In our very tenuous economic times, I'm not sure how a private club can have the audacity to "charge" a venue to host weekly live music offerings rather than the converse. As an outsider looking in this sounds very much like a "pay to play" or "protection" scam. I've performed in the previous iterations of James Street and the owners were always very gracious toward musicians and went out of their way to promote and support established and young acts most days of the week. Though I've been…Continue
Dear Pittsburgh Jazz Society Members,
Unfortunately, it is true that the Pittsburgh Jazz Society will no longer be presenting jazz on Sunday night at James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy. The reasons for the board's decision, as they have stated, are very questionable at best. However, we would like to address the issues mentioned by Mr. Mowod.
James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy has been in business for slightly over one year. As a brand new…Continue
Pittsburgh Music History
Pioneering Soul Singer Who Scored 23 Hit Records
including the classic "Any Day Now" penned by Burt Bacharach…Continue
Added by Gansta Marcus on January 30, 2013 at 1:52am — No Comments
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on January 29, 2013 at 9:51pm — No Comments
Hi Fellow Jazz Lovers,
You are invited to help me get my debut cd released by March of 2013 by pre-ordering it at a discounted price at KickStarter.com.
Many of you know me as the Host of Savoy Jazz every Monday Night! Some of you are even aware that I'm also a long time singer on the Pittsburgh jazz scene! What most of you don't know, I've been working on my debut album entitled "Escape to Love" for a little over 2 years! I'm please to say it is completed and…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on January 19, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments
There was a galactic and planetary shift of consciousness last December.
On the 21st we aligned with our solar system, the galaxy and the
universe....whether or not you spent the solstice hiding in a bunker
with a gross of rations and water purification tablets, in prayer with
drums and chanting to the moon or madly purchasing gifts to prove to
your loved ones that you really do care (I myself did a little of each, I
like to keep my bases covered), whatever…
Added by Phat Man Dee on January 11, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
Hey jazz fans,
Just wanted to share some exciting video footage of an amazing night of jazz last month (12/17/12) at Savoy. For those of you who may not have had the opportunity to experience just how wonderful Monday Night Jazz at Savoy is, please use the link provided to take a good look at this video and see what all the fuss is about! Then, come join us each and every Monday for some of the best jazz around! See you at Savoy on Mondays!…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on January 4, 2013 at 8:19am — No Comments
Putting a band together to perform in the Pittsburgh area. Looking for musicians. ..four piece rhythm...horn...singer. C-jazz aka smooth jazz genre. Here's the audition material: Swept Away by Russ Freeman and David Benoit; Hallelujah i just love her so by David Sanborn with James Taylor;3rd Degree by Fourplay; If I ever lose this heaven by Jeff Golub; Surreptitious by Jeff…Continue
Added by Ken Smelko on January 2, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Pittsburgh Christmas Classics
Great music from Jackie Evancho, Dean Martin, Joe Pass, Perry Como and more…Continue
Added by Paul Carosi on December 24, 2012 at 3:15pm — No Comments
Feliz Navidad y próspero Año Nuevo 2013 acompañado por salud y éxitos
Joyeux Noël et une merveilleuse année 2013 pleine de santé et de…
Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on December 22, 2012 at 6:55pm — No Comments
Happy Holidays everyone! Thanks to all of you who were able to attend our Special Edition of Monday Night Jazz @ Savoy, featuring the exciting new group, "Elevations"! These five young jazz lions were a smash hit, the joint was jumpin' and it was packed (in spite of the rain). It's not surprising that they are beginning to take the jazz world by storm, what with mentors the likes of Roger Humphries, Dwayne Dolphin and Sean Jones, how could they not! And Savoy was happy to be among the first…Continue
Who were these veritable gentlemen who in the early 1950's promoted jazz gigs with artists like Charlie Parker at venues such as the Syria Mosque?
Pittsburgh Music History
Added by Paul Carosi on December 10, 2012 at 7:44pm — No Comments
Seasons Greetings jazz lovers.
Through out the year, Savoy has brought you the best in live jazz each Monday Night. I would like to encourage you not to miss our last 3 Mondays before the New Year. They are sure to make your Holiday Season sparkle extra bright.
We start with the legendary jazz guitarist, Mr. Jimmy Ponder on December 3rd, followed by an amazing Pittsburgh favorite, Michele Bensen on December 10th. And for the last Savoy Monday Night Jazz before the…Continue
Added by Charlie G. Sanders on December 1, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments
U.S. musician Marcus Miller hurt in Swiss bus crash
ZURICH (Reuters) - U.S. jazz musician Marcus Miller was injured on Sunday along with members of his band when their bus crashed in Switzerland, killing the driver, police said.
The two-time Grammy winner was travelling with 10 members of his band from Monte Carlo in Monaco to Hengelo in the Netherlands when the bus crashed on the highway near the town of Schattdorf in central Switzerland.
Added by Pgh Rich on November 30, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments
As a Big Fan of Jazz, I just want you to know how much your audience appreciates your talents as do I. It is however disheartening ,when the audience is not acknowledged during a performance. I have recently attended a performance, where the musicians talk among themselves in between songs and yawn during their performance. I, as an appreciative fan, make an effort to support your love of this awesome music and just want to be shown a little respect in return. Please address…