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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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At 6:10pm on October 24, 2009, Schrubbel said…
Hi Louise ! Greetings from Schru. Cologne/Germany.
At 2:23am on June 17, 2009, Brother Black said…
Hi Louise.......I love your website....

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At 3:04am on February 27, 2009, Michele Bensen said…
Hi Louise,
No, I didn't record with that band, I only did a concert with them and they played my big band charts. It was a real thrill for me to sing with them and also conduct the band myself during my section of the show. I personally have a recording of that night. Jack Bogut from WJAS was the host that night. I've opened for the Four Freshmen a few times who have performed with the Kenton Band many times. Now that's a great combination!
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At 1:52am on February 27, 2009, Michele Bensen said…
Welcome Louise.
Loved you pictures of Count Basie and Buddy rich. I met both of them years ago and I had the pleasure of singing with the Stan Kenton Alumi band a few years back too. I think it's great that you are a writer, something I've started doing, but I'm not a professional like you. Good luck in all that you do. Michele
At 9:17pm on February 18, 2009, Verocska said…
Thank You!!!
At 12:25am on February 14, 2009, Luther DeJarunett said…
Welcome to The Pittsburgh Jazz Network, Louise! Have a wonderful weekend!
At 10:21pm on February 13, 2009, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Louise,

As a member/fan you will always be in the know in terms of the local happenings on this network. Browse the photos, vids and member pages to see what has been happening and invite some friends to join who have similar interests. IT only gets better from here. Thank you for joining.
 
 
 

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