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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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At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future

Jul 28, 2014

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Austin Jazz Society Creates Butch Miles ~ Fundraiser Campaign



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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

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David Amram Is Still Grooving to His Own Beat

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

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Otis Williams talks about legendary Temptations



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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Here is the Ugly

US jazz musicians were drafted into the CIA’s MKULTRA

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Paying Tribute to One of Pittsburgh’s Female Jazz Pioneers

University of Pittsburgh to Host Cyber Symposium on Mary Lou Williams
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The musical brain: Novel study of jazz players shows common brain circuitry processes both music, language

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Book recalls all-Black Navy band that included trumpeter from Pittsburgh

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Montgomery, Carter, Jones, Henderson voted into Jazz Hall of Fame

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Renowned jazz pianist, composer Geri Allen assumes the mantle of the Jazz Studies Program

Geri Allen Growing up in Detroit, Geri Allen’s childhood soundtrack was her father’s collection of Charlie Parker records. It was as though her future as a jazz pianist and composer was preordained; and ever since, she has been arranging and re-arranging the notes to reflect the changing verses of her life’s…

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43rd annual Pitt All-Stars Jazz concert, semin

43rd annual Pitt All-Stars Jazz concert, seminar

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Pittsburgh jazz legend Ahmad Jamal shines in Manchester on September 28, 2013

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Legendary Blues Alley jazz club boasts Pittsburgh flavor

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Guitar great Jimmy Ponder rests

 

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'Girls In The Band' Gets 1-Week Theatrical Starting This Week (On Women Jazz Instrumentalists)

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