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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?


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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Yinzide Out at Brookline BREEZE 5K Run / Community Festival

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Yinzide Out at Brookline BREEZE 5K Run / Community Festival

Time: August 14, 2010 from 9am to 12pm
Location: Brookline Recreation Center
Street: 1400 Brookline Boulevard
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA. 15226
Website or Map:…
Phone: 412-571-3222
Event Type: brookline breeze 5k race, fitness walk and community festival
Organized By: Dave Yoho
Latest Activity: Aug 13, 2010

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Event Description

When: Saturday, August 14, 2010
Where: Brookline Recreation Center, off Brookline Boulevard. 2 1/2 Miles south of the Liberty Tunnels. Take West Liberty Avenue to Eat-N-Park Restaurant, left on Pioneer Avenue to Brookline Blvd., right on Brookline Blvd. to the Community/Rec Center.
Proceeds: To benefit Brookline area Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Brookline area Recreation Programs, and Brookline Regional Catholic.

The 29th Anniversary of the Brookline Breeze 5K Race and Fitness Walk is focused on fitness for the whole family! Bring your family for a fun and exciting run or walk and stay to enjoy the music and entertainment at the Brookline Community Festival! This annual festival is a celebration of the community of Brookline, and now includes the Breeze the Boulevard event with vendors and activities along Brookline Boulevard merchants.
Enter your whole immediate family (up to 5 runners/walkers) in the Brookline Breeze 5K Race for only $30.00! The family discount is only available to pre-registered runners who complete a team application, not available for online registration. Participants may only compete in one division of the Team Competition, the Family Division (family discount) or the Age Group Competition for prizes. Team applications are available at the Brookline Rec Center, 412 571-3222.

Brookline Community Festival
Immediately following this year’s Brookline Breeze, join us for the 5th Annual Brookline Community Festival. Live music will be provided. Free children’s activities are provided by Sam’s Club and the Brookline Breeze sponsors. The activities include a Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, 24 Foot Climbing Wall, Moonwalk, Balloon Sculptor, Face Painting and more!

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