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PITTSBURGH JAZZ

 

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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April 2008 Blog Posts (15)

Joe Harris workshop CANCELLED

THE JOE HARRIS WORKSHOP SCHEDULED ON MAY 1 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Added by Janis Burley Wilson on April 29, 2008 at 2:20am — No Comments

JAZZ PHOTOGRAPHY-TEENIE HARRIS/NATHAN SCHRITTER-709 PENN AVENUE GALLERY

IMPROV/OBSERVATIONS BY NATHAN SCHRITTER

CLASSICS/STANDARDS BY TEENIE HARRIS, COURTESY OF THE CARNEGIE MUSEUMS

SHOW CLOSES MAY 4

GALLERY HOURS-TUE-THURS, 12PM-6PM
FRI-SAT, 12PM-8PM

CLOSING RECEPTION ON APRIL 25 DURING GALLERY CRAWL, FEATURING HOWIE ALEXANDER

Added by Janis Burley Wilson on April 24, 2008 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Howie Alexander at 709 Penn Avenue Gallery, April 25, 5:30-9pm-GALLERY CRAWL, CULTURAL DISTRICT

Gallery Crawl/APRIL 25
19 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS
DJ'S, DANCE, THEATRE, AND LOTS OF MUSIC

SEE HOWIE ALEXANDER AT 709 PENN AVENUE GALLERY FROM 5:30-9PM
GO TO WWW.PGHARTS.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION

SEE THE NATHAN SCHRITTER/TEENIE HARRIS JAZZ PHOTOGRAPH SHOW AT 709
IMPROV/OBSERVATIONS BY NATHAN SCHRITTER
CLASSICS/STANDARDS BY TEENIE HARRIS, COURTESY OF THE CARNEGIE MUSEUMS

PRESENTED BY THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST/EDUCATION/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Added by Janis Burley Wilson on April 24, 2008 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Joe Harris jazz lecture and demo-May 1, 6pm, 709 Penn Avenue Gallery, Cultural District

MAY 1-Joe Harris is a jazz legend in the history of be-bop jazz. Providing the rhythm section for the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis in the 1940’s and 50’s, Mr. Harris was a part of a new movement that changed the sound of jazz forever. On May 1, Joe Harris will share his stories and experiences, his archive of pictures and memorabilia with jazz fans and musicians, and demonstrate the technique that made jazz history.



Join Mr. Harris for an evening of… Continue

Added by Janis Burley Wilson on April 24, 2008 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Saxophonist Hosea Taylor celebrates 65 years in jazz with book signing/sale at Cabaret, 8pm, April 29

APRIL 29-Living Legend of Jazz, saxophonist, Hosea Taylor, will sell signed copies of his book, Dirt Street, on April 29 during the evening at the Sean Jones Trumpet Showcase in the Cabaret Theater.



Hosea Taylor celebrates 65 years as a jazz musician this year. He has played with too many jazz greats to mention, and has won numerous awards for his dedication to jazz music, through performance and education. Dirt Street is an entertaining journey that leads the reader to all of… Continue

Added by Janis Burley Wilson on April 24, 2008 at 6:31pm — 2 Comments

MCG Celebration of Pittsburgh Jazz Composers-April 29, 5pm, Backstage Bar, Cultural District

APRIL 29-5:00 PM Session- Catch MCG’s Celebration of Pittsburgh Jazz Composers, featuring the music of Strayhorn, Jamal, Mancini and more…Backstage Bar

NO COVER

Presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust/Education/Community Engagement

Added by Janis Burley Wilson on April 24, 2008 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Nat'l Jazz Appreciation Month in the Cultural District, April 29, May 1-Sean Jones/Hosea Taylor/Joe Harris

Don’t miss the last jazz set in the Living Legends of Jazz Series for 2008



Sean Jones Trumpet Showcase, 8:00 pm



April 29, 2008



Cabaret at Theater Square



$10 COVER CHARGE

APRIL 29-Sean Jones is considered to be one of the hottest, most innovative jazz musicians today. He started playing trumpet in the fifth grade, became turned on to jazz through Miles Davis' "Kind Of Blue”. Jones is also inspired by the technique of Charles Fambrough, Gerald… Continue

Added by Janis Burley Wilson on April 24, 2008 at 5:49pm — No Comments

IAJE FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY - CANCELS 2009 CONVENTION

Dear IAJE Family,



It is with a great sense of loss that I inform you that despite drastic efforts to cut expenses and raise emergency funds, the IAJE Board has voted to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7 of the Federal Bankruptcy Law. I want to thank profusely those who responded with their generous donations and offers of assistance following my last communication. While over 250 individuals contributed just over $12,000, this, along with the many other efforts and contributions of… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 19, 2008 at 1:14am — 1 Comment

New Album......err.......CD!

Yah I know...I'm hopelessly out of date. I STILL think "album" sounds cooler than "CD".



Anyway....we're in the later stages of doing a recording that's been in the planning stages since the summer of 06. In Jan. 07 I did some things at Stark Lake Recording in Orlando, Florida. The people involved in that session included Richard Drexler on bass, John Jenkins, drums, Jeff Rupert, tenor, and John Allred on trombone. (is Allred the finest player today? I sure couldn't argue the point.)… Continue

Added by Jeff Lashway on April 15, 2008 at 4:51am — 1 Comment

HAROLD BETTERS AT PENN STATE - APRIL 25, 2008

Harold Betters at the Williams Building Penn State Fayette Campus Friday April 25 , 2008 7 PM free for students with ID ,$5 for non students.

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 12, 2008 at 12:46am — No Comments

KENTE ARTS ALLIANCE PRESENTS TRIBUTE TO ROY ELDRIDGE - APRIL 19, 2008

On the heels of its sold-out performance for the Roger Humphries tribute to Horace Silver, Kente is presenting the last concert in its Jazz Legacy Series-the Pittsburgh Connection. The concert will feature Steve Turre one of the world’s preeminent jazz innovators. He will be accompanied by some of the greatest players on the scene today. They will pay tribute to Pittsburgh legend Roy Eldridge aka “Little Jazz”.







Steve Turre, trombone and shells



Buster Williams,… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 12, 2008 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month and Pittsburgh’s rich jazz history with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Join us for a conversation with photographer, Nathan Schritter, and informal discuss…

Celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month and Pittsburgh’s rich jazz history with



The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust



Join us for a conversation with photographer, Nathan Schritter, and informal discussion about Pittsburgh jazz history with Dr. Nelson Harrison on Saturday, April 12th from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm at 709 Penn Avenue Gallery, Cultural District. Enjoy live jazz with the African American Jazz Preservation Band led by Chuck Austin throughout the day. Refreshments will be… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on April 10, 2008 at 8:46pm — No Comments

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Living Legends of Jazz Series-Jimmy Ponder, Gene Ludwig, Cecil Brooks, III, 4/8, 8pm Cabaret,

4/8, Don't miss the second installment in The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Living Legends of Jazz shows every Tuesday in April, in celebration of National Jazz Appreciation Month. Cecil Brooks, III returns to Pittsburgh to join Jimmy Ponder and Gene Ludwig on stage at the Cabaret Theater, Cultural District, for "What's New" Revisited, the title of their 2005 recording together.

Cabaret Theater/Backstage Bar

655 Penn Avenue (Park conveniently in the Theater Square Parking Garage, enter… Continue

Added by Janis Burley Wilson on April 2, 2008 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Detroit Jazz Festival-Call for Musicians

A Call for Musicians



The Detroit Jazz Fest is now accepting materials from local/regional artists interested in performing at the 29th annual event, August 29 –September 1.



Complete artist packets (CD, bio, photo) should be mailed to:



Detroit Jazz Fest

660 Woodward Ave. Suite 13

Detroit, MI 48226

ATTN: Festival Director



Jazz, blues, Latin, funk, gospel, Latin, R&B, avant-garde – all are encouraged to submit. Materials must be… Continue

Added by Janis Burley Wilson on April 2, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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