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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS

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THE STRONG CARD

PITTSBURGH JAZZ

Roger Humphries

 

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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45th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar & Concert

Jazz Seminar and Concert

A talented group of international jazz musicians will convene at the University of Pittsburgh for the 45th annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert, the longest-running…

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Digital Series :Sample (2015) ¨In the wee small hours of the morning¨

 

Red Moon  ( Difference Zoom Hard Light Inv.Polar IIMultiply Colorize )…

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"The greatest thing you'll ever learn....

is just to love, and be loved, in return...." -  Eden Ahbez’s final phrase in his composition “Nature Boy”, first recorded by Nat King Cole in 1948, is one if the songs I shall sing this Friday October 2, 2015 at my first show back home since my grand adventures across the sea! I saw many things in the world, beautiful people, music, food, art, culture, I saw a world where things…

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Art Work:“Break the Chains of Hatred” the new CD,

“Break the Chains of Hatred” the new CD,

the American jazz musician, who lives in Japan. Imani…

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Entertainment Industry Law Issues

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Erroll Garner’s ‘Concert by the Sea’ Gets a New Sound

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Throngs of fans, admirers turn out for Davis sculpture dedication

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By Scott Cousins - For The Telegraph


Members of the Kasimu Taylor Quartet play before the Miles Davis…
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Pittsburgh Jazz Ain’t What It Used To Be: It’s... Something Else

Aug 28, 2015
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PERSONA NON GRATA at James Street

PERSONA NON GRATA I have been unceremoniously banished and denied any possibility of performing again at a well-known Pittsburgh jazz club. WHY? Because, as a board member of Local 82-545 AFM (American Federation of Musicians) I attempted to negotiate fair payment (union scale) for my players for a gig I was offered there. I described its paltry offer as tantamount to exploitation and received this response "Your remarks are way out of line... As the owner of James Street, I will not book…

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Abismo de rosas_Texto_Sidnei Piedade

              In this world of joy cry echoing endless passion ... because everyone knows…
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Abismo de rosas_Texto_Sidnei Piedade

              In this world of joy cry echoing endless passion ... because everyone knows…
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Presidential Medal of Freedom for Billy Strayhorn Centennial

Award a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of jazz composer, arranger and pianist Billy Strayhorn.

In honor of the Billy Strayhorn Centennial, we his heirs along with a host of professional musicians, entertainment insiders, educators, and the general public seek a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of his contribution as a great American composer, his involvement in social justice (worked with Martin Luther King Jr.) and his…

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We Want Global Not Local

"The Wrap-Up Magazine" is here to tell everyone that "We Want Global Not Local" exposure for our music and site. Ethics Must Be Global, Not Local. We…
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See Mee .#IAMTHEMANY. for Criminal Justice Reform

  

All friends:

Vote and add a comment to help me be considered for ACT/ART’s finalist exhibition.Need to get 100!…

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Queen of Soul delivers powerful performance at Heinz Hall

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Home again, home again, jiggity jig, I went to the market to buy a phat...hey!!!

Friends, I am home.... it has been months..... I came home last week actually, but I had a show in NY and didn't actually return to my home til a couple days ago. Been getting settled, cleaning house, doing laundry, getting reacquainted with my dog, Mr. Pumpkinseed, cooking for the Amoeba....
The last 10 days of my journey were spent in the UK. I went…
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ROBO-BOP???? What do you think?

Robo-bop? Jazz-playing robots might one day headline a club near you

A Darpa grant given to Kelland Thomas of the University of Arizona will fund the creation of musical machines that learn to improvise like jazz musicians…

Miles Davis and JJ Johnson record in studio
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We Had To Work 4 It

"The Wrap-Up Magazine" is giving a physical effort in order to achieve a purpose or result on the website. We need visitors to be engaged in physical or mental…
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