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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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"Hello Dear, I will like to get acquainted with You, I have something Special to share with You, Contact me via email aichasy97@yahoo.com Miss aichasy"
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BIGDADDYJAZZ-Patrick Arena sings at Jazz at ANDYS at Fairmont Hotel

October 20, 2012 at 8pm to October 21, 2012 at 12am
Saturday Night October 20  Jazz at ANDYS in the Fairmont Hotel presents Patrick Arena: Joined by Daniel May-piano, Jeff Grubbs-bass, and James Johnson lll on drums. Sit back and relax in the lovely ambiance. Enjoy the music and the company. ANDYS is the place to be.See More
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BIGDADDYJAZZ-Patrick Arena sings at Jazz at ANDYS at Fairmont Hotel

October 20, 2012 at 8pm to October 21, 2012 at 12am
Saturday Night October 20  Jazz at ANDYS in the Fairmont Hotel presents Patrick Arena: Joined by Daniel May-piano, Jeff Grubbs-bass, and James Johnson lll on drums. Sit back and relax in the lovely ambiance. Enjoy the music and the company. ANDYS is the place to be.See More
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At 8:57pm on August 19, 2013, Aicha said…

Hello Dear, I will like to get acquainted with You, I have something Special to share with You, Contact me via email aichasy97@yahoo.com

Miss aichasy

At 12:31am on February 27, 2009, Jerry Butler said…
I would love to feature "you" as my guest on my show..If I am not your friend..please add me...also please call me @ the offc at 757 538 3540...757 971 3733 for details...click on the banner below to be a guest...JB


At 5:04am on July 2, 2008, Angela Abadilla said…
Patrick....I met you and Mark while with my friends at SOHO for brunch. We bought a bunch of your CD's and we love them!!! Thank you so much for making our morning extra special with your great music and wonderful witty humor. You're the best. Angela
At 6:37am on March 26, 2008, Miles said…
Come join us at www.ilovejazz.ning.com
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At 5:14pm on March 8, 2008, Janelle Burdell said…
Tag, you're it! Hahaha! It's good to be home! Be well. -janelle
At 7:34am on February 25, 2008, Michele Bensen said…
Hey Patrick! Congratulations on your wonderful CD, it's great. Your website looks terrific too. Best of luck with everything.
Michele
At 11:08pm on February 19, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Hey Patrick. Welcome to the PJN. look forward to you taking full advantage of its opportunities to network and market your immense talent.

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