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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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DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY'S GUITAR & BASS WORKSHOP

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DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY'S GUITAR & BASS WORKSHOP

Time: July 27, 2009 to July 31, 2009
Location: Duquesne University Music School
Street: 600 Forbes ave
City/Town: Pittsburgh
Website or Map: http://www.guitar.duq.edu/wor…
Phone: 1-800-934-0159
Event Type: guitar, &, bass, workshop
Organized By: Mark Koch
Latest Activity: Jul 21, 2010

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2009 Guitar and Bass workshop
July 27- 31
Special Guests Clinicians
Gary Hoey • Bucky Pizzarelli • Howard Paul
Joe Negri • Jimmy Bruno • Dwayne Dolphin
Diane Ponzio • Doug Edgell
Special Guest:
Chris Martin IV - C.F. Martin Guitars
Guitar Dept Faculty;
Ken Karsh, Bill Purse, RJ Zimmerman, Tom Kikta, Jeff Mangone, Brian Stahurski,

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Comment by Mark Koch on June 18, 2009 at 8:24pm
Joe Negri, Bill Purse, Mark Koch, Tom Kikta, John Maione, and Jim Farquar started the Summer Workshops in 1986 to help students become more familiar with the guitar programs at Duquesne University. The workshops also provide an opportunity for any guitar enthusiast to learn more through working with guitar department faculty and famous guitar icons. In its first year the enrollment was around 20 students. Today, the workshops attract 100-150 students each summer. Thirty percent of the students who come to the school are already familiar with the department and its faculty thanks to the success of the workshops.

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