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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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PunK FunK KraK Attack Throwdown w/ J. Malls & CX KiDTRONiK

Event Details

PunK FunK KraK Attack Throwdown w/ J. Malls & CX KiDTRONiK

Time: November 21, 2012 at 10pm to November 22, 2012 at 2am
Location: Brillobox
Street: 4104 Penn Ave. (Bloomfield/Lawrenceville)
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Website or Map:…
Phone: (412) 621-4900
Event Type: dj, dance, party
Organized By: J. Malls
Latest Activity: Nov 14, 2012

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Punk Funk Krak Attack Throwdown w/ J. Malls & Stones Throw Recording Artist CX KiDTRONiK

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

4104 Penn Ave.
Pgh., PA 15224

(412) 621-4900

10 PM-2 AM, 21+, $5.00
Ladies FREE before 11 PM

Peace Pittsburgh Ppl,
For your consideration, we have what promises to be a memorable Thanksgiving Eve event at brillobox. This is my first time back at the venue in quite some time and I’m joined by my homie, current Stones Throw Records artist, Atari Teenage Riot member and official Saul Williams tour DJ : CX KiDTRONiK. I'm scaling back from producing and promoting my own events next year, so there will be far fewer opportunities to hear me DJ in 2013.

CX refers to Pittsburgh as the only city that he’s ever been in “every single year” of his life. The current Brooklynite was born in Detroit MI, raised in Madison, WI, but his family ties bring him back to the Burg annually to visit for the holidays. His father, a former member of PA’s House of Representatives, is a board member at CMU and his relatives owned a popular local BBQ spot, Boykins Bar B Que', which was located in East Hills.

For more CX KiDTRONiK info check out his official artist page at

Thanks for reading!
- J. Malls

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