Swinger with a Mission
Mary Lou Williams has been making music for 60 years;
now she teaches others how to feel it
By Catherine O'Neill
MARY LOU WILLIAMS is a lady with a mission -- to bring jazz back to the young. In recent years, that quest has brought the 69-year-old pianist and composer to Duke University in…
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Pianist, composer, and arranger Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981) is often referred to as the First Lady of Jazz in the annals of American music history. Williams was a highly respected musician in her day whose repertoire spanned several seminal jazz styles, from boogie-woogie to bebop, and she was an integral member of what became known as the Kansas…
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Chicago Examiner cd review: Billy Jones Bluez - I'm A Bluesman
Listen Now! ...new cd ...I'm A Bluesman
French Blues Magazine cd review:…Continue
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You may not want to share everything with your social network, but Young Entrepreneurship Council member Jullien Gordon says your friends should know some details about what you do.
It's priceless to you, but how do you know what your startup's really worth? by Jullien Gordon, Young Entrepreneur Council October 23, 2012 | 11:17am EDT
When it comes to business and career advancement, we often discount one of our greatest resources: our friends. Our friends and peers may know our…Continue
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Dear Pittsburgh Jazz Society Members,
Unfortunately, it is true that the Pittsburgh Jazz Society will no longer be presenting jazz on Sunday night at James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy. The reasons for the board's decision, as they have stated, are very questionable at best. However, we would like to address the issues mentioned by Mr. Mowod.
James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy has been in business for slightly over one year. As a brand new…Continue
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Who were these veritable gentlemen who in the early 1950's promoted jazz gigs with artists like Charlie Parker at venues such as the Syria Mosque?
I want to thank everyone who came out last night to the James St. Gastropub and Speakeasy to support the promo for my film project Out of Smoke, We Jive. The support means more than you can know. In case you missed it, here the link to the preview of the project: https://vimeo.com/50182210
For any musicians who want to be involved, featured, etc., please e-mail me at email@example.com
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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
Erroll Garner, the famous pianist from Homewood, couldn't read music. Luckily for him -- and jazz fans -- Ernest McCarty can.
Mr. McCarty, 71, of Lawrenceville was playing stand-up bass in a New York City supper club when he saw Garner in the audience -- for the third night in a row.
"He called me over to the table and said, 'Can…Continue
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