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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.

 

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Norbert Hogel my dear friend , It was great to have spent the last 25 years of my life playing some great music with you. You are already missed.....you did ok Bro! Rest In Peace!!!!! Brian

Norbert Hogel my dear friend , It was great to have spent the last 25 years of my life playing some great music with you. You are already missed.....you did ok Bro! Rest In Peace!!!!!

Brian

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Appearing with.....

I will be appearing with Yolanda Barber at Silk's located in the Meadowlands Casino Fri. Jan 27th, 8-12.  Also , I will be appearing with Tony Campbell Sat. Jan. 28th , 5:30-8 at CJ's. Hope to see you there!

Brian

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Appearing with.....

I will be playing with The Horn Guys weds. Jan 18th 9:30 pm to 1:30 am at the Blind Pig in New Kensington.  I will also be playing with Yolonda Barber sat Jan 21st 8pm to 12am at Levels Lounge at Rivers Casino. Hope to see you there!!

Brian

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Appearing with.....

I will be appearing tonight at Taste of Dahn Tahn with Soul Vaccination featuring Dave Moore , Robi Edwards , and Howie Alexander. Show time is 7:30-10:00. Hope to see you there!

Brian

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Appearing with.....

I will be playing Tues. Jan 10th with Mark Lucas at the Backstage 5-730 and Thurs. Jan 12th with Tony Campbell at CJ's 8-11. Hope to see you there!!!

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Accepting students

I stated some time ago that I am teaching at Bentley and Romito music studio in Irwin. I am looking to expand my student base so I am now accepting students in the Pittsburgh area. Lessons will be conducted in my equipped percussion studio in Bellevue.  If you want to learn to PLAY the drums..I'm your guy!!! Email me for details at thebrianedwardsexcursion@gmail.com

Brian

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I had announced a few months ago that I am teaching at Bentley and Romito music studio in Irwin, along with Kenny Blake and some of the best musicians in the city. The studio has a new website up in …

I had announced a few months ago that I am teaching at Bentley and Romito music studio in Irwin, along with Kenny Blake and some of the best musicians in the city. The studio has a new website up in which you can read instructor bios,sign up for lessons,post blogs, and get a peak into the lesson rooms and recording studio. Stop by and check out the site at BentleyandRomito.com. Continue

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Brian Edwards is now accepting students

 Greetings everyone,

I wanted to let you all know that I am now on staff at Bentley & Romito Professional  Music Lessons Studio in Irwin.  We still have spots open so if you are serious about learning to play the drums from a world class drummer and want to get a "different" perspective of the instrument I am your guy (see bio). Bentley and Romito has been around for a while now providing top notch music education from some of the best musicians, known not just in Pgh.  or…

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Local musicians vs musicians from somewhere else

I don't normally post my thoughts on this site when I am peeved , but I have to clear these thoughts. I played a gig this weekend with three of Pittsburgh"s best musicians: Mark Lucas, Brian Sanders, and Kevin Howard. These three guys as well as myself played with Ronnie Laws at the August Wilson Center a few months back. The guys and I discussed back on the Ronnie gig about how The "audiences" and promoters here in Pgh don't really appreciate the talent that lives here and this weekend was…

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teaching position

Greetings everyone,

I wanted to ask if anyone knows of a teaching position open for a drum instructor? I am looking to teach in a school, private studio, or store and am looking to do this on a full time basis. If anyone knows of a position open or coming open , please contact me by email @ thebrianedwardsexcursion@gmail.com.

Thank you,

Brian Edwards

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Just Back

We just got back from doing several road gigs with Ronnie Laws and the shows were killin'. For those coming to the show tonight, you are really in for a treat. See you later tonight!!!!!!!!

Brian

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Thank you Pittsburgh!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  I would like to thank everyone that came out to Saturday's show!! Once again it was packed 

  and jumpin'. I would like to thank Cafe Notte for working closely with us to pull off these  great shows. We look forward to seeing you guys again in June. You can catch the Excursion…

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The Ronnie Laws Show

I think it is important that all of you jazz fans here in Pgh that plan on attending the Ronnie Laws concert should know who will be the backing band for Ronnie. It's great that African American Music Institute is mentioned but I personally would like to mention that I, Brian Edwards , will be playing drums, Kevin Howard - keys, Mark Lucas- Guitar, Brian Sanders - bass. We will be there on the stage representing Pittsburgh so come out and see the show.

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Brian E.…

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The Brian Edwards Excursion

 

 

 

 

 

                                                              We thought we were going to take a break after last night but the people say different so we will be at Cafe Notte Saturday April 30th from 9-12. This WILL Be the last show there until June so make your reservation…

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The Brian Edwards Excursion appearing @........

 

 

 

                                       Last Cafe Notte appearance until summer!!!!!!!!

The Brian Edwards Excursion will be appearing at Cafe Notte Saturday April 16th…

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Ronnie Laws coming to Pittsburgh.......

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saxophone legend , Ronnie Laws will be playing at the August Wilson Center on…

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                                                      The Brian Edwards Excursion

 

 will be appearing at Cafe' Notte Saturday April 2, 9pm-12pm. This promises to be a night of great music in one of the cities best venues with one…

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Added by The Brian Edwards Excursion on March 23, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Rest in Peace Luther!

Another brick in the Pittsurgh foundation of jazz has transitioned. Thank you for some great times and great music,

Rest in peace Luther!!

Brian

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Wed. March 16

The Brian Edwards Excursion will be playing at Little E's Wed. March 16 from 8-11pm.

Brian Edwards-Drums

Howie alexander-Keys

Tony Campbell-Sax

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