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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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Yinzide Out SAT open stage Hilltoppers Pub, Troy Hill PA

Event Details

Yinzide Out SAT open stage Hilltoppers Pub, Troy Hill PA

Time: October 10, 2009 at 9pm to October 11, 2009 at 1am
Location: Hilltoppers Pub
Street: 1700 Lowrie Street
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA. 15212
Website or Map:…
Phone: 412-322-3676
Event Type: yinzide, out, saturday, night, open, stage
Organized By: Dave Yoho
Latest Activity: Sep 28, 2014

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Event Description

Join Yinzide Out this Saturday Oct 10
from 9:00PM to 1:00AM in Pittsburgh's Troy Hill

This episode of Yinzide Out will be a repeat performance of last night's Max's Allegheny Tavern Ratskeller experience (which was fabulous)

Chizmo Charles Anderson, vocals,
Keith Gamble, bass guitar
Frank Giove, guitar
Mice Elf, drums
Phillup D'Tipjar, sittin' pretty

Bring Your Own Bongos
Let's roll in the hay
Come blow your horn
Laissez les bon ton roulet

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a comment I received from an attendee of last night's open stage
Last night's jam session was the best I've been to in the burgh...kudos!

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Comment by Dave Yoho on October 8, 2009 at 1:34pm
SAT OCT 10 Hilltoppers Pub Yinzide Out open stage
FRI OCT 9 Billy's Roadhouse with The Blues Orphans

live for the weekend
Comment by Dave Yoho on October 8, 2009 at 1:28pm

Comment by Buddy Chase on October 4, 2009 at 3:08am
what is the size (access) scoop? We will attend. Last night was the bomb.
Buddy Chase

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