PROGRESSIVE MUSIC COMPANY

AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS

BOYS CHOIR AFRICA SHIRTS
 
 
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 Pain Relief Beyond Belief

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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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Dr. Nelson Harrison's Blog – October 2021 Archive (13)

Americana Roots: The Blues Orphans

Americana Roots: The Blues Orphans

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Doris Duke Artist Awards for Wayne Shorter, Kris Davis, and Danilo Pérez

Doris Duke Artist Awards for Wayne Shorter, Kris Davis, and Danilo Pérez

Each artist will receive $275,000 from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

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Black Political Empowerment Project celebrates 35 years with annual Jazz appreciation gala

Black Political Empowerment Project celebrates 35 years with annual Jazz appreciation gala



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Black Political Empowerment Project celebrates 35 years with annual Jazz appreciation gala

Black Political Empowerment Project celebrates 35 years with annual Jazz appreciation gala



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First Live Jazz in Japan - Gene Krupa Trio

Gene Krupa in Japan

Almost 70 years ago, three musicians had the honor of being the first American jazz group to play in Japan

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on October 18, 2021 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Tommy Hunt, Pittsburgh born R & B Legend

Tommy Hunt

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Mama’s Writing | Christina Springer

Mama’s Writing | Christina Springer



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National Park Service Grant to Fund Educational Program on African American History and Pittsburgh’s National Negro Opera House

National Park Service Grant to Fund Educational Program on African American History and Pittsburgh’s National…

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Horace Lee Turner, transcendent Pittsburgh musician, turns 100!

Horace Lee Turner, transcendent Pittsburgh musician, turns 100!

HORACE…

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Chronology: In Praise of Peter and Kenny Washington

Chronology: In Praise of Peter and Kenny Washington

Thoughts on a presidential rhythm section

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Nicholas Payton Talks Lockdown, Instrument Juggling, and His New Album

Nicholas Payton Talks Lockdown, Instrument Juggling, and His New Album

Ted Panken catches up with the Zen Gangster…

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Nicholas Payton Talks Lockdown, Instrument Juggling, and His New Album

Nicholas Payton Talks Lockdown, Instrument Juggling, and His New Album

Ted Panken catches up with the Zen Gangster…

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Nicholas Payton Talks Lockdown, Instrument Juggling, and His New Album

Nicholas Payton Talks Lockdown, Instrument Juggling, and His New Album

Ted Panken catches up with the Zen Gangster…

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