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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS

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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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Cecil Taylor, Pianist Who Defied Jazz Orthodoxy, Is Dead at 89

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Dr. Nathan Davis, jazz educator, passes at 81.

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We sadly announce the passing of Carol Watson (Judge Warren Watson) last week

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Dr. Nathan Davis, jazz educator, passes at 81.

Nathan Davis, Music Educator, Performer, Composer A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words by JEFF SEWALD 2007 SPRING Photo by Ren…

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Cecil Taylor, Pianist Who Defied Jazz Orthodoxy, Is Dead at 89

Cecil Taylor, Pianist Who Defied Jazz Orthodoxy, Is Dead at 89 By BEN RATLIFFAPRIL 6, 2018 Photo Cecil Taylor listening to a recording…

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We sadly announce the passing of Carol Watson (Judge Warren Watson) last week

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Pianist George "Duke" Spaulding passes at 95.

The family is asking you to gather the local musicians and have a jam session at Bethesda Presbyterian Church on Thursday, March 1, 2018…

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Geri Allen, Brilliantly Expressive Pianist, Composer and Educator, Dies at 60

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Hugh Masekela, Trumpeter and Anti-Apartheid Activist, Dies at 78

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William Hughes, trombonist with Count Basie Orchestra, dies at 87

William Hughes, trombonist with Count Basie Orchestra, dies at 87 Updated Jan 23, 6:10 PM; Posted Jan 23, 6:05 PM William Hughes, 87, r…

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Pianist Chris Pangikas passes after a long illness.

  Funeral Arrangements for Chris Pangikas who passed away Friday Jan. 5, 2018, are on January 12, 2018 Viewing times  2 P.M. to 4 P.M &…

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Della Reese, Singer and ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star, Dies at 86

Obituaries Della Reese, Singer and ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star, Dies at 86 By ANITA GATESNOV. 20, 2017 Photo Della Reese, left, with…

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Jon Hendricks, 96, Who Brought a New Dimension to Jazz Singing, Dies

Obituaries Jon Hendricks, 96, Who Brought a New Dimension to Jazz Singing, Dies By PETER KEEPNEWSNOV. 22, 2017 Photo Jon Hendrick…

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