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PITTSBURGH JAZZ

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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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TURN UP THE HEAT - BNY Mellon presents Michele Bensen & the Bensen Burners

Turn Up the Heat!

ACFL&MH Acquires Rare Collection of

Lincoln Photographs



Programming

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Michele Bensen & the Bensen Burners

Saturday January 24 at 8:00 p.m.

Michele Bensen returns to Carnegie Carnegie Hall bringing

a little sizzle to ease the bleak mid-winter doldrums.

Football is anathema to arts…

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MOZELLE THOMPSON LP Cover Illustrations: 1953 - 1969.

Graphic courtesy J. Malls The Album Art of Mozelle Thompson  /  GRAPHIC COURTESY J. MALLS





Pittsburgh artist Mozelle Thompson subject of retrospective opening this Friday



by Laura Stiles

Despite our efforts to leave a lasting mark on the world, the workings of legacy are puzzling and complex. How can we ever predict who will someday find the clues we have left behind?

Consider this…

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Max Roach remembere

This letter was rejected by the local mainstream print media.

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To the Editor:

 

( “Obituary: Max Roach/Innovative jazz drummer” Friday, August 17, 2007). Max Roach loved Pittsburgh. It was one of his favorite jazz towns. That’s what he told his fans who came out to  a…

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Joe Plummer’s ‘Nothing But the Blues’ pleases New Horizon Theater audiences



Nov 9, 2014

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44th Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert mirrors genre’s diversity

Oct 29, 2014





Esperanza Spalding
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Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artists - News York Times





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What is wrong with the jazz picture?

"What is wrong with the jazz picture?" 



By Greg "The Professor" Woods 

e-mail: gwkeys@aol.com





Below is a prime example of what is happening to jazz. You have one or two "safe" legends like Sonny Rollins and Billy Taylor , but the rest is a probably a "whitewash" of the new face of jazz. What is especially offensive is Tony Monaco giving any "master"…

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Wiz Khalifa’s wife files to end marriage to Pittsburgh rapper

Sep 24, 2014





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Jazz and Mdw Ntr: Divine Speech

 
 
{liberatormagazine.com exclusive feature}
 
Jazz and Mdw Ntr: Divine Speech
by Stephanie Joy Tisdale
 
My teachers --…
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Hip Hop Corner…The Godfather of Hip Hop

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Homestead Jazz, Blues, & Arts Festival

Homestead Jazz, Blues, & Arts Festival

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The Coda interview with Ray Crawford | 1980

The Coda interview with Ray Crawford | 1980



H. Ray Crawford | February 2, 1980 | Photo by Mark Weber
H. RAY CRAWFORD: I remember the first impact Charlie Parker made on music. He was playing tenor saxophone with Earl Hines, and all of the guys in the band were so amazed at what was going on when he was playing that they’d just sit there and look at him. They didn’t know what he was playing but they knew it…
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Comments on an exciting, young, entertaining music group: the Blue-hots

What's jazz? It's an innocent enough question.  Get together a dozen 

aficionados who think they know and ask them.  You'll likely end 

up with a dozen different answers.  Is jazz just something made up

on the spot? Can anyone play it? How is it different from pop? 

Can you play it wrong?  Is it for dancing? If the Blue-hots have 

anything to say about it, jazz is an ingredient in a much larger…

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At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future

Jul 28, 2014

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Austin Jazz Society Creates Butch Miles ~ Fundraiser Campaign



Butch was diagnosed the first week of March…

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Exit Interview: Sean Jones

The renowned jazz trumpeter wants Pittsburgh to know, even though he's leaving for a job in Boston, Pittsburgh is still his home

By Zach Brendza @zachbrendza SEAN JONES. 7 p.m. Sat., July 26. Riverview Park, Perry North. Free. 412-255-2493 Related Events Staff Pick Sean Jones @ Riverview Park Sat., July 26, 7 p.m.

Renowned jazz trumpeter Sean Jones came to Pittsburgh in 2004, as an artist in residence at Duquesne University. In his 10 years…

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Bellhop notes William Penn's history and grandeur

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Mary Wilson talks possible Supremes reunion

Jun 22, 2014





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David Amram Is Still Grooving to His Own Beat

WALL STREET JOURNAL
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Trumpeter (Sean) Jones departs Duquesne, but his heart will remain

About Bob Karlovits
Bob Karlovits 412-320-7852

Staff Writer

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
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