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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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1 Phat Man Dee & Amoeba Knievel CD Release! Presented by Creative.Life.Support at Mr Smalls Theatre!

Phat Man Dee & Amoeba Knievel CD Release! Presented by Creative.Life.Support at Mr Smalls Theatre!

September 24, 2014 from 6pm to 11pm at Mr Smalls Theatre

Organized By: Phat Man Dee

2 Homestead Jazz, Blues, & Arts Festival

Homestead Jazz, Blues, & Arts Festival

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 26, 2014

3 2014 Pittsburgh Blues Festival celebrates 20 years of success

2014 Pittsburgh Blues Festival celebrates 20 years of success

Posted by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 25, 2014

4 RML Jazz at The Supper Club

RML Jazz at The Supper Club

August 30, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm at The Supper Club

Organized By: Rick Laus

5 George Benson - live in Germany 1978

George Benson - live in Germany 1978

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 25, 2014

6 RML Jazz returns to Little E's Jazz Club!

RML Jazz returns to Little E's Jazz Club!

August 29, 2014 at 8pm to August 30, 2014 at 12am at Little E's Jazz Club

Organized By: Rick Laus

7 RML Jazz at Walnut Grill

RML Jazz at Walnut Grill

August 27, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm at Walnut Grill

Organized By: Rick Laus

8 Lester Young/Charlie Parker Birthday Festival

Lester Young/Charlie Parker Birthday Festival

August 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014 at WKCR.org

9 CJ's Wednesday Jazz Vocal Night Featuring B Love and Jazzsurgery

CJ's Wednesday Jazz Vocal Night Featuring B Love and Jazzsurgery

August 27, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm at Cj's in the Strip District

Organized By: Jazz Surgery w/ Tony Campbell

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

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

Posted by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 25, 2014

11 THE MEADOWLANDS CASINO BRINGS BACK THE HOLIDAYS

THE MEADOWLANDS CASINO BRINGS BACK THE HOLIDAYS

August 31, 2014 from 7pm to 11pm at The Headliners Lounge (formerly called Silks)

Organized By: CANNERY CASINO RESORTS - Las Vegas, NV.

12 The Roger Humphries Trio feat. vocalist/trumpeter, ANDREA CAPOZZOLI @ Savoy Monday Night Jazz (8-25-14)

The Roger Humphries Trio feat. vocalist/trumpeter, ANDREA CAPOZZOLI @ Savoy Monday Night Jazz (8-25-14)

August 25, 2014 from 6pm to 9:30pm at Savoy Restaurant

Organized By: Charlie G. Sanders

13 Kids Love For Animals

Kids Love For Animals

Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 26, 2014

14 Creating A Christmas Tree ( Poem )

Creating A Christmas Tree ( Poem )

Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 25, 2014

15 NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson & "The Jazz Scatter" Surprise Guest George V Johnson Jr

NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson & "The Jazz Scatter" Surprise Guest George V Johnson Jr

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 24, 2014

16 Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet

Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet

September 3, 2014 from 5:30pm to 8pm at Cultural District

Organized By: Roger Barbour Sr

17 CHUCK BROWN "GOGO SWING,MIDNIGHT SUN,MOODY'S MOOD" @ 930 CLUB

CHUCK BROWN "GOGO SWING,MIDNIGHT SUN,MOODY'S MOOD" @ 930 CLUB

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 23, 2014

18 Swing City Band at St. John's Hall Tuesday, September 2

Swing City Band at St. John's Hall Tuesday, September 2

September 2, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm at St. John's Hall, 35 Main St, Conemaugh, Rt 271

Organized By: George Johnson and Swing City Band

19 Tractor Pulls

Tractor Pulls

Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 23, 2014

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