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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?

 

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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.

 

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PITTSBURGH JAZZ FAN APPRECIATION EVENT...AT LITTLE E'S JAZZ CLUB & RESTAURANT

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PITTSBURGH JAZZ FAN APPRECIATION EVENT...AT LITTLE E'S JAZZ CLUB & RESTAURANT

Time: July 17, 2010 from 5pm to 8pm
Location: LITTLE E'S JAZZ CLUB & RESTAURANT 949 LIBERTY AVENUE UPPERLEVEL
Street: 949 LIBERTY AVENUE UPPERLEVEL
City/Town: DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH
Website or Map: http://www.littleesjazz.com
Phone: 412-392-2217
Event Type: jazz, show
Organized By: Little E's Jazz Club
Latest Activity: Jul 15, 2010

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Event Description

KEVIN AMOS PRESENTS
JAZZ FAN APPRECIATION EVENT
Little E’s Jazz Club
949 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
JULY 17, 5-8 p.m.

Featuring:
Luther DeJaurnett / Guitar
Vince Taglieri / Drums
Howie Alexander / Keyboards
“Special guests”


This popular gathering of music fans and musicians started in April of 2009.The event has so far attracted over 2000 people that have come together to enjoy music, have great food, network and mingle.

SPONSORED BY NEW PITTSBURGH COURIER, SOUL-PATROL.COM,
SHANACHIE ENTERTAINMENT, NU GROOVE RECORDS

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Comment by Kevin Amos on June 19, 2010 at 2:45pm
Of course I'll be there folks. Hope to see you at my monthly event.
Comment by Kevin Amos on April 23, 2010 at 8:52am
My good friend Norman Connors said that he will stop over before his gig at the August Wilson Center to say hi to everyone.

Norman Connors is a Jazz/R&B legend, having created virtually single-handedly the ?Quiet Storm? genre with such classic soulful-yet-jazzy hits as ?You Are My Starship,? ?Betcha By Golly Wow,? ?Valentine Love? and more.
Comment by Thelonious Doc Miles III on December 10, 2009 at 11:40pm
Dr. Nelson. I am in town from Dallas. I will attend. Look forward to meeting you. However, I didn't bring my trumpet.... to set-in with you. R&R.

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