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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS

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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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Hope Digital Series (2010): Samples



Hope ( HardLight-Difference-Zoom-Hirghting.)









Salida (Sine- Coordenadas Polares-Destello )…





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Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on August 26, 2010 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Blogging about my blog ---> www.idigpgh.com





Hey PJN Ppl,

I wanted to make everyone aware of this new project that I'm working on, I DIG PGH. It isn't exactly new because I started working on it 6 years ago, but I finally started making the info public last month. Anyhow, I've been collecting and researching local records for a while now, officially for the past 6 years I suppose. I guess I started accumulating them when I was 15. I'm creating a resource to document them now.… Continue

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Just wanted to share this thought

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Treasure Trove Of Jazz To Be Blocked, Perhaps Forever, Thanks To Copyright

from the lost-culture dept

MTGlass points us to David Post's analysis of "the high cost of copyright," in reference to an article about the inability to make available a treasure trove of classic jazz recordings that the National Jazz Museum just acquired. The…

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 20, 2010 at 7:49am — No Comments

THE PITTSBURGH JAZZ FAN APPRECIATION EVENT:COMPLACENCY VS CONSISTENCY

JAZZ - COMPLACIENCY VS CONSISTANCY (THE PITTSBURGH JAZZ FAN APPRECIATION EVENT) The following article by Kevin Amos is truly right on time.

In my opinion it provides at least a part of the answer to the question posed recently by the Wall Street Journal: Can Jazz Be Saved?



That…

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Added by Kevin Amos on August 19, 2010 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Title Town brings back the funk/soul hits and misses of eras past.



Thursday, March 25, 2010








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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 19, 2010 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Reflections in Rhythm with Greg Bridges

REFLECTIONS IN RHYTHM: Zoe and Dave Ellis





Bay area based music historian and radio announcer Greg Bridges shares his recent conversation…

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Reflections in Rhythm with Greg Bridges

REFLECTIONS IN RHYTHM: Marvin Gaye





In his blog, Reflections in Rhythm, Bay area based music historian and radio announcer Greg Bridges…

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Reflections in Rhythm with Greg Bridges





REFLECTIONS IN RHYTHM: Stefon Harris





In this edition of Reflections in Rhythm, Bay area based music historian and radio

announcer…

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Reflections in Rhythm with Greg Bridges





REFLECTIONS IN RHYTHM: N’Dambi





Check out Reflections in Rhythm, with Bay area based music historian and radio announcer Greg Bridges, who shares his recent conversation with vocalist, song writer and…

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Reflections in Rhythm with Greg Bridges

REFLECTIONS IN RHYTHM: Larry Graham





In this month’s Reflections in Rhythm, Bay Area based music historian and radio announcer…

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Please stop in and enjoy the music of my friends The Nashtones!

Added by Marion James on August 10, 2010 at 3:42am — No Comments

YOU'RE INVITED!

Please join me and my

friends The Nashtones at The Preston Hotel Friday night. I will do a

few songs with them but when they are not The Mandy Mason Band, this is

their time to shine. Let's take an evening together and enjoy the

great music of The Nashtones together.


Mandy…

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Added by Mandy Mason on August 8, 2010 at 5:54pm — No Comments

YOU'RE INVITED!

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The Music-Copyright Enforcers August 6, 2010 NEW YORK TIMES By JOHN BOWE Few things can make Devon Baker cry. There was the time her pet hamster, Herschel, died. There was the time she was run…

The Music-Copyright Enforcers


August 6, 2010





NEW YORK TIMES













Few things can make Devon Baker cry.

There was the time her pet hamster, Herschel, died. There was the time she was run over by a car. Neither episode provoked tears. Not even

close. And yet, on a recent…

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 8, 2010 at 3:50pm — 4 Comments

JazZelie - Strand Theater Jazz Festival

STRAND THEATER LAUNCHES ‘JAZZELIE’ ITS INAUGURAL JAZZ FESTIVAL



Zelienople, PA – The Strand Theater announced today that it will present its inaugural jazz festival, titled JazZelie, Friday and Saturday, August 20th & 21st. Six of Greater Pittsburgh top jazz acts have been tapped to perform three concerts over two days. Two groups will perform during each concert, giving jazz fans more for their money. The entire festival will be hosted by well-known jazz icon and WDUQ radio… Continue

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"...the times and travels of an american bluesman."

SOUL-PATROL.com PRESS RELEASE :



"As you all know, in my humble opinion, Billy Jones is one of the most compelling artists around on today's NuBlues music scene.

For his latest album, he has put together a collection of his best songs on a single album called "The Billy Jones Story." This is something that I wish more artists should do with some of the outstanding music they have released and I am glad to see that Billy has taken that step.

These songs are…
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Added by billy jones bluez on August 3, 2010 at 12:12am — No Comments

Reflections on Gene Ludwig and others

My involvement with this page started around the fall of 2008 when I was

introduced to Dr. Nelson Harrison through Joan Cartwright of Women in

Jazz South FLA through an interview she did with Trudy Pitts and me at

that time.



At the time, I also had been trying to find a time to come to Pittsburgh to take a lesson with Gene for a couple of years after a bit of email correspondence with him and Pattye and then finally meeting them in Columbus when Gene and Tony Monaco… Continue

Added by Linda Dachtyl on July 25, 2010 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

THE PASSING OF RICHARD VITALIE

As I sit here in the early hours of the morning I still can't get over the passing of my close friend and bandmate Richard "Dick" Vitalie. Yes folks I am a musician as well but I don't sit in as a vocalist or percussionist with folks here for many reasons. Lack of talent is definately not one of them. His going home service is today.

I was a member of Stick Against Stone back in the early 80's while I took a short leave from WYEP. I was…

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Added by Kevin Amos on July 24, 2010 at 9:24am — No Comments

THE PASSING OF LENNY GLICK

For those you who might know yet know, but there was a passing of yet another local musican. I'm talking about the piano player, Lenny Glick. If any of you knew him or worked with him, I bet it would make his family and other friends who read any posting you might make on his Obituary…

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Added by SOUTHSIDE JERRY MELLIX on July 20, 2010 at 12:25am — 2 Comments

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