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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?

 

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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.

 

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Interval Monday @ AVA Lounge (E. Liberty) at AVA Bar & Lounge (East Liberty)

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We've got Toronto-based singer/songwriter Elizabeth Shepherd blessing us with a special appearance this week @ Interval Monday. Check her out here: www.elizabethshepherd.comSame routine otherwise, live jazz w/ the Interval Trio and friends + J. Malls spinning jazz vinyl, EVERY MONDAY... NO COVER ... DRINK SPECIALS!!! NEW FOOD MENU!!! This will prolly cut into the open jam session a bit, but bring your instruments anyhow ... still…See More
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"My good man Clayton... sorry for not getting into this site over the last couple of months ... I will always look forward to running into you and hearing your groove my brother. Be well and best to you and your family. George Heid"
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"I am glad to see that you are still playing. Tell Brian Saunders your Brother-in Law I said hi. and Let me know where you guys are playing these days. I hope to get back to singing and playing soon. Peace."
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"yo clayton wat up welcome to da network bro now you can share some of that crazy drumming you do its always a pleasure to watch you play now i can holla at you peace."
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At 4:04am on September 26, 2009, George Heid said…
My good man Clayton... sorry for not getting into this site over the last couple of months ... I will always look forward to running into you and hearing your groove my brother.

Be well and best to you and your family.
George Heid
At 6:31pm on June 12, 2009, Bonita R. Thomas said…
I am glad to see that you are still playing. Tell Brian Saunders your Brother-in Law I said hi. and Let me know where you guys are playing these days. I hope to get back to singing and playing soon.
Peace.
At 2:31am on April 24, 2009, Randy Williams DOSE said…
yo clayton wat up welcome to da network bro now you can share some of that crazy drumming you do its always a pleasure to watch you play now i can holla at you peace.
At 4:25am on March 28, 2009, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Clayton,

We are glad to have you with us and look forward to experiencing some of your work. Please add me as a friend.
 
 
 

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