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PITTSBURGH JAZZ

 

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.

 

WELCOME!

 

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Southern Cuisine Buffet & Jazz Night

Event Details

Southern Cuisine Buffet & Jazz Night

Time: October 15, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm
Location: Rivers Club, One Oxford Center
Street: 301 Grant Street, Suite 411
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 412.391.5227
Event Type: pittsburgh, soul, food, &, jazz, night, gathering
Organized By: Rivers Club - Yolanda Wingate
Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2016

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Event Description

Come join us in our newly renovated space for a upscale night of Southern Cuisine and live jazz. Our traditional soul food menu was created to let your taste buds explore the origins of this unique cuisine, and through the entertainment learn how many musical styles influenced the rich sounds of soul music. It will be a beautiful night full of southern hospitality, honoring the origins of soul food and soul music…sure to be a fun experience for all!

SOME OF THE MENU ITEMS INCLUDE: SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN, BBQ RIBS, MACARONI & CHEESE, COLLARD GREENS, MASHED SWEET POTATOES, CHEESY GRITS & SHRIMP GRAVY, POTATO SALAD, CORNBREAD, PEACH COBBLER, SWEET POTATO PIE... AND SO MUCH MORE!

Dance the night away to our DJ and special musical guest:
Tubby Daniels Band & Vocalist Lyndsey Smith

RSVP by calling or email Yolanda.Wingate@clubcorp.com to make your reservations.

$50.00 per person (excluding alcohol)

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