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Kevin Amos
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  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • United States
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What instrument do you play?
I sang from grade school through college, but not now. Had formal training.
Who influenced you to listen to jazz
My parents and other folks around me.
How did you find out about the WDCJN?
Some of my friends are here.
My Website
http://www.myspace.com.thafunkoverlord
Where are you located?
Pittsburgh
Tell us about yourself
Kevin Amos is the Pittsburgh Area Coordinator for Soul-Patrol.com. He is also the producer and host of “One to One” on 88.3 WRCT-FM (www.wrct.org) in addition to being the Blues and Reggae Genre director.

Kevin is also the founder of the Black Music Education Project, a non-profit entity he has run for over 20 years.

His professional career spans 30+ years in the field of broadcasting.He has logged well over 30,000 hours on non-commercial radio as a volunteer and a independent radio producer since 1978!! He also was on air at WDUQ as an alternatining host on Jazz Now.

Kevin has produced music programs and talk radio at WCXJ-AM, where he also was music director.He has been a music director on commercial and non-commercial radio!

A producer of the top rated morning show in the Pittsburgh market at FM1047 the Beat (Clear Channel), and was the producer of Pittsburgh's first live interactive sports show with the Champions Association.
He is also the former program director/station manager of WYEP-FM(1978-1984).

Kevin currently works for SLB Radio Productions (www.slbradio.org) with their education component.
He also produces events and does media and non-profit consulting.

Kevin is the former Communications Director at the Thomas Merton Center (June 2007-Feb.2008).The center is a long established peace and justice organization. He helped get the organization out of a crucial financial crisis and raised over $100,000 during his tenure while also providing financial management to the organization.
He has proven fundraising skills and has sucessfully created partnerships with corporate and community sources down through the years.

He was also formerly employed as Program Coordinator for the City of Pittsburgh at CITIPARKS in the Office of Special Events and Community Affairs. There he was part of a team that planned and coordinated events like the Great Race, the Great Ride and Fouth of July celebrations.He was also the lead coordiator for Reservoir of Jazz and African American History Month activities. Kevin also curated the exhibit "Our Musical Legacy" while at CITIPARKS.He had worked in that office from 2001-2007 where he provided many opportunies for musicians and provided crucial outreach to the community.

Kevin has also contributed to the Internet as a cyber journalist for the Music Bulletin Board on Prodigy Internet Services ( Jazz and World Music) and Soul-Patrol.com, the world’s largest independent Black music Web site. Kevin is a very active participant on the Soul Patrol site and hosts many of the Jazz programs there.
He is also a freelance writer for the New Pittsburgh Courier, one of the oldest Black newspapers in the country.

Kevin has promoted Jazz over the years by providing time on the air, participating and moderating online as well as offline in various fourms, interviewing numerous musicians, and by providing opportunities for ALL musicians to perform not just a select few.

Yes, Kevin remains to be outspoken when it comes to promoting music and is still one of the most creative people on the airwaves.

Kevin Amos's Blog

COMPLACIENCY VS CONSISTANCY

Posted on August 21, 2010 at 1:44pm 0 Comments

HI DC Jazz Network! I know it's been a while since I posted anything , but I wanted to share something I just wrote a few days ago. You can write me directly at kajazz@verizon.net.

This was posted in the recent Soul Patrol Times and also on the Pittsburgh Jazz Network.

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The following article by Kevin Amos is truly right on time.

In my opinion it provides at least a part of the answer to the…

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January music conference in Pittsburgh! Hope you can make it.

Posted on December 26, 2009 at 3:09pm 0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Kevin Amos, 412-818-3789



Each One Teach One 2nd Music and Radio Conference takes place on January 16, 2010. Mr. Amos will be holding his second music and radio seminar at Carnegie-Mellon University Center from 9AM-5PM. Admission is free of charge and open to the public.



At the University, Mr. Amos broadcasts his radio programs from the studios of WRCT-FM where he has been an independent broadcaster/producer for over 20… Continue

Pioneering Booking Agent Ruth Bowen Passes

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 9:39pm 0 Comments

PIONEERING BOOKING AGENT RUTH BOWEN PASSES



Entertainment Business Leader Broke Race and Gender BarriersRepresenting Music Legends Including Aretha Franklin, Dinah Washington, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis, Jr. andOthers



Press Release For Immediate Release



(New York, NY - April 23, 2009) - Ruth Bowen, founder of The BowenAgency Ltd., passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 in New York Cityafter battling a brain tumor. Bowen was the first black female booking agent and… Continue

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At 1:22pm on September 28, 2009, Marta Graciela Bressi said…
Dear Kevin,

I´d really appreciate it if you could take the time to look at my work and leave your impressions here or in the guestbook on my homepage- http://www.freewebs.com/miartemartagracielabressi- where there are more samples of my digital art works, engravings and sculptures. The web site´s in Spanish but, if you want to read the texts in English, you can access my Livejournal:

http://pallasatheneas.livejournal.com

You can also visit the website we created with the Belgian jazz musician Dirk Schreurs to make our recent video art collaboration known to the world:

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Regards,

Marta
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At 6:32pm on April 22, 2009, Elisabeth Kontomanou said…
Thanks for your message,I appreciate.
It is nice to meet you.
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At 10:25am on April 21, 2009, WASHINGTON DC JAZZ NETWORK said…
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Born into a family of Venezuelan folk musicians, jazz pianist Benito Gonzalez has always had a deep-rooted appreciation for pastimes and traditions. Today, as a rising star of one of America’s finest musical traditions, Gonzalez has come to his current status by following in the footsteps of jazz’s ancestral forebears. The fusion of world rhythms and straight-ahead jazz makes this passionate performer an audience favorite all over the world

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