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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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One To One w/ Kevin Amos on WRCT-FM

Event Details

One To One w/ Kevin Amos on WRCT-FM

Time: October 25, 2009 from 6am to 12pm
Location: WRCT Studios, Pittsburgh and at
City/Town: Pittsburgh and the world
Website or Map:
Phone: 412-621-9728 (studio), 412-818-3789 (business phone)
Event Type: weekly, radio, program
Organized By: Kevin Amos
Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2009

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Event Description

“One to One” is a Sunday morning tradition for Pittsburgh and internet radio listeners.

The program is aired on the Internet at to a worldwide audience Sundays from 6AM-1PM EST. Locally the program airs on frequency 88.3 FM on WRCT, the student-run station at Carnegie-Mellon University. The program has run weekly for the past 12 years.
Kevin Amos has consistantly supported the Pittsburgh music community and provided an outlet for all. His program is a cebration of Black music. From the ancient to the future.

His radio experience spans the past 31 years here in the Pittsburgh area.

Kevin is ALWAYS seeking releases from artists to expose his audience to. To submit material for airplay contact him at:
He will not answer inquiries through email on the Jazz network.

He also seeks support from businesses and organizations in the form of underwriting.
If you are serious about promoting your efforts through a reliable source contact him at the above listed email address.

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