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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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Father’s Day Celebration & Juneteenth Recognition An Evening of Comedy and Performances

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Father’s Day Celebration & Juneteenth Recognition An Evening of Comedy and Performances

Time: June 19, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: August Wilson Center for African American Culture
Street: 980 Liberty Avenue
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA
Website or Map: http://info@AugustWilsonCente…
Phone: 412.258.2700
Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: Sage Berlin
Latest Activity: Jun 23, 2010

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On Saturday June 19, 2010 @ 5pm House Of Manna presents “Father’s Day Celebration & Juneteenth Recognition” A Night of Comedy and Performances at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture" 980 Liberty Avenue; Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412).258.2700 The August Wilson Center for African American Culture a not-for-profit organization that presents performing, visual and education programs that celebrate the contributions of African Americans within the region and the impact of cultural expression from Africa to the African Diaspora.

House of Manna (HOM) is an African American new church development of the Pittsburgh Presbytery in the Homewood-Brushton Community. We are a church without walls seeking to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyday people through the building of relationships with the homemaker, the homeless, the doctor, the drug dealer, the professional, and the prostitute. Our vision is “seeing everyday people live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Come and bring the whole family and don’t forget the men in your life. Join HOM for a wonderful evening of comedy and musical performances that are totally profanity free. An all ages show to celebrate Father’s Day 2010 to recognition to Juneteenth known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, an American holiday honoring African American heritage and celebrating people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds.

The evening will be hosted by WGBN and WORD 101.5 FM syndicated personality Sherri Lynn Johnson and featuring an array of performances including the hilarious crazy funny man David “Frog” Bey, National Contemporary Christian and Country Artist Jayna, Pittsburgh’s own Hip-Hop Gospel sensation Not of Us, Jason “Henny” Henson the self proclaimed Northside Nobody & 2010 Stupid-Ink Comedy Champion, Darnell A. Drewery, a new and fresh twist on funny. And a very special opening Praise & Worship performance by No Greater Mystery.

Doors open at 5pm, event begins at 6pm.

This event will be taped live by North Coast Beats

Tickets are $20 and $15 to purchase tickets

Proceeds benefit House of Manna community outreach

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