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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?

 

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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I write songs in the traditional jazz form (AABA structures, melodies that emphasize the sixth and the ninth, strict rhyming schemes etc.) and was hoping there might be others out here who are interested in the same.  My goal is to find other like-minded composers arrangers and songwriters who also sing, harmonize, and perform. I am looking to put together a recording project of my own songs (and others hopefully) combined with some of the best-kept secret vocalists in Pittsburgh. Some…See More
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As our musical icons are graduating into the higher realms we want to keep them fresh in our memories.  Please join this group where you can post any obituaries of the ancestors of our tradition for all to read and learn more about them.
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piano-Howie Alexander, Victor Gardoza, Max Leake
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my new residency!

Posted on April 14, 2012 at 5:55pm 0 Comments

I am currently playing an open-mic cabaret every Monday night from 8-10 at

Hambone's in Lawrenceville.

My new vocal trio, The Blue-hots, plays there periodically too.

iso singer

Posted on January 2, 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Just moved from NYC and am looking for a singer to complete our act-- an old-style vocal duet-- for gigs in and around the Pgh area.

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At 6:38pm on January 2, 2010, ian kane said…
Thanks so much. I'm looking forward to exploring the jazz scene here in pgh. Have a wonderful 2010 yourself.
At 6:22am on January 2, 2010, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Ian,

Wishing you wings to fly, the vision to dream wildly, The Heart to love deeply and the spirit to embrace all beauty in life..may you have a prosperous New Year with endless good health, wealth and happiness in 2010. Peace and blessings profound!

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