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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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Posted on January 16, 2009 at 8:03am 0 Comments

From the serie: "My masters" 30 x 40 cm 2006, Szigetszentmiklós, Hungary aquarell and ink on paper Now avialable Fine art print Postcard… Continue

Andrea Campbell's interview with Pieronymus

Posted on July 7, 2008 at 6:02pm 0 Comments

Andrea Campbell's Newsletter

July-August 2008

Q.: How long have you been a practicing artist?

A.: Formally, since 1980. That year I received my diploma on Graphic Art

from the University of Applied Arts in Budapest. But I am an artist as far

back as I can remember.

Two phases of my life can never be erased from my memories. When I was

just 3 years old, in 1951, my family and I… Continue

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At 3:59am on April 6, 2010, Mara Rosenbloom said…
Hi Pieronymus,
Mara here. Beautiful work. I would love the opportunity to share mine with you as well. I am writing to extend to you a personal invitation: My group, the Mara Rosenbloom Quartet will be on tour from New York City next week! We perform original jazz music, & will be kicking off our spring tour in Pittsburgh, Wed, April 14, 8:00pm @ Shadow Lounge. We make this music for sharing! So, I hope you'll be able to join us. You can have a listen at, or simply write me for more info!

Hope you can make it out!
At 1:30am on June 16, 2009, Jody Jaress said…
Thank you... and welcome new friend.

Keep dreaming... and making them come true.
At 8:05am on January 18, 2009, Magdalena Vaida said…
Greetings and thanks for add! Erdekes talalkizas, koszonom! Magdi
At 3:35pm on January 16, 2009, George Caldwell said…
Pieronymus, welcome and thanks for such beautiful works of art; I hope I get to see them in person.
At 10:14pm on July 7, 2008, Didier EUZET Composer said…

At 12:31pm on May 21, 2008, david shane said…
...your work amazes me....your are prolific and visionary....I'm still looking for the time to transfer some of my paintings to your post for viewing....hope your day is going well....
At 5:07am on May 14, 2008, Ahveekhy said…
Thanks for your add...looking forward to hearing more from you.
At 9:54pm on April 27, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Well you have a Pittsburgh connection now. Thank you for joining. Looking forward to seeing your art work.



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