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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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PITTSBURGH JAZZ FAN APPRECIATION EVENT presented by Kevin Amos

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PITTSBURGH JAZZ FAN APPRECIATION EVENT presented by Kevin Amos

Time: January 8, 2011 from 3pm to 6:30pm
Location: Thunderbird Cafe / Lounge
Street: 4023 Butler Street
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Website or Map: http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net
Phone: 412-818-3789 (event coordinator)
Event Type: jam, session, live, music, networking, opportunities, for, all, musicians
Organized By: Kevin Amos
Latest Activity: Jan 7, 2011

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Event Description

Our event is up and running as a weekly event now and we encourage you to come out and brings your friends each Saturday at the Thunderbird Cafe/Lounge.

We have a core group of musicians who come out and jam, I play current Jazz and Blues cuts from my library and we also encourage folks to come out and sit in.

 

They have great food and drink specials each week along with a very friendly staff. The club is musican friendly because it it run by musicians who do all they can to provide opportunities for others.

 

Admission is free for all musicians who come out to jam.

Cover charge is $4 for general public and $3 for ALL Meetup  and Pittsburgh Jazz Network members.

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Comment by Kevin Amos on January 4, 2011 at 3:20am
Uh yeah Annie.
Comment by Anne Annie Friedland on January 4, 2011 at 3:10am
Is this current?>

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