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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 Geoff Lapp Trio'.....has been a cornerstone of the Montreal jazz scene since 1999. Extended gigs at many of the town's premiere night spots have established the group as a hot draw for aficionados in search of that heady space where soulful and cerebral fuse. Drawing upon a wide palette of jazz moods, 'The Geoff Lapp Trio' delivers a sound that is tasteful, innovative, and infectiously swinging.

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“A Delightful jazz excursion,” -- Ken Dryden
“ clarity of touch and exquisite control of dynamics ,a winning combination“ Bud Kopman, Allaboutjazz
“A revelation: generously proportioned, understated, with moments of
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“Has much to offer the jazz world”-- John Gilbert
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“…take note of the growth of the annual jazz festival that has brought more widespread and well deserved recognition for talented jazz artists like Lapp…tasteful…swinging…check out Lapp” ” Cadence Jazz Journal, USA


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Montreal Jazz Festival dates

Posted on June 21, 2008 at 1:00am 0 Comments

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Jun 26, 2008 Thursday 7:00 PM Queue de Cheval Montreal, QC

Rene Levesque Blvd & Peel 7-11

Jun 27, 2008 Friday 7:00 PM Queue de Cheval Montreal, QC

Rene Levesque Blvd & Peel 7-11

Jun 28, 2008 Saturday 7:00 PM Queue de Cheval Montreal, QC

Rene Levesque Blvd & Peel 7-11

Jun 29, 2008 Sunday TBA… Continue

Vote for Montreal's Geoff Lapp Trio and send them to the JVC JAZZ FEST!

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Vote for the Geoff Lapp Trio and send them to the JVC JAZZ FEST!

Zack In The Box- Geoff Lapp Trio, by Geoff Lapp Trio on OurStage

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At 4:43pm on June 29, 2008, Dave Yoho said…
Hey Geoff Lapp Trio, It's my pleasure to connect with you here on jazzburgher. peace, Dave Yoho
At 10:53pm on April 27, 2008, Verocska said…
Hi Lorraine,
thanks a lot.
At 6:06am on March 26, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Ha! We haven't have more than 1 inch of snow all year. (fingers crossed.)
At 8:10pm on March 25, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Hey Geoff,

Welcome to the PJN. All you have to do is browse the videos posted and the pictures and you will realize that you are more familiar with and influenced by Pittsburgh Jazz than you thought.

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