The Cannonball saxophone company recently added Dr. Powell on their website recognizing him as a distinguished educator who performs on Cannonball instruments.
If you didn’t have the chance to attend, read what they had to say about this Holiday event in the New Pittsburgh Courier Friday, 30 December 2011 10:30 by M. Abdul-Qawiyy For New Pittsburgh Courier On Sunday, Dec. 18, the frigid wintry weather did not deter jazz lovers from attending the 3rd annual Pittsburgh Jazz …
Don’t miss a chance to see legendary Jimmy Heath direct Trumpeter Sean Jones and his Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra. The downtown concert will feature “Soulful Reflections” as well as other works. April 2, 2011 at the August Wilson Center. Pittsburgh Tribune Announcement http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/ae/music/s_729925.html
Pianist and local jazz legend, Ahmad Jamal appeared at the Byham Theater in front of a big band. Showing a rarely seen style, Jamal was joined by a hard-working musical contractor, Mike Tomaro and more of Pennsylvania’s top musicians. Here are the reviews: Pittsburgh Post Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10102/1049660-388.stm Pittsburgh Tribune Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/ae/music/s_676068.html