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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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The Owner of Fancy Ass Records is Mandy Mason. Mandy has been on this site for a few years. Also, Doc Martin Fancy Ass Records Vice President and International Executive Director has also been on this site for a number of years. Both are musician's, writers and jazz performers in Nashville along with many other genre's of music that they write and perform.
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Historically, music labels have continuously taken advantage of artists, singer/songwriters and musicians. For those in the music industry, there are thousands of heart breaking stories of such famous and talented artists that end up with nothing due to bad label deals. Most musicians do not have degrees in business, and so the artist ends up in a vulnerable position and penniless. Fancy Ass Records is a label for the artist's! There is no fee to be sponsored by this label. Just because an artist does not have some huge budget behind them, does not mean that the artist does not deserve to be on a label. Musicians work far too hard for far too little money. Many times, you will see some of the most talented entertainers in the world working for tips. It's time for the artists to get the recognition and appreciation they deserve. The objective of Fancy Ass Records is to offer an opportunity for exposure of original music without charging a fee. This label is owned, operated and managed by fellow musicians, artists and songwriters. Fancy Ass records is a music family working to promote great people and great music.

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Fancy Ass Records is looking for Jazz Artists! Submit your music now.

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 7:17pm 0 Comments

The Fancy Ass Records Int.  Jazz Division is wide open to accept Jazz Artists. Last Thursday, Fancy Ass Records Int. also opened the  Aspiring Artists Division Levels 1,2, and 3  as well as The Children's Division for children ages 12 and under. Please feel free to submit your music for label consideration.

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Posted on March 27, 2012 at 8:53pm 0 Comments

Fancy Ass Records is now accepting music submissions for label consideration for all genre's of music with the exception of hip hop and rap. You must be a self contained artist with radio ready finished product. You may submit your music at  We do not accept demo's or lyrics. Only finished product. A self contained artist is the writer/producer/performer with copyrighted music. Fancy Ass Records also offers our…


Fancy Ass Records will be accepting artist's submissions in the next few weeks!

Posted on February 7, 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

All self contained artist's that are interested in applying for label consideration, Fancy Ass Records of Nashville will be accepting artist's submissions for label consideration in the next few weeks. We will keep you updated.
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Fancy Ass Records Announces February 2012 Artist of the Month

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Fancy Ass Records Proudly Presents The Great Doc Martin of Nashville as our February 2012 Artist of the Month for our Adult Contemporary Division. This is where Doc's Music can be heard. Congratulations Doc!

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