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PITTSBURGH JAZZ

 

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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JAZZ IN THE HILL featuring Bassist Paul Thompson with the Pitt Jazz Ensemble at Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium

October 18, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
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Margaraet J. Forbes replied to Dr. Nelson Harrison's discussion Pittsburgh loses pitch-perfect jazz voice with death of Maureen Budway in the group OBITUARIES
"Hearts are breaking throughout Pittsburgh's music loving world...Maureen brought such light to our world. Maggie Forbes Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall"
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OBITUARIES

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.
Jan 14, 2015
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"Nelson, Now I know what you look like!  Very well said.  I will check out jazzwebshed.com.  And would have loved to be part of that breakfast eavesdropping...."
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BNY Mellon Jazz Presents A Gala Tribute to Joe Negri at Carnegie Carnegie Hall, Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall

October 1, 2011 from 8pm to 11:45pm
Legendary jazz guitarist Joe Negri and his trio (Max Leake, Tom Wendt and Tony DiPaolis) are joined by Pittsburgh jazz luminaries Maureen Budway, Roger Humphries, Sean Jones and Mike Tomaro in this concert that celebrates Joe, celebrates Pittsburgh Jazz . An elegant after theater supper and jam session with Haywood and Friends follows the concert throughout the ACFL&MH’s historic facility.  8:00 p.m. Tickets are $125 ($90 tax deductible) for reserved seats in the orchestra or $75 ($40 tax…See More
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BNY Mellon Jazz Presents A Gala Tribute to Joe Negri at Carnegie Carnegie Hall, Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall

October 1, 2011 from 8pm to 11:45pm
Legendary jazz guitarist Joe Negri and his trio (Max Leake, Tom Wendt and Tony DiPaolis) are joined by Pittsburgh jazz luminaries Maureen Budway, Roger Humphries, Sean Jones and Mike Tomaro in this concert that celebrates Joe, celebrates Pittsburgh Jazz . An elegant after theater supper and jam session with Haywood and Friends follows the concert throughout the ACFL&MH’s historic facility.  8:00 p.m. Tickets are $125 ($90 tax deductible) for reserved seats in the orchestra or $75 ($40 tax…See More
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BNY Mellon Jazz Presents A Gala Tribute to Joe Negri at Carnegie Carnegie Hall, Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall

October 1, 2011 from 8pm to 11:45pm
Legendary jazz guitarist Joe Negri and his trio (Max Leake, Tom Wendt and Tony DiPaolis) are joined by Pittsburgh jazz luminaries Maureen Budway, Roger Humphries, Sean Jones and Mike Tomaro in this concert that celebrates Joe, celebrates Pittsburgh Jazz . An elegant after theater supper and jam session with Haywood and Friends follows the concert throughout the ACFL&MH’s historic facility.  8:00 p.m. Tickets are $125 ($90 tax deductible) for reserved seats in the orchestra or $75 ($40 tax…See More
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Legendary jazz guitarist Joe Negri and his trio (Max Leake, Tom Wendt and Tony DiPaolis) are joined by Pittsburgh jazz luminaries Maureen Budway, Roger Humphries, Sean Jones and Mike Tomaro in this concert that celebrates Joe, celebrates Pittsburgh Jazz . An elegant after theater supper and jam session with Haywood and Friends follows the concert throughout the ACFL&MH’s historic facility.  8:00 p.m. Tickets are $125 ($90 tax deductible) for reserved seats in the orchestra or $75 ($40 tax…See More
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Legendary jazz guitarist Joe Negri and his trio (Max Leake, Tom Wendt and Tony DiPaolis) are joined by Pittsburgh jazz luminaries Maureen Budway, Roger Humphries, Sean Jones and Mike Tomaro in this concert that celebrates Joe, celebrates Pittsburgh Jazz . An elegant after theater supper and jam session with Haywood and Friends follows the concert throughout the ACFL&MH’s historic facility.  8:00 p.m. Tickets are $125 ($90 tax deductible) for reserved seats in the orchestra or $75 ($40 tax…See More
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BNY Mellon Jazz Presents A Gala Tribute to Joe Negri at Carnegie Carnegie Hall, Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall

October 1, 2011 from 8pm to 11:45pm
Legendary jazz guitarist Joe Negri and his trio (Max Leake, Tom Wendt and Tony DiPaolis) are joined by Pittsburgh jazz luminaries Maureen Budway, Roger Humphries, Sean Jones and Mike Tomaro in this concert that celebrates Joe, celebrates Pittsburgh Jazz . An elegant after theater supper and jam session with Haywood and Friends follows the concert throughout the ACFL&MH’s historic facility.  8:00 p.m. Tickets are $125 ($90 tax deductible) for reserved seats in the orchestra or $75 ($40 tax…See More
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Favorite website
http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org
Favorite blog
http://n.a.
Pittsburgh Connection
I've lived in Pittsburgh for nearly 30 years. Though still missing my native New York -- great place to visit -- Pittsburgh is home, and fabulous!
Favorite Pittsburgh musicians/performers
Joe Negri, Roger Humphries, Maureen Budway, Etta Cox, Daphne Alderson, Sean Jones, Haywood Vincent, Mike Tomaro, Doug Levine, John Marcinizyn, Marianne Cornetti, Racquel Winnica, Lenny Young, Don Aliquo, Lou Schreiber, and all sorts of people I don't even know!
Favorite Jazz Radio or media station
Heartbroken over the loss of WDUQ. Don't know where to go now.
Favorite Pittsburgh Jazz Venue
Manchester Craftsman's Guild.
About Me:
Executive Director of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall -- the "Carnegie Carnegie." Our historic landmark facility is home to a gem of a performance venue -- superb acoustics and lovely historic character. The Music Hall is supported by a lovely Reception Hall and versatile Studio. Jazz sounds great in the Music Hall!
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http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org
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fan, industry professional

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