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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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Freddy Cole, Singer and Brother of Nat "King" Cole, Has Died at 88

Freddy Cole, Singer Who Eluded the Shadow of His Brother Nat "King" Cole, Has Died at 88 By NATE CHINEN • JUN 28, 2020 TwitterFacebookGoogl…

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Ellis Marsalis, Patriarch Of New Orleans' Most Famous Musical Family, Has Died

Ellis Marsalis, Patriarch Of New Orleans' Most Famous Musical Family, Has Died April 2, 202012:31 AM ET ANDREW LIMBONG Ellis Mars…

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Mike Longo, Prominent Jazz Pianist Known For His Tenure with Dizzy Gillespie, Dies at 83

Mike Longo, Prominent Jazz Pianist Known For His Tenure with Dizzy Gillespie, Dies at 83 By NATE CHINEN • MAR 23, 2020 TwitterFacebookGoogl…

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In Memoriam: McCoy Tyner

In Memoriam: McCoy Tyner NEWS, MCCOY TYNER, OBITUARY By Bill Milkowski   I  Mar. 6, 2020 McCoy Tyner (1938–2020) (Photo: Marc Norberg/Bl…

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Jazz piano legend Bobby Cardillo dies at 95

Bobby Cardillo passed away at home early this morning Dec.12, 2019.  He celebrated his 95th birthday just last weekend and was playing pian…

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2 Dec 15, 2019
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PIANIST HAROLD MABERN dies at 83.

September 30th, 2019  Dear Friends:I'm thinking about Harold Mabern.  Harold died unexpectedly at age 83 last Tuesday to the shock of the J…

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Well loved and respected pianist Don Depaolis passes at 71.

DON'S OBITUARY Don DePaolis, a noted pianist and composer in Pittsburgh’s jazz community for the past five decades, passed away March 20th…

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Pianist member Michael Vincent Murray passes through transition.

Michael Vincent Murray, 41, died on May 9, 2018, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born to Sharon L. Murray and the late Edward…

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Memorial service for John Hughes - Beloved pianist and Member of Local 471 AF of M

HUGHES JOHN WESLEY, JR. On November 22, 2018. Beloved husband of Helena Gerard Hughes; father of Charles S., Kenneth M. and Pamela A. Hu…

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RANDY WESTON, PIANIST WHO TRACED AFRICA IN JAZZ, DIES AT 92

As a child, Mr. Weston took classical piano lessons, but did not fall in love with the instrument until he started studying with a teach…

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