AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS
Happy Birthday Pittsburgh Jazz Great
Kenny Clarke - January 9, 1914
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Happy Birthday to Pittsburgh Jazz legend, Earl Hines!!!!
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Make your Yule-tide Gay!!!!! And what better way to do this than with Pittsburgh's favorite tattooed Jewishly leaning yet pan spiritual songstress??!?!? I am sure you have your traditions, and I hope you hold them with respect and dignity, love and remembrance.... We don't know where we're going if we can't remember the past, right? I remember once as a little girl, lighting my candles on the menorah I had made in shop class out of metal pop bottle tops and 2 x 4 wood,…Continue
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We're celebrating the exceptional Billy Strayhorn, here in the NY Metro area. Check the current WSJ article on "Musicians Take the A-Train".
Billy Strayhorn Lives!
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I have been a Francophile my entire life. I fell in love with French music and the language and the poetry of it's people and the peoples they invaded a long time ago. I love France, I love West Africa, I love New Orleans, I love a lot of places, but I really really like France. As an adult I look back and wonder WHY do I like France so much? I like cheese, but I like anyone's cheese, cheese is just delicious, and I like the cabaret…Continue
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This interview was sent to me by Kevin McManus, who edited it down I guess from a recording of the interview. I did another once over and here it is! Hope you enjoy it as much as I have. I don't know the exact year of the interview - suffice it to say it was in the last 10-15 years.…Continue
Looking for obituary of Edwin P. Shiner My Email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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It's the year 2055, and the music industry has changed. No longer are the days where recording industry executives …
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The National Endowment for the Arts has announced its 2016 NEA Jazz Masters honorees. They include three musicians—vibraphonist Gary Burton, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and saxophonist Archie Shepp—and an advocate, Wendy…
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by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience
Jazz-playing computers and robots could soon yield clues about how to help people collaborate with machines, researchers say.
The new project, called MUSICA (short for Musical Improvising Collaborative Agent), aims to develop a musical device that can improvise a jazz solo in response to human partners, just as real jazz musicians improvise alongside one another.
MUSICA is part of a new program from the Defense Advanced Research Projects…Continue
Like the 2015 seminar lineup this yr. See U there!, hopefully. I did not know until too late the Strayhorn tribute. I really miss not hearing Spaulding play. We Jazz lovers here owe you a great debt, Nelson. Long may the network wave! Anyone who has not donated yet,please become a sustaining donater for at least $5/mo. It is really worth the money. Where else could you get so much jazz,free space to chat,email and contact,keep in touch, you name it!, with our local jazz heroes? Tell…Continue
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I hope your fall is progressing in a fashion not unlike the falling leaves, bursts of brilliant of colors, beauty, a crisp clarity and then chaotic falling so that the new growth can appear when waiting is fulfilled come next Spring! Things are changing, if I have learned one thing on this earth, everything changes and it can be good and it can be bad and sometimes you can't tell immediately which is which.... but we are here and we are doing the best we can. We’re all…Continue
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Thelonious Monk, 10/10 and Art Blakey, 10/11
WKCR.org continues its 74 year history of providing listeners with the glories of Jazz music. Saturday, 10/10, the station will celebrate Thelonious Monk, in a continuous, all-day tribute to the man and his music! WKCR began broadcasting JAZZ, 74 years ago, featuring Roy Eldridge on Gene Krupa's rendition of "Swing Is Here". The station's commitment to JAZZ stems from a massive archive…Continue
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