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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 10:01pm on August 19, 2013, Aicha said…

Hello Dear, I will like to get acquainted with You, I have something Special to share with You, Contact me via email aichasy97@yahoo.com

Miss aichasy

At 2:02am on September 4, 2009, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
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At 3:42pm on September 3, 2009, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Hi all,

Sad news for the Pittsburgh jazz community.... Michelle Benson called me yesterday to tell me that our dear friend Sandy Staley passed away at Forbes Hospice Tuesday evening. There will be no viewing, no service. A memorial service will be held later at a time and location to be announced.

Let's be thankful that her suffering is now over.

Scotty
At 5:10pm on August 11, 2009, perry weber said…
Dear Sandy, Miss your music and your SOUND. Would sure like to hear you again. Take care the Weber Family. (Always FANS!!)
At 4:28pm on August 6, 2009, Devorah Segall said…
hi Sandy
Miss you!!
I hope you are very well. I plan to get to Pgh late August or early Sept.
Would really love to see you.(and hear you of course)
my friend sue just sent me the link to hear this song on you tube- I thought you might get a laugh from it..I did. (needed one)
"The minutes Go Like Hours When You Sing"
by Dave Tull (he sounds great!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B65Ui0OmfYA
At 8:06pm on June 1, 2009, Felicia said…
Hi Sandy I would like to know if you can do a performance for the Jazz Workshop, Inc. Please get in touch with me here or at musicrose116@juno.com. I'll give you all the details.
At 5:35pm on April 12, 2009, Kent Bey said…
Greetings... I am establishing a live Jazz Night on a Wednesday between 7pm to 10pm at a very nice, clean, and classy venue in the East Liberty area. The evening will feature local Pittsburgh musicians like Tony Campbell and many others performing for a very appreciative audience of jazz lovers.

I am a Pittsburgh native and local youth arts advocate attempting to expose young up and coming artists to the heart and soul of pure Pittsburgh music culture and traditions as they meet and learn from some of the local Music Masters. If you are interested in hosting a Wednesday night once a month or every other month I would be humbled and honored to make this happen.

Respectfully,

Kent Bey

412.657.3327
kbey7@royaltribemusic.com
At 12:45am on February 27, 2009, Jerry Butler said…
I would love to feature "you" as my guest on my show..If I am not your friend..please add me...also please call me @ the offc at 757 538 3540...757 971 3733 for details...click on the banner below to be a guest...JB


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