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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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LIVE PERFORMANCE AND CONCERT REVIEWS

There is no need to wait upon the 4th estate to give us coverage anymore. We can also cover our own industry with our own reviews. Let's start here.See More
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The Pillow Project

We are an ever-evolving idea for new methods in jazz movement; An experimental performing arts collective with an organically jazz philosophy of synchronizing, contrasting and playing the moment.
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MUDDY KREEK BLUES BAND at B.M.N.E.C.CENTER

December 26, 2009 at 9pm to December 27, 2009 at 1am
KWANZAA CELEBRATION UMOJA(UNITY) "BLUES BASH"LIVE MUSIC BY THE MUDDY KREEK BLUES BAND. PRIZES FOR THE BEST DRESSED COUPLES/SINGLES. A 50/50 RAFFLE, CASH BAR, SOUL&JAMAICAN FOOD AND MORE..GUEST: MISS FREDDYE OF THE BLUE FAZE, BLUES POET DESSIE BEY' JUST ADDED, FRED "THE JAZZMAN" PUGH. DRUMMERS, DANCERS,,, A NITE OF UNITY,SOUL MUSIC, FUN,MORE..See More
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"Hi Marie ! Greetings from Schru Cologne/Germany http://colognejazzart.ning.com/"
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The Tuesday Night Big Band at The Rhythm House Cafe

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Come celebrate the holidays big band style!! Join The Tuesday Night Big Band for a special holiday concert at the Rhythm House Cafe on Sunday, December 20th from 7 to 10 pm. Sponsored by the Pittsburgh Jazz Society. Featuring original, swinging arrangements from two of Pittsburgh's finest arrangers and directors.....Rich Mansfield & Joe Campus....and 17 of Pittsburgh's hottest jazz musicians!! Also featuring the sizzling vocals of one of Pittsburgh's favorite jazz vocalists LORI RUSSO! If…See More
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Dec 7, 2009

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I teach Fine Art at the Community College of Beaver County.
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Just learning about the local music here. I enjoy jazz and blues and everything live in between.
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I don't really know my way around Pittsburgh yet.... I would love some tips on great places to go hear live music ...
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I was a percussionist before becoming a visual artist. I gravitated towards Bach and the Marimba. I'm thinking about trying to carve out some time to return to playing ... but with a family ... that can prove quite difficult. I may have to stay "just" a fan for some time!
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At 1:18am on December 12, 2009, Schrubbel said…
Hi Marie ! Greetings from Schru Cologne/Germany http://colognejazzart.ning.com/

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