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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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Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

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Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Time: February 12, 2017 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: James Street Gastropub
Street: 422 Foreland St.
City/Town: Pittsburgh PA 15201
Website or Map: https://www.facebook.com/even…
Phone: 412-904-3335
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Manny Theiner
Latest Activity: Jan 19, 2017

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Sun Feb 12 8:00 pm all ages welcome $16 advance/$20 door
James Street Gastropub, 422 Foreland St, North Side 412-904-3335

Chicago/AACM progressive jazz legends for over 40 years!
an evening with ETHNIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE
[Kahil El Zabar + Corey Wilkes + Alex Harding]

Tickets: Juke Records (Bloomfield), Acoustic Music Works (Squirrel Hill), Caliban Books (Oakland) and Dave's Music Mine (South Side). Online at Brown Paper Tickets:
http://ethnicheritageensemble.brownpapertickets.com/

Kahil El’Zabar has been leading his Ethnic Heritage Ensemble in various configurations for over 40 years and they are still in forward motion! This year, his “EHE, Let It Be Free” 2017 tour includes longtime member, Corey Wilkes, on trumpet and Alex Harding on baritone sax. These players are much more than accomplished jazz musicians. They are spiritually endowed, next level Sound Scientists, who have mastered rituals in music like no one else — that raise consciousness while enriching the mind, body and spirit.

Kahil El’Zabar is considered by his peers to be one of the most prolific innovators of his generation. He has recorded more than sixty well-received projects, and won numerous international awards as a musician and composer. In 2014, Dr. El’Zabar was knighted by the Counsel General of France as a “Chevalier Medal of Letters”. In 2012, President Barack Obama’s administration awarded him the International Ambassador’s Award in the Arts. In 2006, The Chicago Tribune named Kahil El’Zabar Chicagoan of the Year. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed El’Zabar to the National Task Force on Arts in Education. Kahil has worked with such luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Stevie Wonder, Pharoah Sanders, Neneh Cherry, Nina Simone, Ntozake Shange, David Murray, Nona Hendryx, and Lester Bowie. Dr. El’Zabar holds a PHD in Inter-Disciplinary Arts and is Executive Creative Director at the new Chicago Academy of Music. He has also taught at the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) and University of Illinois (Chicago), and served on several prestigious panels such as the NEA, the NPN and Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund. El’Zabar is a former chairman of the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) and has scored feature films: How You Like Me Now (Warner Brothers), Mo Money (Columbia Pictures), and Love Jones (New Line Cinema). He has created and curated events as Artist in Residence in Bordeaux, France for the last 11 years.

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