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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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I'm a Jazz musician from the old school era of the 70's / 80's.
I moved to Texas for awhile and got married more than 27 years ago, I'm back in Pittsburgh, working and building myself up musically. I have a strong spiritual background, and I even gig with contemporary gospel musician's.
Favorite Pittsburgh musicians/performers
Joe Negri,George Benson, Luther Dejarnett, Fats Ponder, Eric Johnson,Gene Ludwig,Stanley Turentine, and Shirley Scott.
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90.5 WDUQ
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Crawford Grill #2
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I'm serious about my music.
I love to learn new things, and I love to jam.
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At 9:28am on October 1, 2015, stella kwale said…

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At 7:12pm on January 20, 2011, Garl Germany III said…

It's good to hear from you. Lets get together I got some work coming up and I would like to do some things with you.  Much love and happiness

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At 11:05pm on October 25, 2010, Garl Germany III said…
Is this the Brother from the Love and Happniess Band

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