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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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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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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.

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Tony Adamo channels the “Beat” poets Jack Kerouac and Alan Ginsberg, and modern verbalists, Mark Murphy and Gil Scott-Heron

http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=1728Review Published at All About Jazz.com 8/19/13/Nicholas F. Mondello

“As vocalist, Adamo's exciting, highly-energetic interpretations avoid any faux hip inflections. He swings soulfully heavy (”Ticking Clock”), has great rhythmic feel, and injects a soul vaccination across the date. His scripted dialog is powerful in presentation and…

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Guitar great Jimmy Ponder rests

 

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Pittsburgh Music History Honoring Guitar Great Jimmy Ponder who passed away yesterday

Pittsburgh Music History

Honoring Guitar Great Jimmy Ponder

who passed away yesterday

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¨The End Digital Series( 2013): Samples¨

Final Collapse ( Hard Light III Zoom III Licuado Espejismo )…

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Who gave himself for us,

Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. (Titus 2:14)

Our redemption and future life is assured: for Jesus Christ, the Lamb, was stricken down for our sakes and so every spiritual blessing is even now granted us! Christ demanded Himself a people and so He duly paid for one! We are His people! We are His sheep! We are His workmanship! We who believe are assured our salvation for the winning of it…

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All Friends,

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With an unparalleled 15 (fifteen) Grammy Awards for engineering. Al Schmitt comments on Tony Adamo's Cd, Miles of Blu

Hi Tony, just got done listening to your exciting album.  Jazz mixed with Hip Hop and Rap. Totally blew me away. Great arrangements, horn charts outstanding, I love the fact that the lyrics are original and your performance pretty original also. Good job. Love the C D. Al…

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Billy Jones Bluez meets Morris Day and The Times Band!

Billy Jones Bluez meets Morris Day & The Times Band!

 

 

We had a great night at the Isle of Capri casino with performances by both our band and Morris Day and The Times.

The Times are outstanding entertainers, great musicians and just all around fun dudes.  ...and Morris Day…

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AUGUST 10TH CD RELEASE CONCERT AT AUGUST WILSON CENTER HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

Hi Fellow Lovers of Jazz,

Some of you may have heard that there might be a CD release concert for my latest CD, “Escape To Love”, on August 10th, at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.  That will not be the case.  Due to efforts needed to make sure that the best possible product is released, the 10th of August concert turned out to be impossible to pull off.  The next possible chance for a release party for the CD would be in November of this…

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South Beach Party held at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 1, 2013 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

EXCITING CHANGES TO THE MONTHLY LINEUP FOR SAVOY MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ!

Hi fellow jazz lovers, Charlie G. here with some great news from Savoy Monday Night Jazz.  First, I want to thank all of you for helping make Monday Night at Savoy one of the best nights for jazz in Pittsburgh.  With the help of legends and giants of straight ahead jazz like Dwayne Dolphin and Roger (dad) Humphries and one of the ‘burghs’ favorite piano players, Max Leake, Savoy, in a few short years, has earned a spot in Pittsburgh’s rich jazz legacy, alongside such memorable venues as the…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on July 25, 2013 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Tony Adamo Vocal/Hipspoken Word Artist on Random Act Records on the Steve Edwards Radio Show

Tony Adamo Vocal/Hipspoken Word Artist on Random Act Records goes to #15 on Top 25 Jazz/Funk 60 day Chart

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/jazzdownloads_day.php?day=60



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[MIXTAPE] Jase - Waiting...

Jase - Waiting... [Mixtape]

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Jase - Waiting...

Jase - Waiting...

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Baltimore native, Jase releases his debut album Waiting.... The T.A.G.M.G/TrapRock Radio member gives his fans and peers a 17 track view of his world. Each track runs together to tell his story in reference to relationships, friends, foe, trials and tribulations, dreams and nightmares as well as 3 bonus tracks for the long wait.…

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[MIXTAPE] Zami - The Good Guy's Bad Side

Zami - The Good Guy's Bad Side [Mixtape]

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Zami - The Good Guy's Bad Side

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Good Guy Music's Zami releases his debut Mixtape titled The Good Guy's Bad Side. Featuring his hit youtube songs Elevator Up, Wait on me, That's How I Like my Girls, and Shit's Official.…

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