George Heid Sr.

My Jazz Story

Published on: 2019-06-21

I love jazz because of it's depth of feeling. I was first exposed to jazz as a child (Pittsburgh Radio - WILY-AM & WAMO-AM. I met George Benson in the 1960's playing in the Hurricane Bar. The best show I ever attended was Sun Ra at the Homewood Harambee Ujima Black Arts Festival. The first jazz record I bought was Cannonball Adderley Greatest Hits (Riverside Records) from early '60s. My advice to new listeners is listen to the masters: their recordings and performances without distractions. Invite their gift of music into your heart and soul. Jazz never really went to college. It's from the musical gift of lives that overcame racism.

My House Concert Story

I believer the artist deserves the spotlight. I have a recording studio with a large space to host "parlor concerts" and the results are magnificent. This has been going on and expanding for a couple of years now. I'll continue without deviation and seek to raise the profile of these gifted artists the best way possible.

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