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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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Pittsburgh’s newest jazz club will be presenting retrospectives of two legends.

Pittsburgh’s newest jazz club will be presenting retrospectives of two legends.
John Coltrane
Con Alma is excited to announce upcoming celebrations in acknowledgment of …
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SFJazz kicks new season off with Ahmad Jamal and the promise of a vibrant future

SFJazz kicks new season off with Ahmad Jamal and the promise of a vibrant future

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on September 9, 2019 at 1:41am — 1 Comment

Join the Hot Club Audience

The Hot Club of France was formed in 1935 by Charles Delaunay and Hugues Panassie. Initially, its goal was to provide a congenial atmosphere where Jazz enthusiasts could gather and listen to 78 rpm recordings.  In the mid-1930's, the European Jazz community had little access to current American Jazz music. Fans, dependent on each other, shared current titles at the club for all to savor and enjoy. The Hot Club of France blossomed, worldwide, into small listening clubs, eventually expanding…

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Maxine Sullivan on the Air

HOT CLUB on the Air, new radio programming, emanating from New York's WQCR will be featuring the music of Pittsburgh's own, Maxine Sullivan, this Monday (7/22) from 12:00 noon until 3:00 PM. The three hour LIVE broadcast will include host Matthew "Fat Cat" Rivera and guest Paula Morris, Maxine's daughter, discussing Maxine's music and career. In most instances, the original recordings, via the 78 RPM format will be heard. Rarities from the Roy Eldridge Collection (WKCR archives)  featuring…

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Added by Melissa Jones on July 20, 2019 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Hot Club on the Air, new radio programming, emanating from WKCR, New York, will be presenting the music of Pittsburgh's own, Maxine Sullivan, LIVE, this Monday (7/22) from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 PM.  …

Hot Club on the Air, new radio programming, emanating from WKCR, New York, will be presenting the music of Pittsburgh's own, Maxine Sullivan, LIVE, this Monday (7/22) from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 PM.  Host, Matthew "Fat Cat" Rivera will present, in most cases, Maxine's music via the original 78 RPM format.  Providing personal insight into Maxine's career will be her daughter, Paula Morris. Rarities will be heard from the Roy Eldridge Collection (WKCR archives) featuring Maxine, Roy Eldridge,…

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Added by Melissa Jones on July 20, 2019 at 5:10pm — No Comments

SHADD PIANOS - First ever black-owned piano manufacturer

The first ever Black-owned piano manufacturing business

Courier Editor

July 3, 2019

Warren Shadd

by Courier Newsroom

Warren Shadd, CEO and founder of Shadd Pianos, grew up around a family of musicians. He started breaking pianos apart and building them back up as a hobby when he was just 12-years old. Now, he makes…

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Professor Kenny Burrell, Renowned Jazz Guitarist Reaches Out -

Facing Homelessness And Crushing Medical Debt, A Renowned Jazz Guitarist Reaches Out

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George Benson Has A Story To Tell - In his own words

George Benson Has A Story To Tell

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¨Her Story ¨

 I've been invited to celebrete¨her Story¨alonside 399 other Artists at the Metropolitan Pavillon in Chelsea ;N.Y:. ( march 28-31, 2019.…

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Pittsburgh Magazine 1979 October

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Added by Dan Wasson on February 26, 2019 at 1:34am — 2 Comments

Lookie, Lookie Lookie!

January 30th marks the 108th birth anniversary of the incomparable, Roy Eldridge. To those aware of Roy Eldridge and his genius, I needn't go further. For those unaware, his skill as a trumpet player, is marked with  a fierce bravado coupled with a relaxed sense of swing. Roy Eldridge's genius can not be permitted to disappear through lackof interest and lack of understanding. Tune in to: WKCR.org on Wednesday, January 30th ALL DAY and hear Roy's music. A special presentation on Pittsburgh's…

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Added by Melissa Jones on January 28, 2019 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Pitt Names Nicole Mitchell, Award-Winning Flutist, Composer and Educator, As Endowed Chair and Director of Jazz Studies

Pitt Names Nicole Mitchell, Award-Winning Flutist, Composer and Educator, As Endowed Chair and Director of Jazz Studies 

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh has named Nicole M. Mitchell, an award-winning creative flutist, composer, bandleader and educator,…

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on January 21, 2019 at 7:09pm — No Comments

VOICES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUSTICE

VOICES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUSTICE - Past and Present - Remember and Honor DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING and BLACK HISTORY in song: "Massa's Grand Boy (Got To Have Justice) by Bobby and Bobbie Fulton with Voices of Antioch from their single (1977) and album "Til I Fly Away" 1978; (Special mention includes performance, horn and string arrangements by Dr. Nathan Davis, along with Pittsburgh strings) at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFJ8soejB_Y

Added by Rev. Dr. Bobby Fulton, Ph.D. on January 17, 2019 at 12:48am — No Comments

Pyramids and Music

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on January 16, 2019 at 5:43am — 1 Comment

423 Hz + 528 Hz + 639 Hz ] Enhance Positive Energy

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on January 11, 2019 at 5:01pm — No Comments

THE POWER OF VIBRATION and FREQUENCY

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Will More R. Kelly Victims Come Forward?

Now that …
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