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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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Savoy Jazz feat: The Kevin Howard Group

Event Details

Savoy Jazz feat: The Kevin Howard Group

Time: August 12, 2013 from 6pm to 9:30pm
Location: Savoy Restaurant
Street: 2623 Penn Avenue
City/Town: Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
Website or Map: http://www.savoypgh.com/event…
Phone: 412.400.6944
Event Type: jazz, performance, kevin howard, keyboards, group
Organized By: Charlie G. Sanders
Latest Activity: Aug 12, 2013

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Event Description

SAVOY JAZZ!

 

Starting Monday (July 29), Savoy Jazz began a series of presentations showcasing some of the "burgh's" best bands.on Monday Night Jazz several times each month.  Excited to build on the foundation set by the amazing Roger Humphries and his trio and various featured artists over the past 2 years, we look forward to sharing with you how straight ahead jazz has influenced these very talented groups.  

On August 12, 2013, Savoy Jazz presents wonderful keyboard artist, Kevin Howard. 

For more info on Kevin, please visit his website at http://www.kevinhoward.net/bio/ 

As always, this promises to be a fantastic night of music at Savoy Monday Night Jazz.

 

It'll be a great time!  See you there!

*Remember, the music now starts at 6pm

 

Dining: Full dining menu will be available to enjoy along with complete lounge menu.  

Drink specials are all domestic beers for $3.00 (plus tax) and a special martini called the "Jazztini" for $8.00 (plus tax). 

 

Hours: Restaurant open 5pm until 10pm; Live music starts at 6pm.

 

 

UPCOMING ATTRACTIONS!


Aug 19 - Elevations (Jazz Ensemble)
Aug 26 - Kenny Blake w/Roger Humphries

For further info, please visit the Savoy website (www.savoypgh.com/event/jazz-monday) or call 412.281.0660 

Charlie G.

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