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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Pittsburgh Connection
Gene and Pattye Ludwig, Nelson Harrison
Favorite Pittsburgh musicians/performers
Gene Ludwig, and plenty of people that I met in town on a recent visit:-)
About Me:
Hammond B3 organist, keyboardist, and drummer.
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artist, fan, industry professional
"Linda takes us past the benches of those jazz organists who have influenced her through the years as well as those who have rocked her soul and put blues in her heart. Her sound is refreshing yet ‘old school’. It can be silky one moment and ferocious the next. One thing for sure, she gets right down to the nitty gritty from the first note on."
Pete Fallico, KCSM San Mateo & KUSP Santa Cruz,

"Dachtyl has good chops and feel, and she adjusts her tones carefully to evoke elegance or grease as required.
There is no sound more beautiful than a Hammond organ played well."
Tom Hyslop, Blues Revue Magazine, June/July 2008

"Put this spin on the "Hep" cycle and let it rotate, for it has the matchless signature that cleverly dispenses the art of cool rhythms. Linda Dachtyl and her jazz organ have orchestrated a tidy, little career of being one thing…unique! The style has this old-school fervor to its music sheets.".....
... "Dachtyl extracts such elegance and smooth cool from her keys, the arrangements offer imaginative flair and are blurred from textbook regulations. For Hep Cats takes the blues mentality and injects the jazz feel properly with a charismatic approach."
..."Dachtyl takes control on this spin and attaches a very pleasant and at times, naughty feel to it."
Karl Stober


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Reflections on Gene Ludwig and others

Posted on July 25, 2010 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

My involvement with this page started around the fall of 2008 when I was

introduced to Dr. Nelson Harrison through Joan Cartwright of Women in

Jazz South FLA through an interview she did with Trudy Pitts and me at

that time.

At the time, I also had been trying to find a time to come to Pittsburgh to take a lesson with Gene for a couple of years after a bit of email correspondence with him and Pattye and then finally meeting them in Columbus when Gene and Tony Monaco… Continue

I set up a fan page on Facebook

Posted on December 7, 2008 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Come and take a look and a listen.


I have uploaded tunes from my B3 CDs and various sessions on B3, keyboards, or drums in various genres.

Free download available here of my tune "Les Chats Bleus" from my most recent CD, "For Hep Cats":…


This was very nice to see...LOTS of B3 airplay in Atlanta over the weekend...

Posted on November 24, 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Gene Ludwig's on there, too, along with my Columbus friends Don Hales and Tony Monaco with their new release.

Just wanted to share.



PLAYLIST:WBCX 89.1 FM Sounds of Jazz Nov 22,2008

Playlist for Sounds of Jazz on WBCX 89.1 FM for Nov 22,2008

Broadcasting from Brenau University in Gainesville (NE Atlanta) Ga

Part of our "Straight Ahead Saturday Night" line-up…

Featuring "Sounds of Jazz" with Mark… Continue

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At 5:40am on December 27, 2008, Bruce C said…
Sweetness indeed....a B3 in the house....and we're all in tune....swing on sweet Linda...wee need an Organ transplant or two here in downeast makes a "believer" of us all...keep up the empowering magic of the mesmerizing B3....the gospel of Jazz lives always...Happy New Year...please fill it with your grace and music...bc
At 4:19am on December 17, 2008, Luther DeJarunett said…
You're welcome, Linda! It's my honor to have you for a friend.
Have a Happy Holiday!
At 12:52pm on November 14, 2008, Ron Wilson said…
Thank you Linda! It was great to meet you. Maybe we'll find you in Columbus if we don't see you in Pittsburgh any sooner... Update on Gene is good (I'm sure Pattye is keeping you informed). Take care. Ron
At 3:02am on November 12, 2008, Donna Bailey said…
Hi Linda,
Thank you so much. It's good to hear from you. I have to tell you, again, how much I enjoyed hearing you play at The Rhythm were great. Hope to hear you again soon. Let me know if you ever need a gal singer....I'd love to come to Columbus to play. We're all keeping Gene and Pattye in our prayers. Let's stay in touch! Donna
At 12:56am on November 12, 2008, Anthony (Tony) Janflone said…
Hey Linda, Thanks for the compliment. Greatly appreciated!! Learn all you can from Gene!! He's a MAN!! We don't want to lose what's left of this kind of jazz. Keep on hittin'.
At 9:01pm on October 16, 2008, Luiz Santos said…
Thanks Linda
At 10:10pm on September 26, 2008, Luiz Santos said…
Welcome Linda
Thanks for joining !
Check out my rhythm world!
Be blessed,
At 9:20pm on September 26, 2008, Gene Ludwig said…
Hi Linda, Very nice to see you here. Looking forward to your visit with us in November. Talk soon, Gene
At 8:37pm on September 26, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Linda,

Love your sounds. I am a B3 fanatic having grown up with the great Wendell Byrd. Shirley Scott is one of my all time favs and Trudy is the best. Studying with Gene Ludwig is a mighty fine thing to do when you can. He is legendary. Looking forward to meeting you soon. Thank you for joining.




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