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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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Trust Vinyl Pop-Up Record Store (PJLIF)

Event Details

Trust Vinyl Pop-Up Record Store (PJLIF)

Time: June 19, 2015 at 12pm to June 21, 2015 at 7pm
Location: 820 Liberty Ave. (Downtown)
Street: 820 Liberty Ave.
City/Town: Pittsburgh
Website or Map:…
Phone: (412) 456-6666
Event Type: jazz, festival, record, sale, pop-up, store
Organized By: J. Malls, Cultural Trust
Latest Activity: Jun 10, 2015

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Event Description

Trust Vinyl Pop-Up Record Store
820 Liberty Ave. (Downtown)
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Friday, June 19th: 12-9 PM
Saturday, June 20th: 12-9 PM
Sunday, June 21st: 12-7 PM

Facebook event page here
Complete list of PJLIF events here

Trust Vinyl is a part of this year's Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival in the Downtown Cultural District. This is a three day pop-up record store event taking place at 820 Liberty Ave (next to Space Gallery). This is an unoccupied store front located at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and 9th Street, behind where the 9th Street stage will be located. Vendors will be selling vintage vinyl records during three days of live music performances on outdoor stages.

There is still room for a few more vendors. Message me if you're interested!

J. Malls

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