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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS

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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.

 

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The Next Page: Pittsburgh's jazz mystique -- the next generation steps up *



Dwayne Dolphin, Howie Alexander and Sean Jones -- three jazz artists tending the Pittsburgh flame


Sunday, April 05, 2009

By Steve Hallock

Stacy Innerst



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

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 5, 2009 at 8:39pm — 2 Comments

CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF HENRY LOUIS BELCHER - January 15, 1915 - April 1, 2009

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

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 4, 2009 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Saturday Daily News Article about network, events

ALL THAT JAZZ

Network keeps Pittsburgh’s music legacy alive



By ERIC SLAGLE Daily News Staff Writer

eslagle@dailynewsemail.com

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

Added by Slaglerock on April 4, 2009 at 7:29pm — 4 Comments

Let's Rise Again-ABABIO Performance Series

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

Added by Ahveekhy on April 4, 2009 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Coming to Detroit for the Final Four?

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.

www.spectaclesdetroit.com

Added by Musique Noire on April 3, 2009 at 11:12pm — No Comments

"Good Hair" Available in Chicago Stores

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.

Dr. Wax
5225 South Harper Ave. Ste. D

Jazz Record Mart
27 E. Illinois Street

Added by Musique Noire on April 3, 2009 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Alvin Batiste Tribute at Southern University

Added by Jagsu on April 2, 2009 at 5:11am — 1 Comment

APRIL IS JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH!!

http://www.smithsonianjazz.org/jam/jam_start.asp

Added by Musique Noire on April 2, 2009 at 1:26am — No Comments

vote formy photo Please

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
http://www.photolaureates.org/rank_photo/index.php?pID=232032

Added by Ricco J.L.Martello on April 1, 2009 at 3:02am — No Comments

BEWARE! SPAMBOT ATTACKS ON NING NETWORKS

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

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 1, 2009 at 1:50am — 2 Comments

Obit and follow-up

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

Added by Michael A. Constable on April 1, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

BENJY MYAZ STRIKES THE RIGHT NOTE FOR AUTISM

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

Added by Benjy Myaz on March 31, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

National Jazz Workshop

I just saw this information and wanted to pass it on.



Kevin



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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

Added by Kevin Amos on March 30, 2009 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Concert with Trinity Jazz Orchestra featuring Steve Hawk!

Concert Friday April 6, 2009 7:00 p.m.

Check out www.trinityjazz.com

http://academics.sru.edu/music/SRU%20Music%20Faculty/stephenhawk.html

http://www.hopewell.k12.pa.us/

See you there!

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Go To Vocalt.com

Think of the possibilities

Added by Jere B on March 30, 2009 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Visual art, music unite in 'Seeing Jazz'

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.



The… Continue

Added by Harold Betters on March 29, 2009 at 8:21pm — No Comments

A mile a minute.

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

Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on March 29, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Eric Johnson has released 'Supahighway'



here's some links :



Clarion Jazz



Eric Johnson



Itunes



or just google "Eric Johnson… Continue

Added by Dan Wasson on March 28, 2009 at 8:14pm — 2 Comments

Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Festival



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

Added by Magdalena Vaida on March 28, 2009 at 6:56am — No Comments

Miles Davis 1987 Gig Released on DVD



Miles Davis’ 1987 concert in Munich is being released on DVD as That’s What Happened: Live In Germany (Eagle Rock Entertainment) on April 28.

The 90-minutes of concert footage features staples from Davis’ late ’80s concert repertoire, including his takes on Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature” and Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time.” Other tracks include the “One Phone Call / Street Scenes / That’s What Happened” medley, “New Blues,” “Tutu” and… Continue

Added by Magdalena Vaida on March 28, 2009 at 6:41am — No Comments

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