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AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS

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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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BBC Calls the Jaggerz new Blue Eyed Soul CD The Walk "Brilliant"

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BBC Hails The Jaggerz new CD "Brilliant"…

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Enjoy a Jazz Gem from Joe Negri and Billy Conn

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 A Jazz Gem from Joe Negri and Danny Conn…

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Honoring NEA Jazz Master Slide Hampton

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Honoring Slide Hampton

Born in Jeannette, Pa. Slide began performing…

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Inaugural Pittsburgh Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Celebration Jan 23, 2014

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Christmas Classics from Pittsburgh

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Enjoy delightful holiday music from Pittsburgh musicians

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

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Honoring Guitar Great Jimmy Ponder

who passed away yesterday

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Honoring Bassist and Artist John Heard

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Honoring Bassist

John Heard

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Ray Brown Jazz Master

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Honoring Ray Brown Jazz Master

Virtuoso bassist, composer, artist manager, and producer. His distinctive bass sound is heard on over 2000 recordings from Dizzy Gillespie, to Oscar…

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Crossroads of the World

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Remembering the Jazz Venues of the Hill District…

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Remembering the Hurricane Club and Birdie Dunlap

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The Hurricane Club…

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Pittsburgh Music History Honors Roger Humphries

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Pittsburgh Music History Honors Chuck Jackson Pioneering Soul Singer Who Scored 23 Hit Records including the classic "Any Day Now" penned by Burt Bacharach

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Chuck Jackson

Pioneering Soul Singer Who Scored 23 Hit Records

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Enjoyed Holiday Tunes from Pittsburgh Musicians

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Pittsburgh Christmas Classics

Great music from Jackie Evancho, Dean Martin, Joe Pass, Perry Como and more…

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Listen to Pittsburgh Jazz Classics

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Presents

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Honoring Soul Jazz Sax Master Kenny Blake

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Honoring Kenny Blake

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Pittsburgh Music History Remembering the Syria Mosque The Lost Temple of Music Read the story of the rise an fall of Syria Mosque Now America's Most Historical Parking Lot

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Remembering the Syria Mosque

The Lost Temple of Music

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