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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?

 

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ERIC JOHNSON AND THE FABALOUS A-TEAM AT MALIKA'S!!

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ERIC JOHNSON AND THE FABALOUS A-TEAM AT MALIKA'S!!

Time: March 14, 2010 from 5pm to 8:30pm
Location: Malika's / East Coast Crab
Street: 2790 Robinson Blvd. & Frankstown Road
City/Town: Pittsburgh / PA
Website or Map: http://www.googlemaps.com
Phone: 412-818-3789 or 412-727-1458
Event Type: music, networking, food, fun
Organized By: Kevin Amos
Latest Activity: Mar 8, 2010

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Event Description

The monthly Sunday Jazz series at Malika's continues on Sunday, March 14 from 5-8:30pm with Eric Johnson.

He will be joined by the Fablous A-Team, his long time working band. Eric's Pittsburgh based combo has been together for 20 years! The Fabalous A-Team played "Smooth Jazz" before it was called: Smooth Jazz.
Eric Johnson is a soul survivor. Eric’s 40 year career has afforded him the opportunity to travel the world performing with some of the world's greatest jazz artists. Eric Johnson's career began in Pittsburgh, in the late 60's Rhythm and Blues/Jazz Funk circuit. After graduating high school, a bold, eager Eric Johnson took his guitar and went on the road with legendary organist Brother Jack McDuff. Johnson soon became a popular sideman working with Leon Spencer Jr., Lou Donaldson, Jimmy McGriff, Stanley Turrentine, Hank Crawford, Ramsey Lewis and many others.
Eric’s new CD "Supahighway" is a labor of love, a beautiful work of art by a group of long time friends.

The cover for this event is $6. It is a BYOB affair and East Coast Crab has food specials available for $5.

For more infomation contact the event coordinator, Kevin Amos at 412-818-3789

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Comment by Kevin Amos on February 27, 2010 at 8:09pm
I am very excited to work with my "homeboy" on this event. Please come and show your support to Rashida at East Coast Crab and Eric. Eric will have his CD on sale.

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