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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?


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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       In Her Own Words

New Book of Poetry about Art Tatum

Event Details

New Book of Poetry about Art Tatum

Time: July 28, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: New Works Writers Series
Street: 1548 Glenton Dr.
City/Town: Toledo
Website or Map:…
Phone: 419-380-8464
Event Type: book, event
Organized By: Dr. Imelda Hunt
Latest Activity: Jul 8, 2017

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Event Description

Contact Information: 

New Works Writers Series

(567) 343.2935  






Dr. Imelda Hunt brings resilience in “Does A Genius . . . A Tribute to Art

Tatum” in African American poetic culture


Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-1946746009

New Poetry Novel by Dr. Imelda Guyton Hunt Ph.D, author, artist, and poet on the rise! 

Author, Dr. Imelda Hunt Ph.D from Toledo, Ohio, a Bowling Green State University teacher who brings elements; a style and dialect of African American culture since the time of such a legendary figure as Art Tatum and the empowerment of his unique piano style artistry into poetic form in “Does A Genius . . . A Tribute to Art Tatum”. 

Dr. Imelda Hunt teaches at Bowling Green State University in the Africana Studies Department and is the Founder of New Works Writers Series, a black theater and arts organization, presenter of the first major poetry slam in northwest Ohio and ongoing poetry events.

Hunt is available for book-signing and readings. She may be contacted at the ASA Publishing or New Works Writers Series (567.343.2935).

The artist of the cover, Wade Harrison a graduate from Woodward High School in Toledo, Ohio, studied Illustration at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.


Media Contact:

Steven Hill Senior Publisher & PR Mgr.

734.230.7174 Ext. 105


BBB Accredited Hybrid Book Publisher

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