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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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HOM 2nd Annual Prayer 4 Peace March

Event Details

HOM 2nd Annual Prayer 4 Peace March

Time: April 22, 2011 from 9:30am to 12pm
Location: Westinghouse High School
Street: 101 North Murtland Street
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA
Website or Map: http://www,
Phone: 412.996.3303
Event Type: community, reconciliation, march, peace, love, coming, together
Organized By: House of Manna Urban Faith Community
Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2011

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Event Description

2nd Annual Prayer 4 Peace March is all about Community Reconciliation in Homewood and throughout Pittsburgh. Our immediate and long term goals are “Hope Now and for the Future”. This march will be different than any other Pittsburgh has ever experienced. Our Prayer 4 Peace March will not be one of screaming out, hoopin’ or hollerin’ but an intentional community prayer in SILENCE led by the young people of Homewood on one of the most holy days on the global Christian calendar This will create a unique manifestation of God’s presence knowing that individual prayer is powerful but in a group setting we can move mountains. 

With the support of the Pittsburgh Presbytery and its churches, partnerships with churches in and around the Homewood Community from all denominations along with everyday people from all walks of life and inviting other communities to march with us so that the heartwomb of love and healing can begin to saturate from one community to another in America’s most livable city. So next year we can have a city wide community Prayer 4 Peace March for Reconciliation throughout Pittsburgh. 

Among those scheduled to participate Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge, Rev. Ricky Burgess, Tim Stevens, Esther Bush, T. Rashad Byrdsong, Minister Jasiri X, OBB, PIIN, various synagogues, County Executive Dan Onarato, State Rep Joe Preston, Senate Jim Ferlo, Pittsburgh Chief of Police Nate Harper and many more.

We ask that all community activists, politicians and concerned citizens meet up in front of Westinghouse High School located; 101 North Murtland Street on Good Friday, April 22, 2011 at 10am. There we will have an organized gathering and prayer for all participants before the march begins.

House of Manna Urban Faith Community putting the “Neighbor back in the Hood”.

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Comment by Kevin Hurst, Sr. on April 11, 2011 at 6:16am
Man I'll be at work, sorry brother! Wish I could be there in support Sage- kev

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