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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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Jazz Intervention Project featuring MARION MEADOWS! at Hill House Kaufmann Center

November 21, 2015 from 7pm to 10:30pm
N-Motion Entertainment presents the Jazz Intervention Project featuring saxophonist Marion Meadows.  Marion will be performing some of his latest and greatest hits for the Pittsburgh jazz audience.   Marion has a great following in Pittsburgh going back 15 to 20 years and he is excited about coming back.   Come out and support live jazz  in the intimate Hill House venue and enjoy the sweet sounds of Marion Meadows soprano sax.We look forward to seeing you there!Admission:  $35 in advance, $40…See More
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Jazz Intervention Project featuring MARION MEADOWS! at Hill House Kaufmann Center

November 21, 2015 from 7pm to 10:30pm
N-Motion Entertainment presents the Jazz Intervention Project featuring saxophonist Marion Meadows.  Marion will be performing some of his latest and greatest hits for the Pittsburgh jazz audience.   Marion has a great following in Pittsburgh going back 15 to 20 years and he is excited about coming back.   Come out and support live jazz  in the intimate Hill House venue and enjoy the sweet sounds of Marion Meadows soprano sax.We look forward to seeing you there!Admission:  $35 in advance, $40…See More
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Jazz Intervention Project featuring Art Sherrod Jr. at Latitude 360

April 19, 2015 from 6pm to 9:30pm
N-Motion Entertainment presents: Jazz Intervention Project featuring national recording artist, saxophonist Art Sherrod Jr.  Come and be a part of the Jazz Intervention Project series that features a national recording artist performing with high school jazz ensembles from the pittsburgh area.  Come and see Art Sherrod Jr perform some his hits like "Thinking of You" in which he was joined by Will Downing on the recording.  We will also feature two high school bands, Central Catholic High School…See More
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April 19, 2015 from 6pm to 9:30pm
N-Motion Entertainment presents: Jazz Intervention Project featuring national recording artist, saxophonist Art Sherrod Jr.  Come and be a part of the Jazz Intervention Project series that features a national recording artist performing with high school jazz ensembles from the pittsburgh area.  Come and see Art Sherrod Jr perform some his hits like "Thinking of You" in which he was joined by Will Downing on the recording.  We will also feature two high school bands, Central Catholic High School…See More
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Jazz Intervention Project featuring Walter Beasley at Rodef Shalom

June 8, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
N-Motion Entertainment presents the Jazz Intervention Project featuring national recording artist Walter Beasley.  Come check out Walter perform some of his great hits playing that sweet sax and listen to his silky smooth vocals.  Also performing the Jazz Intervention Project All-star Band that features local high school and college students.  The Jazz Intervention Project All-star Band will get the chance to jam with Walter on Stage.   Schools such as Shady Side Academy, South Fayette, Central…See More
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Smooth Jazz favorite genre of music. Want to help revitialize jazz in Pittsburgh. Want to make Holiday Inn/Smooth Jazz Fridays the premier place for jazz musicians to play. Establish new venues for local and national jazz artist to perform.
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At 3:25am on December 23, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Shawn,

You have come to the right place. We had not known of Smooth Jazz Fridays before and we look forward to your promoting of it here on the network. You can use your "events" page, post photos and videos od your activities and write blogs and opinions about smooth jazz for the edification of our members and visitors.Thank you for joining and Happy Holidays.
 
 
 

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