'Betto Debuts at IAJE Convention Trombonist Nelson Harrison Unveils His Icon At
Web/Tech News Posted: 2007-01-11
San Francisco Bay design firm, imajinnWEST and Pittsburgh native, Dr. Nelson Harrison have given 'birth' and the coming out party is the International Association of Jazz Educators' Convention in NY this week. 'Betto is the alter ego designed by Principle Djinn Carl Lewis and spawned by the veteran trombonist of the Count… Continue
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Dwayne Dolphin, Howie Alexander and Sean Jones -- three jazz artists tending the Pittsburgh flame
Sunday, April 05, 2009
By Steve Hallock
The house band at CJ's in the Strip District had just finished off a rousing "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" to whoops from the packed room at a recent Thursday night jam session. Roger Humphries turned over his drum set to a reedy kid named Joey Sailor as the musicians launched Miles Davis' "So… Continue
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Henry "Bel" Belcher - "Cotton Picker & Dancin' Demon"
Obituary by Evan Frazier, nephew
Henry Louis Belcher, the son of the late Louis Belcher and Ethel Belcher.(Frazier), passed quietly on April 1, 2009. He was born on January 15, 1915 on "Old Man William's Plantation in Pendelton, South Carolina. Henry and his family migrated to the Hill District area of Pittsburgh,… Continue
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ALL THAT JAZZ
Network keeps Pittsburgh’s music legacy alive
By ERIC SLAGLE Daily News Staff Writer
Now that April is here, the question is what to do for Jazz Appreciation Month.
You could travel to the Smithsonian Institution, (which designated the month-long observance), in Washington, D.C., or any city that comes to mind when thinking of jazz, such as New Orleans, Detroit, Chicago, L.A. or New York.
That would be sort of silly,… Continue
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ABABIO-In the Akhan language of Ghana West Africa means one who has gone and has returned.
"Let's Rise Again-ABABIO" performance series was produced to share some of my observations and thoughts (as an African American) on my 10 year experience of living in Ghana West Africa.
The performance series was largely funded by MCAI The Multicultural Arts Initiative based in Pittsburgh. We also received wonderful support from BDPA-PGH, Jamil's Global Village, Soul Pitt and Afrika Yetu. We… Continue
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Our CD "Good Hair" is available at Spectacles in Downtown Detroit. Be sure to shop this beautiful gem of Detroit for all your fashion and music needs. This store has an *international* reputation--people come from all over the world to get their unique items.
Spectacles is located at 230 E. Grand River.
Added by Musique Noire on April 3, 2009 at 11:12pm —
To our Chicago Fans (and those traveling to the Windy City),
You can now find our CD "Good Hair" in the following stores:
Dusty Groove America
1120 N. Ashland Ave.
5225 South Harper Ave. Ste. D
Jazz Record Mart
27 E. Illinois Street
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Hey how are you doing would you check out this photo and vote on it and let me know what you think of it????
highlight copy and paste in the ulr and my photo willpop up
Added by Ricco J.L.Martello on April 1, 2009 at 3:02am —
THERE ARE SPAM-BOTS GOING THROUGH ALL THE NING NETWORKS AND THEY ARE CAUSING HAVOC. YOU HAVE TO SET YOUR NETWORK FOR MEMBERS TO BE APPROVED. SOME NC'S ARE REPORTING THAT THEY CAN NOT DELETE THESES SPAM-BOTS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT PEOPLE, BUT A MALICIOUS PROGRAM.
This announcement appeared on another Ning site. We have been attacked by a SB named Karen Leon
posting a comment to visit a particular site for free ringtones. We have successfully been able to delete these pages which… Continue
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Obituary: Daniel 'Danny Conn' Constable / Versatile jazz trumpeter
June 13, 1928 - Nov. 2, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
By Nate Guidry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Danny Conn, a lyrical and versatile trumpeter whose self-effacing style provided the perfect accompaniment to everyone from 1950s burlesque dancers to Frank Sinatra, died yesterday from complications related to thyroid cancer. He was 78.
"He was such a strong player," said… Continue
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By Basil Walters Observer staff reporter
Friday, March 20, 2009
With an increasing number of local entertainers becoming more caring and reaching out to the less fortunate among their fellowmen, recording artiste, vocalist/musician and producer Benjy Myaz once more strikes the right chord.
Myaz.... it's within my mission statement to help autistic kids in Jamaica, those talented ones
Joining the growing list of Jamaican artistes who are a part of the trend of going beyond… Continue
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I just saw this information and wanted to pass it on.
The National Jazz Workshop 2009
Sunday 19 July - Friday 24 July
Shenandoah University located in Winchester, VA.
Offering three tracks of study, this innovative and inexpensive jazz workshop meets the needs of students ages 13 and up, educators, and professionals alike. With a core faculty from The US Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, participants of all levels will have the option to… Continue
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Concert Friday April 6, 2009 7:00 p.m.
Check out www.trinityjazz.com
See you there!
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Think of the possibilities
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Jazz will be the soundtrack for art, literature and Black History Month this evening at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in the North Side.
Taken together, the music and the images will provide "jazz you can see and art you can hear," says Marty Ashby, program director at the Guild.
The event is a reception for artists of works in the "Seeing Jazz: A Tribute to the Masters" exhibit now on display at the Guild's Connie Kerr Gallery and the North Lobby.
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A mile a minute (Monday morning discussion with the son)
Hi, good morning and a howdy good day.
How was your slumber how was the rest.
Green red or blue ~I’m thinking of a number?
Wow look at the squirrel on the fence.
I pick red as my favorite color .
What ? The number, why its 4 of course.
Hay dad, I mean mom, sorry, can I fly if my arms go like this?
I would like over-easy they taste the best.
Boy I’m tired I could go back to… Continue
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here's some links :
or just google "Eric Johnson… Continue
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Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Festival
Hosts Country's Top Young Jazz Musicians
April 3 – 5, 2009 In Downtown Monterey
57 Big Bands, Combos, And Vocal Ensembles
From 6 States Compete For Spot On MJF Stages
47 Bands From 14 Counties In California Are Finalists
Special Appearances By Student Groups From Japan and England
Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra Members Saxophonist… Continue
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