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THE STRONG CARD

PITTSBURGH JAZZ

Roger Humphries

 

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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Rocks Landing Bar and Grille Sunday Jam Session with Tony Campbell

May 1, 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Rocks Landing { McKees Rocks}

Organized By: Jazz Surgery w/ Tony Campbell

2 Nathan Davis (Usa, 1971)  - Makatuka (Full ALbum)

Nathan Davis (Usa, 1971) - Makatuka (Full ALbum)

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on February 14, 2016

3 RANDY WESTON AFRICAN RHYTHMS

RANDY WESTON AFRICAN RHYTHMS

April 26, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm at Brooklyn Public Library-The Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 11238

Organized By: JAZZmaNYC

4 JWI features Noel Quintana

JWI features Noel Quintana

May 7, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8pm at Carnegie Library Homewood

Organized By: Jaki Young Jazz Workshop, Inc.

5 Culture Restaurant and Lounge {Downtown} Friday Jazz Happy Hour with Tony Campbell

Culture Restaurant and Lounge {Downtown} Friday Jazz Happy Hour with Tony Campbell

April 29, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Culture Lounge and Restaurant Downtown Pittsburgh

Organized By: Jazz Surgery w/ Tony Campbell

6 BLUES ORPHANS are back in Bellevue at 565 Live

BLUES ORPHANS are back in Bellevue at 565 Live

April 29, 2016 from 8pm to 11pm at 565 LIVE LOUNGE

Organized By: BLUES ORPHANS

7 SAVOY MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ for May 2016 - 2 - The Roger Humphries Trio

SAVOY MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ for May 2016 - 2 - The Roger Humphries Trio

May 2, 2016 from 6pm to 9:30pm at Savoy Restaurant

Organized By: Charlie G. Sanders

8 Swing City Band at St. John's Hall

Swing City Band at St. John's Hall

May 3, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm at Saint John's Hall

Organized By: George Johnson and Swing City Band

9 Diabetes Awareness / Neb Nose Coffee Grand Opening w/ Yinzide Out

Diabetes Awareness / Neb Nose Coffee Grand Opening w/ Yinzide Out

May 7, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm at St. Benedict The Moor

Organized By: Dave Yoho

10 Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame and Museum™

Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame and Museum™

April 27, 2016 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Organized By: JAZZmaNYC

11 Roger Barbour Jazz Trio

Roger Barbour Jazz Trio

May 3, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm at South Side

Organized By: Roger Barbour Sr

12 Songstress KOSI...from New York to Pittsburgh

Songstress KOSI...from New York to Pittsburgh

April 30, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm at Brew on Broadway

Organized By: Charlene

13 Picture 199

Picture 199

Added by john papi on April 28, 2016

14 Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet

Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet

April 26, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm at Strip District

Organized By: Roger Barbour Sr

15 Karen Faison

Karen Faison

Added by Karen faison on April 27, 2016

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DSCF0961

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18 Roger Barbour Jazz Trio

Roger Barbour Jazz Trio

April 27, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm at Cultural District

Organized By: Roger Barbour Sr

19 Aint Doin' Too Bad IBC Titled Clip

Aint Doin' Too Bad IBC Titled Clip

Added by Ms Taylor P Collins on April 29, 2016

20 CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ GALA CONCERT

CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ GALA CONCERT

May 5, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm at Weeksville Heritage Center

Organized By: Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium

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