100th Anniversary Celebrates Pittsburgh's Jazz Roots
The AFM local that represented Pittsburgh's African-American musicians celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and Local 60-471 (Pittsburgh, PA) plans to honor the legacy of the organization that claimed many great jazz musicians among its members.
The Pittsburgh African American Musicians' Association began in 1906 and then received its charter from the AFM in 1908. It operated separately from Local 60 until a merger in 1965 as part of the AFL-CIO desegregation policy. Through the clubs and venues it operated, and the notable musicians in its rank, Local 471 defined the jazz scene in Pittsburgh's Hill District, a traditionally African-American neighborhood east of the city's …
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Publication information: Article title: 100th Anniversary Celebrates Pittsburgh's Jazz Roots. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: International Musician. Volume: 106. Issue: 4 Publication date: April 2008. Page number: 21+. © American Federation of Musicians Jan 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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