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PITTSBURGH JAZZ

 

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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The Great American Songbook: An Evening with Kathy Connor & Tony DePaolis at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

December 10, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Please join us for an evening with vocalist Kathy Connor and selections from the Great American Songbook and beyond.Along with her son, bassist Tony DePaolis, she will be joined by Mark Strickland on guitar and Thomas Wendt on drums– plus a special guest!Featured artists:Kathy Connor (vocals) Tony DePaolis (bass) Mark Strickland (guitar) Thomas Wendt (drums)See More
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November 26, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Join us for an evening of jazz with bassist Dwayne Dolphin!Local jazz stand out Dwayne Dolphin is a mainstay in the jazz scene, working with Pittsburgh greats such as Roger Humphries, Pete Henderson and Carl Arter. Throughout his career, Dolphin has had the opportunity to play and record with the “Who’s Who” of music, such as Nancy Wilson, Melba Moore, Fred Wesley and Abby Lincoln, among others. Dwayne Dolphin’s vast and diverse experience has afforded him the opportunity to lend his musical…See More
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November 28, 2017 from 8pm to 10pm
Join us for an evening of jazz with Etta Cox!Etta Cox has been voted “Best Jazz Vocalist” in Pittsburgh for 8 consecutive years and has received the Harry Schwalb Award for Excellence in the Arts , was selected as one of the 25 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN PITTSBURGH by Pittsburgh Magazine , voted Performer of the Year by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, received Talk Magazine’s 2008 Walt Harper All that Jazz Award, 2001 Arts and Letters Award from the YWCA and Lifetime Achievement Award from Covenant…See More
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David Throckmorton and Space Exchange at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

November 19, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Join us for an evening of jazz with David Throckmorton and Space Exchange as they play the music of Ornette Coleman.Featured Musicians:Ben Opie – alto saxophoneChris Parker – guitarPaul Thompson – bassDavid Throckmorton – drums / percussionSee More
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November 12, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Join us for an evening of globally inspired jazz with Tomchess & Bandit Hat presented by HarmoniZing.Tomchess & Bandit Hat perform a  globally inspired sound transcending genre informed by oriental music, free-jazz, world roots music, and a total universe of internal information moment to moment. Simultaneously a means to an end and an end in itself; both journey and goal, a combination of virtuosity, sensitivity and curiosity; an expression of natural spontaneous balance creating its…See More
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