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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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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.

 

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At 9:56am on November 21, 2008, Kevin Hurst, Sr. said…
I grew up loving 'Mama Africa ' Miriam Makeba as she was the first image of an African woman I encountered. One of the first songs I learned was 'Grazing In The Grass' by her ex-husband Hugh Masakela in the 5th grade. Amazingly all those years in exile she sang of the positive things from her country and kept South Africa always in our hearts. kevin
At 1:46am on November 21, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Yavela,

We feel the loss of Makeba very deeply as I'm sure you do. I saw her live in Pittsburgh about 4 years ago. Her granddaughter was with her group and she sang very well. I regret I did not get to meet her in person.
At 10:17am on November 19, 2008, Kevin Hurst, Sr. said…
What is going on Lady? Pleased to see you here and waiting for your responses! I am trying to get some of my playing out so people can see I can play. Would like to hear your comments on anything jazz or African jazz you encounter.- kevin
At 10:19pm on October 27, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Yavela,

What a beautiful name... very musical. We are thrilled to have a new fan from South Africa. Please browse the other members and make friends with whomever you like. we are growing and there will always be lots of sights and sounds and conversation for you to enjoy. Please lets us know your opinion if something moves you to do so. Thank you for joining.
 
 
 

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