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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?

 

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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Doc Martin left a comment for Marion James
"Hello Marion, I just wanted to say thank you for including me in the festivities on Sunday at the Blues Reunion. You did such a great job and the turn out was wonderful. I was so pleased to see so many great folks in the community show up in support…"
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"Marion, What a wonderful event Sunday turned out to be! It was so good of you to put that event on. You are such a great person. I appreciate you Marion and all of the wonderful things you do for the community. Brotherman"
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"Hi Marion, I want to thank you for giving me the honor and the blessing of participating in the Nashville Annual Blues Reunion. It was such a huge success and the love that the community feels for you and the blues was quite obvious. It was my…"
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"Mandy, I want to thank you so much for being a very important part of the Nashville Annual Blues Reunion. You did a wonderful job and Bobby Hebbs family also appreciated you acknowledging them during this time of mourning. Your performance was great…"
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I am the Nashville Queen of the Blues. I have also been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. For verification
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At 5:38am on September 8, 2010, Doc Martin said…
Hello Marion,
I just wanted to say thank you for including me in the festivities on Sunday at the Blues Reunion. You did such a great job and the turn out was wonderful. I was so pleased to see so many great folks in the community show up in support of our fellow musicians! Only in Tennessee! LOL! I was glad to do my part and I hope that I was of some support to you. You are a great gift to any community, a great talent and a great friend. I am so glad that we met.
Doc
At 5:15am on September 8, 2010, Brotherman said…
Marion,
What a wonderful event Sunday turned out to be! It was so good of you to put that event on. You are such a great person. I appreciate you Marion and all of the wonderful things you do for the community.
Brotherman
At 12:13pm on September 7, 2010, Mandy Mason said…
Hi Marion,
I want to thank you for giving me the honor and the blessing of participating in the Nashville Annual Blues Reunion. It was such a huge success and the love that the community feels for you and the blues was quite obvious. It was my pleasure to assist you in anyway possible and your friendship is one of my greatest blessings.
I love you too,
Mandy

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