On the Importance of Jazz…
AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS
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
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.
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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!…
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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
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Friends! So much is happening! It's crazy, how much is going on, it's hard to keep up with myself!
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!…
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Happy Birthday to the incomparable, Pittsburgh Jazz Great Roy Eldridge! January 30, 1911.
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On the Importance of Jazz…
Happy Birthday to Pittsburgh Jazz legend, Earl Hines!!!!
We're celebrating the exceptional Billy Strayhorn, here in the NY Metro area. Check the current WSJ article on "Musicians Take the A-Train".
Billy Strayhorn Lives!
This interview was sent to me by Kevin McManus, who edited it down I guess from a recording of the interview. I did another once over and here it is! Hope you enjoy it as much as I have. I don't know the exact year of the interview - suffice it to say it was in the last 10-15 years.…Continue
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The National Endowment for the Arts has announced its 2016 NEA Jazz Masters honorees. They include three musicians—vibraphonist Gary Burton, saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and saxophonist Archie Shepp—and an advocate, Wendy…
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by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience
Jazz-playing computers and robots could soon yield clues about how to help people collaborate with machines, researchers say.
The new project, called MUSICA (short for Musical Improvising Collaborative Agent), aims to develop a musical device that can improvise a jazz solo in response to human partners, just as real jazz musicians improvise alongside one another.
MUSICA is part of a new program from the Defense Advanced Research Projects…Continue
Thelonious Monk, 10/10 and Art Blakey, 10/11
WKCR.org continues its 74 year history of providing listeners with the glories of Jazz music. Saturday, 10/10, the station will celebrate Thelonious Monk, in a continuous, all-day tribute to the man and his music! WKCR began broadcasting JAZZ, 74 years ago, featuring Roy Eldridge on Gene Krupa's rendition of "Swing Is Here". The station's commitment to JAZZ stems from a massive archive…Continue
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Adam Wade (Born Patrick Henry Wade) grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He achieved renown as an American singer, drummer, television, movie and stage actor and director. He is noted for his stint as the host of the 1975…Continue
A talented group of international jazz musicians will convene at the University of Pittsburgh for the 45th annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert, the longest-running…
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