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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?

 

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At 7:12pm on October 8, 2012, Barbara Ray said…

Hi, Raymond:

It was great seeing you .. come out to the R-Bar Wednesday 10th in Dormont West Liberty Avenue - we're there from 8pm-10pm. On Saturday 13th - Westend Cafe.. from 8:30pm-11:30pm. We're peforming & it's also Zombie Night .. whatever that is lol - should be fun!!

And on the 20th Cent'Anni's also on West Liberty Avenue we're there from 8pm-12pm.  Big ole dance floor.  Hope to see you soon.

At 10:34pm on May 9, 2012, Barbara Ray said…

Raymond:

if you're free come by and have some fun on Saturday 12th.. at the Village ..

Thanks,

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At 11:04pm on October 14, 2008, Luiz Santos said…
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Thanks for joining !
Be blessed!
Luiz
At 10:10pm on October 14, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Raymond,

You have a knack for being in the right places. The Rhythm House is a great venue, the AAMI is the best place to study, and this network is the best place to learn about Pittsburgh jazz and to express yourself. You have three big "bests" going for you already and I'm sure there will be many more. Thank you for joining.

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