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Joe Negri: Dream Dancing

Read "Dream Dancing" reviewed by Jack Huntley

Veteran guitarist Joe Negri has nothing to prove to anyone. He's been a professional musician since the late '40s, played with a wide variety of musicians in countless musical settings, taught crops of aspiring musicians through his university positions, worked as a musical director and on-air performer for television, and weathered the ups and downs of the jazz world with his melodic, sophisticated musical style. On Dream Dancing, Negri displays his seemingly effortless chops over a set of aptly chosen ...

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Joe Negri: Guitars For Christmas

Read "Guitars For Christmas" reviewed by Ken Hohman

Mention the name of guitarist Joe Negri to any Pittsburgh native and you'll invariably be greeted with a smile. Negri is a Pittsburgh jazz legend who has gigged with countless performers and symphonies over the decades. He's also loved by millions of baby boomers through his role as “Handyman Negri" on the renowned PBS TV series Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. As endearingly modest as he is brilliant, Negri has unwittingly created one of the finest modern Christmas recordings I've ever heard ...

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Joe Negri: Afternoon In Rio

Read "Afternoon In Rio" reviewed by Jim Santella

While serving for more than twenty years as a musical director for television station WTAE in Pittsburgh, guitarist Joe Negri has written and performed for a variety of situations. He's equally at home with the jazz standard as he is with this collection of Brazilian music. The Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, having sponsored live jazz in Pittsburgh for eleven years, produces recordings (the MCG Jazz label) whose proceeds benefit Jazz Education with a focus on high school after-hours exposure. ...


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