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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.


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Brazilian Celebration Calendar, incl. Leimert Park Brazilian Fest

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Brazilian Celebration Calendar, incl. Leimert Park Brazilian Fest

Time: March 27, 2009 at 5pm to March 28, 2009 at 11pm
Location: Los Angeles
Website or Map: http://www.brazilian-consulat…
Event Type: brazilian, celebration
Organized By: Brasilian Consulate
Latest Activity: Mar 26, 2009

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Friday, March 27

The Brazilian Consulate Gallery is pleased to announce its new exhibit “PRIMAVERA” – A Retrospective

Featuring: Ana Paula Negrão (photographer), Andréa Nantes (painter), Bia Gayotto (photographer), Bruna Massadas (photographer), Eunice Broderick (painter), Flavia Monteiro (painter), Marcelo Moreira (sculpture), Marcia Brito (photographer), Noeli Zanon (painter/mix media), Olavo Multini (painter), Rose Lobo (mix media) and Sandra Zebi (ceramics).

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, March 27, at 5 pm Brazilian Mall in Culver City 10826 Venice Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

The Opening Reception of this Retrospective is made possible by: Ministry of External Relations – Brazil, Brazil Explore, Brazilian Mall and Pizzato Wines.

Friday, March 27, 8:00PM to 2:00AM

1st Annual Brazilian Dance Group Competition

For the first time, an event that shows a variety of the Brazilian cultural dances in an exciting group competition in California.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places

All Brazilian dance groups welcome. Please apply. Contact (714) 376-6658;

Where: SAMBA Churrascaria - Brazilian Steak House and Bar 207 North Harbor Drive Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Admission Ages: 21 and over FREE ADMISSION

Saturday March, 28

First Annual Costume Party Leimert Park Brazilian Carnaval 4343 Leimert Blvd, LA, CA 90008

$10.00 Admission, $15.00 at the door

Saturday March 28, 2009

Bateria Rehearsal at the Blue Cafe The SambaLa Bateria will be rehearsing for 3 hours on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the Blue Cafe from 4-7 pm with Renni Flores. We will be rehearsing breaks for Bahia-style music as well as samba. Everyone in the bateria and those of you who are interested in becoming part of the bateria are invited.

Those of you who have drums, please bring them. Those who don't have them, we can supply you with one.

The Blue Café
210 The Promenade North
Long Beach, CA

Sunday, March 29 @ 3p.m.

Marta's Inaugural Game Los Angeles Sol vs. Washington Freedom



Wednesday, April 01 O Mistério do Samba (The Mystery of Samba) Screening of O Misterio do Samba(2008), directed by Lula Buarque de Hollanda and Carolina Jabor.

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM James Bridges Theatre Melnitz Hall 1409
Los Angeles, CA 90028

This documentary explores the everyday life of the members of Velha Guarda da Portela, the legendary group of samba school players that holds the record for the most titles won in the carnival of Rio de Janeiro - and how this life becomes the inspiration for their beautiful songs. Guided by contemporary singer-songwriter Marisa Monte, who interviews many of the musicians, the film also delves into Velha Guarda's history, with Monte coaxing songs from the older musicians--many never recorded--that risked being forgotten. Sure to delight all music lovers, the film also features special appearances by contemporary stars Paulinho da Viola and Zeca Pagodinho.

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