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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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BRAZILIAN INTERNATIONAL PRESS AWARDS - TIME SENSITIVE

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BRAZILIAN INTERNATIONAL PRESS AWARDS - TIME SENSITIVE

Time: January 16, 2010 at 6pm to January 30, 2010 at 7pm
Location: vote online
Event Type: award
Organized By: KENIA
Latest Activity: Jan 19, 2010

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Event Description

Before I tell you about all that is going on, let me take a minute to wish you a wonderful New Year full of love, health and most of all PEACE. I will be doing a recap of 2009 Newsletter very soon. Stay tuned!

It is with great pride that I announce that I was indicated for the Brazilian International Press Awards again this year. The event last year was absolutely beautiful, classy, entertaining and enlightening. It’s great to see our Brazilian communities everywhere so engaged and doing great things.

This year, which actually reflects on accomplishments 2009, I was indicated in two categories: #3 for show of the year – as the result of the success of the “Kenia Celebrates Caymmi” show, and on category # 5 for Singer of the year. I am honored to be indicated amongst so many talented artists but would love to ask for your support in the Popular Vote portion of the award process. Please log onto http://www.pressaward.com/votacao.php and vote under categories # 3 and # 5. Than fell free to pass it along to others you know support my work. I hope to be writing to you in February with a nomination confirmation 

Also, keep your ears on the ground as the CD of Dorival Caymmi’s project should hit the airwaves and shelves as well as the internet late March early April. More info will follow.It was fantastic to have worked with such great musicians as Airto Moreira, Fernando Merlino, Leo Traversa, Jay Ashby, Eric Susoeff, Marty Ashby and Lucas Ashby. It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child, and parallel, it takes many people to make a project such as this come to completion. I am very proud and grateful to all of the professionals and friends who have supported me through the process.

However if you are going to be in or near Bethlehem, PA on January 23rd, make sure you stop by the Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3006.

I will be performing with Bill Warfield’s Big Band singing original arrangements by Bill of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal, songs from Simply Kenia among other jewels. For more details please check Zoellner Arts Center website.

This is all for now. Please make sure to vote on the Brazilian International Press Awards.
More news coming soon.

Love,
Kenia

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Comment by Rita Caputo Formhals on January 18, 2010 at 4:20pm
I forwarded this nomination form to my entire email list! You're a shoe in! Love ya,
Rita

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