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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.


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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Event Details


Time: September 10, 2012 from 6pm to 10pm
Location: Savoy Restaurant
Street: 2623 Penn Avenue
City/Town: Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
Website or Map:
Phone: 412.400.6944
Event Type: jazz, performance, celebration, sean jones, roger humphries, anniversary, bob studebaker
Organized By: Charlie G. Sanders
Latest Activity: Sep 10, 2012

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Event Description


 Come celebrate with us on September 10, 2012, with special guest, SEAN JONES and ROGER HUMPHRIES, DWAYNE DOLPHIN and MAX LEAKE!

We are CLOSED on September 3rd for LABOR DAY, but not to worry!  We will be back on September 10th with a very special Monday night of Jazz @ Savoy.  September 10th marks the first year anniversary of Monday Night Jazz @ Savoy and we have planned a night of amazing music!  

Roger and the guys will lay a beautiful and soulful foundation for the magic trumpeting of the amazing Mr. Sean Jones. During the evening, many of the incredible artists who have been featured throughout our first year, will drop by and share a song or two.  Also on the bill will be one of Pittsburgh's most notable radio personalities, Bob Studebaker!  Bob will bring a touch of "jazz radio" live to the Savoy that night, spinning some of the greatest hits by the jazz artists who represent the great and worldwide legacy of jazz in Pittsburgh.

And for your added enjoyment, the upstairs lounge and patio will be available for having some more intimate social interaction with fellow jazz lovers while still enjoying the great food and drink and the excitement of the amazing music going on downstairs; broadcast to you over our state of the art venue wide sound system.  The deck is fantastic!

Over the past year, every Monday evening, Savoy has presented some of the finest live jazz around, performed by some of the best jazz artists Pittsburgh has to offer. Come help us celebrate as we conclude a great year of jazz at Savoy and see why everybody’s excited about what is coming up as we begin a fantastic new year of Monday Night Jazz @ Savoy!

Dining: Select entree and dessert items will be available to enjoy along with full 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; Bob Studebaker will start at 5pm, live music celebration starts at 6pm and goes to 10pm.



Sept 17 - Leroy K. Wolford (Blues)

Sept 24 - Katt Hefner (jazz vocals)


For further info, please visit the Savoy website (

see video:

Charlie G.

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Comment by Charlie G. Sanders on September 10, 2012 at 3:07pm

Check out video of Savoy Jazz and join us tonight for our 1st anniversary celebration, featuring Sean Jones and a cast of thousands :).

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