Bill "Honky Tonk" Doggett just turned 101 years old yesterday, February 16th 2017
London's BLUES&RHYTHM Magazine just published this Feature based on my longer Feature article submitted. The Melody lingers on. Visit the Tribute website. http://billdoggettcentennial.com…
Added by Bill Doggett on February 17, 2017 at 10:00pm —
I'm passing along Phil Schaap's account of Fred Staton's 102nd birthday bash:
An outpouring of love as well as a display of pure musical joy occurred at Local 802 (the Big Apple branch of the American Federation of Musicians) as several hundred gathered to celebrate the 102nd birthday of Fred Staton (born Sunday, February 14, 1915). Fred attended and played!!!! Mr. Staton is a tenor saxophonist. Robert Smalls, the last African American Congressman from the days of Reconstruction,… Continue
Added by Melissa Jones on February 16, 2017 at 11:46am —
February marks the beginning of Black History Month. Various institutions will celebrate the accomplishments of Black citizens, who rightly deserve acknowledgement for their achievements. Phil Schaap will host his annual Black History Month broadcast, in honor of those musicians who, at the forefront of racial discrimination, created a legacy of incomparable music.
Saturday, (2/4), 6:00 PM (EST) - Fletcher Henderson's music will be explored. Henderson, a graduate of Atlanta College,… Continue
Added by Melissa Jones on February 3, 2017 at 8:35pm —
Tribute album honors the legacy and music of Pittsburgh’s Anne Feeney while also offsetting medical costs
“It’s so beautiful what my friends got together to do for me.”
By Charlie Deitch…
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on February 2, 2017 at 3:30pm —
Pittsburgh Jazz royalty, Roy Eldridge, would turn 106, Monday (1/30). His contribution to Jazz is paramount. Whether swinging as a twenty-one year old in the Vitaphone short, "Smash Your Baggage", or singing a songbook standard, Roy Eldridge delivers! Always an innovator, his legacy remains, not as a bridge between the genius of Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie, but as a trailblazer, defined by a captivating take-no-prisoner bravado and an elastic, relaxed swing.
Join WKCR.org on… Continue
Added by Melissa Jones on January 27, 2017 at 6:42pm —
With a song in his heart, West has entertained thousands for decades
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - Updated: 7:52 AM
By PAULA A. SMITH Correspondent
Photo by Nelson Harrison
West, 84, and his great nephew Cameron Nino performed recently at the Village of Pennwood personal care home in… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on January 15, 2017 at 10:30pm —
Another Door to return ( Difference Multiply Hard Light Inv.Polar )…
Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on November 4, 2016 at 5:16pm —
I will admit to having slight panic attacks when I hear the orange cheeto dusted eugenics spouting, nuclear winter promising mad man speak. I will admit to laying awake, wondering who else he is tweeting angrily at from his bed, the one he shares with his immigrant wife, at that totally random sleepless moment in the middle of any given random evening. I also will own the fact that for the life of me, I cannot understand how so many people can have so much hate and intolerance for refugees,… Continue
Added by Phat Man Dee on November 7, 2016 at 8:24pm —
Phriends! It's terrifying out there! I suggest you come on in and get phreaky with some prophessionals! …
Added by Phat Man Dee on October 22, 2016 at 4:07am —
from May to December.... but the daze grow short, when you reach September"
And the sweet lyrics of Maxwell Anderson mean as much today as when Kurt Weill put them to music in 1938. My favorite version will always be Billy Eckstein's. Here is a link to hear his incredible performance:
For me.... I hope I get some precious daze with you sometime soon. Continue
My shows that I have lined up are…
Added by Phat Man Dee on September 2, 2016 at 7:23pm —
Sidelined by lung disease, our greatest living jazz musician longs for the stage and ponders the nature of existence
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on September 9, 2016 at 1:02am —
THE PITTSBURGH SOUND
Thoughts by Nelson E. Harrison, Ph.D.
The jazz tradition in Pittsburgh began in the first decade of the 20th century establishing it as one of the earliest caldrons of… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 31, 2016 at 4:30pm —
After 30 Albums and 3 Recent Prizes, a Jazzman Flirts With the Mainstream
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 29, 2016 at 5:06pm —
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 —