Dr. Linick is a colleague of mine for over 20 years. He offers a perspective on Web 2.0 that is easy to grasp and important for all to understand. The Pittsburgh Jazz Network is a Web 2.0 network.
How does Google offer "the world's knowledge" to searchers for free and still make more than 10 billion in revenue, grow 68%, and have a stock market valuation of close to $200… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 14, 2009 at 3:59pm —
Looking forward to seeing you every Sunday at the HOLIDAY INN in Oakland 7 - 10. Please try and support local jazz musicians just trying to make in this bad economy!!
APRIL 14TH - THE BACKSTAGE 5 - 7
APRIL 18TH - D'IMPERIOS 8 - 12
APRIL 26TH - FOX CHAPEL YACHT CLUB 2 - 6
I will try to keep you informed. See you soon!
Added by Etta Cox on March 14, 2009 at 1:46am —
Sutton to begin ‘Desire’ tour with MCG show Saturday
By ERIC SLAGLE
Daily News Staff Writer
Given the troubled state of Wall street, the banking industry and the personal finances of many individuals these days, the concept behind jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton’s newly released album “Desire” seems quite timely.
The Grammy-nominated artist compiled songs for the disk that offer varying takes on desire, from the relentless quest of… Continue
Added by Slaglerock on March 13, 2009 at 10:20pm —
I’m a reporter for The Daily News in McKeesport. Luckily for me, I get to review the occasional jazz CD. Generally, our album reviews appear in the Thursday and Saturday papers. CDs can get up to 5 stars.
AARON J. JOHNSON "Songs of Our Fathers" (Bubble Sun Records) 5 stars
Fans of the hard bop tradition, listen up. Jazz trombonist Aaron J. Johnson's debut CD comes tearing out of the starting gate like a thoroughbred, then burns up the track like a well-kept Buick Dynaflow.
Added by Slaglerock on March 13, 2009 at 10:10pm —
Added by Valerio Gianferro on March 13, 2009 at 12:54pm —
At fifteen, I decided to learn to play guitar. My influences were Joe Negri and George Benson. Both were amazingly talented...way back then. As I see it, both are largely responsible for the growing number of guitar players from Pittsburgh. But it was George and I who had hustled through Center Avenue that afternoon, straight to his house and on to his music room where I sat and watched in awe as he ripped through single-string runs at astonishing speeds, and with unbelievable ease...way back… Continue
Added by Kennard Williams on March 12, 2009 at 10:00pm —
This article is taken from the Wall Street Journal.
Concert Tickets Get Set Aside, Marked Up by Artists, Managers
By ETHAN SMITH
Less than a minute after tickets for last August's Neil Diamond concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden went on sale, more than 100 seats were available for hundreds of dollars more than their normal face value on premium-ticket site TicketExchange.com. The seller?… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on March 12, 2009 at 2:21pm —
Yvonne Warner Mar 08 2009 | Just Saying Hi
I was thinking about you
Your correspondence with Richard Smallwood was great to read and intersting;you and I have something very unique in"Donald Byrd". He use to be my babysitter when I was a little girl (7,8,9 y/0). His Aunt and my Mother were girlfriends and use to go stomping at the famous "Savoy" club in Harlem, NY and my Mother always left me with Donald. Let me tell you a funny story,but true. I would sit for hours… Continue
Added by DR. LEO CASINO on March 9, 2009 at 10:11pm —
This comes from Jim Ferguson Jimferguson1@comcast.net - jazz bassist/ vocalist in Nashville
Dear friends of jazz, the arts, and cultural diversity,
I’m writing to ask each of you for your help, communicating from a mental and emotional bunker here in the RED state of Tennessee. As you know, most states are facing serious budget shortfalls, and Tennessee is no exception With no state income tax and just a modest investment tax, Tennessee gets 2/3 of it’s operating monies from its… Continue
Added by Monika Herzig on March 6, 2009 at 2:41pm —
I’m a reporter for The Daily News
in McKeesport. Luckily for me, I get to review the occasional jazz CD. Generally, our album reviews appear in the Thursday and Saturday papers. CDs can get up to 5 stars.
PIECES OF A DREAM “Soul Intent” (Heads Up International) 2.5 stars
— As I listen to the new Pieces of Dream album, I find myself wanting to sing along and I would, if I knew the lyrics; would, that is, if there were lyrics.
None can be heard on this instrumental… Continue
Added by Slaglerock on March 5, 2009 at 7:44pm —
Folks...just got word of this. I had the great opportunity to meet him for the first time a few months back when he and Mr. Wiggins performed here. I was to interview him the next time he came to town.
John Cephas 7/4/1930-3/4/09
Steve Hecht of Piedmont Talent reports that Piedmont blues legend John Cephas (AKA "Bowling Green" John Cephas) passed away at his home of natural causes. He was 78. He had retired from music recently due to illness.… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on March 5, 2009 at 4:31pm —
So it's 13 degrees outside? What better time to dust off the parade
gear and make preparations for the 14th annual Ides of March March?
Let the dog heads hang high as you press and steam your cumbersome
bumbleshoot in wild and frenzied preparations for music and mayhem in
the streets.... but between now and then, come to a show, I have been
getting complaints that I only ever play in California, and that's
just not true, I just make more $$ in California and we… Continue
Added by Phat Man Dee on March 4, 2009 at 5:02pm —
PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER
FEBRUARY 26, 2009
BY STEVE HALLOCK...
Cymbal crashes and electric-piano chords accompany the twirls and kicks of the combatants in the kung-fu film up on the wall behind the bar. Considering the size of the boisterous crowd at East Liberty's AVA Lounge -- 50 or so folks jammed into the slender room -- it ought to be a Friday or Saturday night. But it's a Monday. On what's considered the week's… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 4, 2009 at 1:07am —
Nelson Harrison was my guest on my MUSICWOMAN LIVE!
February 18, about THE STATE OF JAZZ
with other notable jazz aficianado's and musicians.
This show is archived at… Continue
Added by Diva JC on February 28, 2009 at 6:30pm —
I know that a lot of us have day jobs but if you can make this, come and share your thoughts. YOU ARE THE ARTS AND CULTURAL COMMUNITY!
Pittsburgh Arts in Tough Economic Times
Remaining Seats Are Going Fast
If you plan to attend the March 3rd forum on arts and the economy, please register today as the event is almost full.
Pittsburgh Arts in Tough Economic Times, a public forum and panel discussion with local arts funders… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on February 27, 2009 at 10:08pm —
Hi folks. This may give you an idea what can be done here with some colaborations, sponsors and partnerships. It is NOT limited to NYC at all.
From Bob Davis of Soul Patrol....
NYC Carnegie Hall: Honor: Blues, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, And Beyond, Wed, Mar 4 at 8 PM
I am very pleased to announce this event. Not only does it promise to be a historic night of live performances @ historic Canegie Hall in NYC, but it will also… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on February 26, 2009 at 5:47pm —
This is very interesting. I wonder who was behind this?
The 28th annual Duquesne Light Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show will feature more than 1,500 exhibits spread across both floors of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. The show's dates are Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 8.
Crawford Grill: A re-creation of the famous night club in Pittsburgh's Hill District. Patrons can order drinks at a century-old bar and sit down to dine on fare… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on February 26, 2009 at 3:16pm —
Hi - I’m Ruthsella and my Birthday is on 26th June
Just imagine - you wake up and it’s Your Birthday!
You get up, switch on your PC and check your mail - and there are thousands of emails from friends who have sent you cash!
It’s not a dream - it really can happen!
With Birthday Bonus Club (BBC)
BBC is a matrix - and we’re proud of it! Because we are a matrix with some very BIG differences
* It costs you nothing to join - BBC is… Continue
Added by ladyruth on February 26, 2009 at 2:06pm —
As the Pittsburgh Area Coordinator for Soul-Patrol.com I am ALWAYS trying to get many of you the recognition you deserve. All during my career I have been doing this.Over 30 years!
I cannot however do all the work for you. You have to put some skin in the game. Nothing from nothing leaves nothing. Billy Preston was right you know. In other words get off your duff and do something or hire someone like me to do it for you. There are many avenues.
A lot of you can get materials to… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on February 26, 2009 at 2:00pm —
I just read online at JazzTimes http://www.jazztimes.com/columns_and_features/news/detail.cfm?article=11711 that Duke Ellington will become the first African American to appear on a coin when Washington, D.C. put him on its state-themed quarter this year. According to the article, the phrase "justice for all" will also be on the coin, beating out "taxation without representation". Frederick Douglass and Benjamin Banneker were also considered for the coin, the article says.
Added by Slaglerock on February 24, 2009 at 10:28pm —