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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS

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THE STRONG CARD

PITTSBURGH JAZZ

Roger Humphries

 

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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            INTERVIEW

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All Blog Posts Tagged 'blues' (22)

STAYING IN TOUCH WITH A LEGEND; CHIZMO CHARLES

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…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on December 28, 2013 at 6:41am — 1 Comment

TRIBUTE JAM FOR CHIZMO CHARLES ON DEC 23, 2013

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…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on December 21, 2013 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Pittsburgh's Blues Orphans passionate about singing the Yinzer blues

Amie Santavicca
Working out at a rehearsal are Blues Orphans, from left, Nelson Harrison, Andy Gabig, Bob Gabig and Dave Erny.

About Bob Karlovits…
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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on November 24, 2013 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Legendary Blues Alley jazz club boasts Pittsburgh flavor

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on October 8, 2013 at 8:09pm — 1 Comment

Billy Jones Bluez meets Morris Day and The Times Band!

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…

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Added by billy jones bluez on August 6, 2013 at 12:15am — No Comments

Chicago Examiner and European Blues Magazine cd reviews: Listen Now! ...I'm A Bluesman

Chicago Examiner cd review: Billy Jones Bluez - I'm A Bluesman

http://www.examiner.com/article/billy-jones-bluez-i-m-a-bluesman?cid=rss

 

Listen Now! ...new cd ...I'm A Bluesman

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/billyjonesbluez2

 

French Blues Magazine cd review:…

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Added by billy jones bluez on April 4, 2013 at 1:24am — No Comments

WE'LL MISS YOU LEROY!

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…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on September 12, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Bluesman-drummer Leroy K. Wofford dies from gunshot wounds on Sunday 9/9/12

Post-Gazette.com

Man dies of gunshot in Lincoln-Lemington

September 10, 2012 12:07 am

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…

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on September 11, 2012 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

History of Pittsburgh Jazz Documentary

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…

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Added by Chelsey Engel on May 14, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The State of Jazz Venues

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…

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Added by Diva JC on March 16, 2012 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Oklahoma Mixtapes Vol1

"where we from" Vol1 Mixtape by… Continue

Added by Gansta Marcus on June 14, 2011 at 3:58am — No Comments

Nedw Cd

THE NEW MUSIC i ADDED (i DON'T HAVE MY GLASSES ON,. IS FROM MY NEW COMPLETED AND NOT RELEASED CD "A TEASTE OF ANNIE" IT WAS ORIGINNALLY INTENDED TO BE A LOCAL SHOWCASE, DUE TO MY SPARSE GIG CALENDAR, BUT I HAVE BEEN GETTING A GREAT RESPONSE TO THE FIRST CUTS, SO I HAD IT MASTRERED AND I WILL MOST LIKELY PUT IT ON I TUN ES AS SOON AS I CHECK OUT THE CR'/S ETC.

MEANWHILE, I COULDN'T THINK OF ANY OTHERS i WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH! THAN MY PEERS.

Added by Anne Annie Friedland on December 16, 2010 at 2:34am — No Comments

The Business of the Blues





Vocalist Jessica Lee mixes entrepreneurship and music to encourage social and artistic progress.

A chance…

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on September 25, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

"...the times and travels of an american bluesman."

SOUL-PATROL.com PRESS RELEASE :



"As you all know, in my humble opinion, Billy Jones is one of the most compelling artists around on today's NuBlues music scene.

For his latest album, he has put together a collection of his best songs on a single album called "The Billy Jones Story." This is something that I wish more artists should do with some of the outstanding music they have released and I am glad to see that Billy has taken that step.

These songs are…
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Added by billy jones bluez on August 3, 2010 at 12:12am — No Comments

Reflections in Rhythm



REFLECTIONS IN RHYTHM






Bay Area based music historian and radio announcer



Greg Bridges shares his words and thoughts, reflecting



on over 20 years of Jazz radio programming, in his new…



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Added by TDanyel on April 7, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

Local Musicians Band together to Raise Money for Haitian Earthquake Victims

Event Details



What: Pittsburgh Bands Together

Featuring: Muddy Kreek Blues Band, The Real Deal Band, Freedom, Jimmy Ponder,

Patty Spadaro Band, Johnnie and Mustangs, Man in the Street, and more …




When: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 8:00 pm to 2:00 am



Where: Carnegie Library of Homestead Music Hall

510 East 10th Avenue | Munhall, Pennsylvania 15120 | Phone: 412-462-3444



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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on January 18, 2010 at 4:53pm — 2 Comments

William L. "Speigal" Gay passes at age 57

On April 18, 2009, William, age 57, of Pittsburgh. Beloved husband of Judith A. Baronio-Gay; father of Adora C. Gay; grandfather of Doricka D., Tyrone R., Mahogany E., Chanelle M. and Jemel A.; brother of Pastor Gary R. Gay and Gerald Gay; nephew of Nelda Stokes and Florence Nelson; also survived by other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Thursday 4-8 pm at the New Hope Baptist Church, Sixth St., Braddock, where the funeral service will be… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 23, 2009 at 5:28am — 1 Comment

Help get Joan's books in your library

7th book, #6 published in 2008 ------------- 6th book, #5 published in 2008

How you can help

Please call or visit your local library and ask the librarian to order a copy of these books for circulation.

IN PURSUIT OF A MELODY by Joan Cartwright

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Added by Diva JC on January 5, 2009 at 11:33am — 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

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