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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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Tickets on sale Tuesday, August 4th!Frank Sinatra's favorite singer. Cole Porter's finest interpreter. Duke Ellington's muse. Ella Fitzgerald is the greatest jazz singer of all time. The Public will transport you to the French Riviera and one of Ella's most thrilling concerts in this exquisite gem of a musical, starring the magnificent vocalist Tina Fabrique and a top-notch band. Songs includes "Night and Day," "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," "The Man I Love," "A-Tisket,…See More
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October 1, 2009 at 8pm to November 1, 2009 at 10pm
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I was born and raised in Pittsburgh and still live here! I work for Pittsburgh Public Theater and am involved with many organizations around town.
Favorite Pittsburgh musicians/performers
So many great jazz artists have come from here or performed here for many years. It is hard for me to pick one.
Favorite Jazz Radio or media station
DUQ
Favorite Pittsburgh Jazz Venue
There aren't many left, but I love the free jazz on Tuesday's in the summer at Katz Plaza and I can't wait to go to Little E's.
About Me:
I'm in my 30's and love this city. I am involved with PUMP (Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project) which is working hard to keep young people in the city. There is so much to do in the city that I try to enjoy as much of it as I can.
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At 3:31am on August 26, 2009, Brother Black said…
Hey Rebecca..

Thanks for being my Jazz Buddy...!!!
We share a common interest in the Public Theater.!!
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