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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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Crawford Grill #2

Crawford Grill Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_Grill Updated: 2016-10-10T12:57Z Crawford GrillPennsylvania Historical Mark…

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Long-dormant center of Hill jazz scene seeks a new life

Long-dormant center of Hill jazz scene seeks a new life 5:15 PM Jun 28, 2007 Annie O'Neill, Post-GazetteDr. Nelson E. Harr…

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The Crawford Grill - 2008

Before the Civic Arena tore out its heart, the Hill District was one of the most vibrant African American neighborhoods in the country from…

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Crawford Grill #2

Crawford Grill Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawford_Grill Updated: 2016-10-10T12:57Z Crawford GrillPennsylvania Historical Mark…

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Long-dormant center of Hill jazz scene seeks a new life

Long-dormant center of Hill jazz scene seeks a new life 5:15 PM Jun 28, 2007 Annie O'Neill, Post-GazetteDr. Nelson E. Harr…

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The Crawford Grill - 2008

Before the Civic Arena tore out its heart, the Hill District was one of the most vibrant African American neighborhoods in the country from…

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Crawford Grill Status

Does anyone have any information regarding the current status of the Crawford Grill (as of 1/18/2015)?

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Thinking of the Crawford Grill #2 as a Sacred Space.for Jazz Culture

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CRAWFORD GRILL STANDS AWAITING RESURRECTION

Long-dormant center of Hill jazz scene seeks a new life Sunday, July 01, 2007  Annie O'Neill, Post-GazetteDr. Nelson E. Harrison, a local…

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Crawford Grill - Wikipedia

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Historic Crawford Grill silent monument to a glorious culture

Crawford Grill Images courtesy of Dan Holland, Darrell Sapp and Charles "Teenie" Harris The Crawford Grill was a renowned jazz club, fou…

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YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY OF THE GRILL

If you ever had the Crawford Grill Experience, consider yourself fortunate. Please share your favorite memory here so others around the cit…

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Love the Grill

The only sad thing is that we will have to wait a year for the renovation to begin.  We have been without the real grill for too long.  All…

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