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From Blakey to Brown, Como to Costa, Eckstine to Eldridge, Galbraith to Garner, Harris to Hines, Horne to Hyman, Jamal to Jefferson, Kelly to Klook; Mancini to Marmarosa, May to Mitchell, Negri to Nestico, Parlan to Ponder, Reed to Ruther, Strayhorn to Sullivan, Turk to Turrentine, Wade to Williams… the forthcoming publication Treasury of Pittsburgh Jazz Connections by Dr. Nelson Harrison and Dr. Ralph Proctor, Jr. will document the legacy of one of the world’s greatest jazz capitals.


Do you want to know who Dizzy Gillespie  idolized? Did you ever wonder who inspired Kenny Clarke and Art Blakey? Who was the pianist that mentored Monk, Bud Powell, Tad Dameron, Elmo Hope, Sarah Vaughan and Mel Torme? Who was Art Tatum’s idol and Nat Cole’s mentor? What musical quartet pioneered the concept adopted later by the Modern Jazz Quartet? Were you ever curious to know who taught saxophone to Stanley Turrentine or who taught piano to Ahmad Jamal? What community music school trained Robert McFerrin, Sr. for his history-making debut with the Metropolitan Opera? What virtually unknown pianist was a significant influence on young John Coltrane, Shirley Scott, McCoy Tyner, Bobby Timmons and Ray Bryant when he moved to Philadelphia from Pittsburgh in the 1940s?  Would you be surprised to know that Erroll Garner attended classes at the Julliard School of Music in New York and was at the top of his class in writing and arranging proficiency?


Some answers  can be gleaned from the postings on the Pittsburgh Jazz Network.


For almost 100 years the Pittsburgh region has been a metacenter of jazz originality that is second to no other in the history of jazz.  One of the best kept secrets in jazz folklore, the Pittsburgh Jazz Legacy has heretofore remained mythical.  We have dubbed it “the greatest story never told” since it has not been represented in writing before now in such a way as to be accessible to anyone seeking to know more about it.  When it was happening, little did we know how priceless the memories would become when the times were gone.


Today jazz is still king in Pittsburgh, with events, performances and activities happening all the time. The Pittsburgh Jazz Network is dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the places, artists and fans that carry on the legacy of Pittsburgh's jazz heritage.






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2011 Each One Teach One Radio and Music Conference

Event Details

2011 Each One Teach One Radio and Music Conference

Time: November 19, 2011 from 9am to 5pm
Location: Carnegie-Mellon University, Margret Morrison Hall, Room 103
Street: Margret Morrison
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA
Website or Map: http://2011eachoneteachonecon…
Phone: 412-506-0206
Event Type: seminar, /, conference
Organized By: Kevin Amos
Latest Activity: Nov 17, 2011

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Event Description

Kevin Amos is assembling together once again a dynamic group of folks from international, local and national levels that he has been associated with throughout his 33 years in broadcasting and the arts. Amos has a rolodex filled with industry contacts. He's also seen the arts and media industries change in unprecedented ways -- for better and for worse -- as the digital revolution has unfolded.
On November 19, 2011, Amos will gather friends and colleagues from around the country for his third "Each One, Teach One" conference. The Each One Teach One music and radio conference will bring together incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy and law. Your participation in these conversations are crucial. Please join us on November 19 for Pittsburgh's one and only home grown music-tech- radio conference. This year's conference returns to the Campus of Carnegie-Mellon University. The location is Room 103 in Margret Morrison Hall.The event brings together a wide array of music, broadcasting and journalism professionals, who discuss everything from the local music scene to navigating the ever-evolving world of online content.
It conference will take place from 9:00AM-4:30PM. Admission is free of charge and open to the public.
Topics in 2010 included copyright issues, preserving music history and musical legacy, how artists can get airplay on today's commercial radio, social media marketing and promotion in addition to how to develop projects within the local media community.

2011 Each One Teach One Radio and Music Conference: Online registration available at Eventbrite: You can register and get your entry ticket to the event at:

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Please note changes on schedule. Thanks and don't forget to register.

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