Is Jazz Dying?
By TERRY TEACHOUT
In 1987, Congress passed a joint resolution declaring jazz to be “a rare and valuable national treasure.” Nowadays the music of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis is taught in public schools, heard on TV commercials and performed at prestigious venues such as New York’s Lincoln Center, which even runs its own nightclub, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
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Added by Jeff Lashway on August 7, 2009 at 10:47pm —
really funny- quite good also- Written, sung and played by Dave Tull on his CD,
"I Just Want To Get Paid" (!!) his site is:
I needed to laugh today maybe you do… Continue
Added by Devorah Segall on August 6, 2009 at 4:30pm —
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August 4, 2009
Radio Free America
By NANCY SINATRA
WHEN I hear great American standards on the radio, I think of all the songwriters, artists and musicians whom my father, brother and I have worked with over the years. It reminds me that every recording has two parts, the composition and the performance. It also reminds me how many wonderful artists and musicians have not been paid fairly for their work.
Songwriters and publishers are… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 4, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Susoeff Music is:
· The Salsamba Latin Jazz Group – A world class Latin Jazz Group celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band. Salsamba has 6 CDs to its credit and is a member of the PennPat touring roster www.PennPat.org
· Solo Guitar – the perfect complement to your party, event, dining experience or premiere.
· Duos – Guitar + voice, bass, flute or piano. You decide.
· Trios – I love to work with a… Continue
Added by Eric Susoeff on August 2, 2009 at 3:15pm —
Does the site software have copy prevention protection?
Thank you prhstudios.com
Added by prhstudios.com on July 31, 2009 at 9:17am —
The Pittsburgh Jazz Network continues to be flooded with folks who are not talking about Jazz at all and have no interest in it. Only here to promote their business ventures. This goes for a few more of you. Why???
They instead flood us with tourist ads and religious views. Why is that Nelson? Can't you block that out?
Added by Kevin Amos on July 30, 2009 at 3:01am —
We have add many new release to our Online Shop
over the past few weeks. like:
Qantice - The Cosmocinsey
Recommended if you like Kamelot, Angra, Rhapsody
Maggie Seligman - Rubato
Recommended if you… Continue
Added by Melodic Revolution on July 18, 2009 at 10:02pm —
Hot warm muggy heat of summer comes to bear down in great steamy waves..... weeks pass and I don't want to sit at a computer in a city connected to electricity and synaptic emphatic digital impulses promising the world of the great things to come if you would just keep reading the emails , checking the my spacebook invites, and following the tweets to the promised land..... I don't want to insist that you hear my new songs or rather, I want you to discover them organically like presents thrown… Continue
Added by Phat Man Dee on July 17, 2009 at 8:33pm —
Patty passed away July 15. Her memorial service is Saturday, July 18. Her obit is in the PG today. We would love to have you attend. Dave Zubrow, 412-260-012. Also please feel free to pass the news and invitation along to others.
PEARCE PATTY (McCURDY)
Age 62, on Wed. July 15, 2009. Beloved mother of Robert (Jill) Kruse; step mother of Erin and Brett (Marlena) Pearce; grandmother of Maxwell, Anna and Harrison… Continue
Added by Bettoman on July 17, 2009 at 6:30pm —
NEW YORK TIMES
June 30, 2009
Television Review | 'Nova: Musical Minds'
By MIKE HALE
“Musical Minds,” the season premiere of “Nova” on PBS, is based on the neurologist Oliver Sacks’s most recent book, “Musicophilia,” a collection of case studies of people whose brains have unusual relationships to music, cases in which, as Dr. Sacks puts it, “music gets them going to an extraordinary degree.” A one-hour program can’t approach the depth and texture of… Continue
Added by Bettoman on June 30, 2009 at 9:42pm —
TO MICHAEL JACKSON
Michael, it's so hard to believe that I don't want to think one second that you left us alone. I know you can't do that. You just went back to JAH to whom you belong, take a little breath & keep on doing it.
If we listen carefully to tha Mystic wind blowing in the air, we can listen & even see you.
Stay Blessed & Loved for ever, my dear Brother.
Added by JO TONGO on June 30, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Drummer Michael Carvin says there is no real mystery about why so many great drummers have come from Pittsburgh.
He looks at a hard-working city, where success is never guaranteed, and says that simply creates an attitude that demands a high level of effort.
"It wasn't that the city produced great drummers," he says. "Rather, they were simply great people who played drums."
Carvin, who runs the Michael Carvin School of Drumming in New York City, will be here… Continue
Added by Jagsu on June 26, 2009 at 7:30pm —
There's a terrific video of Jazz Workshop, Inc.on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website.
Check it out!
Let me know what you think!
(412) 422-4149 (H)
(412) 841-8046 (C)
Added by Ed Skirtich on June 25, 2009 at 4:00pm —
HEY Y'ALL I WILL BE HOSTI N G A RADIO SHOW SOON AND i MAY CALL UPON SOME PEOPLE FOR INTERVIEWS ETC. JUST WANTED TO LET U KNOW
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on June 23, 2009 at 3:38am —
Music is slowly but surely coming along. Still in the search for a piano and vocalist for the new group.
We now have small snippets of music to check out for any interested musicians.
Go to: myspace.com/rustybluejay
Added by Adam Henderson on June 22, 2009 at 3:22am —
Embarcadero (Coordenadas polares)
Castillo Real… Continue
Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on June 20, 2009 at 6:54pm —
Artie and I went out to the new club, Melange, on 6th street downtown to listen to some music. We found out about the gig from Roger Humphries' website. Put your gigs on every website you can, you never know when I am coming out!
I am gonna tell you all what...no drummer plays like Roger. He's the only one I know that can give you goosebumps listening to a drum solo!
It's amazing, and the rest of the band was great, too! We had a good time, and the music lifted my spirit… Continue
Added by Maryellen Hayden on June 20, 2009 at 6:16am —
Michelle Obama shared her love of jazz- she said Jazz was Democracy in Action. Each musician has freedom, but with responsibility to the group... check out msnbc for the little video I don't know how to post it.
Added by Maryellen Hayden on June 16, 2009 at 2:01pm —