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THE STRONG CARD

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 2013 Blog Posts (8)

The Ohio Democrat Mixtape

The Ohio rap artist from…
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Added by Gansta Marcus on November 29, 2013 at 1:22am — No Comments

After Holiday Sales

Send friends and family an iTunes Gift Card or…
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Added by Gansta Marcus on November 29, 2013 at 12:55am — No Comments

For the mountains shall depart,

For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee. (Isaiah 54:10)

God gives this promise to His people-that no matter what happens on this earth, God will always love us and walk beside us. There is nothing that can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:38-39).

My Prayer: Dear Jesus, I thank You for Your wonderful love for me! Thank you…

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Added by Ladyjd721 on November 28, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Tony Adamo/Headhunters Mike Clark Bill Summers Paul Jackson Jerry Stucker

This is a great in the pocket groove of a song. Headhunters Bill Summers, Paul Jackson, Mike Clark, Jerry Stucker all play on vocal/hipspoken word  funk  artist Tony Adamo's music. Jerry Stucker produced three of Adamo CD's.  Legendary drummer Mike Clark is now Tony Adamo's producer. Clark produced Tony Adamo's current CD, MILES OF BLU/MOB

A Pitts Gambino PR GIG/New York City, NY…

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Added by Frank Black on November 27, 2013 at 7:50pm — No Comments

See Me's Year in Review 2013 show

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

All Friends,…

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Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on November 24, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Pittsburgh's Blues Orphans passionate about singing the Yinzer blues

Amie Santavicca
Working out at a rehearsal are Blues Orphans, from left, Nelson Harrison, Andy Gabig, Bob Gabig and Dave Erny.

About Bob Karlovits…
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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on November 24, 2013 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

43rd annual Pitt All-Stars Jazz concert, semin

43rd annual Pitt All-Stars Jazz concert, seminar

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on November 22, 2013 at 8:31pm — No Comments

THANK YOU! "ESCAPE TO LOVE" CD RELEASE PARTY WAS A SMASHING SUCCESS!

To My Music Family,

Thank you so much for helping make the CD release concert at Savoy for my debut album, “Escape To Love” a smashing success!  I’m excited for what the future will bring as it relates to a possible “Escape To Love Tour” and subsequent sales of my album around the world! 

One of the key tools to promoting the album will be a video of one of the songs shot at the release party!  To that point, I would like all of you who shot smartphone video and…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on November 7, 2013 at 3:28am — No Comments

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