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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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Pennies From Heaven Fund Oktoberfest Benefit Party

Event Details

Pennies From Heaven Fund Oktoberfest Benefit Party

Time: October 2, 2010 from 6pm to 10pm
Location: Elias Fry Barn, Knob Hill Park, Marshall Township, PA
Street: 525 Pleasant Hill Road
City/Town: Warrendale, PA 15086
Website or Map: http://www.givetochildrens.or…
Phone: 412-281-4200
Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: Dave Yoho
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2010

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Event Description

Oktoberfest Party and Benefit for Pennies from Heaven, Keeping Families Together Foundation

Elias Fry Barn, Knob Hill Park, Marshall Township
For Tickets Call 412-281-4200 or email

Tickets $100 per person
(100% of the ticket price goes directly to a family in need)

Pennies from Heaven, Keeping Families Together Fund: This charity addresses an overlooked and devastating problem - children left alone in the hospital. The economic facing many families with sick children are varied and widespread. Pennies tries to help in any way possible, so that parents can remain at the child's bedside at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh where they are needed most. Since its inception in 2001, the charity has raised nearly $1 million and has helped more than 16,000 families. The Fund is entirely selfdirected and managed, guaranteeing that every dollar raised goes directly to families in need.

Live music from– The hEARd! special appearance by The Rozanne Matthews

A casual night of fun featuring: 4 hours of open bar, Awesome food, Campfires,
Live bands

Exciting live auction items such as:
Winter Classic Tickets
Steelers Tickets
Private Bar Party
Replica Mercedes Kid’s Car
And more…

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Comment by Dave Yoho on October 1, 2010 at 11:32pm
after this fundraiser event, come to Troy Hill and sit-in with Yinzide Out at Hilltoppers Pub

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