AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS
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Sunday, December 19, 2010
By Dan Majors, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette squirrel
Whether it was as the man blowing the horn on the record or the mentor bringing the talent out of a young musician, John Clifford Mosley Jr. made his mark.
You can still…Continue
THE NEW MUSIC i ADDED (i DON'T HAVE MY GLASSES ON,. IS FROM MY NEW COMPLETED AND NOT RELEASED CD "A TEASTE OF ANNIE" IT WAS ORIGINNALLY INTENDED TO BE A LOCAL SHOWCASE, DUE TO MY SPARSE GIG CALENDAR, BUT I HAVE BEEN GETTING A GREAT RESPONSE TO THE FIRST CUTS, SO I HAD IT MASTRERED AND I WILL MOST LIKELY PUT IT ON I TUN ES AS SOON AS I CHECK OUT THE CR'/S ETC.
MEANWHILE, I COULDN'T THINK OF ANY OTHERS i WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH! THAN MY PEERS.
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Today I got this email from Ken and Felicia. Very sad news.
My friend, mentor and fellow board member, saxophonist Frank McGowan has passed. Mr. Frank was very suportive in my efforts to have music in the communities and came to every Jazz Fan Appreciation event he could make it too. My last time seeing him play was at this year's Kenny Fisher Memorial Jam Session. And what a smokin' session that was! You had to be there.
He was also very commited to the music as most of you…Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on December 15, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments
Our city's jazz legacy is well-established. Today, being more specific, Richard Frushell honors players of the 'big wood' -- the keepers of the rhythm that Pittsburgh has produced in multitudes
Sunday, December 12, 2010 By Richard Frushell Stacy Innerst/Post-Gazette
Scotty Hood, an exceptional jazz bassist from Green Tree, died in October. His passing led me to think that the second generation of fine Pittsburgh jazz bassists is…Continue
I'll soon be e-sending you photos I took many years ago in Pitt. on "The Avenue"/outside The Hurricane,w/Lou Donaldson,Peck Morrison,Jimmy Johnson(Cootie Williams band),etc;also,I took photos of Annie Ross & her son,Kenny Clarke(Spearman) Jr.,w/Mr. & Mrs. Charles Spearman,brother & sister-in-law of Kenny"Klook" Clarke.
Added by James E.Wormworth,Sr. on December 13, 2010 at 7:59pm — No Comments
Gary I want to congratulate you on taking over the Miller band I don't know if you remember playing in Christ Methodist church with me my son your dad on piano. Your dad was mybest friend and we talked for hours on the phone and had breakfast together many times. I have also had lunch with your brother Bill and Nancy si I have kept incontact with your family for the most part. I played in the Miller band for a few months in 1975 until i moved to Virginia for my day job. By the way I have a…Continue
Added by Troy W Campbell on December 12, 2010 at 10:27pm — No Comments
Time: December 18, 2010 from 3pm to 6:30pm
Location: Thunderbird Cafe / Lounge
Organized By: Kevin Amos
Start your Saturday off with a Jazz session at the Thunderbird Cafe/Lounge from 3-6:30PM. Now a weekly event, it's the perfect way to get your musical groove on. Our next session is today, December 11 and on December 18th. Cover is $4 fothe general public, $3 for all Jazz Network members and $1 for musicians sitting in
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I know many of you have met Mr. Moody over the years. I did on many occasions when he would come for the Pitt Jazz Seminar. I enjoyed talking to him and loved to hear his stories. We will miss this giant of a man.
For over six decades, saxophone master James Moody has serenaded lovers with his signature song Moody's Mood for Love an…Continue
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About an hour ago I opened up this week's issue of the Soul Patrol Times. Hopefully many of you subscribe to it. Around that same time I also went to get my mail out of the mailbox. I had made contact with Sonny Fortune last week and he had sent me his CD so I can play it on the air.
When I came back upstairs I noticed that Bob had did something that he usually does not do without good reason...he posted a YouTube video of young Black musicians. Not…Continue
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Added by Gansta Marcus on November 30, 2010 at 6:55am — No Comments
I will be brief. Again, I am unpleasantly surprised by some attitudes of some musicians locally. In 40 years of playing, I NEVER was refused when I asked to sit in...this was when I asked Jack McDuff, and BB King among others and they had no problems!
In 3 weeks, I was refused here twice. I am not upset, i think it's kind of funny and it confirms my feelings that the scene here has changed.…Continue
Added by Phat Man Dee on November 24, 2010 at 8:54pm — No Comments
In the latest edition of Reflections in Rhythm, Bay area based music historian and radio announcer Greg Bridges shares his musical conversation with nationally acclaimed violinist Regina Carter. Follow the link below to share in Greg’s…Continue
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You know how people always say let me smell the roses. Well yesterday was a good day and I got to smell some of the roses. I was presented an honor by Allegheny County Council and Member, William Russell Robinson a "Allegheny County Council Proclamation" for my history with music in Allegheny County. I want to thank you all, Frank B. Greenlee…
Added by Frank B. Greenlee on November 17, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments