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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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NEW SONG,"AMAZING" by Fabian-produced by Dr.Leo Casino

Please check out this newsong and artist on the Casino Bros. record label.Produced by Leo and I played the saxella .

Added by DR. LEO CASINO on April 10, 2009 at 3:46am — No Comments

My Professor, The Great Donald Byrd

Yvonne Warner Mar 08 2009 | Just Saying Hi

I was thinking about you

Namaste!Leo;

Your correspondence with Richard Smallwood was great to read and intersting;you and I have something very unique in"Donald Byrd". He use to be my babysitter when I was a little girl (7,8,9 y/0). His Aunt and my Mother were girlfriends and use to go stomping at the famous "Savoy" club in Harlem, NY and my Mother always left me with Donald. Let me tell you a funny story,but true. I would sit for hours… Continue

Added by DR. LEO CASINO on March 9, 2009 at 10:11pm — 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

MESSAGE TO LEO FROM CARLA SARKOZY, WIFE OF THE PRESIDENT OF FRANCE

Carla Gilberta Bruni-Sarkozy wrote at 4:21pm
Leo, very nice to make your acquaintance. I am always interested in charity work and would be happy to attend one of your events if circumstances allow. Please email me with dates and times as far in advance as possible and I will have my staff review the event and my availability. Kind regards, Carla

Added by DR. LEO CASINO on January 29, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO STOP THE YOUTH VIOLENCE

Hello my sister,

I MOST DEFINITELY will sign it and I am so proud of you for taking the time to give back.



Last night I received a call at 11pm from a young sister in Pittsburgh who was supposed to appear in my last film in Pittsburgh. The sister's name is Nikiesha Warren, her ex boyfriend stabbed and killed her 14 year old son and her 18 year old daughter.He savagely stabbed and beat her and left her for dead.



The ex boyfriend was a decorated Iraq war veteran with… Continue

Added by DR. LEO CASINO on December 5, 2008 at 6:33pm — No Comments

TO BE A SUCCESSFUL MUSICIAN OR ARTIST- ONE MUST GIVE BACK TO THE PEOPLE

I was asked recently by a young musician how I could still make a living doing music after all these years. I thought about it and realized my secret to continue to gig 5,6 or9 tiumes a week. It was simple ,I give back. The more benefits and freebies I do, I more work I can get. To think about helping those that need a smile, a little hope and plenty love.



My cameraman ,producer for my film projects in Pittsburgh, Victor, one of the best in the world. He has worked Hollywood for… Continue

Added by DR. LEO CASINO on November 21, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

MAYOR LUKE RAVENSTAHL PROCLAIMS AUGUST 18 AS LEO CASINO DAY IN PITTSBURGH

Mayor Ravenstahl proclaims August 18 as Leo Casino day in Pittsburgh. As I received the proclamation I thought about my beginning in the burg, the struggle, the love and my DNA. From being tortured at the police station at the age of 18, beaten like a dog. To playing the Hurricane, just think me ,the son of a whore. I am honored....

Added by DR. LEO CASINO on September 11, 2008 at 2:38pm — No Comments

COMING HOME

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information, contact:



Roy Harris at (305) 609-2849





MUSICIAN/FILMMAKER DR. LEO CASINO RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH TO TALK TO INCARCERATED YOUTH AT THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY JAIL







August 13, 2008 (PITTSBURGH, PA) – Grammy Award-nominated saxophonist Dr. Leo Casino will return home to Pittsburgh to perform for, and talk to, youth incarcerated at Pittsburgh’s Allegheny County Jail on Wednesday, August 20th, 2008.… Continue

Added by DR. LEO CASINO on August 17, 2008 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Does anyone have pictures of my late, great cousin, Paula Roberts the drummer ?

Does anyone have pictures or memories of my cousin, Paula Roberts ?

Added by DR. LEO CASINO on February 18, 2008 at 6:21pm — No Comments

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