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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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At 6:13pm on October 24, 2009, Shawnee Lake said…
l love you!! My earrings are the bomb!! You make great jewelry!! You need to promote that; maybe I can help. C U later, Systa!!
At 3:36am on April 4, 2009, SANDY STALEY (VAPORETTI) said…
MY NEW E-MAIL IS: staley948@comcast.net. PLEASE SEND ME AN
E-MAIL . I LOST YOUR ADDRESS WHEN I CHANGED SERVERS.
MISS TALKING TO YOU. MISS SEEING SOME OF THAT "STUFF" THAT
YOU WEAR. A GIRL AFTER MY OWN HEART. DON'T FORGET TO
E-MAIL ME VERY, VERY SOON......
At 5:34pm on February 8, 2009, Dave Pellow said…
Hi P+J. Miss you. Try to come to the show on Wednesday. Should be fun!
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At 4:01pm on January 19, 2009, Linda Jones said…
Hey, beautiful people! So good to see you here!

Big hugs and happy new year!
Linda
At 1:02pm on January 11, 2009, Erin Burkett said…
Hey Kids,
Miss your faces! Nice to see you name across my screen. Friday's weather frightened most away but a few very brave souls...Hope you are both fine. Sending hugs and wishes for a magical new year!
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At 6:49am on January 11, 2009, Ken Karsh said…
Hey, nice to see you as well!!!
At 1:48pm on November 9, 2008, Erin Burkett said…
Hey Ger,
So happy to see you & Paul on Thursday . Thanks for being there and for sending the information... I'll give it another try.

Sending HUGE hugs :)
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