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 —
I would just like to thank everyone that has replied to our City fest. We have set up our performers for this event and have notified them. If you were not notified I apologize but we were limited on performers because we wanted to include our local performers also. We would still like to invite anyone interested to attend our event and enjoy the day with us. The date is set for Sept. 11 from 11:00-10:00pm and our headliner act will be Grammy nominated John Primer who will perform at 8:30pm.… Continue
Added by LM on June 1, 2010 at 8:06pm —
TO ALL MY MUSICAL FAMILY AND FRIENDS! I have a new website which features one of my new songs "INDULGENCE" off of my new and upcoming CD called "CARRY ON"! coming this Fall!!! Please go to www.antoinettesings.net
! Love you!
Added by Antoinette Manganas on June 1, 2010 at 5:02pm —
Does anyone know how to mail or phone-order Etta Cox's new CD, My Foolish Heart? I no longer live in Pittsburgh but heard this on the radio and I'd love to have it!!!
Added by Beverly Whiting on May 28, 2010 at 7:24pm —
Reflections in Rhythm with Greg Bridges
Greg has a musical conversation with up and coming artist Kev Choice.
You can share in the conversation by clicking on the… Continue
Added by TDanyel on May 24, 2010 at 12:41am —
Pennsylvania will soon embark on a massive project to examine and promote the historical and cultural impact created by Pennsylvanian musicians and the influences from radio and TV in the Commonwealth. Music will include comprehensive looks of all forms and genres including sacred, secular and commercial. Spoken word and video/film talents will also be included and acknowledged before and after the first PA radio broadcast near Pittsburgh at KDKA. Continue
Our first “building” is the World…
Added by Bill Trousdale on May 23, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Part of the Wigmore Hall Jazz Series
Friday 4 June 2010 - 7:30 PM
Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau is one of the most exciting musicians in his field… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on May 22, 2010 at 9:16am —
Hi, this is Boomer, a neighbor and friend of Bruce (he’s been a family friend for over 20 years), and I assist him with recording at some of the gigs.
Bruce has been a fan of jazz for many years. His father was a trumpet player, and Bruce learned to play trumpet too. He went to a college for music studies where he learned to play the piano, and he listened to Tony Mowod on WYDD in the 1960s.
After a career in Chiropractic medicine, Bruce came back to Pittsburgh, worked for… Continue
Added by Boomer The Dog on May 15, 2010 at 10:30pm —
greetings to all non musicians on the site, I need to speak to you. As some of you know I have been away from pittsburgh for about 7 or 8 years now and even though some of you have never heard of me or heard me play, I am one of many musicians that has helped keep jazz alive in pgh.. After a long time away I am coming back home to a more vibrant music scene than when I left, however the criminal element lives in the Burgh too! What I mean is this, you… Continue
Added by The Brian Edwards Excursion on May 15, 2010 at 12:22pm —
As we move into a new century of growth, excitement and development, especially music wise here in Continue
Pittsburgh, it doesn't surprise me that there may be some confusion
and fear amongst my fellow musicians and friends. I'm not the first
Pittsburgher to suggest that Pittsburgh deserves a Jazz Artist Museum
of our own. That's why I created the internet sites of
PittsburghJAM.org (Pgh Jazz Artist…
Added by Francis Bruce Marion, DC on May 14, 2010 at 9:00am —
Why should I do one show when I can do 3?
Especially when they are for such good causes!
On Sunday May 16, 2010 we are holding a benefit for…
Added by Phat Man Dee on May 10, 2010 at 9:07pm —
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on May 10, 2010 at 2:03pm —
I hope you have one of those devices that lets you reads email and
blog posts as they occur. I do. It's a mixed blessing, because while I
am able to keep up, sometimes keeping up with the digital minutia of
my life becomes far too much for me. I long for the days of rotary
phones and messages which, if returned within a week were considered
returned in a timely fashion, where business didn't occur on a nano
second by nano second basis....
And then I wake up… Continue
Added by Phat Man Dee on April 30, 2010 at 5:44pm —
I just wanted to post a blog and let everyone know I will be back in the Burgh in 29 days and I am looking forward to making music in the steel city again. I have been away from home for roughly seven years and after some moving around , landed in Baltimore. The point must be made that in my traveles throughout the eastern seaboard, I have to say that most of the musicians I met have nothing on musicians from the Burgh. I miss playing with my friends there and will tell anyone Pittsburgh has… Continue
Added by The Brian Edwards Excursion on April 29, 2010 at 1:15pm —
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Added by Morena Manio on April 29, 2010 at 12:03pm —
Added by PMT Studio on April 24, 2010 at 10:00pm —
George Thomas, noted local blues singer who often performed with Barbara Ray and the Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet, and was a great person, has passed (please let me know if you have a link a to his obituary).
Added by Dan Wasson on April 24, 2010 at 4:59pm —
Added by Dan Wasson on April 24, 2010 at 4:52pm —