I just recieved word of the transition of Pittsburgh saxophonist Kenny 'Fish' Fisher. I have known fish for over thirty years, meeting him as a child taking lessons at the Homewood-Brushton Jazz Workshop. I later studied with him as he gave improvisation lessons at the Homewood Carnegie Library.
Fish was an excellent player, respected and liked by everyone. As a young man he got to practice with John Coltrane while he was in Pittsburgh on a date at the Crawford Grill. He was also a… Continue
Added by TLed on October 28, 2009 at 3:16pm —
I want to tell the organizers and everyone that attended Sandy;s memorial service tonite, that I am very sorry I could not attend.,.
I have been battling a stomach virus all weekend and today was the worst day. I wanted to spare all that attended my germs!!!!
I am,however very sad at the loss of a fantastic musician and great friend. Sandy was sure a pioneer for women in jazz and I thank her for that.
I know wherever she goes, she will carry on a legacy of truly… Continue
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on October 27, 2009 at 1:26am —
I can plan, produce and promote your next event. I can also market you to a wider audience. I will taylor something to suit your budget to help bring you better results than what you are currently experiencing. Of course this is a service that I do not provide for free. Over 20 years of experience with well documented results.
Right now I am seeking Jazz musicians who want to work in a small intimate venue (25-75 people) as a way to create revenue for yourself. Interested? Email me… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on October 20, 2009 at 2:25am —
Kevin Amos is seeking artists who want to do revenue sharing and work in a small intimate venue (25-75 capacity). Serious inquiries only. Call 412-818-3789 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by Kevin Amos on October 20, 2009 at 2:23am —
Plunked into the pot with my perceptive care, I gave you a home, but you do not fair.
I toss about this and I toss about that, productive for life, making you grow nice and fat.
Not you, disgrace, for you have lost your place. Up! Up you must fill this vase.
I blame you for this natural crime, how have you not grown one single tine.
Why, it is your nature to bloom , to treat me unto your delight. Not you, I ,offered your ugly blight.
Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on October 15, 2009 at 7:23pm —
Old Guard to my pride, are your days growing late?
Silver has replaced that blackened muzzle; this is life’s humorous fate.
A bag O' bones, a shell of the hull. …
I am sure I can remember back O’ so many waning moons ago. I recall the attitude of your warning, alerted fur on hunched shoulder row.
Your color so brilliant, as like the Osage split up the center, Youthfully dense your mane, and menacing as nature… Continue
Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on October 15, 2009 at 7:11pm —
Did you ever think why the company media representatives and the brand equity managers keep staking and lay emphasis about the essentiality of owning a professional logo design to march on? Is the build up of hype about having custom design logo warranted?
It sounds pretty much explainable, doesn’t it? A logo of a company is the character of the organization which marks its unique identity. There are many competitors of your business around you very near but what really signifies you… Continue
Added by Kathy Maxwelll on October 15, 2009 at 4:43am —
I know..I know. Some of you are saying good riddence.
But seriously...what do you think would happen after being on the air for 31 years?
Don't be afraid to answer. I 'm dying to see your comments.
Added by Kevin Amos on October 14, 2009 at 5:26pm —
Eight Million YouTube Views and a Sonny Rollins iPhone App
Bret Primack is pleased to report that his YouTube Jazz Video Guy channel has passed eight million views and that he’s just released a Sonny Rollins iPhone App. On the cutting edge of technology and music since he co-founded Jazz Central Station the first major Jazz website in 1994, Bret is an advocate for utilizing new media as marketing and distribution tool for Jazz. “To reach new listeners," Bret believes, "and… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on October 14, 2009 at 5:18pm —
Does anybody else get the feeling that our jazz network is being plotted by some international blog writing esapade? If you are unsure, just check out the latest blog by "Julia" who looks strangely more like "Joey." Then read over the last month's blogs and you'll know what I mean.
Hey, if people want to try and make some money writing, why not offer jazz Bio's, which I can certainly help with, as I've been a professional freelance writer for over a decade in Pittsburgh; currently, I… Continue
Added by jackie day on October 14, 2009 at 2:55am —
Magazine E-Blast (1st Wk of every month includes Cover/Features/Xtras)
$250-Cover & Feature (includes 2 pages writeup w/photos, links, prices, etc.)
$150- Video Business Profile/60 sec,; extended Commercial 2 mins.-$250
$75- Ad in the Blast (includes image, link, 4 lines)
$75-Video Personal Profile/45 sec. (for models, writers, artisit, actors, etc)
$45-Product (per product to be sold as Catalog item, 3 items for $100, includes link or Paypal Button,… Continue
Added by Samantha Phillips on October 14, 2009 at 2:38am —
Arthur (Art) Blakey (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Also known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, he was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.
Along with Kenny Clarke and Max Roach, he was one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming. He is known as a powerful musician and a vital groover; his brand of bluesy, funky hard bop was (and remains) profoundly influential on mainstream jazz. For more than 30 years his band the Jazz Messengers… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on October 11, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Check out this video folks and give us your… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on October 9, 2009 at 1:00am —
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
By Rick Nowlin, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Trumpeter Sean Jones: "It's important for me to let Pittsburgh know, 'This is your orchestra.' "
One might call the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra the "house band" for Heinz Hall.
Sean Jones is trying to make the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra the "house band" for the August Wilson Center for African American… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on October 8, 2009 at 3:14am —
All I can say is...WOW!
Ok, you twisted my arm, I can say this, too: not only was the houseband rockin, but every group, singer, musician that was welcomed on stage created an unparalleled energy that I've yet to experience in the 'Burgh.
This newly organized jam session is the spawn of drummer David Yoho who is not only an incredible musician but a humble musical jam host.
Chizmo (I think is how you spell his name), on lead vocals, included the audience into… Continue
Added by jackie day on October 3, 2009 at 9:00am —
Come Discuss Debate and Defend your favorite topic.
Visit The Rant and Rave… Continue
Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on October 3, 2009 at 8:15am —
We are happy to announce that André Henriquez is Melodic Revolution Records Artist of the month. Let me tell you it was a tough race as I was tracking the voting every couple of hours. We would like to thank all of the artist and fans that participated in this poll.
The contest is held each month at http://melodicrevolution.com/
where we have a polling station set up.
To qualify… Continue
Added by Melodic Revolution on October 1, 2009 at 6:44pm —
One afternoon, two white dudes where sitting at the River.
From the younger of the two you could feel the anger.
Off from that cold marble bench, it poured like a thick green stench .
The older man turned and asked ‘what is weighing on such a young mans chest.” Through resentment and stammers the fury was hatched, thus the youth explaining it the way he knew best.
“Ever-a-thing’s be’in taken over by them COON‘S why ,my sister’s kid married one, and is… Continue
Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on September 27, 2009 at 12:30am —
Folks ...I have am involved in print, broadcast and new media so I think I know a little bit. My radio involvement spans over 30 years. It does't make any difference where I have worked. I know the industry and how things work.
I have never been a favorite of the so-called Black media mainstream in case some of you really want to know or the White media either.
For a few months now people have been asking me what the solution should be in replacing WAMO as a so-called Black… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on September 25, 2009 at 2:10pm —
September 24, 2009.
Roy (Bones) Fitzpatrick of the Blues Orphans passed away this morning.
We are very sad to report that today we lost Cousin' Bones; our brother, friend, bandmate, cousin of Andy & Bob Gabig.
Viewing will only be on Friday September 25, 2009 Only
. 2-4 & 6-8
Orion C.… Continue
Added by The Blues Orphans on September 25, 2009 at 2:19am —