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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS

BOYS CHOIR AFRICA SHIRTS
 
 
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PITTSBURGH JAZZ

 

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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2008 BUDDY RICH MEMORIAL CONCERT ANNOUNCED!

I took this information directly from Buddy's website - www.buddyrich.com - What a great lineup! Can't miss this one.............. Drucker Labs and Scabeba Entertainment presents the 2008 Buddy Rich Memorial Concert. When: October 18, 2008 Where: Hammerstein Ballroom 311 W. 34th St. NYC, NY 10001 Special Guest: Neil Peart, John Blackwell, Terry Bozzio, Nick Rich with The Buddy Rich Band and featuring… Continue

Added by Karl Sterling on July 23, 2008 at 1:58am — No Comments

Celebration of Life for Ronnie Mathews: Monday - 6/23/2008 @ Sweet Rhythm Jazz Club in NYC

Monday, June 23 - beginning at 7pm

Sweet Rhythm

88 7th Ave S

New York, NY 10014

(212) 255-3626



On Monday, June 23 there will be a "A Celebration of Life for Ronnie Mathews" for the great jazz pianist Ronnie Mathews at Sweet Rhythm Jazz Club in NYC at 88 7th Avenue South. Doors open at 7:00 P.M. and jazz music will be played throughout the night until the last musician is finished celebrating his legacy. .



Ronnie Mathews is suffering in the last stages… Continue

Added by Karl Sterling on June 23, 2008 at 12:43am — No Comments

Hartwick College Summer Festival Jazz Director Needed (Oneonta, NY)

I just got word from my friend, Rob Hunt, that Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY is still looking for a Summer Festival Jazz Director. This could be an opportunity to make some money and have some fun for two weeks this summer. Summer Festival director Dr. Diane Paige will be reviewing applications for this position, and can describe the gig.



Her email is: paiged@hartwick.edu

Her phone is: 607-431-4585



Here are the basics:



July… Continue

Added by Karl Sterling on June 13, 2008 at 5:51pm — No Comments

NEED A DRUMMER?

Am I stooping too low in posting a blog about this? I had two gigs fall through (June 13th and June 14th). If anyone needs a drummer for either of those dates, I'm available!

karlvsterling@yahoo.com

Thanks.................

Added by Karl Sterling on May 29, 2008 at 4:47am — No Comments

Empire State AIDS Bicycle Ride!

On August 10, 2008, I will begin a seven day, 560-mile fundraising bicycle ride from Niagara Falls, NY to Robert Wagner Park in lower Manhattan to benefit Aids Community Resources. We will leave Niagara Falls at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10th and arrive in Manhattan at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16th for a closing ceremony overlooking the Statue of Liberty.



Aids Community Resources (ACR) is a wonderful, not-for-profit, community-based organization providing prevention, education, and… Continue

Added by Karl Sterling on May 9, 2008 at 5:14am — No Comments

Empire State AIDS Bicycle Ride!

On August 10, 2008, I will begin a seven day, 560-mile fundraising bicycle ride from Niagara Falls, NY to Robert Wagner Park in lower Manhattan to benefit Aids Community Resources. We will leave Niagara Falls at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10th and arrive in Manhattan at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16th for a closing ceremony overlooking the Statue of Liberty.



Aids Community Resources (ACR) is a wonderful, not-for-profit, community-based organization providing prevention, education, and… Continue

Added by Karl Sterling on May 9, 2008 at 5:14am — No Comments

Your One Dollar can make a difference!

On Saturday, May 3rd, I'll be running in the 2nd annual "Walk for Wishes" in memory of Tiffany Heitkamp, daughter of good friends, Ron and Mary Jo France. Tiffany lost her life in July of 2006 in a tragic boating accident.



Tiffany had an insatiable love for children and passion for life. She believed in living life to the fullest each day. The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central New York is proud to honor Tiffany’s life and legacy by naming the Walk for Wishes in her… Continue

Added by Karl Sterling on March 31, 2008 at 4:05am — No Comments

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