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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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Each One Teach One Music and Radio Conference 2013

Event Details

Each One Teach One Music and Radio Conference 2013

Time: August 10, 2013 from 10am to 4pm
Location: Bloomfield Garfield Activity Center
Street: 113 N. Pacific Avenue
City/Town: Pittsburgh
Website or Map:
Phone: 412-636-3550
Event Type: conference, seminar
Organized By: Kevin Amos
Latest Activity: Aug 9, 2013

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Event Description

This is Pittsburgh's one and only home grown music-tech- radio conference. Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

The Each One Teach One music and radio conference brings 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 has been crucial. Our past conferences were held on the campus of Carnegie-Mellon University. This year’s location is the Bloomfield-Garfield Activity Center. The center serves as BGC’s primary meeting place for public events and is located in the Penn Avenue Arts District.

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This infomation can go out to music fans, fellow musicians, and folks who offer services. Vending space is available and in kind donations are definitely welcomed.

Contact me at 412-636-3550. Yes you can promote, yes you can market and networking is a definite. Each one, reach one.

Our event this year is dedicated to three individual musicians who were always willing to give back. They are Richard "Dick" Vitale my former bandmate from Stick Against Stone, Luther DeJaurnette one of Pittsburgh guitar ledgends who worked on nearly all of the Jazz Fan Appreciation Events and Mr. Chuck Austin, the catalyst behind the African American Jazz Preservation Society of Pittsburgh. All three of them have supported the Black Music Education Project by presenting at Each One Teach One and associated events.

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