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
Added by The Strand Theater on August 5, 2010 at 3:41pm —
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"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… Continue
Added by billy jones bluez on August 3, 2010 at 12:12am —
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
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on July 24, 2010 at 9:24am —
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… Continue
Added by SOUTHSIDE JERRY MELLIX on July 20, 2010 at 12:25am —
It felt like the earth stood still... (if only for a few seconds), when I found out Gene Ludwig passed away. I have performed with him on many occasions, starting way back when. One of my most memorable gigs was with Gene, Jimmy Ponder and Hank Crawford.
I had just spoken to Gene on the phone month or so ago. We talked about getting together again (I live in Columbus OH) ... didn't know that would be the last time I we said good bye to each other.... man will he be missed.
Added by Cecilio Valdez Washington on July 17, 2010 at 1:54am —
I've heard that Frank Wible has passed, any one heard anything?
Added by Dan Wasson on July 17, 2010 at 1:01am —
Mi amigos! Mi companeros!
It has been a beautifully thick summer friends. So many beautiful people doing so many strange and wonderful things in my life. I tell you, X Day at Brushwood was like a dream. A nightmare actually,
wherein I had been promised salvation for a mere $30 or triple my $$ back, but the Aliens never came, not even with that durned Rupture forwarding app I bought for my Blackberry...... Though, Jeff at Starwood postulated that in 1998 the Aliens DID come… Continue
Added by Phat Man Dee on July 16, 2010 at 1:53am —
Losing people we love is hard, no matter how you look at it. Time eases the pain but the longing to hear their voice and see their smile again can remind you of how much you cherished their friendship. Being able to hear the music they created and performed can help us heal the loss we feel. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us, so make and create all the music you can for generations… Continue
Added by Michele Bensen on July 16, 2010 at 1:51am —
So sorry to learn about Gene's passing. We just saw Gene and Pattye at Bob Porter's 70th. He was telling us great stories about recording at Van Gelder's and other tales from his career.
Added by Jim Eigo on July 15, 2010 at 12:38pm —
Added by Stan Gilmer on July 9, 2010 at 11:41am —
Do the names George Zinsser, Buzzy Wren, Hershey Cohen and Jim Tucci sound familiar? The following article will shed some historical light on these important Pittsburgh musicians.http://http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19570210&id=klIqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=OFEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4121,2778954
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on July 6, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on July 2, 2010 at 11:48pm —
I am an unabashed, unashamed young lover of the music we so lovingly call Jazz. I have had a love affair with jazz most of my adult life. Jazz, as we call it is an improvisational musical art form. An art form that Continue
challenges the most talented, creative artisans of the craft to create a
masterpiece on the spot, in front of a well informed, sophisticated and…
Added by Brian Phoenix on June 26, 2010 at 5:19pm —
Added by Ladyjd721 on June 23, 2010 at 6:12am —
This is the new Acid Jazz Channel. The old company that used to do this kind of went out of business.
It has almost 3000 video clips from youtube in constant rotation. I make no money from this but I'm open to suggestions. I think its the best music channel ever made, if you like 70 percent acid jazz, 15 percent classic jazz, 10 percent adventuous rock and 5 percent of other.
People usually can watch this channel for several hours. You can also advertise new albums and… Continue
Added by Steelydan4 on June 19, 2010 at 4:00am —
Happy sunny Friday to you, my friends! I hope you get this message just moments before you leave work early to enjoy this beautiful weather in Pittsburgh!
Tonight, about 8 pm, please join me for a beautiful evening of vocal jazz and Caribbean music as I share a stage with my friend Mike Murray on piano and my friends Miguel Sague III and his father Miguel Sague Jr. …
Added by Phat Man Dee on June 18, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Veteran tenor saxophonist and owner of the Velvet Lounge, Fred Anderson is hospitalised in Chicago. Following admittance for a distended stomach, Fred suffered a heart attack whilst in hospital and for for than10 minutes had no discernible pulse. He is now in a medically induced coma. For those of you who have never seen or heard Fred play in person, then you have missed a giant who has taught and nurtured many up and coming jazz musicians from the Chicago area.
Added by Peter Campbell on June 16, 2010 at 12:29pm —
McDaniel, Thomas T.
69, of Penn Hills, on May 24, 2010. Long time city of Pittsburgh Police Motorcycle Officer, along with 8 other McDaniel family members. He was an accomplished Jazz Musician and played bass with the well-known Walt Harper quintet during its heyday in the late 60s through early… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on June 14, 2010 at 8:59pm —
For those who haven't heard.....here is a link to the PG's story about the foundations choosing not to act on their option to purchase WDUQ.
Many people spoke passionately about the importance they placed on having jazz remain a prominent part of 90.5's programming. This public advocacy was critical to the foundations decision.
This forum provided a place for an important exchange of ideas that helped inform the public dialog… Continue
Added by bob studebaker on June 10, 2010 at 2:59am —