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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?


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 with THE ROGER HUMPHRIES TRIO, featuring vocalist CHARLIE G. and tenor saxophonist, LOU STELLUTE

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SAVOY MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ with THE ROGER HUMPHRIES TRIO, featuring vocalist CHARLIE G. and tenor saxophonist, LOU STELLUTE

Time: August 13, 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, male, vocals, tenor, saxophone., lou stellute, ., charlie g.
Organized By: Charlie G. Sanders
Latest Activity: Aug 12, 2012

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Event Description


New Summer Hours* 

Every Monday evening, from 6 to 10pm, Savoy will present some of the finest live jazz around, performed by some of the best jazz artists Pittsburgh has to offer. Come see why everybody’s excited about Monday Night Jazz @ Savoy.

By popular demand, the featured artist for August 13th, is your host for Savoy Monday Night Jazz, Charlie G. Sanders.  As one of Pittsburgh's favorite male vocalists, I've enjoyed many years of sharing the music with Pittsburgh fans in many fine venues.  Of late, I have devoted most of my time to presenting some the finest jazz artists this city has to offer at Savoy, Pittsburgh's premier dining and social destination; therefore, I rarely perform live these days.  However, many of my fans have been requesting that I sing again! In response, I am scheduled, along with LOU STELLUTE, one of the city's best tenor saxophonists, for Savoy Monday Night Jazz on August 13th.  And, as always, accompaniment will be provided by the legendary Roger Humphries and his trio**.  If you like my music, you won't want to miss this!  If you've not heard me before, you REALLY won't want to miss this!!

Dining: Select entree and dessert items are now 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; Live music from 6pm to 10pm.

**A different artist will be featured each week with the Roger Humphries Trio.

For further info, please visit the Savoy website ( or call 412.281.0660



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