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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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HonoringOur Elders " The Black Musicians Union" at Wyndham University Center Hotel

July 16, 2017 from 3pm to 7pm
 African American Jazz Preservation Society of Pittsburgh invites you to join us for Honoring Our Elders " The Black Musicians Union" Tickets: $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door Join us as we honor the survivors of the former Local 471 of AFM, known as the The Black Musicians Union . Bridges Restaurant open for dinner and drinks. Live Jazz! Musicians are invited to bring your instruments and sit in. Tickets on eventbrite.com, AAJPSP Honoring Elders or contact a board member on Facebook See More
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"That was a wonderful tribute Scott. This is the Pittsburgh Jazz History that we don't see written down anywhere. And you hit the nail on the head man....Spider like Stanley, like Eddie, Like Dodo, like Donna, like Geri, like Ms. Mary Lou and…"
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Kevin Amos replied to Dr. Nelson Harrison's discussion Farewell to Arnold "Spider" Rondinelli who passed peacefully early July 10, 2017. in the group OBITUARIES
"I am so sorry to hear of Spider's passing. I first encountered him while going to Sonny Daye's Stage Door as a Pitt student in the early 70's. My friends and I had a good time at THAT place literally falling off the bar stools while…"
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As our musical icons are graduating into the higher realms we want to keep them fresh in our memories.  Please join this group where you can post any obituaries of the ancestors of our tradition for all to read and learn more about them.
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The Each One Teach One Music and Radio Conference brings together incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy, and law.The theme for Each One, Teach One 2017 will be TRANSFORMATION and is dedicated this year to Chuck Berry, Rudy Van Gelder, Joanne Quinn-Smith the Techno Granny, Michael George, and Dr. Bruce Marion. Each honoree in their own way has…See More
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The Each One Teach One Music and Radio Conference brings together incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy, and law.The theme for Each One, Teach One 2017 will be TRANSFORMATION and is dedicated this year to Chuck Berry, Rudy Van Gelder, Joanne Quinn-Smith the Techno Granny, Michael George, and Dr. Bruce Marion. Each honoree in their own way has…See More
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EACH ONE TEACH ONE RADIO AND MUSIC CONFERENCE 2017 at Bloomfield Garfield Community Center, Penn Avenue Arts District

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The Each One Teach One Music and Radio Conference brings together incredible array of musicians, arts advocates, policymakers, technologists, media representatives and industry figures to discuss issues at the intersection of music, technology, policy, and law.The theme for Each One, Teach One 2017 will be TRANSFORMATION and is dedicated this year to Chuck Berry, Rudy Van Gelder, Joanne Quinn-Smith the Techno Granny, Michael George, and Dr. Bruce Marion. Each honoree in their own way has…See More
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