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PITTSBURGH JAZZ

 

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.

 

WELCOME!

 

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EMPLOYMENT & PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

This group is an exchange for musicians looking for work, employers looking for musicians, agencies, managers, PR announcements, etc. Let's create our own marketplace for Pittsburgh Jazz.

Website: http://paytheband.peopleaggregator.net
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Members: 58
Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2012

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Comment by Nancy Dunaiski on September 1, 2008 at 8:06pm
I'm a musician doing afrobeat, afrojazz, classical jazz and would like to explorer my talent to other parts of the world. Please feel free to contact me for any business.
Comment by Ed Skirtich on August 11, 2008 at 3:04am
Hi All Jazz Musicians,

Are you looking for a jazz performance/jazz education seminar for your music education program/community program?

The Jazz Workshop, Inc. would love to do a seminar/performance for your music education program.

Our musicians/music educators are the best in the region and across the globe.

We keep things entertaining and informative with discussion, performance, and question and answer sessions.

To find out more info., please call or write back to me.

Thanks,
Ed Skirtich
Artistic Director/Jazz Workshop, Inc.
ejskirtich@comcast.net
(412) 422-4149 (H)
(412) 841-8046 (C)
Comment by Jim Farquar on July 16, 2008 at 12:26am
Always looking for new opportunities to keep the rent up to date.
Comment by derrick schippers on July 7, 2008 at 6:24pm
looking for booking agent,management and performance oppurtunities
Comment by Anne Annie Friedland on May 25, 2008 at 4:06am
I NEED SOME WORK. MY MOTHER IS ILL. MY BIRTHDAY IS WEDNESDAY(NOT YOUNG) I NEED TO FINISH 2 INFINISHED CD'S...IT'S A REAL CATCH 22. I M STILL THE SAME PERSON I WAS 10 YEARS AGO??? WHAT GIVES????
Comment by Jazz Robertson on May 6, 2008 at 4:11pm
I'm coming back home from Berklee for the summer. If anybody needs a drummer for May-end of August or a sub, let me know.
Comment by Derrick Finch on April 22, 2008 at 12:42am
I look forward to staying in touch with the growth and continued expansion of the Pittsburgh Jazz Scene. If I can help or participate in doing this, do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from home soon.

Sincerely
Derrick Finch
Comment by Joan P Dickerson on April 9, 2008 at 2:01am
If anyone needs a banjo...look no further.
Comment by LINDA ASSOCIATION SOUL JAZZ on March 28, 2008 at 9:46am
OOO THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY
Comment by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 26, 2008 at 6:08am
Thanks you Anne and Janelle for taking advantage of this forum. Did you see the picture of our trio?
 

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