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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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Chronology: Freddie Redd Steps Out of the Shadows

Chronology: Freddie Redd Steps Out of the Shadows

A look back at the pianist's brief but memorable moment in the spotlight

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Gary Bartz & Jazz Is Dead

Gary Bartz & Jazz Is Dead

The saxophonist's new collaboration with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad shows how the music is remaining vital by reflecting and responding to changes in other genres—and in our world

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Actor Clarence Williams dies at 81

Actor Clarence Williams dies at 81

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President Biden issues proclamation for Black Music Month



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New Granada Theater project gets Heinz Endowment Grant

Heinz Endowments awards nearly $10 million to community development projectsCourier Newsroom



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JazzTimes 10: Essential Horace Silver Recordings

JazzTimes 10: Essential Horace Silver Recordings

Choice cuts from a hard-bop and soul-jazz giant

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Announcing New Acquisition: The Billy Strayhorn Collection - Liobrary of Congress

Announcing New Acquisition: The Billy Strayhorn Collection



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Strata-East Records: An Oral History

Strata-East Records: An Oral History

When Charles Tolliver and the late Stanley Cowell co-founded Strata-East in 1971, their only goal was to put out their own work. Before long, though, they found themselves in charge of one of the era’s leading jazz labels—and a lasting symbol of artistic independence.…

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Motown highlights 50-year celebration of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ album

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Wadada Leo Smith — Across the Threshold

Wadada Leo Smith — Across the Threshold

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Erroll Garner Nightconcert Vinyl Giveaway

Erroll Garner Nightconcert Vinyl Giveaway



JazzTimes, the world’s leading jazz publication, has once again partnered with Mack Avenue Music Group and the Erroll Garner Project for a giveaway.

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Jazz and Poetry Birthday Jam - April 23, 2021

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Pittsburgh jazz legend Earl 'Fatha' Hines to receive historical marker in Duques

Pittsburgh jazz legend Earl 'Fatha' Hines to receive historical marker in Duquesne

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National Negro Opera Company House in Homewood. Photo via Wikimedia Commons. National Negro Opera House — once the center of Black cultural life in Pittsburgh — receives $500K grant Michael Machosky …

National Negro Opera Company House in Homewood. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

National Negro Opera House — once the center of Black cultural life in Pittsburgh — receives $500K grant

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