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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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October 2013 Blog Posts (9)

ESCAPE TO LOVE CD RELEASE - Special Event Programming for this addition of Savoy Monday Night Jazz

Hi Everyone,

Please note the following changes/additions for this CD Release edition of Savoy Monday Night Jazz:

  • Two bands will be featured; Roger Humphries’ RH Factor will perform from 6pm to no later than 7:30pm, then at 8:30pm the live performance of the entire album, “Escape To Love” will start and, including one short break, will go until no later than 10pm.

 

  • The upstairs lounge will be open for patrons…
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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 31, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

The End¨ Digital Series ( 2013): Samples¨

Final Collapsel ( Hard Light III Zoom IV Licuado I Ojo de pez)…

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Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on October 27, 2013 at 6:27am — No Comments

PRESS RELEASE: CD RELEASE PARTY, "ESCAPE TO LOVE" AT SAVOY

October 18, 2013

 

CD Release Event for Charlie G. Sanders’ debut album, “Escape To Love”

 

Pittsburgh, Pa. – After 3 years in the making, Charlie G. Sanders’ debut album, “Escape To Love” is finally available for purchase on October 31, 2012.  On November 4, 2013 the CD release party event for “Escape To Love” will be held at Savoy Restaurant, 2623 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222.

 

The event will be an expanded special edition of the popular Savoy…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 24, 2013 at 1:28am — No Comments

The "Escape To Love" CDs have arrived!

Hey everyone,

It's been 3 long years in the making, but it's finally here!  My debut album, "ESCAPE TO LOVE", has arrived and is ready for purchase. The official release is on November 4, 2013 at the CD Release Party at Savoy. You can purchase a copy then and get it signed or, if you want it sooner, you can contact me at charliegjazz@gmail.com.  Can't wait for you to hear it!  I believe you'll agree, it was…
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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 23, 2013 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Pittsburgh jazz legend Ahmad Jamal shines in Manchester on September 28, 2013

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on October 10, 2013 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Legendary Blues Alley jazz club boasts Pittsburgh flavor

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on October 8, 2013 at 8:09pm — 1 Comment

I did not fall in...

But I fell out....and up....and all around.....maybe now I should consider falling in.....



So, I send these emails out once a month, right? Unless my dining room ceiling falls in and my mom shatters her ankle and I lose a couple friends in a sadly untimely fashion and I decide to start working in the video department at Mr Smalls…

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Added by Phat Man Dee on October 6, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

CD RELEASE PARTY FOR "ESCAPE TO LOVE" at SAVOY - NOV 4

Strike up the band! It’s official!

 

The CD release party for my long awaited debut album, “Escape To Love” will take place on November 4, 2013, at Savoy (Monday Night Jazz).  Please mark your calendars and stay tuned!  I will furnish more details shortly.

 

It’s going to be a night to remember!

 

Charlie G.

Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 4, 2013 at 5:39pm — No Comments

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