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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?

 

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"Garth, man am I happy to hear from you. Hey, I only consider you the best harp player on the planet.  I am working on a project titled; "Jazz for Jesus."  Just some very spiritual and at the same time earthy and humble…"
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"Aubrey, Very good to hear from you. Thank you for your very kind words and as you know, I'm my son's number one fan."
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"Craig: I have always been an admirer of you and your fabuluosly gifted and blessed son, Brian. God bless you as you continue on your journey.  Peace eternal."
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"I am so sad, I do not have the words.  I need to go on a "food run" right now!  Everyone, none of the living will be able to rest in peace in regards to Luther's passing.  I encourage everyone to try to live in peace."
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Born and reared in Pittsburgh, Schenley High School Alum.
Favorite Pittsburgh musicians/performers
Nelson Harrison, Kenny Blake, Larry Estes, Leonard Johnson III, Dennis Garner, Ronnie Biggs, Donna Davis, Don Aliquo, Sandra Dowe, Etta Cox, Roger Humphries, Greg Humphries, Howie Alexander, Roger Humphries Jr.,
Favorite Pittsburgh Jazz Venue
CJ's in the Strip
About Me:
I began my musical career singing gospel at St. Mark A.M.E. Zion church in Lawrenceville, PA. I have performed at the Newburgh, NY Jazz Festival with Chris Sullivan and Barbara Sfraga. Also performing at the Lennox Lounge (Zebra Room) in Harlem, NY with Chris Sullivan and brass player Roy Campbell Jr. and at the Playboy Club in Los Angeles, CA.
I have also performed with most of the aforementioned musicians.
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At 5:01am on June 24, 2011, Barbara Ray said…

Aubrey Bruce:

I've been wondering what happened to you .. call me, please.

Barb

At 12:10am on April 7, 2011, Craig B. Edwards said…

Aubrey,

Very good to hear from you. Thank you for your very kind words and as you know, I'm my son's number one fan.

At 1:22pm on March 22, 2011, The Brian Edwards Excursion said…

Much love to you!

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