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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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TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Dance Party

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TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Dance Party

Time: February 12, 2016 at 9pm to February 13, 2016 at 2am
Location: Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
Street: 120 S. Whitfield St.
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA
Website or Map: https://www.facebook.com/even…
Phone: (412) 361-3300
Event Type: dj, dance, party
Organized By: J. Malls
Latest Activity: Feb 7, 2016

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TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Dance Party
Friday, February 12th

Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
120 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty
9pm-2am, 21+, $7

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Shake off that winter chill and get your voodoo workin’ – we’re goin’ soul travelin’. It’s a dance floor trip - to New Orleans to Memphis to Philly to Detroit – and right back to the ‘Burgh. Rare and classic soul, deep funk, disco and boogie, vintage R&B, and everything and anything in between, all at 45 RPM. There is nowhere better to get your groove on.

After a sold out kickoff party last month, the first TITLE TOWN in ‘THE GYM’ at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh is almost here - and we doubled the capacity.

Complete with an original wooden dance floor and plenty of space to get down, the gym is reminiscent of the glory days of the England’s northern soul all-nighters, the Wigan Casino, and the packed dance halls of Western PA. Needless to say, it’s one of the most unique dance floors in the city – and we can’t wait to see you let loose.

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