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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS

BOYS CHOIR AFRICA SHIRTS
 
 
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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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IAJE FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY - CANCELS 2009 CONVENTION

Dear IAJE Family,



It is with a great sense of loss that I inform you that despite drastic efforts to cut expenses and raise emergency funds, the IAJE Board has voted to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 of the Federal Bankruptcy Law. I want to thank profusely those who responded with their generous donations and offers of assistance following my last communication. While over 250 individuals contributed just over $12,000, this, along with the many other efforts and contributions of… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 19, 2008 at 1:14am — 1 Comment

HAROLD BETTERS AT PENN STATE - APRIL 25, 2008

Harold Betters at the Williams Building Penn State Fayette Campus Friday April 25 , 2008 7 PM free for students with ID ,$5 for non students.

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 12, 2008 at 12:46am — No Comments

KENTE ARTS ALLIANCE PRESENTS TRIBUTE TO ROY ELDRIDGE - APRIL 19, 2008

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 — 1 Comment

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 discuss…

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 — No Comments

Musicians take social networking into their own hands

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 — 1 Comment

A JAZZ MEMORIAL CONCERT HONORING OUR GREAT JAZZ LEGENDS

WHEN?

WEDNESDAY MARCH 26, 2008

7:00 - 11:00 PM



WHERE?


KELLY-STRAYHORN THEATER

5941 PENN AVENUE

PITTSBURGH, PA 15206

PHONE: 412-363-3000



SPONSORED BY JAMES “JIMMY” WEST AND FRIENDS



A MEMORIAL CONCERT TO THE LATE GREAT LEGENDS OF PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA

FEATURING SPECIAL COMPANY

WITH

VOCALIST SYLVIA ELLARD

AND

KENNY BLAKE

DON ALIQUO



PASTOR KEVIN WOODS

AND THE FAITH… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 25, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

ADDING A CALENDAR OF GIGS OR EVENTS TO YOUR PAGE

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!

Nelson

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 25, 2008 at 7:28pm — No Comments

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 …

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



Kelly-Strayhorn Theater



5941 Penn Avenue – East Liberty



8:00 PM





Featuring



Roger Humphries with the Rh… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on February 14, 2008 at 5:41am — No Comments

ROGER HUMPHRIES TO BE HONORED ON FEBRUARY 23, 2008

For Immediate Release



January 17, 2008



PITTSBURGH…

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on February 4, 2008 at 7:36pm — 4 Comments

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