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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.

 

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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Drummer and son of George Heid Sr.
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George Heid III student of Mr. Roger Humphries Sr. graduated from Capa in 2009, plays drums in youth group C.O.L. (Center of Life) with Miles Jackson (Bassist) and Brett Williams (Pianist), and currently attends college at SUNY Purchase
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At 4:20am on June 5, 2010, Curtis Swift said…
Tony and Kay Janflone Jr. have sold their house and are planning to move to Florida.
On June 27th at Carson City Saloon from 2pm till whenever, we are going to visit with and give them our best wishes.
Carson City is usually closed on Sundays, but they are going to open so we can have this party. No gifts since they are moving.
Come out and see Tony and Kay before they leave.
At 1:07am on March 23, 2010, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome George,

I'm glad to see you here where you can now express yourself freely as your artistry matures and share it with the world. You can also sell things from your page and communicate with the world of jazz at large so please visit often and comment where you like. Thanks for joining.

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