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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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A Jazzabration celebrating Albert "Tootie" Heath

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A Jazzabration celebrating Albert "Tootie" Heath

Time: May 31, 2012 from 6pm to 11pm
Location: Regency West Supper Club
Street: 3339 W. 43rd St
City/Town: Los Angeles, CA 90008
Website or Map: http://www.LivingLegendFounda…
Phone: 323-732-7596
Event Type: jazzabration
Organized By: Living Legends JaZzabrations
Latest Activity: May 28, 2012

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Event Description

The Living Legend Foundation, Inc. Presents....

A Jazzabration

"Honoring our History, while educating our Future"

Thursday, May 31, 2012 (Tootie Heath's Birthday Celebration)

Honoring Albert "Tootie" Heath, Sandy Graham & Howlett Smith

Regency West Supper Club
3339 W. 43rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(Historic Leimert Park)

Early arrival strongly suggested!

Food served from 6:00pm-6:45pm

Showtime 7:00pm - 11pm

Living Legend Legacy Band will provide our music enjoyment!

Full Bar will be provided for your libations

$15 Early Bird Price until May 15th, No exceptions

$20 Reserved seating can be purchased by "Reserving Your seat" at or by calling Linda 323-732-7596

$30 at door! CASH ONLY!

Media requests send email to No outside Photography will be allowed at the upcoming shows.

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