AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS
Hi everyone, back at the Backstage Bar by popular demand! Friday, July 22, 5 - 7:30 performing music by Stevie Wonder (whom I drummed for back in the day), Steely Dan, Kirk Whalum, etc. Come on out for some great music, food and beverages.
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A new festival celebrates Daphne Oram, Laurie Spiegel and other female synth…
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We're doing it again at Jaki Young's Jazz on the Steps at Carnegie Library, Homewood, this Wednesday, June 8, 5:30 - 7. We will perform music of Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, David Sanborn. It's going to be a wonderful day for music. Come and enjoy.
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I hear that some of you are unhappy with the way some things are done on this site. Early in my membership, I too had questions and concerns. I asked Nelson about them and he gladly responded and solved any issues I had here. In part, because of this site and others like it, I find myself performing quite a bit, as some of you know. And I ain't no "monster player" but I get the job done and paid a "fair buck". 'Just sayin'.
I use to get inundated with emails on my cell phone. …Continue
The Afro-American-Music-Institute is having a TWO week MUSIC summer camp from June 28th through July 12th...9am to 3pm . All you have to pay is a registration fee of only $25 dollars for your child and that's it. If your kids already have summer plans then spread the…
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Thankfully my entire family was out of town.... no humans were home. While we sadly lost 2 kitties and a pet hamster, my sister, her partner Oliver, my nephews and niece and their housemate were all off at Louie's cabin in Pymatuning. They found out their home was on fire over facebook. I found out when my mother called me while Vinsantos (director of the New Orleans Drag Workshop) was explaining that to…Continue
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Marta Graciela Bressi
Announcing the all new SeeMe,
with a new opportunity to exhibit your work.…
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Hi, Eric, Dan and I are performing May 14, 7-10 at the Wicked Fox. Come out and here some great jazz and old pop tunes.
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by Dom Cerulli — 9/1/1957
Marian McPartland threw back her head and laughed. “You have no idea how often I’ve been asked that,” she said. “And, actually, I don’t know how to answer it.”
The questions were: What are your comments on being a woman in a man’s world, the world of jazz? Are…Continue
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by Harvey Siders — 10/19/1967
Yes, Virginia, there are leprechauns. I know because I’ve been running into one lately in Los Angeles. It seems everywhere I go, he’s there, listening, burying himself in some dark corner, just “quietly finding out what’s happening.” He must be a leprechaun. He’s 5'2"…
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Ken Foley found this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsHa6Xve1Lo
and further described here : http://www.allmusic.com/album/max-roach-and-the-turrentine-brothers-mw0001147385
composition by 'Junior Spencer/Tommy Turrentine'. 'Junior Spencer' is J.Spencer Bey…
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Klezmer Guitar CD
As you may know, I have played Klezmer music as much as Jazz/Swing in my musical career. I'm happy to tell you I'm working a new album for that music. Please take a look at the following website.
Pittsburgh City Paper just interviewed and wrote and an article about it here:…Continue
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Apr 26, 7:30 PM – Randy Weston African Rhythms Quartet w/ T. K. Blue-sax, Alex Blake-bass, Neil Clarke-percussions, Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 11238, 718.230.2100, free-online reservation http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2514511
Black Music is Black Music: Call it that!
by Fred Logan
April 18, 2016
Amiri Baraka said somewhere that, among other things, calling jazz (and other black music) "American" music ignores who created it and the