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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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Mr. Martin is the President and Founder of Rapid Production Marketing, a marketing, social media, business management & business intelligence consulting firm.

Mr. Martin has a unique background. Starting his career in finance and management & sales consulting Mr. Martin has had first hand experience in manufacturing, distribution and manufacturer's agency management which gives him a very unique skill set. Very few people have had front line experience in every aspect of channels management.

Mr. Martin has an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Political Science and Economics and worked on his MBA in San Francisco at the University of Phoenix with a 4.0 GPA

Mr. Martin has counseled with a multitude of manufacturers on the macro topics of strategic planning, distributor rationalization, product marketing, brand introduction as well as tactical iimplementation of pricing and discount programs, agent identification, Distributor and Agent contracts, trade show design & layout and incentive programming.

Mr. Martin was the VP of Sales & Marketing for Toolex and managed every aspect of their workholding product rollout. He later moved to Northern California and worked for Western Tool & Supply, one of the largest, privately held, cutting tool distributors in North America. In 2000, Mr. Martin started his own "rep" agency and quickly became the #1 sales agency and/or the #1 growth agency in the country for many of his principals. Mr. Martin's agency was twice nominated as a Finalist in the Pittsburgh Technology Councils "Tech 50" awards.

In late 2009, Mr. Martin became President of Highlander Tool, an industrial distributor based in Johnstown, PA. Starting from scratch he negotiated with over 180 manufacturers to develop a unique product offering. He also developed a custom database to manage the company as well as all identity pieces such as the Logo, line card, website, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Production Tool Catalog. Mr. Martin was invited to be one of five distributors in North America as a member of the Widia Distributor Advisory Council. Highlander Tool is a member of ISA and IBC networks.

In mid 2010 Mr. Martin's role at Highlander changed as he moved into a consultancy role at Highlander Tool and formed Rapid Production Marketing as a consultancy agency.

Outside of his professional business experience Mr. Martin is "Managing Directorre" of the Italian Car Show, "The Cortile", at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Mr. Martin developed the Cortile concept and has garnered international attention within the target demographic of this group.

Mr. Martin is "Social Media Marketing Chairperson" at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. He was instrumental in not only the strategic vision but all aspects of the tactical implementation of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix's Social networking marketing program. From the creation of the Twitter feeds, Facebook page, YouTube Channel and Flikr sites as well as a special working relationship with SpeedTV in the beta rollout of their new website.

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to hold a world-class vintage automotive event for charity. Since 1983 this volunteer-driven event has raised over $2.5 million for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh & Allegheny Valley School.

Mr. Martin is also past President of Ambridge PAGE which works with the local school district to develop programming for Gifted Education Students.

In July 2010, Mr Martin launched a new company, Rapid Production Marketing to develop plan, develop, implement and train automotive and industrial sector companies in the use of Social Media marketing tools.

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James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy
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We specialize in synchronous development of branding, identity, channel programs, and product development based upon measurable business intelligence.

We assist clients in navigating a Social Media marketing plan that can include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other brand specific SM outlets. We don't just sell you a fishing rod and equipment,
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