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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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Jazz at Andy's at Andy's at the Fairmont Hotel

August 9, 2012 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
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Week in Bahia: A Tribute to Joao Gilberto at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

April 18, 2012 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Gilberto is internationally known as the "Father of Bossa Nova," having been credited with creating the bossa nova beat.  His recordings in the 1950's and 60's established this musical genre as a fusion of jazz and the Afro-Brazilian percussion of the samba.  He is most recognized for the Jobim/de Moraes composition "The Girls from Impanema," that he performed with his wife, vocalist Astrud Gilberto and American saxophonist Stan Getz.  Maucha Adnet was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and…See More
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Week in Bahia: Artist Workshops with Ologundê at Dance Alloy

April 21, 2012 from 1pm to 5pm
Dende Macedo and the New York-based Ologundê ensemble will lead two workshops in the rich Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador, Bahia through percussion, dance and martial arts. Comprised of Brazilians living both in the United States and Brazil, Ologundê includes former members of world-renowned music and dance troupes and is under the direction of noted percussionist Dende from the famed Timbalada band. The ensemble has performed throughout the US since its formation in 2002 and toured Greece…See More
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Week in Bahia: Ologundê at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

April 21, 2012 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Dende Macedo and the New York-based Ologundê ensemble will celebrate the rich Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador, Bahia through an evening of internationally acclaimed folkloric music, dance and martial arts that celebrates the rich Afro-Brazilian culture of Bahia. They perform a diverse repertoire which includes the rituals associated with Candomblé, a synthesis of the Yoruba and Catholic religions in which various orixas (gods) are invoked; the breathtaking capoeira martial arts dance;…See More
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Week in Bahia: Film Screening: City of Women at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

April 16, 2012 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
In 1939, U.S. anthropologist Ruth Landes came to Bahia researching the black element in the population and was amazed at the strength and sovereignty that women from the candomblé exerted, forming a matriarchal organization. Her thought is one of the leads in this documentary, illustrated by images of popular festivities and African cults, from the famous mães de santo to the exhuberant beauty of the city of Salvador. The film presents Mãe Estela, Yalorixá from the Axé Opó Afonjá ceremonial…See More
Apr 15, 2012
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Week in Bahia: A Tribute to Joao Gilberto at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

April 18, 2012 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Gilberto is internationally known as the "Father of Bossa Nova," having been credited with creating the bossa nova beat.  His recordings in the 1950's and 60's established this musical genre as a fusion of jazz and the Afro-Brazilian percussion of the samba.  He is most recognized for the Jobim/de Moraes composition "The Girls from Impanema," that he performed with his wife, vocalist Astrud Gilberto and American saxophonist Stan Getz.  Maucha Adnet was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and…See More
Apr 9, 2012

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Favorite Pittsburgh musicians/performers
Salsamba, Eric Susoeff, Eric Defade, Maureen Budway, Max Leake
Favorite Jazz Radio or media station
WQED, WDUQ
Favorite Pittsburgh Jazz Venue
Don't know of too many but I am a big fan of the Backstage Bar and Cabaret Theater.
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At 8:11pm on June 1, 2009, Felicia said…
Hi, I am the Program Assistant of the Jazz Workshop, Inc. I would like to know if you can do a performance for our program. I can give you all the details. please contact me here or at musicrose116@juno.com
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At 1:13am on February 27, 2009, Jerry Butler said…
I would love to feature "you" as my guest on my show..If I am not your friend..please add me...also please call me @ the offc at 757 538 3540...757 971 3733 for details...click on the banner below to be a guest...JB


At 6:48pm on November 29, 2008, Reid Hoyson said…
Hi Kenia,
Wanted to contact you and introduce myself. I am Reid Hoyson, a drummer in Pgh for a long time. I really enjoy your music and wanted you to be aware of my group The Soiree Band with Trudy Holler. Recently recorded a CD at Audible Images with Jay Dudt. Christina Cataldo, a young singer from NY is the vocalist on the CD. Chec it out when you can, and I hope to meet you in person soon.
Sincerely,
Reid Hoyson
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At 2:41pm on July 23, 2008, Max Leake said…
Hi,
I hope all went well last night. Sorry I missed things. BTW, saw your write-up in JazzIs and the local paper. Congratulations!

Max
At 7:59pm on July 22, 2008, Donna Bailey said…
Hey there, Kenia,
I hope to get out to hear your beautiful voice soon.
I play your new CD a lot....I just love it!
Donna
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Please join out network - http://musicwoman.ning.com

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