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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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The TIM STEVENS/LEONARD JOHNSON PROJECT @ Savoy Monday Night Jazz (5-19-14)

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The TIM STEVENS/LEONARD JOHNSON PROJECT @ Savoy Monday Night Jazz (5-19-14)

Time: May 19, 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: tim stevens, leonard johnson, vocals, project, savoy, jazz
Organized By: Charlie G. Sanders
Latest Activity: May 19, 2014

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Hey Music Fans,

Good News!  The reconstruction will be done in time for next weeks great show at Savoy!  What reconstruction, you may ask?  Well, the reconstruction we had to do at Savoy after Shawnee Lake BLEW THE ROOF OFF last Monday! :-)  She was phenomenal!  Shawnee's amazing show helps to prove the point I've always made about slow Mondays in Pittsburgh.  If you put together a great venue with great food and great live jazz, people will make Monday Night in Pittsburgh a priority and thus make a dead night spring back to life.  Kudos to Ms. Shawnee Lake, for helping us make another fabulous Monday Night of jazz at Savoy.  You never want to miss Monday Night Jazz at Savoy, it's something special!  Here's whats next at Savoy Monday Night Jazz:

Savoy Monday Night Jazz Artist for 5-19-14

 

THE TIM STEVENS/LEONARD JOHNSON PROJECT

Tim Stevens

 

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). 

 

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

 

 

UPCOMING ATTRACTIONS!

 

May 26 – Kenia, Live Brazilian Band feat. vocalist, Kenia

 

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

 

Charlie G.

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