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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At 5:03am on October 17, 2012, Robert DeGabriele said…

Sorry I missed yo vbefore.  I'm learning the site.  Hope you like my photos,

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Trending Now! The Wrap-Up Magazine has brought back their edition of hot models. Check out Hot foreign models, Hollywood models, International models, Sexy Models from all over the world. Models have always been beautiful—graceful, elegant, smokey-eyed goddesses who…See More
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The Lima, Ohio unknown artist has returned again. The underground king has returned with various new albums with all his artist on one CD. Gansta Marcus "Slick Rick" album was released due to the producer clearing out old projects thats was never released. Following that came The Vault.…See More
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(The Wrap-Up Magazine) With only 15 days left before the new album is released by Gansta Marcus, the producer releases the official track list to the album with music links for downloading. The releases date is set for May 16th. "The Vault" is a compilation of various artist out of Mississippi and Ohio. All artist are represented by Gansta Marcus and produced by him. Click on any song below to listen directly…See More
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Gansta Marcus releases the official single to the new album titled "Slick Rick" the single is also called "Slick Rick." This track aslo features Free-Doe. Li...
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"The Wrap-Up Magazine" Rumors has been going around that the Lima, Ohio rap artist Gansta Marcus has plans on releasing a new album. Well we have the tracklist and purchase links to the new album titled "Slick Rick". Click on any song titled below to listen or purchase before the album is released. New album hits stores July 7th.…See More
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"The Wrap-Up Mgazine" has released a new mixtape featuring various artist from around the globe titled "2 Real 4 Radio". This time they team up with +Mixtape Factory "22" for the official release hosted by DJ Sippitakeover.This mix contains 22 tracks with artist such as Kill Fresh, Nieman…See More
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