CITY OF ASYLUM/PITTSBURGH PRESENTS
ITS 8TH ANNUAL FREE JAZZ POETRY CONCERT
The Oliver Lake Steel Quartet with Meshell Ndegeocello
& 4-time slam champ, Patricia Smith
Jazz-Poetry is a great concert and a unique event that has begun to attract international attention. The Concert brings poets…Continue
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Is The RIAA Dying A Slow Painful Death?
7:32 p.m. . August 20, 2012 . by Sasha Geffen
If you've ever silently wished death upon the Recording Industry
Association of America, your prayers may be poised to come true. The
anti-piracy giant that went after torrenters with…
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Founder and President of the African American Jazz Preservation Society of Pittsburgh, an executive board member of the Pittsburgh Musician's Union, and a member of the Pittsburgh Jazz Hall of Fame, Chuck Austin was a versatile musician as well as a strong advocate for the preservation of jazz history. He was even honored by The City of Pittsburgh when February 8, 2011 was proclaimed to be Chuck Austin Day.
Pittsburgh musician Chuck Austin passed away 5:35am on May…Continue
John Levy, a bassist and pioneering talent manager whose roster included some of the biggest names in jazz, notably Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Cannonball Adderley and Wes Montgomery, died on Friday at his home in Altadena, Calif. He was 99.…
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Hi everyone!! The first weekend in November is one of the musical highlights of the year when the University of Pittsburgh presents the internationally acclaimed Jazz seminar and concert.
This is a unique event because no other college or university does this IN THE WORLD.
Here is the press release for the event this year.
One of the region’s premier jazz events celebrates 41 years this…
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For the past few months I have been away from the Jazz Network. I have not posted comments, photos, videos or events.
I have been making observations however at events and talking with music fans and musicians. People have been asking me why I left the network. It's personal. Our lives take strange twists and turns and that is what I have been experiencing. No ill fellings directed toward anyone.
When commenting about the turmoil in the Pittsburgh market…Continue
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2011 Each One Teach One 3rd Music and Radio Conference
Sponsored by: New Pittsburgh Courier, Soul-Patrol.com, Arts Greenhouse, Umoja African Arts,
Black Music Education Project
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Conference Coordinator, 412-506-0206
Kevin Amos is assembling together once again a dynamic group of folks from international, local and national levels that he has been associated with throughout his 31 years in broadcasting and the arts.…
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Here's my take on this.
First of all Jazz radio is not dead. Some programmers lack immagination and can't program their way out of a paper bag. Those individuals are killing the culture and the music that surrounds it.It's about the music...not the station. Stations come and go. So do formats. When it comes to who is on the air it is not what you know, but who you know. And yes, there is an uneven playing field.
I have been able to successfully program Jazz on commercial and…Continue
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Most of you here know how I have supported artists and the music over the 30 + years I have been on the radio, MC'ed, produced and coordinated events.All that and writing articles as well.
Our weekly open stage Jazz jam session is in trouble for lack of support.
Please don't ignore this note. A couple of days ago I got this from the co-owner of the Thunderbird Cafe....
"To be honest I'm not sure how much longer the whole jazz appreciation thing is going…
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I know a lot of you have probably read this before but I wanted to post it today. Remember...to fulfill the dream you have to live up to and help keep the promises you make.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.- Opening speech at the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival
Humanity and the Importance of Jazz
"God has brought many things out of oppression. He has endowed his
creatures with the capacity to create - and from this capacity…
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This piece was posted on my friend Dr. Mark Anthony Neal's blog and posted to the Soul Patrol Daily Digest which I receive
Dr. Billy Taylor: You Now Know How It Feels to be Free
by Onaje Allan Gumbs
Dr. Billy Taylor was a mentor and a…
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There are two excellent pieces about Dr. Taylor. I had written a piece about him in the Courier but can't locate it at the moment. I'm also very surprised that no one up to this point has written anything about him on this Jazz Network. Shame on you all.
This following article was sent to me today by my friends Mr. Fred Logan and Mensah Wali. It is by Stanley Crouch who I usually don't agree with but I'm in agreement here.
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Today I got this email from Ken and Felicia. Very sad news.
My friend, mentor and fellow board member, saxophonist Frank McGowan has passed. Mr. Frank was very suportive in my efforts to have music in the communities and came to every Jazz Fan Appreciation event he could make it too. My last time seeing him play was at this year's Kenny Fisher Memorial Jam Session. And what a smokin' session that was! You had to be there.
He was also very commited to the music as most of you…Continue
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Time: December 18, 2010 from 3pm to 6:30pm
Location: Thunderbird Cafe / Lounge
Organized By: Kevin Amos
Start your Saturday off with a Jazz session at the Thunderbird Cafe/Lounge from 3-6:30PM. Now a weekly event, it's the perfect way to get your musical groove on. Our next session is today, December 11 and on December 18th. Cover is $4 fothe general public, $3 for all Jazz Network members and $1 for musicians sitting in
Hi everyone. Next…Continue
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I know many of you have met Mr. Moody over the years. I did on many occasions when he would come for the Pitt Jazz Seminar. I enjoyed talking to him and loved to hear his stories. We will miss this giant of a man.
For over six decades, saxophone master James Moody has serenaded lovers with his signature song Moody's Mood for Love an…Continue
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About an hour ago I opened up this week's issue of the Soul Patrol Times. Hopefully many of you subscribe to it. Around that same time I also went to get my mail out of the mailbox. I had made contact with Sonny Fortune last week and he had sent me his CD so I can play it on the air.
When I came back upstairs I noticed that Bob had did something that he usually does not do without good reason...he posted a YouTube video of young Black musicians. Not…Continue
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