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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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February 2009 Blog Posts (28)

An Evening of Cole Porter

WASHINGTON, DC • Kennedy Center: Terrace Theater • 13 February 2009 So in Love: An Evening of Cole Porter, with Patricia Barber at 7:30 pm Vocalist Patricia Barber performs music from The Cole Porter Mix--her 2008 Blue Note Records CD that includes "I've Got You Under My Skin," "What Is This Thing Called Love?," and "You're the Top." So in Love: An Evening of Cole Porter, with Ann Hampton Callaway at 9:30 pm Enjoy a sexy, suave, and swinging time with… Continue

Added by Magdalena Vaida on February 8, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Art Tatum Sculpture

Duke Ellington Coin; Art Tatum Sculpture The District of Columbia just released its new quarter commemorative coin depicting the Washington-born composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington (DCist). Banks will only receive the coins next week, but collectors can order them directly from the US Mint. The pianist Art Tatum will be honored by a sculpture to be unveiled in his hometown Toledo in the fall of 2009 (Art Tatum Memorial Website). In All… Continue

Added by Magdalena Vaida on February 8, 2009 at 3:56pm — No Comments

An evening with CEDAR WALTON

Who: Cedar Walton Trio & Octet featuring Kevin Louis - trumpet Vincent Herring - alto saxophone Wayne Escoffery - tenor saxophone Gary Smulyan - baritone saxophone Earl McIntyre - bass trombone Gerald Canon – Bass Willie Jones III - Drums What: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music “Jazz at the Conservatory” series When: Saturday, February 21st, 2008 at 8:00 PM Where:Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus), Kumble Theater, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn,… Continue

Added by Magdalena Vaida on February 8, 2009 at 3:43pm — No Comments

OUR FRIENDS AT SOUL-PATROL.COM ONE OF MEDIA SPONSORS FOR BERKS JAZZ FESTIVAL

ANNOUNCEMENT: Soul-Patrol.com To Be A Media Sponsor of the Berks Jazz Festival, READING, PA (March 27 to April 5)



The Berks Jazz Festival is perhaps the largest Jazz Festival on the East Coast of the United States. There are dozens of concerts and educational programs spread out over a 2 week period. And this year Soul-Patrol.com will be in the house. Hey, how cool is this yall???



The 19th annual VF Outlet Berks Jazz Fest is presented by the Berks Arts Council located in… Continue

Added by Kevin Amos on February 6, 2009 at 4:40am — No Comments

The WORLD OPINION OF PITTSBUGH

You go, Bro!



Seems like these brothers from Pittsburgh can't be stopped these days!



Thanks for the hedzup on this new film.



Every conscious and positive statement that can be made about and for Haiti is much needed, as much for us as for our legacy to future generations.



(Just this week I caught up to the September, 2008, issue of National Geographic -- a special on where food comes from, which has a brief but heart-wrenching article about the… Continue

Added by DR. LEO CASINO on February 5, 2009 at 8:05pm — No Comments

The Independent Ear

Please visit my webzine The Independent Ear at www.openskyjazz.com for new content:



A brand new excerpt on the 1977 FESTAC African world festival from my forthcomng book African Rhythms, the autobiography of NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston, which is being published by Duke University Press...



The latest in a series of interviews with women in music, this time with oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz of the exceptional chamber ensemble Imani Winds that has garnered so much attention in… Continue

Added by Willard Jenkins on February 3, 2009 at 6:18pm — No Comments

THE OBVIOUS ADVANTAGES OF ROBY "SUPERSAX" EDWARDS

ROBY "SUPERSAX" EDWARDS



"ROCK & SOUL SAX AT ITS FINEST"



ROBY “SUPERSAX” EDWARDS, ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST EXCITING, DYNAMIC, AND CREATIVE SAXOPHONE PERFORMERS, IS AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING, MANAGEMENT AND TOURING.



ROBY IS SEEKING SERIOUS, MUSICALLY AND FINANCIALLY REWARDING PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES WITH TOP-SHELF, MUSIC PROFESSIONALS.



ROBY IS AN EXPERIENCED, MULTI-FACETED, INCREDIBLY TALENTED PERFORMER WHO IS CAPABLE OF FRONTING A HIGH-ENERGY LIVE… Continue

Added by Roby "Supersax" Edwards on February 2, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

My Experience Living In Ghana

My Experience Living In Ghana



I am a Solo Performing Artist, vocalist and guitarist. I just returned from Ghana West Africa after living there with no return visits to the U.S. for 10 years. It was a life changing experience, and the most difficult thing I've done in my life. I love and perform in a variety of music genres including: Jazz, R&B (especially the classic stuff),Reggae, Blues (a little, looking to expand that part of repertoire) and Pop. I also write my own music and… Continue

Added by Ahveekhy on February 1, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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