On the Importance of Jazz…
AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS
Though the skies over Pittsburgh may be attempting to belie the truth, spring is here and for Phat Man Dee that means fabulous events, grand openings, social justice disco and more!
Join us this Friday April 8 when Lawrenceville's hottest concert hall and pizza palace, Spirit, turns 1 year old!…
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May you and yours have a…Continue
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Friends! So much is happening! It's crazy, how much is going on, it's hard to keep up with myself!
I am singing this Sunday March 13th at the Blue Moon Bar in Lawrenceville, with guitarist Carlos Peña! 10 pm, 21 and over, no cover, 5115 Butler St, Lawrenceville!…
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This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Billy May, a jazz musician who was born in Pittsburgh. He grew up in East Liberty and graduated from Schenly High School. He is probably best known for his work with Charlie Barnet, and then arranging for Nat King Cole and especially Frank Sinatra.
I thought it would be nice if the Pittsburgh jazz community commemorated the anniversary of Billy's birth in some way. Anyone interested in…Continue
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Feburary 2, 2016
For Immediate Release
Celebrating a 1950s Rock n Roll Milestone-The 100th birthday of Rock n roll Organist, Bill Doggett February 16, 2016
What:February 16th 2016 marks the 100th birthday of one of the most important African American R&B and Rock n Roll…Continue
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Happy Birthday to the incomparable, Pittsburgh Jazz Great Roy Eldridge! January 30, 1911.
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On the Importance of Jazz…
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I just got word of some exciting things happening with Monday Night Jazz at Savoy!
Before I go any further, I want to take a moment to thank all of you for helping make Savoy one of the best new spots for jazz in the “burgh” over the past few years. It has been compared to such iconic Pittsburgh jazz venues as The Encore and The Balcony (just to name two). We are well on our way (if not already there) to be remembered in days…Continue
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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