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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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HAROLD BETTERS AT PENN STATE - APRIL 25, 2008

Harold Betters at the Williams Building Penn State Fayette Campus Friday April 25 , 2008 7 PM free for students with ID ,$5 for non students.

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 12, 2008 at 12:46am — No Comments

KENTE ARTS ALLIANCE PRESENTS TRIBUTE TO ROY ELDRIDGE - APRIL 19, 2008

On the heels of its sold-out performance for the Roger Humphries tribute to Horace Silver, Kente is presenting the last concert in its Jazz Legacy Series-the Pittsburgh Connection. The concert will feature Steve Turre one of the world’s preeminent jazz innovators. He will be accompanied by some of the greatest players on the scene today. They will pay tribute to Pittsburgh legend Roy Eldridge aka “Little Jazz”.







Steve Turre, trombone and shells



Buster Williams,… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 12, 2008 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month and Pittsburgh’s rich jazz history with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Join us for a conversation with photographer, Nathan Schritter, and informal discuss…

Celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month and Pittsburgh’s rich jazz history with



The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust



Join us for a conversation with photographer, Nathan Schritter, and informal discussion about Pittsburgh jazz history with Dr. Nelson Harrison on Saturday, April 12th from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm at 709 Penn Avenue Gallery, Cultural District. Enjoy live jazz with the African American Jazz Preservation Band led by Chuck Austin throughout the day. Refreshments will be… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 10, 2008 at 8:46pm — No Comments

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Added by Re-Konception! on April 10, 2008 at 4:53am — No Comments

Living Legends of Jazz Series-Jimmy Ponder, Gene Ludwig, Cecil Brooks, III, 4/8, 8pm Cabaret,

4/8, Don't miss the second installment in The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Living Legends of Jazz shows every Tuesday in April, in celebration of National Jazz Appreciation Month. Cecil Brooks, III returns to Pittsburgh to join Jimmy Ponder and Gene Ludwig on stage at the Cabaret Theater, Cultural District, for "What's New" Revisited, the title of their 2005 recording together.

Cabaret Theater/Backstage Bar

655 Penn Avenue (Park conveniently in the Theater Square Parking Garage, enter… Continue

Added by Janis Burley Wilson on April 2, 2008 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Detroit Jazz Festival-Call for Musicians

A Call for Musicians



The Detroit Jazz Fest is now accepting materials from local/regional artists interested in performing at the 29th annual event, August 29 –September 1.



Complete artist packets (CD, bio, photo) should be mailed to:



Detroit Jazz Fest

660 Woodward Ave. Suite 13

Detroit, MI 48226

ATTN: Festival Director



Jazz, blues, Latin, funk, gospel, Latin, R&B, avant-garde – all are encouraged to submit. Materials must be… Continue

Added by Janis Burley Wilson on April 2, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Your One Dollar can make a difference!

On Saturday, May 3rd, I'll be running in the 2nd annual "Walk for Wishes" in memory of Tiffany Heitkamp, daughter of good friends, Ron and Mary Jo France. Tiffany lost her life in July of 2006 in a tragic boating accident.



Tiffany had an insatiable love for children and passion for life. She believed in living life to the fullest each day. The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central New York is proud to honor Tiffany’s life and legacy by naming the Walk for Wishes in her… Continue

Added by Karl Sterling on March 31, 2008 at 4:05am — No Comments

Musicians take social networking into their own hands

By Jennifer NetherbyFri Mar 28, 10:17 PM ET



50 Cent has more than 1 million friends on MySpace, but if the rapper ever decides to leave the social network, he'll be leaving behind those friends, too. So like a growing number of artists, he's started his own social networking site.



On Thisis50.com, fans can create profiles and friend lists just like on MySpace, but 50 Cent has direct access to the site's users and their e-mail addresses.



More and more acts, from… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 30, 2008 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Re-Konception! music has been described by former WORD-FM and WDAS-FM Radio personality, Dan Henderson and WBVP/WMBA Radio talk show host, Valerie McKelvy, as the cutting edge of urban Christian cont…

Re-Konception! music has been described by former WORD-FM and WDAS-FM Radio personality, Dan Henderson and WBVP/WMBA Radio talk show host, Valerie McKelvy, as the cutting edge of urban Christian contemporary music.  See what you think of the unique blend of jazz, R & B, rock, Latin, Reggae and classical patterns used in the group's original compositions.  Named to the 2010 Black Essence Awards Hall of Fame, Joby and MiMi strive to grow their music ministry and keep to God's charge to…

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Added by Re-Konception! on March 29, 2008 at 3:00am — No Comments

Living Legends of Jazz Series-April at the Cabaret Theater

4/1 Don't miss JAZZ LEGEND, Joe Harris at the Cabaret Theater, Tuesday, April 1 at 8 PM. Joe Harris, one of the original bebop drummers, played with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and others. I caught the rehearsal...this show is going to be HOT! He will be playing with Sean Jones on trumpet, Jeff Grubbs on bass, Dr. James Johnson on piano, and Carolyn Perteete. The show starts at 8 PM.

$10 Cover Charge.



Check out Gerald "Shotgun" Haymon at 5pm in the Backstage… Continue

Added by Janis Burley Wilson on March 28, 2008 at 11:55pm — 1 Comment

A JAZZ MEMORIAL CONCERT HONORING OUR GREAT JAZZ LEGENDS

WHEN?

WEDNESDAY MARCH 26, 2008

7:00 - 11:00 PM



WHERE?


KELLY-STRAYHORN THEATER

5941 PENN AVENUE

PITTSBURGH, PA 15206

PHONE: 412-363-3000



SPONSORED BY JAMES “JIMMY” WEST AND FRIENDS



A MEMORIAL CONCERT TO THE LATE GREAT LEGENDS OF PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA

FEATURING SPECIAL COMPANY

WITH

VOCALIST SYLVIA ELLARD

AND

KENNY BLAKE

DON ALIQUO



PASTOR KEVIN WOODS

AND THE FAITH… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 25, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

ADDING A CALENDAR OF GIGS OR EVENTS TO YOUR PAGE

There are several third-party widgets you can add to your page. You will find them in "Your Pittsburgh Jazz Network Box." you will see a hypertext for "third-party widgets." click on it and you can scroll through all of the options, one of which is a calendar.

Ain't no stopping you now!

Nelson

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 25, 2008 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Musicians Behaving Badly

I am always never a bandleader, but I had wasted my time rehearsing with some guys I thought were loyal., but had no indication they weren't.
I HAVE RUN INTO NOTHING BUT B.S. SINCE I CAME BACK. THE SCENE HAS TOTALLY CHANGED!
ANYONE THAT KNOWS ME KNOWS i AM GOOD AND I AM 54 AND REFUSE TO DO THIS GAME OF BLUES VS. JAZZ ETC. I HAVE 2 CD'S IN THE MAKING.....ONE WITH ME AS THE WHOLE BAND.
UNFORTUNATELY, ON A LIVE PERFORMANCE THIS DOESN'T WORK.

WHAT IS U[P?????? Really?

Added by Anne Annie Friedland on March 24, 2008 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Pittsburgh Jazz Jam Sessions -- Can We Create A Guide To Them?

First of all, I am so impressed with the effort that Dr. Nelson Harrison has made into this community and the quality of the content and people that are coming here to support it! Thanks to all of you for letting me know a little more about yourselves here.



One of the things that I would like to learn more about is what jam sessions there are in Pittsburgh. My interests span a variety of music from jazz, funk, soul, gospel, blues and jam band styles. I know there are great places to… Continue

Added by Jeff Rosenthal on March 22, 2008 at 3:00am — No Comments

What happened to the Pgh jazz clubs?

Pgh has such a rich jazz supporting heritage.I hope it doesn't become a thing of the past.

When I've been back to visit and to sing it has been so disheartening to see fewer and fewer venues still hanging in there.

There are so many really wonderful musicians there ( of course I include singers in that category).

They need the support of each other and of the Pgh audiences and potential employers.

The city needs the positive energy that is created from showing… Continue

Added by Devorah Segall on March 13, 2008 at 6:00am — 14 Comments

About Linda - A music story

Growing up in Montreal in the 60s, I heard music from artists like Michelle Richard, Ginette Reno and Robert Charlebois. At home, my Dad had the radio dial set firmly to the English speaking station, CJAD, that featured news and easy listening stuff like Percy Faith and Tom Jones.



My first musical awakening came around the age of 10, while watching a local TV variety show called Like Young. One day Wilson Pickett came to town and the show invited him to appear. I remember my brother… Continue

Added by Linda Jones on February 19, 2008 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Does anyone have pictures of my late, great cousin, Paula Roberts the drummer ?

Does anyone have pictures or memories of my cousin, Paula Roberts ?

Added by DR. LEO CASINO on February 18, 2008 at 6:21pm — No Comments

City Council has proclaimed February 23rd as Roger Humphries Day The Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will also recognize this Living Legend for his outstanding Lifetime Achievement, at …

City Council has proclaimed February 23rd as Roger Humphries Day





The Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will also recognize this Living Legend for his outstanding



Lifetime Achievement, at a concert which the Kente Arts Alliance is presenting:





Saturday, February 23, 2008



Kelly-Strayhorn Theater



5941 Penn Avenue – East Liberty



8:00 PM





Featuring



Roger Humphries with the Rh… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on February 14, 2008 at 5:41am — No Comments

ROGER HUMPHRIES TO BE HONORED ON FEBRUARY 23, 2008

For Immediate Release



January 17, 2008



PITTSBURGH…

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on February 4, 2008 at 7:36pm — 4 Comments

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