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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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Shannon Sullivan is now friends with Brother Black, Sage Berlin, Donna & the Skip Peck Trio and 3 more
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"Hi Shannon ! Welcome ! Greetings from Schru. Cologne/Germany ."
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" Welcome Shannon, Check out my New Albums! Be blessed and Enjoy the ride! Luiz "
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"Yes I am, several in fact. A couple of big bands and a couple of quartets."
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"Hi Terry! No I don't sing in any bands. That's why I joined, I was hoping I could hear of more opportunities to perform from other musicians on this site. Are you in a band? Shannon"
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"Hi Shannon, Do you sing with any bands? Terry"
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Shannon Sullivan might attend Clem Rolin's event

Jazz and Java at Niko's at Niko's Coffee House in Robinson, next to Eat N' Park

June 25, 2009 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Niko's Coffee House in Robinson invites you to Jazz and Java night with valve trombonist Clem Rolin, pianist Kevin Clark and friends.
Jun 23, 2009
Shannon Sullivan is now a member of Pittsburgh Jazz Network
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I'm 19 and going to be a Sophomore at IUP where I play field hockey. I love music and I love to sing.
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At 5:03pm on October 24, 2009, Schrubbel said…
Hi Shannon ! Welcome ! Greetings from Schru. Cologne/Germany .
At 5:23pm on June 27, 2009, Luiz Santos said…
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Welcome Shannon,
Check out my New Albums!
Be blessed and Enjoy the ride! Luiz
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At 11:40pm on June 24, 2009, Terrence said…
Yes I am, several in fact. A couple of big bands and a couple of quartets.
At 7:34pm on June 23, 2009, Terrence said…
Hi Shannon,

Do you sing with any bands?

Terry
 
 
 

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