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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an Argentinian painter, sculptor, engraver and scenographer.

About my artwork
I´m completely devoted to xylography, sculpting and digital art. I´ve already made three exhibitions using the last of the three means of expression. They´re unique in the sense that I use the mouse as if it were a pencil- I even sign with it- but I don´t employ any predetermined shapes. Once the drawing is complete I treat it with different graphic editors to apply different textures and effects to them.

I´m currently working on videos based on my latest digital production and also on CD cover artwork.One of my latest works- Una Nada y Color-was used as the artwork for Camille DeVore´s latest jazz CD (Dream in Color), which was released in NY City on June 8th, 2008.

Thanks to Dirk Schreurs- who´s generously offered me the use of his 2006 album ¨Minds of Glass¨ to set music to some of my latest videos- I´ve been able to finish eleven brand-new works. This collaboration, which was born as two separate entities, came to fruition when Dirk saw in my digital art a reflection of his own compositions.It was a pleasant surprise for me to discover on listening to his music that his tunes pulse with the rhythm of my own creations.


The Minds of Glass video art project has been officially selected to be presented worldwide at the International Independent Film and Video Festival in Los Angeles next July and in NY in autumn.

Screening August 4 11 p.m. at the

Regency Fairfax Cinemas

7907 Beverly Boulevard

Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90048


Thanks to the wonders of the virtual world two artists from the New and the Old Continent have come together to work on an audiovisual project that will see the light in future months.

The Argentinian video-artist Marta Graciela Bressi is in the process of choosing works out of her vast new production to merge with the music generously offered by the american musician-composer Imani Zubeh.

The editing is on its initial stages but we´ll keep you posted. Check out this page for updates soon



Minds of Glass New York Première

Minds of Glass

Images created by Marta G. Bressi (Argentina)

& music composed by Dirk Schreurs (Belgium)

at the 2009 International Independent Film and Video Festival

New York from October 21 till October 29

Screening on October 24. at the


181 2nd Avenue at 12th Street, New York City


Minds of Glass - Cmine Festival

To be presented at the 2010 C-MINEN JAZZGENK Now Sounds

Formerly known as Motives Festival
12-13 November 2010, Genk, Belgium

* JAZZPLAYSEUROPE LABORATORY (BE) together with JazzLab Series + video art installation by Dirk Schreurs & Marta Bressi 'Minds of Glass'


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At 1:54am on February 15, 2018, Edie Antoinette said…


Thank you so much for reaching out to me with your work. It's very nice!


At 4:10pm on August 19, 2012, martin thomas said…

I was not able to access "mind of glass". 

I did like the children in the back ground playing in the audio of one of the songs on your site.

At 11:01pm on August 18, 2012, martin thomas said…

Marta, thank you for checking out my page.

I also looked at your work. Those are very interesting images; almost like I was dreaming.  Thank you

At 12:44am on February 23, 2012, Living Legends JaZzabrations said…
Hello Marta, Nelson Harrison referred me to you for some graphic design support. please reach out to me at your convenience. My email is My number is 562-762-6441. thanks I look forward to speaking with you.
At 2:29am on August 24, 2010, Kennard Roosevelt Williams said…
You are a unique and extraordinary talent. I have enjoyed viewing some of your work. Thank you so much for keeping in touch.
At 4:49pm on August 23, 2010, Ken Smelko gave Marta Graciela Bressi a gift
Thank you
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At 11:54pm on April 15, 2010, The Brian Edwards Excursion said…
Thank you for the add! I will check out your work and hopefully we can work with each other in the near future.
At 7:29pm on February 5, 2010, Delicious Fish said…
Amazing Marta!

/Pehr Flühr, songwriter & producer
At 9:17pm on September 28, 2009, Kennard Roosevelt Williams said…
Thanks for your very kind words Marta. I will visit your site and get back in touch soon.

Best Wishes,


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