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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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About Me:
Barbara Jean (BJ) (Jazz Vocals) and Ross Halliday (Guitar) Robin Gallaway (Sax) comprise a Jazz duo/trio based in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

I've been away from Jazz for ten years and now returning and enjoying the music I love. I enjoy experimenting with a Tune and getting into the feel of the music and love to play with the melody.

Ross and I are currently working on recording originals and hope to have those completed this year. Ross Halliday is an accomplished Jazz guitarist who can only be described as tastefully brilliant, with wonderful feel. Would like to get work in and around New Zealand in Jazz Clubs /Festivals, and cafe winery scene .

Arrangements and backing tracks are by Alan McPike from Scotland who is an amazing pianist and has wonderful arrangements.

I perform a genre of tunes ranging from Jazz Standards, Pop, Funk, Swing and Latin.

Thanks for dropping by and having a listen as I'm a new artitst starting out any advice or comments would always be welcomed
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At 7:45pm on December 15, 2009, Schrubbel said…
Hi Barbara ! Welcome to Kisses Schru.
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At 10:52pm on October 21, 2009, Schrubbel said…
Hi Barbara Jean ! Welcome ! Greetings from Schru. Cologne/Germany



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