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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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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

August 2012 Blog Posts (15)

Calm and Wait¨ Digital Series ( 2012) samples

Tomorrow's Born today ( Espejismo Coordenadas Polares IEstrellahard Ligth)

 

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Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on August 31, 2012 at 2:51am — No Comments

Guitarist Mark Strickland on Aug 27; Savoy closed Labor Day; 1 year celebration on Sept 10th

Jazz lovers! Please note that Savoy will be closed on Monday, Sept 3rd (Labor Day)! So be sure to get your jazz fix this Monday (Aug 27) at Savoy Monday Night Jazz with the Roger Humphries Trio, featuring jazz guitarist Mark Strickland! Then be sure to join us again on Sept 10th at Savoy for a jam celebrating the 1 year anniversary of Monday Night Jazz, with Roger and the guys, featuring Sean Jones and many of the artists who have made this first year so fantastic (more on that…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on August 27, 2012 at 7:42am — No Comments

CITY OF ASYLUM/PITTSBURGH PRESENTS 2012 JAZZ POETRY EVENT

CITY OF ASYLUM/PITTSBURGH PRESENTS

ITS 8TH ANNUAL FREE JAZZ POETRY CONCERT

Featuring

The Oliver Lake Steel Quartet with Meshell Ndegeocello

& 4-time slam champ, Patricia Smith

 

Jazz-Poetry is a great concert and a unique event that has begun to attract international attention.  The Concert brings poets…

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Added by Kevin Amos on August 23, 2012 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Is The RIAA Dying A Slow Painful Death?

http://www.prefixmag.com/news/is-the-riaa-dying-a-slow-painful-death/681

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Is The RIAA Dying A Slow Painful Death?



7:32 p.m. . August 20, 2012 . by Sasha Geffen



If you've ever silently wished death upon the Recording Industry

Association of America, your prayers may be poised to come true. The

anti-piracy giant that went after torrenters with…

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Added by Kevin Amos on August 23, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments

THANKS FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL MONDAY NIGHT OF JAZZ AT SAVOY!

You all are the BEST!  This past Monday (8/13/12) at Savoy was absolutely amazing!  The house was packed and the good times rolled!  Lou Stellute was on fire and of course, Roger, Dwayne and Max knocked it out of the park, so to speak.  Working with these amazing players was a real treat and having a great crowd of jazz lovers to share this experience with was priceless!  And as much as I enjoyed my night in the limelight, I'm more then happy to move back into the role of host for some of…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on August 18, 2012 at 12:41am — No Comments

SAVOY JAZZ; ALMOST A YEAR! THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT, LETS KEEP IT GOING!

LOVERS OF JAZZ,  First, I want to encourage you to make it a date to be at Savoy as often as possible for Monday Night Jazz.  And second, I want to especially ask you to make it a point to come out this coming Monday (Aug 13, 2012) to  see ME (CHARLIE G.) and LOU STELLUTE, (along with the ROGER HUMPHRIES TRIO),  do a rare performance at SAVOY! 

Over the past year, Savoy has had the pleasure of presenting some the best jazz musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on August 10, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments

Norbert Hogel my dear friend , It was great to have spent the last 25 years of my life playing some great music with you. You are already missed.....you did ok Bro! Rest In Peace!!!!! Brian

Norbert Hogel my dear friend , It was great to have spent the last 25 years of my life playing some great music with you. You are already missed.....you did ok Bro! Rest In Peace!!!!!

Brian

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Added by The Brian Edwards Excursion on August 9, 2012 at 2:02pm — No Comments

¨Calm and Wait¨ Digital Series ( 2012) samples

 A Pending Final Steps

( DifferenceTraza fractal sharpen More Viñeta Coordenadas Nova)

 

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PJN member Kasey Daley Zell brings a NYC spark back home to Pittsburgh.

Steel City Improv groups to take laughs to NYC

June 27, 2012 12:00 am

The suggestion was peaches.

As always, The LuPones, a group based at Steel City Improv Theater that invents songs and scenes on the fly, had opened by asking the audience for "a word or…

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 6, 2012 at 5:58am — 1 Comment

Ernest McCarty recounts his glory days as bass player for Erroll Garner - Post Gazette

August 1, 2012 12:00 am

Erroll Garner, the famous pianist from Homewood, couldn't read music. Luckily for him -- and jazz fans -- Ernest McCarty can.

Mr. McCarty, 71, of Lawrenceville was playing stand-up bass in a New York City supper club when he saw Garner in the audience -- for the third night in a row.

"He called me over to the table and said, 'Can…

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 1, 2012 at 4:01pm — 1 Comment

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