AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS
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
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POSTED ON DECEMBER 1, 2010 BY THE INDEPENDENT EAR Guitarist-educator, and now author, Pascal (Bokar) Thiam aims to broaden the historical timeline of blues and jazz well beyond the romantic notion of ‘up the Mississippi from New Orleans…’ Though I had the pleasure of spinning Pascal’s in-performance ’07 CD Savannah Jazz Club on radio, I didn’t have the opportunity to meet him until about two months ago at the first in a series of book signing & reading events for African Rhythms: the…Continue
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"...he has a voice that will enchant you. ...his songs are dripping with sexuality.…Continue
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Hi Jazz Family,
Once again, I want to thank all of you who came out to honor and support Mr. Chizmo Charles Anderson, a true Pittsburgh legend, at Savoy Monday Night Jazz on December 23, 2013. It showed just how many people feel as blessed as I do to have the honor of calling this man, mentor and friend.
Due to the fact that many of you, who love this great artist, made me aware that you had lost contact with him and was concerned that he might not even be…Continue
Hey everybody, for this Christmas season, on Monday, December 23rd, I’m really excited and honored to be able to present to you an extra special event at Savoy Monday Night Jazz.
CHIZMO CHARLES Anderson will be there to sing and enjoy a host of Pittsburgh’s finest artists as they honor him in song! Chizmo has been a mentor and an inspiration to many singers (myself included) for many years. He is one our few elders still able to share his music with us, so any…Continue
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Billy Jones Bluez meets Morris Day & The Times Band!
We had a great night at the Isle of Capri casino with performances by both our band and Morris Day and The Times.
The Times are outstanding entertainers, great musicians and just all around fun dudes. ...and Morris Day…Continue
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Chicago Examiner cd review: Billy Jones Bluez - I'm A Bluesman
Listen Now! ...new cd ...I'm A Bluesman
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He was just getting started on his journey as a member of the SAVOY JAZZ family of amazing featured artists! Leroy K. Wolford did his first gig for MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ @ SAVOY in April of 2012 and "tore the joint up"; he was phenomenal! He was as glad to be working at Savoy on jazz night as Savoy was to have him! And we were so looking forward to hearing him again this coming Monday, September 17, 2012! As a matter of fact, prior to that, Leroy was one of our featured artists invited to…Continue
A Lincoln-Lemington man who was shot in the chest early Saturday morning died yesterday afternoon.
The Allegheny County medical examiner's office said Leroy K. Wofford, 59, died at UPMC Presbyterian at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Police said a couple of men…Continue
After immersing myself in the Pittsburgh music scene over the past few months, I have decided to embark on a new journey- making a short film surrounding the history of jazz and blues in Pittsburgh and what the scene is transforming into today.
Many outsiders may not know that years ago, Pittsburgh was the center of jazz. National artists like Lena Horne could have practically called the Iron City their second home, and many local musicians such as Earl "Fatha" Hines and…Continue
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In 2009, I published my book A History of African American Jazz and Bluesthat discusses the reasons why the innovators of jazz and blues – Africans in America make paultry…Continue
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