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PITTSBURGH JAZZ

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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.

 

WELCOME!

 

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At 1:10am on October 29, 2010, Ms. Felecia said…

At 1:47am on March 5, 2009, Ron Kearns said…
Good to hear from you Janice. I'm glad you like my music. Be Blessed.

Ron
At 11:46am on March 1, 2009, ABSHALOM BEN SHLOMO said…
BLESSED BENEVOLENCE FROM JERUSALEM, PLS SEND ME YOUR E-MAIL N PHONE# ............! THANKX 4 ALL THE LUV N SUPPORT, MAY U CONTINUE 2 EXPERIENCE THE MOST BENEVOLENTLY BLESSED OUTCOMES N ALL U B N DOOOOOOOOOOO! ONE LUV, BR. ABSHALOM
At 5:49pm on February 28, 2009, ABSHALOM BEN SHLOMO said…
we desire 2 perform n your area,pls advise. www.myspace.com/abshalombenshlomo is us 2
At 11:39am on February 23, 2009, ABSHALOM BEN SHLOMO said…
MAY U HERE N NOW CONTINUE 2 EXPERIENCE THE MOST BENEVOLENTLY BLESSED OUTCOMES N ALL U B N DOOOOO.....! NO THAT WE LUV U 2 MOOOR 2 FROM JERUSALEM
At 4:33am on December 27, 2008, Bruce C said…

Hey Janice Lee...say hey kiddo...welcome to the site...bring some of that great Bean Town jazz down heah deah....gotta love the B'town energy indeed...I'm currently a downeaster meself...potographer,artist, musician....if your ever headin' downeast deah...give me a shout darlin'...and hope i can help you out anytime here in Maine...love your work...keep on keepin'on...Happy New Year!...all me best to you...bc
At 3:08pm on December 23, 2008, JO TONGO said…
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At 11:39pm on December 21, 2008, Luther DeJarunett said…
Thanks, Janice! Happy Holidays to you, and your loved ones also!
At 10:42am on December 4, 2008, JO TONGO said…
Hi Janice
Happy to hear from you.
Have a wonderful trip sister
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At 10:16pm on December 3, 2008, Miss Freddye said…
well, if you point me to the clubs that feature blues there, it would be cool! I've never been to Boston. That would be a great scene to venture into!

Thanks!
 
 
 

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