PROGRESSIVE MUSIC COMPANY

AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS

BOYS CHOIR AFRICA SHIRTS
 
 
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THE STRONG CARD

PITTSBURGH JAZZ

 

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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Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette at Pescara Jazz 2008


Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette @ Pescara Jazz 2008

15 July, 21:00 h, D'Annunzio Theater

Added by Magdalena Vaida on July 15, 2008 at 7:34am — No Comments

California World Fest

12th Annual Gathering Set For July 17th - 20th



Dobet Ghanore



The 12th annual edition of the California World Fest—one of the West Coast's biggest world musical festivals—takes place on July 17th—20th, at The Grass Valley Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA

This year's World Fest boasts eight stages of music and dance from around the world. Headliners include Ozomatli, Dobet Ghanore and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Other acts include… Continue

Added by Magdalena Vaida on July 15, 2008 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Spotlight on Jazz and Poetry



Described as a young Jazz star on the rise, award winning saxophonist Shenole Latimer has steadily gained recognition for his playing style and engaging stage presence. Through his experiences while studying at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and his activities as both a sideman and a band leader, Shenole has had the privilege of sharing the stage with noted Jazz musicians such as Jon Faddis , Todd Coolman , Ron Affif, E.J.… Continue

Added by Magdalena Vaida on July 15, 2008 at 7:24am — No Comments

Romanian JAZZ FESTIVAL



The Gărâna Jazz Festival is one of the most important events of this kind in Romania, bringing every year great names from the international and national scene (e.g: Jean-Luc Ponty, Jan Garbarek Group, Dixi Krauser, Johnny Răducanu, Aura Urziceanu, Teodora Enache, Alexandrina and many others)

1997 was the first year of the festival—in the beginning the idea seemed to be a local hobby for the founders. 2001 was a turning point for the… Continue

Added by Magdalena Vaida on July 11, 2008 at 7:13am — No Comments

Yves Carbonne at The Jazz Network



This week The Jazz Network is featuring the very special artistry of bassist Yves Carbonne with his latest CD "Seven Waves"





Bassist/composer/arranger Yves Carbonne was born May 23, 1967 in Auch, France, and since his childhood has lived in the Bordeaux region. Though his parents were not musicians, he took piano lessons when he was 7, and soon the young Carbonne discovered a special… Continue

Added by Magdalena Vaida on July 8, 2008 at 4:42am — No Comments

Andrea Campbell's interview with Pieronymus

Andrea Campbell's Newsletter



July-August 2008




Q.: How long have you been a practicing artist?



A.: Formally, since 1980. That year I received my diploma on Graphic Art

from the University of Applied Arts in Budapest. But I am an artist as far

back as I can remember.



Two phases of my life can never be erased from my memories. When I was

just 3 years old, in 1951, my family and I… Continue

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The Wigan International Jazz Festival



The Wigan International Jazz Festival, has for 23 years provided a stage for some of the world’s greatest big bands..

11.07-18.07.2008

Great names such as The Count Basie Orchestra, Charles Mingus Big Band, Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau, Lester Bowie’s ‘Brass Fantasy’ and the BBC Big Band have entertained Wigan audiences and enabled the festival to establish itself as one of Europe’s foremost Big Band showcases. However, the last… Continue

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Musical Revolution Staged at Christopher’s Singers Night

March 6, 2008, Kingston, Jamaica



Acclaimed musician and vocalist Benjy Myaz waged war at Singers Night at Christopher's Café in the Quad on Thursday March 6, as he sought to continue a musical revolution against what he sees as imbalances that continue to exist in the Jamaican music industry. Myaz dedicated Dennis Brown's classic hit Revolution to all persons in the music industry who actively resist the trend of payola, widely claimed to be plaguing the radio sector in… Continue

Added by Benjy Myaz on July 7, 2008 at 3:42pm — No Comments

"Jamaica, It’s Time to Sing Out!" ...Myaz Lauds Re-emerging Live Music trends*

May 1, 2008: Kingston, Jamaica:

Musician, performer and producer Benjy Myaz has expressed delight at what he describes as a positive trend he has noticed on the Jamaican music scene, the re-emerging tradition of live music being consistently performed in small performance spaces across Jamaica's capital city. "It has all come full circle. I remember the days of the jam-session where musicians were performing in small, informal spaces in Kingston. I am glad to see this being revived in… Continue

Added by Benjy Myaz on July 7, 2008 at 3:41pm — No Comments

An inspired Benjy rocks Red Bones.

Monday, June 02, 2008



An inspired Benjy rocks Red Bones

Singer, Benjy Myaz was truly awesome on Friday night at Red Bones in Kingston. The crooner had the capacity audience enthralled as he delivered a musical repast which included two 40-minute sets and, of course, a truly deserved encore.

This awesome performance begged the question, why don't we see Benjy in concert more often? It is totally mind-boggling that an artiste of this calibre is not featured on all the big… Continue

Added by Benjy Myaz on July 7, 2008 at 3:40pm — No Comments

A Long Time Coming

"My love for music drives my creativity. Music is not just a job; I have a very deep love for it. I've made my sacrifices for the music to be on this level, the money is secondary. I'm about chasing creativity, not the competition." --Benjy Myaz ..

Story by Stan Evan Smith 2.17.06

As a jazz instrumentalist and bassist, Benjy Myaz has made his mark in Jamaican music as a vocalist, songwriter and producer. Benjy's last record was released in 2000. The question on the lips of lovers'… Continue

Added by Benjy Myaz on July 7, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

JOYCE BREACH RETURNS HOME FOR JULY APPEARANCE

THE FABULOUS TOM MCKINLEY WILL BE HOME FOR A VISIT IN JULY. WOULD BE NICE IF HE HAD A

VENUE SO PEOPLE COULD HEAR HIS AMAZING VIRTUOUSITY........ THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE NOT

FAMILIAR - YOU NEED TO GET FAMILIAR!!!!!! CURRENTLY ONE OF THE WORLD'S CLASSICAL

COMPOSERS OF GREAT MERIT BUT SWINGS HIS ASS OFF IN JAZZ. WE HAVE BEEN FRIENDS SINCE

HIGH SCHOOL. CHECK HIM OUT ON THE INTERNET.CLASSICAL WRITING NAME: WILLIAM THOMAS

MCKINLEY. LAST TIME HE PLAYED FOR THE JAZZ SOCIETY, HE… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on June 30, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Celebration of Life for Ronnie Mathews: Monday - 6/23/2008 @ Sweet Rhythm Jazz Club in NYC

Monday, June 23 - beginning at 7pm

Sweet Rhythm

88 7th Ave S

New York, NY 10014

(212) 255-3626



On Monday, June 23 there will be a "A Celebration of Life for Ronnie Mathews" for the great jazz pianist Ronnie Mathews at Sweet Rhythm Jazz Club in NYC at 88 7th Avenue South. Doors open at 7:00 P.M. and jazz music will be played throughout the night until the last musician is finished celebrating his legacy. .



Ronnie Mathews is suffering in the last stages… Continue

Added by Karl Sterling on June 23, 2008 at 12:43am — No Comments

Montreal Jazz Festival time..my dates

My Sonicbids Calendar





http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epkedit_calendar.asp?epk_id=93645



Upcoming Dates



Jun 26, 2008 Thursday 7:00 PM Queue de Cheval Montreal, QC

Rene Levesque Blvd & Peel 7-11



Jun 27, 2008 Friday 7:00 PM Queue de Cheval Montreal, QC

Rene Levesque Blvd & Peel 7-11



Jun 28, 2008 Saturday 7:00 PM Queue de Cheval Montreal, QC

Rene Levesque Blvd & Peel 7-11



Jun 29, 2008 Sunday TBA… Continue

Added by Geoff Lapp Trio on June 21, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

Hartwick College Summer Festival Jazz Director Needed (Oneonta, NY)

I just got word from my friend, Rob Hunt, that Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY is still looking for a Summer Festival Jazz Director. This could be an opportunity to make some money and have some fun for two weeks this summer. Summer Festival director Dr. Diane Paige will be reviewing applications for this position, and can describe the gig.



Her email is: paiged@hartwick.edu

Her phone is: 607-431-4585



Here are the basics:



July… Continue

Added by Karl Sterling on June 13, 2008 at 5:51pm — No Comments

DWIGHT WHITE CROSSES THE VEIL

Dwight White Rest in Peace



Tiny by maryrose on Jun 6, 2008 3:24 PM EDT



Dwight White, a famed member of Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain, became the second member of the Curtain to pass away this year (Ernie Holmes). White died after complications of back surgery that he underwent a week ago. He was only 59-years old.



I am proud that White signed my Helmet. He was underrated in my opinion. He earned two Pro Bowls and four career Super Bowl Rings. He is a member of the… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on June 11, 2008 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

MUSIC CALENDAR FOR THE THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL 2008

Unless otherwise noted, Lunchtime shows are at 12 pm. Happy Hour shows are at 5:30 pm. Opening Acts go on at 6:30 with Headliners at 7:30. Late Night concerts begin after Main Stage performances are over, usually around 9:30 pm. Lunchtime, opening acts and headliners all take place on the Main Stage at Stanwix Triangle. Happy Hour and Late Night shows are in Market Square. All performances are free and open to the public.



Friday, June 6

Blindsider Main Stage Lunchtime Show (12… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on June 10, 2008 at 9:41pm — 1 Comment

KENIA RETURNS FROM BRAZIL

05.29.08



www.kenialive.com





Recap from trip to Brazil





On my last communication with you I was very short on telling about my time spent in Brazil. Although I don’t intend to share a diary, I would love to share some of the good times I spent there and maybe even introduce you to some of the great people I got to spend a little time with. (more details on my blog at myspace.com./keniabrazil)



First and foremost, I went to visit and…
Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on May 30, 2008 at 7:25pm — No Comments

NEED A DRUMMER?

Am I stooping too low in posting a blog about this? I had two gigs fall through (June 13th and June 14th). If anyone needs a drummer for either of those dates, I'm available!

karlvsterling@yahoo.com

Thanks.................

Added by Karl Sterling on May 29, 2008 at 4:47am — No Comments

Vote for Montreal's Geoff Lapp Trio and send them to the JVC JAZZ FEST!

Hi music fans.



Vote for the Geoff Lapp Trio and send them to the JVC JAZZ FEST!



Zack In The Box- Geoff Lapp Trio, by Geoff Lapp Trio on OurStage





I want to mention that we posted a few songs on a new music site where songs are judged by YOU… Continue

Added by Geoff Lapp Trio on May 28, 2008 at 10:24pm — No Comments

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