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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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Bistro 9101 Presents The Eclectics at McCandless Twp.

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Watch out here we go again - The Eclectics are back at BISTRO 9101 and featuring Hug McKinney on vocals. We got jazz standards from the 30's, 40's, 50's, and 60's, Doo Wop, Latin Rock, R&B, and Classic Rock. Please take all meds as we pin the fun meter to the right. See you there.See More
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Watch out here we go again - The Eclectics are back at The Parlay Lounge and featuring Hug McKinney on vocals. We got jazz standards from the 30's, 40's, 50's, and 60's, Doo Wop, Latin Rock, R&B, and Classic Rock. Please take all meds as we pin the fun meter to the right. See you there.See More
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Watch out here we go again - The Eclectics are back at The Parlay Lounge and featuring Hug McKinney on vocals. We got jazz standards from the 30's, 40's, 50's, and 60's, Doo Wop, Latin Rock, R&B, and Classic Rock. Please take all meds as we pin the fun meter to the right. See you there.See More
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From Booker T. to The Drifters, Sinatra to Santana, Herbie Hancock to Miles Davis, The Bar-Kays to The Mar-Keys, Stan Getz to Stanley Turrentine, The Rascals to The Temptations to The Ventures. If it grooves, moves, or swings it's in play.See More
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Please give this venue a try - great food (fantastic sushi), lively atmosphere, and music make this a great Friday night destination.Kevin Clark -Keys; Tom Battaglia - Sax; Sunny Sunseri - Bass;Nick Scanga - Guitar: Charlie Becker - DrumsGuest musicians as they appear.See More
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Tony Campbell and Jazz Surgery

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I would like to thank Tony Campbell and Jazz Surgery for the opportunity this past Saturday at The Village Tavern. Two years ago I did not play an instrument. Six months ago I did not own a jazz tune. Tony invited me to sit-in on the drums and we played Moanin' by the late great Art Blakey. What a thrill playing with such great musicians. If you have not been to The Village Tavern to see Tony and the band on Saturdays from 5 - 7:30 please get there. Also, thanks to drummer Kevin Hindes for…

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Roby and New Direction at Riverview

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Roby and the band killed it again.  Great show and they played straight thru!

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