The Lester Young and Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration
Aug. 27, 28,&29
WKCR.org will present continuous, commercial-free radio, celebrating the birth anniversaries of Lester Young and Charlie Parker. Beginning August 27th, the genius of Pres and Bird will be displayed through Jazz rarities, interviews, expert commentary and, of course, their glorious music. Phil Schaap, Jazz historian and… Continue
Added by Melissa Jones on August 24, 2016 at 5:00pm —
We are excited to announce the Ballroom is back open for business!!!
Because of all of your help and support we have been able to make all of the required renovations to the historic Ballroom. It has truly been an amazing turn around, and all of us at James Street… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 22, 2016 at 6:47pm —
Interview with Charles McPherson
I’ve had two lessons with Charles McPherson when on tour in San Diego. They have been utterly remarkable. The second one from last fall I taped: Thanks to Charles for allowing this transcription to be published on DTM.
This week Charles is playing at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola Thursday through Sunday. It is a must-see gig for lovers of the…
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on July 29, 2016 at 6:32pm —
For The Glassblock, I am filming solo performers playing two short pieces (1-5 minutes) for a series called Close-Up. The series places two cameras and a two mics in front of a performer to capture the performance.
Here's an example with Alejandro Pinzon.
The series… Continue
Added by David Bernabo on July 27, 2016 at 4:15pm —
A new festival celebrates Daphne Oram, Laurie Spiegel and other female synth…
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on July 3, 2016 at 4:49am —
WHEN MUSIC IS VIOLENCE
From trumpets at the walls of Jericho to pop songs as torture in the Iraq War, sound can make an… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on June 30, 2016 at 3:27am —
We're doing it again at Jaki Young's Jazz on the Steps at Carnegie Library, Homewood, this Wednesday, June 8, 5:30 - 7. We will perform music of Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, David Sanborn. It's going to be a wonderful day for music. Come and enjoy.
Added by Kai Ballard on June 6, 2016 at 3:23am —
Dr. Bruce Marion's funeral expenses - Let's thank Dr Bruce by bringing this campaign to fruition.
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on May 30, 2016 at 5:00am —
The Afro-American-Music-Institute is having a TWO week MUSIC summer camp from June 28th through July 12th...9am to 3pm . All you have to pay is a registration fee of only $25 dollars for your child and that's it. If your kids already have summer plans then spread the…
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on May 29, 2016 at 3:00am —
Thankfully my entire family was out of town.... no humans were home. While we sadly lost 2 kitties and a pet hamster, my sister, her partner Oliver, my nephews and niece and their housemate were all off at Louie's cabin in Pymatuning. They found out their home was on fire over facebook. I found out when my mother called me while Vinsantos (director of the New Orleans Drag Workshop) was explaining that to… Continue
Added by Phat Man Dee on May 25, 2016 at 4:13pm —
by Dom Cerulli — 9/1/1957
Marian McPartland threw back her head and laughed. “You have no idea how often I’ve been asked that,” she said. “And, actually, I don’t know how to answer it.”
The questions were: What are your comments on being a woman in a man’s world, the world of jazz? Are… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on May 5, 2016 at 3:50am —
by Harvey Siders — 10/19/1967
Yes, Virginia, there are leprechauns. I know because I’ve been running into one lately in Los Angeles. It seems everywhere I go, he’s there, listening, burying himself in some dark corner, just “quietly finding out what’s happening.” He must be a leprechaun. He’s 5'2"…
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on May 5, 2016 at 3:30am —
Black Music is Black Music: Call it that!
by Fred Logan
April 18, 2016
Amiri Baraka said somewhere that, among other things, calling jazz (and other black music) "American" music ignores who created it and the
immense debt,… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 18, 2016 at 6:30pm —
April 15, 5-7:30, Backstage Bar with Calvin Stemley, Keith Flowers, Kenjie and myself. This is a great group that Iove playing with performing music of Herbie, Stevie, Steely and others.
Added by Kai Ballard on April 12, 2016 at 1:54am —
Though the skies over Pittsburgh may be attempting to belie the truth, spring is here and for Phat Man Dee that means fabulous events, grand openings, social justice disco and more!
Join us this Friday April 8 when Lawrenceville's hottest concert hall and pizza palace, Spirit, turns 1 year old!…
Added by Phat Man Dee on April 5, 2016 at 9:10pm —
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 28, 2016 at 1:34am —
This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Billy May, a jazz musician who was born in Pittsburgh. He grew up in East Liberty and graduated from Schenly High School. He is probably best known for his work with Charlie Barnet, and then arranging for Nat King Cole and especially Frank Sinatra.
I thought it would be nice if the Pittsburgh jazz community commemorated the anniversary of Billy's birth in some way. Anyone interested in… Continue
Added by Stephen Tokarick on February 4, 2016 at 4:59am —
Friends! So much is happening! It's crazy, how much is going on, it's hard to keep up with myself! Continue
I am singing this Sunday March 13th at the Blue Moon Bar in Lawrenceville, with guitarist Carlos Peña! 10 pm, 21 and over, no cover, 5115 Butler St, Lawrenceville!…
Added by Phat Man Dee on March 11, 2016 at 6:38am —
Happy Birthday to the incomparable, Pittsburgh Jazz Great Roy Eldridge! January 30, 1911.
Added by Melissa Jones on January 28, 2016 at 2:44pm —
On the Importance of Jazz…
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on January 18, 2016 at 9:55pm —