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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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Duke Ellington is first African-American and the first musician to solo on U.S. circulating coin

    MARY LOU WILLIAMS     

            INTERVIEW

       In Her Own Words

January 2018 Blog Posts (9)

Jazz Appreciation

The neo-Hot Club movement is dedicated to promoting Jazz listening and appreciation through group listening, via the 78 rpm format (think book club concept). Recently, I attended a meeting in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, curated by young Matthew Rivera, a senior at Columbia University. His topic was the music of Pittsburgh great, Earl Hines. The audience was young (SURPRISE!), and exhibited an enthusiasm and understanding that music is not old or new, but in the present.  Louis Armstrong's 1928…

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Levo você dentro de mim_Sidnei Piedade_Formatação_Maria Ramires

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O amor que sinto por você_Sidnei Piedade

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i am so excited about the upcoming event, on the 15th, comemorating what Pittsburgh did to the overall jazz scene.  I  hope all you jazz fans will see this show.  Congratulations to all the people wh…

i am so excited about the upcoming event, on the 15th, comemorating what Pittsburgh did to the overall jazz scene.  I  hope all you jazz fans will see this show.  Congratulations to all the people who had something to do with this documentary. 

 

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Miles Davis is not Mozart: The brains of jazz and classical pianists work differently

Science News
from research organizations

Miles Davis is not Mozart: The brains of jazz and classical pianists work differently

Even when playing the same piece of music

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on January 19, 2018 at 11:40pm — 2 Comments

New film on Pittsburgh's rich jazz history to premiere Feb. 15 on WQED

New film on Pittsburgh's rich jazz history to premiere Feb. 15 on WQED

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Lil Dee aka @RapMonster - Drifting

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we in the age of aquarius I'm the water bearer

nefarious by nature cause we live in holy terror

shed light on the precarious who's gonna listen

sacrificing babies abortions and baptisms…

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8 Steps I've Used to Convert Stories to International Songs.



8 Steps I've Used to Convert Stories to International Songs.

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