On the heels of its sold-out performance for the Roger Humphries tribute to Horace Silver, Kente is presenting the last concert in its Jazz Legacy Series-the Pittsburgh Connection. The concert will feature Steve Turre one of the world’s preeminent jazz innovators. He will be accompanied by some of the greatest players on the scene today. They will pay tribute to Pittsburgh legend Roy Eldridge aka “Little Jazz”.
Steve Turre, trombone and shells
Buster Williams,… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 12, 2008 at 12:30am —
Celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month and Pittsburgh’s rich jazz history with
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Join us for a conversation with photographer, Nathan Schritter, and informal discussion about Pittsburgh jazz history with Dr. Nelson Harrison on Saturday, April 12th from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm at 709 Penn Avenue Gallery, Cultural District. Enjoy live jazz with the African American Jazz Preservation Band led by Chuck Austin throughout the day. Refreshments will be… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 10, 2008 at 8:46pm —
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Added by Re-Konception! on April 10, 2008 at 4:53am —
4/8, Don't miss the second installment in The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Living Legends of Jazz shows every Tuesday in April, in celebration of National Jazz Appreciation Month. Cecil Brooks, III returns to Pittsburgh to join Jimmy Ponder and Gene Ludwig on stage at the Cabaret Theater, Cultural District, for "What's New" Revisited, the title of their 2005 recording together.
Cabaret Theater/Backstage Bar
655 Penn Avenue (Park conveniently in the Theater Square Parking Garage, enter… Continue
Added by Janis Burley Wilson on April 2, 2008 at 12:45pm —
A Call for Musicians
The Detroit Jazz Fest is now accepting materials from local/regional artists interested in performing at the 29th annual event, August 29 –September 1.
Complete artist packets (CD, bio, photo) should be mailed to:
Detroit Jazz Fest
660 Woodward Ave. Suite 13
Detroit, MI 48226
ATTN: Festival Director
Jazz, blues, Latin, funk, gospel, Latin, R&B, avant-garde – all are encouraged to submit. Materials must be… Continue
Added by Janis Burley Wilson on April 2, 2008 at 12:00pm —
On Saturday, May 3rd, I'll be running in the 2nd annual "Walk for Wishes" in memory of Tiffany Heitkamp, daughter of good friends, Ron and Mary Jo France. Tiffany lost her life in July of 2006 in a tragic boating accident.
Tiffany had an insatiable love for children and passion for life. She believed in living life to the fullest each day. The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central New York is proud to honor Tiffany’s life and legacy by naming the Walk for Wishes in her… Continue
Added by Karl Sterling on March 31, 2008 at 4:05am —
By Jennifer NetherbyFri Mar 28, 10:17 PM ET
50 Cent has more than 1 million friends on MySpace, but if the rapper ever decides to leave the social network, he'll be leaving behind those friends, too. So like a growing number of artists, he's started his own social networking site.
On Thisis50.com, fans can create profiles and friend lists just like on MySpace, but 50 Cent has direct access to the site's users and their e-mail addresses.
More and more acts, from… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 30, 2008 at 11:00pm —
Re-Konception! music has been described by former WORD-FM and WDAS-FM Radio personality, Dan Henderson and WBVP/WMBA Radio talk show host, Valerie McKelvy, as the cutting edge of urban Christian contemporary music. See what you think of the unique blend of jazz, R & B, rock, Latin, Reggae and classical patterns used in the group's original compositions. Named to the 2010 Black Essence Awards Hall of Fame, Joby and MiMi strive to grow their music ministry and keep to God's charge to… Continue
Added by Re-Konception! on March 29, 2008 at 3:00am —
4/1 Don't miss JAZZ LEGEND, Joe Harris at the Cabaret Theater, Tuesday, April 1 at 8 PM. Joe Harris, one of the original bebop drummers, played with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and others. I caught the rehearsal...this show is going to be HOT! He will be playing with Sean Jones on trumpet, Jeff Grubbs on bass, Dr. James Johnson on piano, and Carolyn Perteete. The show starts at 8 PM.
$10 Cover Charge.
Check out Gerald "Shotgun" Haymon at 5pm in the Backstage… Continue
Added by Janis Burley Wilson on March 28, 2008 at 11:55pm —
WEDNESDAY MARCH 26, 2008
7:00 - 11:00 PM
5941 PENN AVENUE
PITTSBURGH, PA 15206
SPONSORED BY JAMES “JIMMY” WEST AND FRIENDS
A MEMORIAL CONCERT TO THE LATE GREAT LEGENDS OF PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA
FEATURING SPECIAL COMPANY
VOCALIST SYLVIA ELLARD
PASTOR KEVIN WOODS
AND THE FAITH… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 25, 2008 at 10:30pm —
There are several third-party widgets you can add to your page. You will find them in "Your Pittsburgh Jazz Network Box." you will see a hypertext for "third-party widgets." click on it and you can scroll through all of the options, one of which is a calendar.
Ain't no stopping you now!
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 25, 2008 at 7:28pm —
I am always never a bandleader, but I had wasted my time rehearsing with some guys I thought were loyal., but had no indication they weren't.
I HAVE RUN INTO NOTHING BUT B.S. SINCE I CAME BACK. THE SCENE HAS TOTALLY CHANGED!
ANYONE THAT KNOWS ME KNOWS i AM GOOD AND I AM 54 AND REFUSE TO DO THIS GAME OF BLUES VS. JAZZ ETC. I HAVE 2 CD'S IN THE MAKING.....ONE WITH ME AS THE WHOLE BAND.
UNFORTUNATELY, ON A LIVE PERFORMANCE THIS DOESN'T WORK.
WHAT IS U[P?????? Really?
Added by Anne Annie Friedland on March 24, 2008 at 9:30pm —
First of all, I am so impressed with the effort that Dr. Nelson Harrison has made into this community and the quality of the content and people that are coming here to support it! Thanks to all of you for letting me know a little more about yourselves here.
One of the things that I would like to learn more about is what jam sessions there are in Pittsburgh. My interests span a variety of music from jazz, funk, soul, gospel, blues and jam band styles. I know there are great places to… Continue
Added by Jeff Rosenthal on March 22, 2008 at 3:00am —
Pgh has such a rich jazz supporting heritage.I hope it doesn't become a thing of the past.
When I've been back to visit and to sing it has been so disheartening to see fewer and fewer venues still hanging in there.
There are so many really wonderful musicians there ( of course I include singers in that category).
They need the support of each other
and of the Pgh audiences and potential employers.
The city needs the positive energy that is created from showing… Continue
Added by Devorah Segall on March 13, 2008 at 6:00am —
Growing up in Montreal in the 60s, I heard music from artists like Michelle Richard, Ginette Reno and Robert Charlebois. At home, my Dad had the radio dial set firmly to the English speaking station, CJAD, that featured news and easy listening stuff like Percy Faith and Tom Jones.
My first musical awakening came around the age of 10, while watching a local TV variety show called Like Young. One day Wilson Pickett came to town and the show invited him to appear. I remember my brother… Continue
Added by Linda Jones on February 19, 2008 at 7:30pm —
Does anyone have pictures or memories of my cousin, Paula Roberts ?
Added by DR. LEO CASINO on February 18, 2008 at 6:21pm —
City Council has proclaimed February 23rd as Roger Humphries Day
The Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will also recognize this Living Legend for his outstanding
Lifetime Achievement, at a concert which the Kente Arts Alliance is presenting:
Saturday, February 23, 2008
5941 Penn Avenue – East Liberty
Roger Humphries with the Rh… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on February 14, 2008 at 5:41am —
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January 17, 2008
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on February 4, 2008 at 7:36pm —