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THE STRONG CARD

PITTSBURGH JAZZ

Roger Humphries

 

From Blakey to Brown, Como to Costa, Eckstine to Eldridge, Galbraith to Garner, Harris to Hines, Horne to Hyman, Jamal to Jefferson, Kelly to Klook; Mancini to Marmarosa, May to Mitchell, Negri to Nestico, Parlan to Ponder, Reed to Ruther, Strayhorn to Sullivan, Turk to Turrentine, Wade to Williams… the forthcoming publication Treasury of Pittsburgh Jazz Connections by Dr. Nelson Harrison and Dr. Ralph Proctor, Jr. will document the legacy of one of the world’s greatest jazz capitals.

 

Do you want to know who Dizzy Gillespie  idolized? Did you ever wonder who inspired Kenny Clarke and Art Blakey? Who was the pianist that mentored Monk, Bud Powell, Tad Dameron, Elmo Hope, Sarah Vaughan and Mel Torme? Who was Art Tatum’s idol and Nat Cole’s mentor? What musical quartet pioneered the concept adopted later by the Modern Jazz Quartet? Were you ever curious to know who taught saxophone to Stanley Turrentine or who taught piano to Ahmad Jamal? What community music school trained Robert McFerrin, Sr. for his history-making debut with the Metropolitan Opera? What virtually unknown pianist was a significant influence on young John Coltrane, Shirley Scott, McCoy Tyner, Bobby Timmons and Ray Bryant when he moved to Philadelphia from Pittsburgh in the 1940s?  Would you be surprised to know that Erroll Garner attended classes at the Julliard School of Music in New York and was at the top of his class in writing and arranging proficiency?

 

Some answers  can be gleaned from the postings on the Pittsburgh Jazz Network.

 

For almost 100 years the Pittsburgh region has been a metacenter of jazz originality that is second to no other in the history of jazz.  One of the best kept secrets in jazz folklore, the Pittsburgh Jazz Legacy has heretofore remained mythical.  We have dubbed it “the greatest story never told” since it has not been represented in writing before now in such a way as to be accessible to anyone seeking to know more about it.  When it was happening, little did we know how priceless the memories would become when the times were gone.

 

Today jazz is still king in Pittsburgh, with events, performances and activities happening all the time. The Pittsburgh Jazz Network is dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the places, artists and fans that carry on the legacy of Pittsburgh's jazz heritage.

 

WELCOME!

 

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BENJY MYAZ RIDING THE CHARTS ON THEBEAT.FM

August 11, 2009



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Benjy Myaz has, consistently, been on the charts of TheBeat.FM (www.thebeat.fm) Internet Radio for the past year. He now occupies numbers one through five on their “Top 20 Singles Chart”; and is holding down the number three spot on the “Top 10 Artists” list. Based in San Diego, California, USA, TheBeat.FM boasts a listenership of approximately seven million persons, worldwide.



Occupying the number 1 spot is the ever-green… Continue

Added by Benjy Myaz on August 12, 2009 at 10:10pm — No Comments

LIVE MUSIC AT ITS BEST FROM BENJY MYAZ AND FRIENDS

ENTERTAINMENT



LIVE MUSIC AT ITS BEST FROM BENJY MYAZ AND FRIENDS



Basil Walters

Friday, June 19, 2009

For singer, musician, producer Benjy Myaz, it has all come full circle, and that is the revival of jam-sessions where musicians perform in small, informal spaces. It was in this setting, he along with friends, gave a celebratory performance at Christopher's Jazz Cafe located inside the Quad in New Kingston, last… Continue

Added by Benjy Myaz on August 12, 2009 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Recently Laid Off

I'm sure it is not much different in Pittsburgh, but I, like many others, have been recently laid off. Now I don't mean to be political, but think about what you would do if you lost your Medical insurance today at the whim of your employer. This is why we should all pay attention to the debate in Washington. Oh well, now that I have some free time I will be making a longer visit to Pittsburgh this fall to spend time with family and hit a few clubs. It… Continue

Added by Lincoln Builds on August 12, 2009 at 7:24pm — No Comments

River Raisin Jazz Festival

Went to Monroe,Michigan last weekend for the River Raisin Jazz Festival to see The Rippingtons. Great show and a great festival. Keep this in mind for next year as it is only a 4 hr drive just north of Toledo.

Added by Carl Massart on August 12, 2009 at 3:53am — No Comments

Is Jazz Dying?

http://tinyurl.com/mdsant



Is Jazz Dying?



By TERRY TEACHOUT

New York



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.



Here’s… Continue

Added by Kevin Amos on August 11, 2009 at 1:19am — No Comments

Review of "Reunion!

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=33705

Added by Jeff Lashway on August 7, 2009 at 10:47pm — No Comments

"The Minutes Pass Like Hours When You Sing"



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 — No Comments

WHO PAYS PERFORMANCE ROYALTIES AND WHO DOESN'T?

August 4, 2009



Radio Free America

By NANCY SINATRA



Los Angeles



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 — 2 Comments

Susoeff Music

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



412-425-1152 esus4@verizon.net



· 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 — No Comments

Question: Degree of protection of Copyrights on uploaded music

Does the site software have copy prevention protection?

Thank you prhstudios.com

Added by prhstudios.com on July 31, 2009 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

What is going to be done about the not-Jazz/ junk/spam/non-music related context on this network?

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 — No Comments

Blog 96 Vol.1

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 — No Comments

Sometimes weeks go by.....

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 — No Comments

PATTY PEARCE - PJN MEMBER AND DEVOTED JAZZ FAN PASSES FROM LIFE



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 — No Comments

OUR BRAINS on MUSIC: THE SCIENCE *

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 — 1 Comment

TO MICHAEL JACKSON

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.

From… Continue

Added by JO TONGO on June 30, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Master drummer Michael Carvin beats his path to greatness

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…
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Added by Jagsu on June 26, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Jazz Workshop, Inc. Article on Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Website

Hi All,

There's a terrific video of Jazz Workshop, Inc.on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website.

Check it out!

Let me know what you think!

Musically,
Ed Skirtich
ejskirtich@comcast.net
(412) 422-4149 (H)
(412) 841-8046 (C)

Added by Ed Skirtich on June 25, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

rADIO SHOW

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 — No Comments

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