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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS

BOYS CHOIR AFRICA SHIRTS
 
 
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 Pain Relief Beyond Belief

                         http://www.komehsaessentials.com/                              

 

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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Duke Ellington is first African-American and the first musician to solo on U.S. circulating coin

    MARY LOU WILLIAMS     

            INTERVIEW

       In Her Own Words

April 2009 Blog Posts (28)

Let's Rise Again-ABABIO Performance Series

ABABIO-In the Akhan language of Ghana West Africa means one who has gone and has returned.

"Let's Rise Again-ABABIO" performance series was produced to share some of my observations and thoughts (as an African American) on my 10 year experience of living in Ghana West Africa.

The performance series was largely funded by MCAI The Multicultural Arts Initiative based in Pittsburgh. We also received wonderful support from BDPA-PGH, Jamil's Global Village, Soul Pitt and Afrika Yetu. We… Continue

Added by Ahveekhy on April 4, 2009 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Coming to Detroit for the Final Four?

Our CD "Good Hair" is available at Spectacles in Downtown Detroit. Be sure to shop this beautiful gem of Detroit for all your fashion and music needs. This store has an *international* reputation--people come from all over the world to get their unique items.

Spectacles is located at 230 E. Grand River.

www.spectaclesdetroit.com

Added by Musique Noire on April 3, 2009 at 11:12pm — No Comments

"Good Hair" Available in Chicago Stores

To our Chicago Fans (and those traveling to the Windy City),

You can now find our CD "Good Hair" in the following stores:

Dusty Groove America
1120 N. Ashland Ave.

Dr. Wax
5225 South Harper Ave. Ste. D

Jazz Record Mart
27 E. Illinois Street

Added by Musique Noire on April 3, 2009 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Alvin Batiste Tribute at Southern University

Added by Jagsu on April 2, 2009 at 5:11am — 1 Comment

APRIL IS JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH!!

http://www.smithsonianjazz.org/jam/jam_start.asp

Added by Musique Noire on April 2, 2009 at 1:26am — No Comments

vote formy photo Please

Hey how are you doing would you check out this photo and vote on it and let me know what you think of it????
highlight copy and paste in the ulr and my photo willpop up
http://www.photolaureates.org/rank_photo/index.php?pID=232032

Added by Ricco J.L.Martello on April 1, 2009 at 3:02am — No Comments

BEWARE! SPAMBOT ATTACKS ON NING NETWORKS

THERE ARE SPAM-BOTS GOING THROUGH ALL THE NING NETWORKS AND THEY ARE CAUSING HAVOC. YOU HAVE TO SET YOUR NETWORK FOR MEMBERS TO BE APPROVED. SOME NC'S ARE REPORTING THAT THEY CAN NOT DELETE THESES SPAM-BOTS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT PEOPLE, BUT A MALICIOUS PROGRAM.



This announcement appeared on another Ning site. We have been attacked by a SB named Karen Leon posting a comment to visit a particular site for free ringtones. We have successfully been able to delete these pages which… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 1, 2009 at 1:50am — 2 Comments

Obit and follow-up

Obituary: Daniel 'Danny Conn' Constable / Versatile jazz trumpeter



June 13, 1928 - Nov. 2, 2006



Friday, November 03, 2006

By Nate Guidry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Danny Conn, a lyrical and versatile trumpeter whose self-effacing style provided the perfect accompaniment to everyone from 1950s burlesque dancers to Frank Sinatra, died yesterday from complications related to thyroid cancer. He was 78.



"He was such a strong player," said… Continue

Added by Michael A. Constable on April 1, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

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