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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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Rebecca Parris, 66, jazz singer of uncommon range and emotional depth

Rebecca Parris, 66, jazz singer of uncommon range and emotional depth       NICH ANDERSON After switching from rock to jazz, Ms. Parris p…

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Antoine "Fats" Domino dies at 89.

Fats Domino dead at 89, medical examiner's office says By Todd Leopold, CNN Updated 9:19 AM ET, Thu October 26, 2017…

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Chris Murrell, American Jazz Singer dies at 60

Byron Christopher Murrell was born on December 18, 1956, Winston-Salem, North Carolina and died on June 18, 2017. He was an American jazz…

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Al Jarreau, seven-time Grammy-winning singer, dies at 76

Al Jarreau, seven-time Grammy-winning singer, dies at 76 Matt Schudel, The Washington Post February 12, 2017 Updated: February 12, 2017 10:…

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Mavis Logan Aug. 11, 1936 - Dec. 9, 2016

Mavis Logan Aug. 11, 1936 - Dec. 9, 2016 December 24, 2016 12:05 PM By Molly Born / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette For decades on…

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Memorial for Habiba Mathew, Soulful Jazz Singer - Widow of Baritone saxophonist/flautist Sahib Shihab

 Memorial for Habiba Mathew, Soulful Jazz Singer Dear Blues & Jazz Community, A bright and shining star has left us, but on Tuesday,…

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Obituary: 'Chizmo' Charles Anderson / Singer known as ‘Pittsburgh’s Elder Statesman of the Blues’ Aug. 11, 1928 - April 21, 2015 April 22, 2015 11:24 PM

Peter Diana/Post-Gazette Chizmo Charles in March 1992. From 1999: City's favorite blues singer swings and sings for the record From 2003: C…

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Obituary: David Early / Longtime Pittsburgh actor on stage, screen

March 27, 2013 12:08 am By Barbara Vancheri / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette In "I'm Not Rappaport," actor David Early imparted a weathered dign…

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Leroy K. Wofford Obituary - September 9, 2012

Obituary: Leroy K. Wofford / A life marked by tragedy ends tragically for  singer Died Sept. 9, 2012 September 11, 2012 12:14 am 1/1 Lero…

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