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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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70's SOUL JAM & Food Feast Ft. The Dramatics, Stylistics, Ray Goodman & Brown and Blue Magic at Baltimore, Maryland

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70's SOUL JAM / Lobster & Crab Feast!!!August 13 - 15, 2010Featuring: The Stylistics, The Dramatics, Ray Goodman & Brown, and Blue MagicIn Baltimore, MD bus leaving PittsburghBUS-- Leaving PITTSBURGH @ Hill House Association (Hill District)-- 1835 Center Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15219-- Departs Friday 13th at 3pmPRICE / PAYMENT($50 down payment DUE NOW to hold your seat / non-refundable)AUG 13-15 (leave Friday 3pm & return Sunday afternoon)-- $329 per person - Quad Occp. (Second Payment…See More
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Chaka Khan @ Heinz HallJoin the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for the 2009 PSO Community Partners Concert featuring the R&B sounds of Chaka Khan and the champion of the renowned 2009 Sphinx Competition, cellist Tony Rymer. This year’s Community Partners Program is hosted by Honorary Chair Mr. Lynn C. Swann.Your ticket purchase benefits nonprofit organizations that provide services to children in the Pittsburgh, Allegheny County region. Use Code 11787 when ordering tickets and support local…See More
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I am the director of a youth based non-profit Arts organization known as Royal Tribe. We would like to connect with all the wonderful people in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. We are always looking for volunteers to help out and any other support you can offer. Thank you
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At 3:10am on April 13, 2009, Phat Man Dee said…
Sounds really awesome Kent, I know we've been dancing around trying to get together on a gig for years, your idea sounds cool, what's the venue you want to host a gig at? Good to see you on the ning!!
At 11:07pm on April 8, 2009, tim max said…
HELLO FRIEND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 1:49am on March 23, 2009, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Kent,

Consider yourself connected. you'll want to add some friends right away that share your mission. Please add the Afro-American Music Institute. Also please add me as a friend.
At 5:30am on March 6, 2009, Luiz Santos said…
Welcome
Thank you for joining the Pittsburg Jazz Network!
And check out my rhythm world!
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