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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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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.

 

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At 7:47pm on December 15, 2009, Schrubbel said…
Hi Lori ! Welcome to http://colognejazzart.ning.com/ Kisses Schru.
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At 10:14pm on October 18, 2009, Schrubbel said…
Hi Lori ! Greetings from Schru. Cologne/Germany.
At 6:33am on September 22, 2009, Luther DeJarunett said…
Lori Jenaire with Boney James
At 9:03pm on August 12, 2009, Luther DeJarunett said…
Lori Jenaire with Boney James
At 9:45pm on July 29, 2009, Brother Black said…
Lori..thanks for being my friend ! Just love your music.
On your Bio ....I noticed 2 magic words....Phyllis Hyman..
If you ever play Pittsburgh..let me know..
B.Black
At 12:52pm on July 27, 2009, Randy Williams DOSE said…
im lovin the cd ! very proudof you. i was watching a movie the other day and stay stong came on and i was like hey i know that song! hope you got paid for it! i was so proud and excited for you &luther at that moment. you are one of the greatest song writers ive ever met and your vocals ! your the best .cant wait to work with you again. by the way im soppose to be in nashvile in sept give me a call i would love to see you. so much to catch up on...
At 10:06pm on July 18, 2009, Jerry Butler said…
Please checkout my page!!!!...I would love to hear more about "your" business!!!!...If I am not your friend...please add me as your friend...also please feel free to contact me "anytime"!!!!!.....757 538 0821....757 971 3733...Jerry Butler

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...757 538 0821 for details...click on the banner below to be a guest...Jerry Butler



At 11:13pm on July 17, 2009, Randy Williams DOSE said…
call me my number is the same i got a neww phone so i lost all numbers so much to catch up on
At 9:33pm on July 16, 2009, tim max said…
very pleasure be your friend .a hugs
At 4:43am on July 15, 2009, Randy Williams DOSE said…
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