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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS

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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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Digital Sseries-Sample ¨-Happy¨(2018-)

 

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ART TAKES SOHO

I have been invited by SeeI me, to show my work, in this shows In New York, in this September

  

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see I me ART TAKES SOHO

              

ART TAKES SOHO

I have been invited by SeeI me, to show my work, in this shows In New York, in this September

  

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REPORT ON THE LEGAL/ACTUAL SURNAME OF LEGENDARY JAZZ DRUMMER KENNY “KLOOK” CLARKE  --  SPEARMAN

REPORT ON THE LEGAL/ACTUAL SURNAME OF LEGENDARY

JAZZ DRUMMER KENNY “KLOOK” CLARKE  --  SPEARMAN

July 13, 2018 by Phil Schaap and Melissa Jones

 

The depth and documents to this report come from Jazz Expert Melissa Jones and her most determined research into the matter. My own public comments based on a trail of evidence I uncovered and the questions that arose from that my discoveries, inspired Ms. Jones to pin…

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Lynn Speakman Speaks With: Ron Blake

Hi All!

I am very excited to be bringing my mentor, Ron Blake, to Pittsburgh at the end of August to play 2 concerts as a guest artist with my own Pittsburgh quintet. Ron, a native of the USVI, is a NYC based saxophone player who has played and toured with many of the jazz greats. He is also a long time member of the SNL Band, so you may have seen him on TV standing at the back of the bandstand during the monologue.

I have launched an indiegogo campain (…

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"A Monday Date"

Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five recorded "A Monday Date" on June 28, 1928, (OKeh, 8609).  The personnel included, Louis Armstrong (tr, v), Fred Robinson (tb), Jimmy Strong (cl, ts), Mancy Carr (bj), Zutty Singleton (dr) AND Pittsburgh GREAT, Earl Hines, composer and pianist.

On this 4th of July, (Louis' traditional birthday) why not reflect on the magnitude of Louis, by listening to "A Monday Date"? …

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The Next Page: Remembering Mr. Mac, the Westinghouse High music teacher

The Next Page: Remembering Mr. Mac, the Westinghouse High music teacher to the greats
Carl McVicker brought out the best in his students — and that meant some really fine music
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ERROLL GARNER | “NIGHTCONCERT” | AVAILABLE JULY 13 VIA MACK AVENUE RECORDS

ERROLL GARNER | “NIGHTCONCERT” | AVAILABLE JULY 13 VIA MACK AVENUE RECORDS…

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Digital Series :Sample (2017-2018) ¨End of The Road¨and ¨Fury¨

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My Sentiments Exactly

SmallsLIVE/Mezzrow Newsletter
May 28th, 2018

 
Dear Friends:



There is a Zen koan which asks; "how do you step forward from atop a 100 foot pole?".  This koan always makes me think about jazz and particularly my beloved teacher Harry Whitaker.  Harry never prepared for a gig - didn't pass out charts with complex arrangements.  He always hired a group that he knew could empathize with him directly - mind to mind.   He'd click his…
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...the signifying Monkey says: ...vote for Billy's band in the Blues Blast Music Awards.

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..the signifying Monkey says: ...vote for the Billy Jones Band.

Funky Blues & Southern Soul - volume 1
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Some Songs Are Meant To Touch Peoples Hearts @ganstamarcus



Some songs are made out of feeling to one and other, some can cause controversy. Many great songs are made through the loss of a loved one or through the joy of life being born. Never…
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Duke Ellington celebrates 119!

"In 1934, in Pittsburgh, I heard and saw the Ellington band perform for my first time.  Nothing, before or since has affected my life so much. In 1939, I became his protégé, enabling me to be closer and see more.

His first, last and only formal instruction for me was embodied in one word: observe. I did just that, and came to know one of the most fascinating and original minds in American music.

Billy Strayhorn, Down Beat, Nov. 5, 1952

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Nathan Davis, Jazz Saxophonist and Educator, Is Dead at 81

Nathan Davis, Jazz Saxophonist and Educator, Is Dead at 81https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/obituaries/nathan-davis-jazz-saxophonist-and-educator-is-dead-at-81.html

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EVE ZANNI'S JAZZ SUPER HEROES

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AN INTERVIEW WITH SLIDE HAMPTON



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Live Jazz each Thursday and Saturday in East Liberty

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