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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS

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THE STRONG CARD

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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  • OBITUARIES

    98 members Latest Activity: Apr 21 As our musical icons are graduating into the higher realms we want to keep them fresh in our memories.  Please join this group where you can post any…

  • Twitter

    43 members Latest Activity: Mar 17, 2013 Share your Twitter!

  • CD & DVD REVIEWS

    48 members Latest Activity: Apr 22 Post your liner notes here and write reviews of the recordings of your fellow members.and other Pittsburgh recording artists. Don't forget to post…

  • PRESERVING JAZZ LEGACY

    58 members Latest Activity: Apr 20 The African American Jazz Caucus, Inc., is dedicated to protecting, preserving…

  • Save the Music Program at Westinghouse High School

    64 members Latest Activity: May 16, 2016 Ok, we have 41 members and it is almost January. Can we find one day to have a planning meeting- I could use four volunteers to lead a panel…

  • LIVE PERFORMANCE AND CONCERT REVIEWS

    69 members Latest Activity: yesterday There is no need to wait upon the 4th estate to give us coverage anymore. We can also cover our own industry with our own reviews. Let's start here.

  • MUSICWOMAN

    40 members Latest Activity: May 6, 2016 Women who compose and perform their own music and men who support them

  • The Future of the Jazz Industry

    68 members Latest Activity: yesterday I started this group because I am curious as to what your thoughts are on: the main problems facing the industry, what you think can be done to…

  • REVITALIZATION OF THE NEW GRANADA THEATER

    41 members Latest Activity: Jul 18, 2014 Marimba Milliones, now executive director of the Hill District Community Development Corp., is heading the effort to resuscitate the New Granada.

  • The Pillow Project

    38 members Latest Activity: May 30, 2016 We are an ever-evolving idea for new methods in jazz movement; An experimental performing arts collective with an organically jazz philosophy of…

  • AUGUST WILSON CENTER

    77 members Latest Activity: May 30, 2016

    The August Wilson Center for African American Culture and its resident big band, the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra…

  • QUOTATIONS

    78 members Latest Activity: May 17 There is a dearth of oral history available documenting the greatness of the Pittsburgh Jazz Tradition and Legacy.. Please feel free to add a quote…

  • EMPLOYMENT & PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

    58 members Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2012 This group is an exchange for musicians looking for work, employers looking for musicians, agencies, managers, PR announcements, etc. Let's create…

  • CRAWFORD GRILL PURCHASED BY LOCAL INVESTORS

    103 members Latest Activity: May 8 Your voices have been heard and the Grill will soon reopen. It's important to keep the buzz going to encourage the investors who are taking the risk…

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