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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 MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ 3rd YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 9-8-14

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SAVOY MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ 3rd YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 9-8-14

Time: September 8, 2014 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: savoy, 3rd, anniversary, celebration, jazz, jam, lounge, dining room, charlie g., roger humphries, lou stellute, george heid lll
Organized By: Charlie G. Sanders
Latest Activity: Sep 5, 2014

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Hello everyone,

Here's what's happening next at Savoy:

SAVOY MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ 3rd YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 9-8-14

 

In the dining room, a live jam with THE ROGER HUMPHRIES TRIO feat. vocalist, CHARLIE G. and sax man, LOU STELLUTE!

 

In the upstairs lounge, Pittsburgh’s young lions are showcased with artists like George Heid lll.

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This one is for you!  We’re going all out for this, the 3rd anniversary of Monday Night Jazz @ Savoy!  For your listening enjoyment, we have live jazz on both floors with some of Pittsburgh’s jazz elders along with some of the up and coming jazz superstars of the future!  Come join us, you don't want to miss it!

Time:              6pm

Place:              Savoy Restaurant

                        2623 Penn Avenue

                        Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222

Phone:            412.281.0660

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

Drink specials: All domestic beers are $3.00 (plus tax). 

 

*(Current Pittsburgh Jazz Society members will get a 10% discount on any food purchases with presentation of Savoy discount ticket! Pick yours up at the Jazz Society Membership table.)

 

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

 

 UPCOMING ATTRACTIONS!

 

Sept. 15 – Tony Campbell’s Jazz Surgery feat. Fred Pugh lll

 

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

 

Charlie G.

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