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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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ROBO-BOP???? What do you think?

Robo-bop? Jazz-playing robots might one day headline a club near you

A Darpa grant given to Kelland Thomas of the University of Arizona will fund the creation of musical machines that learn to improvise like jazz musicians…

Miles Davis and JJ Johnson record in studio
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What You Will Find When You Search For Your Music Online

Indie Artist Insider, Indie Artists, SongCast University

Many of you have already answered the question “how do I get my music on…

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Penn State New Kensington Welcomes Jazz Exhibit - February - 2015

Penn State New Kensington Welcomes Jazz Exhibit

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Jazz Trends

Suburban Jazz Club Attracts Star Lineups

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John Richmond on stage at the Turning…
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HARAMBEE UHIMA Black Arts & Culture Festival

HARAMBEE UJIMA

Black Arts & Culture Festival

On Kelly Street |…

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Pay the Band - An Open Letter to Apple from Taylor Swift

To Apple, Love Taylor

I write this to explain why I’ll be holding back my album, 1989, from the new streaming service, Apple Music. I feel this deserves an explanation because Apple has been and will continue to be one of my best partners in selling music and creating ways for me to connect with my fans. I respect the company and the truly ingenious minds that have created a legacy based on innovation and pushing the right boundaries.

I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music…

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To Tug Hearts, Music First Must Tickle the Neurons - New York Times, Published: April 18, 2011

Milton Glaser - Science

By PAM BELLUCK

The other day, Paul Simon was rehearsing a favorite song: his own “Darling Lorraine,” about a love that starts hot but turns very cold. He found himself thinking about a three-note rhythmic pattern near the end, where Lorraine (spoiler alert) gets sick and dies.…







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Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians

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TURN UP THE HEAT - BNY Mellon presents Michele Bensen & the Bensen Burners

Turn Up the Heat!

ACFL&MH Acquires Rare Collection of

Lincoln Photographs



Programming

Presents



Michele Bensen & the Bensen Burners

Saturday January 24 at 8:00 p.m.

Michele Bensen returns to Carnegie Carnegie Hall bringing

a little sizzle to ease the bleak mid-winter doldrums.

Football is anathema to arts…

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Max Roach remembere

This letter was rejected by the local mainstream print media.

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To the Editor:

 

( “Obituary: Max Roach/Innovative jazz drummer” Friday, August 17, 2007). Max Roach loved Pittsburgh. It was one of his favorite jazz towns. That’s what he told his fans who came out to  a…

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#HHR #Rhymth & #Poetry #Mixtape

Hip-Hop Resurrection.com is back with a new mixtape titled "#HHR Rhythm & Poetry". #HHR has been…
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My Song Was Played 168 Million Times on Pandora. I Received $4,000…



Wednesday, November 5, 2014 



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from an op-ed this morning in Wired……

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44th Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert mirrors genre’s diversity

Oct 29, 2014





Esperanza Spalding
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What is wrong with the jazz picture?

"What is wrong with the jazz picture?" 



By Greg "The Professor" Woods 

e-mail: gwkeys@aol.com





Below is a prime example of what is happening to jazz. You have one or two "safe" legends like Sonny Rollins and Billy Taylor , but the rest is a probably a "whitewash" of the new face of jazz. What is especially offensive is Tony Monaco giving any "master"…

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...live performances!

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.. Billy%20Jones%20Bluez

"...he has a voice that will enchant you. ...his songs are dripping with sexuality.…

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Hip Hop Corner…The Godfather of Hip Hop

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Well the daze dwindle down....

What does September mean to you? To some it means the return to education, the end of summer, or the cooling of the daze (unless you…

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Jazz musician dad of girl killed in Newtown plans album

Aug 8, 2014

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