PROGRESSIVE MUSIC COMPANY

AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS

BOYS CHOIR AFRICA SHIRTS
 
 
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/building-today-for-tomorrow/x/267428

 Pain Relief Beyond Belief

                         http://www.komehsaessentials.com/                              

 

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!

 

Badge

Loading…

Duke Ellington is first African-American and the first musician to solo on U.S. circulating coin

    MARY LOU WILLIAMS     

            INTERVIEW

       In Her Own Words

OBITUARIES Discussions (241)

← Back to OBITUARIES
Featured Discussions

Ramsey Lewis, NEA Jazz Master, Dies at 87

Ramsey Lewis, NEA Jazz Master, Dies at 87 NEWS, RAMSEY LEWIS By DownBeat   I  Sep. 13, 2022 ​Three-time Grammy winner Lewis had tremendo…

Started by Dr. Nelson HarrisonLatest Reply

Africa Storyteller Temujin Ekunfeo dies

Temujin Ekunfeo Sunday 2-6 viewing Monday 11-12:30 Funeral Stephan Brady Funeral 920 Cedar Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Started by Dr. Nelson HarrisonLatest Reply

Joey DeFrancesco, driving force on the Hammond organ, dies at 51

Joey DeFrancesco, driving force on the Hammond organ, dies at 51 August 26, 202210:24 AM ET Nate Chinen From Enlarge this image…

Started by Dr. Nelson HarrisonLatest Reply

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Ramsey Lewis, NEA Jazz Master, Dies at 87

Ramsey Lewis, NEA Jazz Master, Dies at 87 NEWS, RAMSEY LEWIS By DownBeat   I  Sep. 13, 2022 ​Three-time Grammy winner Lewis had tremendo…

Started by Dr. Nelson Harrison

3 Sep 20
Reply by Dr. Nelson Harrison

Africa Storyteller Temujin Ekunfeo dies

Temujin Ekunfeo Sunday 2-6 viewing Monday 11-12:30 Funeral Stephan Brady Funeral 920 Cedar Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Started by Dr. Nelson Harrison

2 Sep 14
Reply by Dr. Nelson Harrison

Joey DeFrancesco, driving force on the Hammond organ, dies at 51

Joey DeFrancesco, driving force on the Hammond organ, dies at 51 August 26, 202210:24 AM ET Nate Chinen From Enlarge this image…

Started by Dr. Nelson Harrison

1 Aug 31
Reply by Dr. Nelson Harrison

Pittsburgh born Guitarist Jerry Byrd makes his transition in Thailand on May 18, 2020.

 "Pittsburgh Guitarist, **Jerry Byrd**, who is an original alumni of the **JAZZ WORKSHOP INC**. and performed, or, recorded with **Rash…

Started by Dr. Nelson Harrison

11 Jul 30
Reply by Dr. Nelson Harrison

Adam Wade, Network Game Show Pioneer, Is Dead at 87

Adam Wade, Network Game Show Pioneer, Is Dead at 87 As a singer, he had three Top 10 hits in 1961. As an actor, he had a long career in…

Started by Dr. Nelson Harrison

1 Jul 23
Reply by Dr. Nelson Harrison

Veteran musician, multi-instrumentalist Horace Lee Turner passes at 100+ years

Funeral Arrangements for Horace Lee Turner: Viewing at 10:00 am Saturday July 23, 2022 at West Funeral Home 2215 Wylie Avenue, Pittsburgh,…

Started by Dr. Nelson Harrison

6 Jul 23
Reply by Dr. Nelson Harrison

Vocalist Ernie Andrews pass at 94

Ernie Andrews From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Ernie Andrews Ernie Andrews, left, and Dexter Go…

Started by Dr. Nelson Harrison

3 Feb 24
Reply by Dr. Nelson Harrison

Barry Harris 1929 – 2021

Barry Harris 1929 – 2021 The master pianist and teacher proselytized tirelessly for bebop, and was one of its finest practitioners PUBLISHE…

Started by Dr. Nelson Harrison

4 Feb 23
Reply by Dr. Nelson Harrison

Pittsburgh born composer/arranger Sammy Nestico passes at 96.

Sammy Nestico From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sammy Nestico Nestico in 2006 Background information Birth name Samuel Louis Nis…

Started by Dr. Nelson Harrison

3 Feb 18
Reply by Rick Nowlin

Remembering Charlie Watts (6.24.41 - 8.24.21

Darryl Jones Remembers Charlie Watts The bassist honors his former Rolling Stones bandmate (6/2/41 – 8/24/21) PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 11, 2022  …

Started by Dr. Nelson Harrison

0 Feb 15

RSS

© 2022   Created by Dr. Nelson Harrison.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service