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What instrument do you play?
Trombone, trombetto, piano
Who influenced you to listen to jazz
Auditory osmosis: It was in the air of my home and neighborhood when I was born. I was hooked before I could talk.
How did you find out about the WDCJN?
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http://http://jazzburgher.ning.com
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Pittsburgh, PA
Tell us about yourself
Worked with:
Beethoven Bebops as trombonist/leader with Jerry Byrd, John Heard, Allen Blairman, Roscoe Vire, Richard Gaither and George Green(1953-56); Joe Westray (1962 - 72); Sonny and the Premiers (1963-66); Walt Harper (1967-70); Nathan Davis (1970-75); Billy Eckstine and Earl "Fatha" Hines (1975); Joe Harris (1975-83); J.C. Moses (1975-77); Andy Bey (1977); Count Basie Orchestra featuring Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Helen Humes, Joe Turner, Eddie Vinson, Arnett Cobb, Dennis Rowland (1978-81); Kenny Clarke (1979); Slide Hampton (1986); George Gee (1986-89); Janelle Burdell (1987-88); Jay McShann (1987); Tony Taylor (1988--89); Boilermaker Jazz Band (1992-98); Roger Humphries Big Band (2000 - 2006) The Blues Orphans (2003-2007); Studio-E Band (2003-2007); also worked with Liberace, Ginger Rogers, Jack Jones, Dionne Warwicke, The Temptations, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Eric Dixon, Bill Hughes, Dennis Wilson, Sonny Cohn, Dale Carley, Bobby Plater, John Clayton, Jr., Butch Miles, Cleveland Eaton, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Glenn Campbell, Bobby Vinton, Nelson Riddle, Eric Johnson, David Stahl, Nolan Smith, John Williams, Freddie Green, Marvin Hamlisch, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Jr., Michele LeGrand, Johnny Mathis, Duffy Jackson, Pete Minger, Danny Turner, Donald Byrd, Larry Smith, Jeff Jarvis, Kenny Hing, Grover Mitchell, Mel Wanzo, Jothan Callins, Joe Negri, Marva Josie, Vic Damone, Lena Horne, Loretta Devine, Jeff Grubbs, Sean Jones, Gerald Wilson, Jimmy Ponder, Roger Humphries, Nancy Wilson, Earl McIntyre, Robert Trowers, Dick Griffin, Michele Bensen, Cecelia Smith, Jessie Wills, Melba Moore, Karlton Hester, David Sanford, David Hardiman, and David N. Baker.

Composer credits: over 400 original compositions; an original score for the Kuntu Repertory Theatre production of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; four compositions in the Georg Stanford Brown made-for-TV movie "Stuck with Each Other" co-starring Tyne Daly and Richard Crenna; complete score for the world premiere performance of "The Man Who Lived Underground," adapted for the stage from the Richard Wright short story of the same name; sound track cues in "Santa Claws" feature horror film by John Russo, screenwriter of "Night of the Living Dead," composed and performed the entire musical score for "Saloonatics," a feature film by John Russo's Market Square Productions.

Other credits include: musical director for WQED-TV's award winning "Black Horizons Show (1968-74); producer of NancyWilson's 25th Anniversary Concert in Pittsburgh (1978); appearance as a trombonist in the touring orchestra in the made-for TV movie entitled "The Temptations" (1996).

Discography: Live at the Attic with the Walt Harper Quintet (Birmingham Label); Makatuka (Segue Label) and Suite for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Tomorrow International Label) with Nathan Davis; Kansas City Shout with the Count Basie Orchestra (Pablo Label); On A Coconut Island, Don't Give Up the Ship, Burgundy Street Blues and Honky Tonk Town with the Boilermaker Jazz Band (Biograph Label); Tuesday Night at James Street with the RH Factor, Don’t Give Up with the Roger Humphries Big Band; Schism ‘n Blues & Root Rot with the Blues Orphans (Staggerin’ Fitz Label); Moonlit River, songs by Fred Moolten, (MGO Media Label); Not from Concentrate, Genie Walker & Harmonique, (Hip Tip Label).

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Duke Ellington is first African-American and the first jazz musician to solo on U.S. circulating coin

Posted on February 26, 2009 at 4:57pm 4 Comments



WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The United States Mint launched a new coin Tuesday featuring jazz legend Duke Ellington, making him the first African-American to appear by himself on a circulating U.S. coin.

The District of Columbia coin honoring Duke Ellington was introduced Tuesday in Washington.



The District of Columbia coin honoring Duke Ellington was introduced Tuesday in Washington.



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At 9:21pm on December 15, 2020, WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK said…

Hey Nelson,, your music in the player is cooking.. 

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Attention Members of WDCJN We are currently offline -

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At 3:43pm on March 30, 2009, Jody Jaress said…
Hi kiddo!
Thanks for the headsup on joining Pittsburgh Jazz Network also. I am having a great time meeting so many wonderful musicians!!

Much happiness to you always,
Jody
At 1:35am on February 28, 2009, Bruce C said…

Well done!...As Always Doc...Loved your addition to the Lore of "Jam Sessions" on your home site...hows 'bout a serious arts push from this administration.....President "O" is doing great with so many of the tasks in front of him as is the First Lady ...what a magnificent duo...and how lucky we are to have them.........mmmm letseeeee'.... a "Secretary of Jazz"...mmmm maybe too soon.....mmmm..."Secretary of the Arts"....closer....let me know anytime how I can help here and with any of your Arts projects....what a great place this is...my very best to you and all those lucky enough to be in your life...always b
At 8:38pm on February 26, 2009, Marva Josie said…
Dr. Nelson - Thank you for introducing me to the Washington D.C. Jazz Network. This site is awsome and now I am a member. Still becoming aquainted with the navigation but I will get the hang. The theme song on the DC main page (When the Saints Go Marching in) had me feelin the Jazz Church - like I've never heard before. Love it!!!

I am having difficulty getting into my Pittsburgh Jazz Network - I get the message of being 'banned' from the site and I should contact my administrator. Help!!!!! Marva
At 10:43pm on February 4, 2009, WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK said…
Dr. Nelson Harrison

Things are moving fast. Tomorrow I have interviews that will be broadcasted on atleast 25 stations on the eastcoast.

Thanks for the support

WDCJN
At 5:13pm on January 27, 2009, Anne Bullock said…
Cherish the Connection!
At 2:15pm on January 22, 2009, Kennard Williams said…
Thanks Nelson; happy to see you're here.
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