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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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Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you enjoy the new song -


"Christmastime in Love"

With heartfelt joy I announce my partnership with talented composer Ken Morrison, who allowed this privilegious to I sing one of his songs, "Christmastime in love", to we have a lovely Christmas, specially sensitive and gorgeous time.

I wish we all spend our precious time in love, our "Christmastime in love"...

Merry Christmas my friend!
Happy Happy Happy 2009!

Peace, Love and Blessings,

Kisses, hugs and smiles,


Come enjoy this beautiful song with me! :-)

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At 10:49pm on January 18, 2011, Doug Jackson gave Marly Ikeda a gift
At 11:12pm on December 26, 2009, Jerome "Jay Dubz" Williams said…
I hope this holiday season finds you in excellent health blessed with as much spirit, song, and rhythm as you can stand (smile)

Be Peaceful
At 4:12pm on December 17, 2008, Pete Fallico said…
Happy Holidays to you, too! Marly
At 8:23pm on October 17, 2008, Benjy Myaz said…
Wishing a blessed weekend
One Love
At 9:03pm on October 16, 2008, Luiz Santos said…
Obrigado Marly...
At 10:58pm on September 25, 2008, Luiz Santos said…
Hi Marly,
Tudo bem>?! tudo de bom pra ti!
Be blessed,
At 7:24am on July 31, 2008, sean jones said…
Always great seeing you!!

At 10:46am on July 29, 2008, Stan Gilmer said…
Thank u Marly...and a pinch for u.
At 4:02pm on July 17, 2008, Benjy Myaz said…
“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”
Tanx 4 droppin in..
One Love
Benjy Myaz
At 3:41pm on July 7, 2008, Benjy Myaz said…
Thanks for add.
Much Love



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