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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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May 5, 2013
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"It's been a while folks but the Blues Devils are at 21st and Liberty for the Marathon tomorrow. 7AM to sometime in the afternoon."
May 5, 2013
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Cefalo's Presents The Blues Devils - Return Engagement at Cefalo's in Carnegie

July 9, 2011 from 8:30pm to 11:45pm
Great food, Great venue, Great Music, Great Fun.
Jul 9, 2011
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Cefalo's Presents The Blues Devils at Cefalo's in Carnegie

May 20, 2011 from 8:30pm to 11:45pm
$5 Cover - opportunity to contribute to  the National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyThe Blues Devils are a group of musicians with day jobs looking to pay ahead and help others with their fund raising efforts.  We offer live entertainment at no cost to your organization. There will be an opportunity to contribute to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at the door. May 20, 2011 • 8:30PM  @ Cefalo’s Res. & Lounge428 Washington Ave, carnegie, pa 15106See More
May 19, 2011
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Cefalo's Presents The Blues Devils at Cefalo's in Carnegie

May 20, 2011 from 8:30pm to 11:45pm
$5 Cover - opportunity to contribute to  the National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyThe Blues Devils are a group of musicians with day jobs looking to pay ahead and help others with their fund raising efforts.  We offer live entertainment at no cost to your organization. There will be an opportunity to contribute to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at the door. May 20, 2011 • 8:30PM  @ Cefalo’s Res. & Lounge428 Washington Ave, carnegie, pa 15106See More
May 19, 2011
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Cefalo's Presents The Blues Devils at Cefalo's in Carnegie

May 20, 2011 from 8:30pm to 11:45pm
$5 Cover - opportunity to contribute to  the National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyThe Blues Devils are a group of musicians with day jobs looking to pay ahead and help others with their fund raising efforts.  We offer live entertainment at no cost to your organization. There will be an opportunity to contribute to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at the door. May 20, 2011 • 8:30PM  @ Cefalo’s Res. & Lounge428 Washington Ave, carnegie, pa 15106See More
May 15, 2011
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Obey House Tavern tonight at Obey House Tavern

April 29, 2011 at 9:30pm to April 30, 2011 at 12am
A shout out to you all that the Blues Devils will be playing at the Obey House Tavern this Friday Night April 29, 2011.  (No Cover) 1337 Steuben St. Pittsburgh, PA 152209:30 till Mark kicks us out. Those of you who have been to our benefit concerts here's one where you can listen and leave with your wallet only slightly lighter.  (The Tavern will charge you for what you consume, while you listen to us entertain you.) Look for us at Cefalo's and at a First Friday in Mt. Lebanon soon!  We're…See More
Apr 29, 2011
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LIVE PERFORMANCE AND CONCERT REVIEWS

There is no need to wait upon the 4th estate to give us coverage anymore. We can also cover our own industry with our own reviews. Let's start here.See More
Apr 28, 2011
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OBITUARIES

As our musical icons are graduating into the higher realms we want to keep them fresh in our memories.  Please join this group where you can post any obituaries of the ancestors of our tradition for all to read and learn more about them.
Apr 28, 2011
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AUGUST WILSON CENTER

The August Wilson Center for African American Culture and its resident big band, the Pittsburgh Jazz OrchestraSee More
Apr 28, 2011
Bob Lee left a comment for Elisa Tighe
"Welcome! I have to say that this group is active. But I've seen more live and free jazz because of this than I had in 20 years. Hope to see you at Blues for Blues on Friday!"
Oct 20, 2010
Marva Josie might attend Bob Lee's event

Blues For Blues at Bower Hill Fire Department

October 22, 2010 from 7pm to 11pm
6 "Vintage" artists, having fun singing the Blues... It's an opportunity to say thank you to your significant other for all the hard work or enjoy an evening of fellowship with others who enjoy being around others having a good time.$30 per person or a table of 4 for $100 gets you silent auctions, live music, great food and good people. Everyone is invited.Raising money for the blue party to help offset the rising costs of getting elected without taking money from corporations.See More
Oct 18, 2010
Bob Lee is attending Tania Grubbs's event
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Free Jazz Concert Today-Friday, October 8th! at park directly in front of the Fairmont

October 8, 2010 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Swing by today Oct. 8th, from 11:30-1:30 for a free jazz concert in the park across from the enterance to the Fairmont Pgh. Jeff Grubbs, Tom Wendt, Daniel May and I will be out in front of the hotel playing music for your listening pleasure. Stop by and say hello, grab an Oct line up schedule for Jazz at Andys!
Oct 8, 2010
Bob Lee's event was featured

Blues For Blues at Bower Hill Fire Department

October 22, 2010 from 7pm to 11pm
6 "Vintage" artists, having fun singing the Blues... It's an opportunity to say thank you to your significant other for all the hard work or enjoy an evening of fellowship with others who enjoy being around others having a good time.$30 per person or a table of 4 for $100 gets you silent auctions, live music, great food and good people. Everyone is invited.Raising money for the blue party to help offset the rising costs of getting elected without taking money from corporations.See More
Oct 8, 2010
Bob Lee posted an event

Blues For Blues at Bower Hill Fire Department

October 22, 2010 from 7pm to 11pm
6 "Vintage" artists, having fun singing the Blues... It's an opportunity to say thank you to your significant other for all the hard work or enjoy an evening of fellowship with others who enjoy being around others having a good time.$30 per person or a table of 4 for $100 gets you silent auctions, live music, great food and good people. Everyone is invited.Raising money for the blue party to help offset the rising costs of getting elected without taking money from corporations.See More
Oct 5, 2010
Bob Lee is now a member of Pittsburgh Jazz Network
Jun 4, 2010

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