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PITTSBURGH JAZZ

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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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1 Obituary: Joe Harris / Jazz drummer played with bebop legends Dec. 23, 1926 -- Jan. 27, 2016

Obituary: Joe Harris / Jazz drummer played with bebop legends Dec. 23, 1926 -- Jan. 27, 2016

Posted by Dr. Nelson Harrison on January 31, 2016

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

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

February 12, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at 7th Street Downtown

Organized By: Jazz Surgery w/ Tony Campbell

3 Phat Tuesday at Chaz and Odette!

Phat Tuesday at Chaz and Odette!

February 9, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm at Chaz and Odette

Organized By: Phat Man Dee

4 Blues Orphans begins regular monthly gig at  Bistro 9101

Blues Orphans begins regular monthly gig at Bistro 9101

February 5, 2016 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm at BISTRO 9101

Organized By: BLUES ORPHANS

5 Rocks Landing Bar and Grille Presents Tony Campbell and Jazzsurgery jam session

Rocks Landing Bar and Grille Presents Tony Campbell and Jazzsurgery jam session

February 14, 2016 from 3pm to 6pm at Rocks Landing { McKees Rocks}

Organized By: Jazz Surgery w/ Tony Campbell

6 TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Dance Party

TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Dance Party

February 12, 2016 at 9pm to February 13, 2016 at 2am at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

Organized By: J. Malls

7 Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

Posted by Dr. Nelson Harrison on February 5, 2016

8 Roger Barbour Jazz Trio

Roger Barbour Jazz Trio

February 13, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm at West End Pgh

Organized By: Roger Barbour Sr

9 Ben Goldberg's Invisible Guy Trio

Ben Goldberg's Invisible Guy Trio

February 8, 2016 from 8pm to 10:30pm at Thunderbird Cafe

Organized By: Manny Theiner

10 Celebrating 100 Years of R&B, Rock N Roll Jazz Organ Legend, BILL DOGGETT

Celebrating 100 Years of R&B, Rock N Roll Jazz Organ Legend, BILL DOGGETT

Added by Bill Doggett on February 3, 2016

11 Jerry Lucarelli

Jerry Lucarelli

February 11, 2016 from 8pm to 10pm at Riley's Pour House

Organized By: Jerry Lucarelli

12 The Hip Litmus Test

The Hip Litmus Test

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on December 27, 2015

13 Billy May

Billy May

Added by Stephen Tokarick on February 4, 2016

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