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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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I've been in Pittsburgh almost my whole life, with the exception of three years away early in the career. I am a Central Catholic and Duquesne graduate and the son of a steel worker. That's rather Pittsburgh-like, eh?
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At 1:39am on February 27, 2009, Jerry Butler said…
I would love to feature "you" as my guest on my show..If I am not your friend..please add me...also please call me @ the offc at 757 538 3540...757 971 3733 for on the banner below to be a guest...JB
At 12:00am on September 4, 2008, Jack Bishop said…
Hi Bob,

What's new in Pgh in the way of Jazz?

At 2:43am on May 20, 2008, Marly Ikeda said…
Hi Bob,
Thanks for your friendship, nice to meet you.
All the best.
At 6:05pm on May 13, 2008, Devorah Segall said…
Thanks, Bob
I agree with you.
I posted your comments onto the blog
"What happened to the Pgh Jazz clubs?" on my page.
I hope something positive happens.
blessings Pgh!
At 5:08pm on May 13, 2008, Devorah Segall said…
Hi Bob
So glad to see you here.
I started a blog to open a discussion about what has happened to the Pgh Jazz clubs. Wonder what your thoughts are
Thanks for supporting the music all these years
At 7:00pm on May 12, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
When you do, I'll feature you on the Member page. It's nice to have the media represented. You'll find quite a bit of research that isn't otherwise available in this network.
At 6:11pm on May 12, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…

We are very happy to have you as a member. Please participate at whatever level you like. I invite you to join the discussion group of CD & Concert reviews. You will find some feedback on your article re: the Living Legends of Jazz Series sponsored by the Pgh. Cultural Trust.

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