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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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From Ireland To The Hill District, One Drummer Hopes You Haven’t Forgotten Pittsburgh’s Jazz Greats

From Ireland To The Hill District, One Drummer Hopes You Haven’t Forgotten Pittsburgh’s Jazz Greats

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Judith Light and Billy Porter pose for a photo at the Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Awards on May 19, 2017

Judith Light and Billy Porter pose for a photo at the Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Awards on May 19, 2017 at the Purnell Center for the Arts at Carnegie Mellon University in Oakland. Light was awarded with the Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award and Porter was awarded an Alumni Achievement Award. 1 Judith Light, Billy Porter return to Pittsburgh to accept Carnegie Mellon alumni awards.…

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Organic Gardening - Fun And Recreation For All

Soil is really a base within all kinds of gardening. Actually this could be the base of all things. This will really be the bed, in addition to house of the plants. Desire to to opt for right soil to increase organic food crops. Might base your selection in just as important the plants on kinds of soils that may be found in place. Unquestionably you in order to be know the garden soil really in advance before seeding.

Before planting prepare a bed area that hasn't grown onions or…

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#NeverSeenMine #Pressplay #Musicloverz

Never Seen Mine is a track off the Vault 2 album released under the swag category by producer…
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The Joy of Learning to Play an Instrument Later in Life

The Joy of Learning to Play an Instrument Later in Life

More people in their 50s and 60s are finding that taking up a musical instrument or singing improves their lives in many ways…

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Digital Series :Sample (2017) ¨¨ Satan at the gates¨

 

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And yet we persist! ART! MUSIC! LOVE!

My favorite Smoky Robinson and the Miracles song is "I Gotta Dance to Keep From Crying" and I think it's appropriate for the state of the world.... I am going to dance harder, sing louder, play more music and harmonize with more intensity than ever before. I am going to keep sharing my knowledge with the next generation…

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LATE NOTICE!

Today, April 29, 2017 is Duke Ellington 118th birthday. Phil Schaap will be presenting Duke's recordings from the STRAYHORN, Blanton, Webster period. He is sure to mention Billy Strayhorn's Pittsburgh roots. He will broadcast from 4-9 PM ET (Saturday, April 29). 

Tune in to : WKCR.org for 24 hours of Duke Ellington's music!

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Once Again - Please vote for this entry in the John Lennon Song Contest

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DAY 28 #Throwback! Exactly two years ago I posted this rap to remind everyone to vote for "This Isn't Art" in the @thejlsc! Today a song I collaborated on with Razteria…

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The Centennial of Ella Fitazgerald - April 25, 2017

/>On song ... Ella Fitzgerald in the 1950s. ;">Saturday 22 April 2017

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A Servant of Rhythm From Ghana, in Texas

A Servant of Rhythm From Ghana, in Texas

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Happy Easter

                                                                   

My Friends.

 Happy Easter to and yours...!

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Digital Series :Sample (2017) ¨¨ Satan at the gates¨

Digital Series :Sample (2017) ¨¨ Satan at the gates¨

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Young Ray Brown

"When the Count Basie orchestra came north from Kansas City in the fall of 1936, they made gigs in Chicago (The Grand Terrace) and New York (Roseland Ballroom), but they also had a few runs in early 1937 in Pittsburgh where they played in the Chatterbox Room in Steel Town's Hotel William Penn. The giant of the bass, Ray Brown, had an older brother who had a job at the Hotel William Penn and he brought his 10 year old kid brother to work. The Count Basie Orchestra did quite a bit of…

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2017 Hottest Model Pick

Trending Now! The Wrap-Up Magazine has brought back their edition of hot models. Check out Hot foreign models, Hollywood…
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#PR @ganstamarcus #Newmusic #SlickRick #DJ @Sippitakeover

The Lima, Ohio unknown artist has returned again. The underground king has returned with various new albums with all his artist on one CD.…
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Locksley Wellington "Slide" Hampton celebrates his 85th Birthday

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Pittsburgh's Black Honors event takes place at CCAC



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MUSICIANS FOUNDATION - A Satyrical Essay

THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION

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Nelson E. Harrison, Ph. D., RA, ASCAP

November 18, 2005 10:56 PM – February 23, 2017 12:29 AM

 

"Jazz musicians are the only workers who will put in a full shift for pay and then go somewhere else and continue to work for free."---George Carlin

 

All joking aside musicians are an endangered species.  They are dying off…

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