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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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November 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Gus Greenlee King of the Hill

Pittsburgh Music History

Honoring Gus Greenlee

Owner of the 3 Crawford Grills and the Pittsburgh Crawfords

Read his story at Pittsburgh Music History…

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Added by Paul Carosi on November 30, 2011 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Pittsburgh Jazz Guitar Week Honoring Andy Fite and Ron Affif

Pittsburgh Music History

Jazz Guitar Week

Honoring

Ron Affif and Andy Fite

(Both students of Joe Negri)

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Added by Paul Carosi on November 28, 2011 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Eric Johnson - Jazz Guitar Week Star of the Day

Pittsburgh Music History

Jazz Guitar Week

Honoring

Eric Johnson

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Added by Paul Carosi on November 25, 2011 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

Pittsburgh Jazz Guitar Week - Honoring Ray Crawford

Pittsburgh Music History

Jazz Guitar Week

Honoring

Ray Crawford

Solo recording artist who also played with Ahmad Jamal, Gil Evans and more

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Added by Paul Carosi on November 24, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Pittsburgh Music History Jazz Guitar Week Honors Joe Negri

Pittsburgh Music History

 Jazz Guitar Week

Honors

Joe Negri…

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Added by Paul Carosi on November 23, 2011 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Pittsburgh Jazz Guitar Week Day 3 - Honoring prolific recording artist Jimmy Ponder

Pittsburgh Music History

Jazz Guitar Week Day 3

Honoring proflic recording artist

Jimmy Ponder

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Added by Paul Carosi on November 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Jazz Guitar Week Day II - Honoring George Benson

Pittsburgh Music History

Jazz Guitar Week - Day II

Honoring 10 Time Grammy Winner

George Benson

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Added by Paul Carosi on November 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Pgh Music History Jazz Guitar Week - Honors Joe Pass

Pittsburgh Music History

Jazz Guitar Week

Honoring Outstanding Jazz Guitarists from the Pittsburgh Area

Honoring

Joe…

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Added by Paul Carosi on November 20, 2011 at 6:25pm — 1 Comment

SAVOY JAZZ NIGHT

Once again, it was an amazing night of jazz at Savoy with the fantistic Mr. Sean Jones blowing the roof off the joint.  I again want to thank all of you who where there for helping make it the great night it was.  Be sure not to miss next Monday, November 14th. 

Our featured artist is Andrea Capozzoli, internationally known vocalist, trumpet player, pianist and producer.  Her powerful jazz vocals are reflective of her studies with artists like Cheryl Bentyne of Manhattan Transfer and…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on November 9, 2011 at 7:51am — No Comments

¨Hope Digital Series ( 2011): Samples¨

The Road to Hope ( Zoom Defference Destello)





 



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Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on November 7, 2011 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Friday w/ DJ Brother Strawberry & Sat w/ Bella Sin!

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I hope you had a phabulously phreaky All Hallow's Eve, I know I did. My favorite costume was the psychiatrist dressed as the 1%. This week has been sooo busy, I have been ensconced in finishing my new holiday album "Merry ChristmaChannaKwanzaa Vol. 1.1." at Church Recording Studios and tomorrow night I shall debut my brand new "Pittsburgh XMAS" song at my show at the Tin Front Cafe in Homestead. I will be singing from 7 - 10 pm…
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Added by Phat Man Dee on November 4, 2011 at 4:17am — No Comments

SAVOY JAZZ NIGHT

Hi fellow jazz lovers, I just want to thank all of you who are helping make Monday Night Jazz @ Savoy the great night of live jazz it is fast becoming.  Please continue to join us each week and bring a many friends as possible.  And when you can't be there, remember to send someone in your place to keep your seat warm :).  This is just the beginning, the spirit of some the best Pittsburgh jazz venues of the past is alive and well at Savoy.  Enjoy!

 

Charlie G.

Added by Charlie G. Sanders on November 2, 2011 at 7:29am — No Comments

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