowed upon me when I moved to Nashville is…
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Added by Mandy Mason on October 18, 2010 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

Jazz Concert 3rd Street Art Gallery Carnegie

In Concert:

Jerry Lucarelli- Piano

Louis Lucarelli- Vibes

Benny Benack- Tenor Sax/Clarinet

Don Aliquo- Tenor Sax

Sunny Sunseri- Bass

Vince Yaglieri- Drums

Debbie Zugates

Added by Jerry Lucarelli on October 10, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

hosea taylor jr. to the five play boys

It was just like yesterday that I heard group of of lean and different guys aproach my 3 storied high rise on 2431 Bedford Ave.Thought we were in trouble and all..As the years pass I was beginning my auto-biograpy and as I keep writting ,I realized that It wasn't mine. It was part of my fathers,Hosea Sr..The 5 playboys were a du wap group that had hit a song the 'pages of my scrapbook'-1958 I binged and u-tubed and there it was,still the melodies in my head.The back groud with a sassy eloquent… Continue

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Jazz Survey

Hi folks!

I would appreciate your feedback in our online survey. All responses will remain confidential and secure. Thank you in advance for your valuable insights. Your input will be used to ensure that we continue to meet your needs.

We appreciate your trust and look forward to serving you in the future.

We have contracted with QuestionPro, an independent research firm, to field your confidential survey…

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Added by Kevin Amos on October 6, 2010 at 4:12am — No Comments

Concert

3rd Street Art Gallery in Carnegie presents

Jerry lucarelli- Piano/ Keyboard

Louis Lucarelli-Vibes

Benny Benack- Tenor sax/ Clarinet

Don Aliquo-Tenor Sax

Sunny Sunseri- Bass

Vince Taglieri- Drums

Debbie Zugates- Vocals

October 10, 2010

2:30 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Added by Jerry Lucarelli on October 5, 2010 at 4:56am — No Comments

R.I.P. SCOTTY HOOD: 1937 - 2010

CAMPBELL SCOTT "SCOTTY" HOOD

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on October 5, 2010 at 12:09am — 4 Comments

Available

I stopped by to let you all know that I am back home and available, I still have some dates open for anyone who needs a drummer. shoot me an email.
Peace,
Brian E. Edwards
drumpoppi@gmail.com

Added by The Brian Edwards Excursion on October 1, 2010 at 4:49pm — No Comments

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