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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            INTERVIEW

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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

Welcome!

Thanks for stopping by my page here on the Pittsburgh Jazz Network! Hear me as a young pup playing on the streets of Pittsburgh, on "TheVault"- amazing audio cuts from my private stash. Enjoy!



Also check out the VideoCast Pilot Episode of "J's Corner" on the very hip Vimeo.



http://www.vimeo.com/jbdrums



"TheVault" will get juicier for I will be sharing some uncut greasy bop from legends!!!! Yes, from the heaviest of hitters! So stop back and please take a minute… Continue

Added by Janelle Burdell on May 27, 2008 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Save Cyril Wecht?

Are you kidding me? Although he has served the community very well I will never forgive him for causing a mistrial in the Johnny Gammage case. Those cops should have gone to prison for murder, but Wecht's big mouth caused a mistrial and he knew it would!!! That's not a public servant with the interest of justice in mind. So, now why should he get justice. Just so you know, I can't stand Bush and what he has done to this country!

Added by Jack Bishop on May 26, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Pieronymus Art Network

Added by Pieronymus on May 21, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

“ A small town music buff. I can’t tell you were it started or even when , it may have been the heart thumping beat of Grand Master flash, or My dads Honky tonk blasting loudly or even the trumpets…

“ A small town music buff.





I can’t tell you were it started or even when , it may have been the heart thumping beat of Grand Master flash, or My dads Honky tonk blasting loudly or even the trumpets of George Betters as he tooted a few tunes as the sun went down sitting there on his stoop here in Connellsville. What ever it was I was hooked, nothing like it has pleased or consoled me more then the music of the “streets.” Growing up in a small town with a very small amount of… Continue

Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on May 13, 2008 at 6:21am — 2 Comments

Empire State AIDS Bicycle Ride!

On August 10, 2008, I will begin a seven day, 560-mile fundraising bicycle ride from Niagara Falls, NY to Robert Wagner Park in lower Manhattan to benefit Aids Community Resources. We will leave Niagara Falls at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10th and arrive in Manhattan at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16th for a closing ceremony overlooking the Statue of Liberty.



Aids Community Resources (ACR) is a wonderful, not-for-profit, community-based organization providing prevention, education, and… Continue

Added by Karl Sterling on May 9, 2008 at 5:14am — No Comments

Empire State AIDS Bicycle Ride!

On August 10, 2008, I will begin a seven day, 560-mile fundraising bicycle ride from Niagara Falls, NY to Robert Wagner Park in lower Manhattan to benefit Aids Community Resources. We will leave Niagara Falls at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10th and arrive in Manhattan at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16th for a closing ceremony overlooking the Statue of Liberty.



Aids Community Resources (ACR) is a wonderful, not-for-profit, community-based organization providing prevention, education, and… Continue

Added by Karl Sterling on May 9, 2008 at 5:14am — No Comments

Joe Harris workshop CANCELLED

THE JOE HARRIS WORKSHOP SCHEDULED ON MAY 1 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Added by Janis Burley Wilson on April 29, 2008 at 2:20am — No Comments

JAZZ PHOTOGRAPHY-TEENIE HARRIS/NATHAN SCHRITTER-709 PENN AVENUE GALLERY

IMPROV/OBSERVATIONS BY NATHAN SCHRITTER

CLASSICS/STANDARDS BY TEENIE HARRIS, COURTESY OF THE CARNEGIE MUSEUMS

SHOW CLOSES MAY 4

GALLERY HOURS-TUE-THURS, 12PM-6PM
FRI-SAT, 12PM-8PM

CLOSING RECEPTION ON APRIL 25 DURING GALLERY CRAWL, FEATURING HOWIE ALEXANDER

Added by Janis Burley Wilson on April 24, 2008 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Howie Alexander at 709 Penn Avenue Gallery, April 25, 5:30-9pm-GALLERY CRAWL, CULTURAL DISTRICT

Gallery Crawl/APRIL 25
19 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS
DJ'S, DANCE, THEATRE, AND LOTS OF MUSIC

SEE HOWIE ALEXANDER AT 709 PENN AVENUE GALLERY FROM 5:30-9PM
GO TO WWW.PGHARTS.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION

SEE THE NATHAN SCHRITTER/TEENIE HARRIS JAZZ PHOTOGRAPH SHOW AT 709
IMPROV/OBSERVATIONS BY NATHAN SCHRITTER
CLASSICS/STANDARDS BY TEENIE HARRIS, COURTESY OF THE CARNEGIE MUSEUMS

PRESENTED BY THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST/EDUCATION/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Added by Janis Burley Wilson on April 24, 2008 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Joe Harris jazz lecture and demo-May 1, 6pm, 709 Penn Avenue Gallery, Cultural District

MAY 1-Joe Harris is a jazz legend in the history of be-bop jazz. Providing the rhythm section for the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis in the 1940’s and 50’s, Mr. Harris was a part of a new movement that changed the sound of jazz forever. On May 1, Joe Harris will share his stories and experiences, his archive of pictures and memorabilia with jazz fans and musicians, and demonstrate the technique that made jazz history.



Join Mr. Harris for an evening of… Continue

Added by Janis Burley Wilson on April 24, 2008 at 6:33pm — No Comments

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