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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.






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At 4:39pm on October 30, 2008, Luiz Santos said…
Welcome Beverly,
Thanks for joining !
Be blessed!
At 5:09am on October 30, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Beverly,

We need fans like you to share in the magic of the jazz world. Without you... no us as Dizzy Gillespie used to say. We hope you enjoy what we have here and frankly.. we hope you get hooked on it. Haha. Thank you for joining.
At 4:06pm on October 28, 2008, Andrea said…
Hello Sister Beverly, Thank you for signing on as my friend and elect jazz commarade. I like jazz because it reminds me of the Lords choir of praise and worship. Jazz is music that can tame the beastly spirit in every person who wants to calm that stressed or outrageous feeling of no peace. I praise God daily and jazz brings a constant sounds of pleasantness that relax my mind and spirit to meditate on our creator in spirit. The creator of this page has a solid love to give everyone who joins, opportunity to hear his gift in making pleasant sounds to our ears. I thank God for his unselfish love to give others a taste of his style in gifts. Peace to you eternally



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