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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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The blues styling of Denise Peachey's Gypsy Piano Blues has been said to liven up the Avenue in the November 2009 performance series in the Bloomfield section of Pittsburgh. A proud native Pittsburgher, Denise has released three CDs, appeared on the "Code Pearl" tribute CD to Janis Joplin (of which the proceeds were donated to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts), and has played for the Baltimore Jazz & Blues Festival and the Federal Hill Jazz & Blues Fest with her former band Gypsy & Crazy Moon. Peachey has received radio play on Bzoo Homegrown Radio, Pitt Radio, Crossfire Radio, Fat Cat Radio and Nette Radio and has also gotten airplay in Australia, France and England.
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At 10:36pm on February 24, 2010, Nola said…
thanks for the add fam!

have a bangin week!

much luv!
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At 8:55pm on February 24, 2010, Marta Graciela Bressi said…
Dear Gypsy Piano Blues,

I´d really appreciate it if you could take the time to look at my work and leave your impressions here or in the guestbook on my homepage- http://www.freewebs.com/miartemartagracielabressi- where there are more samples of my digital art works, engravings and sculptures. The web site´s in Spanish but, if you want to read the texts in English, you can access my Livejournal:

http://pallasatheneas.livejournal.com

You can also visit the website we created with the Belgian jazz musician Dirk Schreurs to make our recent video art collaboration known to the world:

http://www.freewebs.com/mindsofglass

Regards,

Marta
At 8:05pm on February 20, 2010, Nola said…
Just passing through to show some luv! Stay connected and add me as a friend!

Hope your 2010 is off to a bangin start!

much luv!
Nola

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