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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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Richard Williams and LARRY MCGEE are now friends
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Roby "Supersax" Edwards and Richard Williams are now friends
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The Brian Edwards Excursion at Cafe' Notte

April 2, 2011 at 9pm to April 3, 2011 at 12pm
The Brian Edwards Excursion is returning to Cafe Notte Saturday April 2nd 9-12pm. If you were there the last time you know the place was packed and jammin', if you missed it here is your chance... again. Call and make a reservation asap because reservations have been coming in fast and space is becoming limited. Don't miss your chance to see a Pittsburgh legend in the making!!!!!
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"Hey Luther, hit me up because i would like to get together with u on tuesday's or thursday's and work out some technical guitar stuff! Richard Williams"
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Richard Williams and Sage Berlin are now friends
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DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY'S GUITAR & BASS WORKSHOP at Duquesne University Music School

July 27, 2009 to July 31, 2009
2009 Guitar and Bass workshopJuly 27- 31Special Guests CliniciansGary Hoey • Bucky Pizzarelli • Howard PaulJoe Negri • Jimmy Bruno • Dwayne DolphinDiane Ponzio • Doug EdgellSpecial Guest:Chris Martin IV - C.F. Martin GuitarsGuitar Dept Faculty;Ken Karsh, Bill Purse, RJ Zimmerman, Tom Kikta, Jeff Mangone, Brian Stahurski,See More
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Born and raised on the NorthSide, down the street from Roger Humphries, Greg Humphries,and a host of other notable Musicians.
Favorite Pittsburgh musicians/performers
Howie Alexander, Kevin Howard, Jerome Kirkland, Alton Merrill, Lorenze Jefferson, Paul Thompson, Tony DePaulis, Bryan Saunders, James Johnson,III, Dennis Garner, Randy "Dose" Williams, Dwayne Fulton, Dwayne Dolphin, Greg Humphries, Mark Strickland, Luther DeJarnett, Jay Willis, Robbie Edwards, George Jones, Sean Jones, Max Leake, Baldwin, Francis Rolls, Claude Flowers, Tone Kirkland, JR Jones,
Favorite Jazz Radio or media station
WDUQ, On-theWeb Big Philly-Style
Favorite Pittsburgh Jazz Venue
Ava Lounge, Manchester Craftsman's Guild, Gullifty's, C J's
About Me:
Versatile Guitarist in Pittsburgh since the 60's; Solid in the areas of Gospel, Jazz, R & B, and Hip-Hop! Available for Studio and selective performing opportunities!
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artist, fan, industry professional, student

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At 11:10pm on July 30, 2009, Randy Williams DOSE said…
hey bro welcome to the network
i was wondering when you was going to get conected. now its time to break out the thirdgenneration flicks!....
At 7:09pm on July 16, 2009, David Moore said…
HEY BRO, I LEFT TOWN ON THE 31ST OF JUNE. IT IS BEAUTIFUL DOWN HERE. THE MUSIC POTENTIAL IS GREAT.STARTING TO GET MY FEET PLANTED.WILL STAY IN TOUCH. NEW E-MAIL IS dmoore219@nc.rr.com number is the same.

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