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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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THE HOLIDAYS, AND ALL THAT JAZZ

Event Details

THE HOLIDAYS, AND ALL THAT JAZZ

Time: December 18, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm
Location: Wyndham University Center Hotel - Oakland
Street: 100 Lytton Avenue
City/Town: Pittsburgh
Website or Map: https://www.google.com/maps/p…
Phone: 412-559-9094.
Event Type: jazz, party
Organized By: The African American Jazz Preservation Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.
Latest Activity: Dec 11, 2016

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Event Description

Join us for an evening of jazz with family, friends and members of the former Pittsburgh Black Musicians Local 471 and Pittsburgh jazz artists on Sunday, December 18, 2016, from 4pm-8pm at the Bridges bar and restaurant of Wyndham University Center Hotel, 100 Lytton Avenue in Oakland, Pittsburgh, 15213. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  Advance tickets may be purchased from any AAJPSP board member or by phoning 412-559-9094.

"The members of the AAJPSP Board invite you to celebrate the holidays and Pittsburgh jazz in our first-ever event for the Charles E. Austin Scholarship Fund.  Chuck dedicated his life to his family, his music and to encouraging and inspiring young people.  The Holidays and All that Jazz event is our way of honoring Chuck and continuing his mission.”

Musicians are invited to bring their instruments and sit-in with the AAJPSP house band throughout the evening.  Cash bar. 
Restaurant is open.

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