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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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Nels Cline/Gerald Cleaver/Larry Ochs Trio at Spirit at James Street Gastropub

December 11, 2017 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Mon Dec 11 7:30 pm doors $20 adv/$25 door 21+ show Spirit  242 51st St Lawrenceville 412-586-4441 an evening with bicoastal avantjazz / free-improv supertrio  featuring members of Wilco and Rova Sax Quartet NELS CLINE / GERALD CLEAVER / LARRY OCHS http://www.ochs.cc/groups/cline-cleaver-ochs.html Tickets on sale Oct 1 at: Juke Records (Bloomfield), Dave's Music Mine (South Side), Caliban…See More
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Nels Cline/Gerald Cleaver/Larry Ochs Trio at James Street Gastropub

December 11, 2017 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Mon Dec 11 7:30 pm doors $20 adv/$25 door 21+ show Spirit  242 51st St Lawrenceville 412-586-4441 an evening with bicoastal avantjazz / free-improv supertrio  featuring members of Wilco and Rova Sax Quartet NELS CLINE / GERALD CLEAVER / LARRY OCHS http://www.ochs.cc/groups/cline-cleaver-ochs.html Tickets on sale Oct 1 at: Juke Records (Bloomfield), Dave's Music Mine (South Side), Caliban…See More
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http://www.nevertellmetheodds.org
Pittsburgh Connection
Born in Squirrel Hill, went to Chatham Music & Arts Camp, CAPA High School and Carnegie Mellon, raised in the music
scene. Worked for Pgh New Music Ensemble & Mellon Jazz Festival. Released records and CDs. Presented hundreds of
avant-garde jazz & free-improv concerts. Shop at Paul's CDs and Jerry's Records!
Favorite Pittsburgh musicians/performers
Ben Opie, Michael Johnsen, Dave Bernabo, Margaret Cox,
Dave Throckmorton, Daryl Fleming, Johan Nystrom.
Favorite Jazz Radio or media station
WRCT-FM
Favorite Pittsburgh Jazz Venue
Garfield Artworks, Your Inner Vagabond, Modern Formations Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Club Cafe. Rex Theater, Gullifty's, Warhol Museum.
About Me:
journalist. concert presenter. radio DJ. avant-garde music fan.
Website:
http://www.garfieldartworks.com
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artist, fan, industry professional, media

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