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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.

 

WELCOME!

 

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July 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Question: Degree of protection of Copyrights on uploaded music

Does the site software have copy prevention protection?

Thank you prhstudios.com

Added by prhstudios.com on July 31, 2009 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

What is going to be done about the not-Jazz/ junk/spam/non-music related context on this network?

The Pittsburgh Jazz Network continues to be flooded with folks who are not talking about Jazz at all and have no interest in it. Only here to promote their business ventures. This goes for a few more of you. Why???

They instead flood us with tourist ads and religious views. Why is that Nelson? Can't you block that out?

Added by Kevin Amos on July 30, 2009 at 3:01am — No Comments

Blog 96 Vol.1

We have add many new release to our Online Shop over the past few weeks. like:



Qantice - The Cosmocinsey Recommended if you like Kamelot, Angra, Rhapsody



Maggie Seligman - Rubato Recommended if you… Continue

Added by Melodic Revolution on July 18, 2009 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Sometimes weeks go by.....

Hot warm muggy heat of summer comes to bear down in great steamy waves..... weeks pass and I don't want to sit at a computer in a city connected to electricity and synaptic emphatic digital impulses promising the world of the great things to come if you would just keep reading the emails , checking the my spacebook invites, and following the tweets to the promised land..... I don't want to insist that you hear my new songs or rather, I want you to discover them organically like presents thrown… Continue

Added by Phat Man Dee on July 17, 2009 at 8:33pm — No Comments

PATTY PEARCE - PJN MEMBER AND DEVOTED JAZZ FAN PASSES FROM LIFE



Patty passed away July 15. Her memorial service is Saturday, July 18. Her obit is in the PG today. We would love to have you attend. Dave Zubrow, 412-260-012. Also please feel free to pass the news and invitation along to others.





PEARCE PATTY (McCURDY)

Age 62, on Wed. July 15, 2009. Beloved mother of Robert (Jill) Kruse; step mother of Erin and Brett (Marlena) Pearce; grandmother of Maxwell, Anna and Harrison… Continue

Added by Bettoman on July 17, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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