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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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STAYING IN TOUCH WITH A LEGEND; CHIZMO CHARLES

Hi Jazz Family,

 

Once again, I want to thank all of you who came out to honor and support Mr. Chizmo Charles Anderson, a true Pittsburgh legend, at Savoy Monday Night Jazz on December 23, 2013. It showed just how many people feel as blessed as I do to have the honor of calling this man, mentor and friend.

 

Due to the fact that many of you, who love this great artist, made me aware that you had lost contact with him and was concerned that he might not even be…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on December 28, 2013 at 6:41am — 1 Comment

TRIBUTE JAM FOR CHIZMO CHARLES ON DEC 23, 2013

Hey everybody, for this Christmas season, on Monday, December 23rd, I’m really excited and honored to be able to present to you an extra special event at Savoy Monday Night Jazz.

  CHIZMO CHARLES Anderson will be there to sing and enjoy a host of Pittsburgh’s finest artists as they honor him in song!  Chizmo has been a mentor and an inspiration to many singers (myself included) for many years.  He is one our few elders still able to share his music with us, so any…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on December 21, 2013 at 11:38pm — No Comments

THANK YOU! "ESCAPE TO LOVE" CD RELEASE PARTY WAS A SMASHING SUCCESS!

To My Music Family,

Thank you so much for helping make the CD release concert at Savoy for my debut album, “Escape To Love” a smashing success!  I’m excited for what the future will bring as it relates to a possible “Escape To Love Tour” and subsequent sales of my album around the world! 

One of the key tools to promoting the album will be a video of one of the songs shot at the release party!  To that point, I would like all of you who shot smartphone video and…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on November 7, 2013 at 3:28am — No Comments

ESCAPE TO LOVE CD RELEASE - Special Event Programming for this addition of Savoy Monday Night Jazz

Hi Everyone,

Please note the following changes/additions for this CD Release edition of Savoy Monday Night Jazz:

  • Two bands will be featured; Roger Humphries’ RH Factor will perform from 6pm to no later than 7:30pm, then at 8:30pm the live performance of the entire album, “Escape To Love” will start and, including one short break, will go until no later than 10pm.

 

  • The upstairs lounge will be open for patrons…
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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 31, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

PRESS RELEASE: CD RELEASE PARTY, "ESCAPE TO LOVE" AT SAVOY

October 18, 2013

 

CD Release Event for Charlie G. Sanders’ debut album, “Escape To Love”

 

Pittsburgh, Pa. – After 3 years in the making, Charlie G. Sanders’ debut album, “Escape To Love” is finally available for purchase on October 31, 2012.  On November 4, 2013 the CD release party event for “Escape To Love” will be held at Savoy Restaurant, 2623 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222.

 

The event will be an expanded special edition of the popular Savoy…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 24, 2013 at 1:28am — No Comments

The "Escape To Love" CDs have arrived!

Hey everyone,

It's been 3 long years in the making, but it's finally here!  My debut album, "ESCAPE TO LOVE", has arrived and is ready for purchase. The official release is on November 4, 2013 at the CD Release Party at Savoy. You can purchase a copy then and get it signed or, if you want it sooner, you can contact me at charliegjazz@gmail.com.  Can't wait for you to hear it!  I believe you'll agree, it was…
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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 23, 2013 at 11:38pm — No Comments

CD RELEASE PARTY FOR "ESCAPE TO LOVE" at SAVOY - NOV 4

Strike up the band! It’s official!

 

The CD release party for my long awaited debut album, “Escape To Love” will take place on November 4, 2013, at Savoy (Monday Night Jazz).  Please mark your calendars and stay tuned!  I will furnish more details shortly.

 

It’s going to be a night to remember!

 

Charlie G.

Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 4, 2013 at 5:39pm — No Comments

AUGUST 10TH CD RELEASE CONCERT AT AUGUST WILSON CENTER HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

Hi Fellow Lovers of Jazz,

Some of you may have heard that there might be a CD release concert for my latest CD, “Escape To Love”, on August 10th, at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.  That will not be the case.  Due to efforts needed to make sure that the best possible product is released, the 10th of August concert turned out to be impossible to pull off.  The next possible chance for a release party for the CD would be in November of this…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on August 3, 2013 at 8:38pm — No Comments

EXCITING CHANGES TO THE MONTHLY LINEUP FOR SAVOY MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ!

Hi fellow jazz lovers, Charlie G. here with some great news from Savoy Monday Night Jazz.  First, I want to thank all of you for helping make Monday Night at Savoy one of the best nights for jazz in Pittsburgh.  With the help of legends and giants of straight ahead jazz like Dwayne Dolphin and Roger (dad) Humphries and one of the ‘burghs’ favorite piano players, Max Leake, Savoy, in a few short years, has earned a spot in Pittsburgh’s rich jazz legacy, alongside such memorable venues as the…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on July 25, 2013 at 11:29pm — No Comments

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY OF "ESCAPE TO LOVE": DEBUT ALBUM BY CHARLIE G. SANDERS

Hi Fellow Jazz Lovers,

You are invited to help me get my debut cd released by March of 2013 by pre-ordering it at a discounted price at KickStarter.com.

Many of you know me as the Host of Savoy Jazz every Monday Night! Some of you are even aware that I'm also a long time singer on the Pittsburgh jazz scene! What most of you don't know, I've been working on my debut album entitled "Escape to Love" for a little over 2 years! I'm please to say it is completed and…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on January 19, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

EXCITING NIGHTS OF JAZZ AT SAVOY!

Hey jazz fans,

Just wanted to share some exciting video footage of an amazing night of jazz last month (12/17/12) at Savoy. For those of you who may not have had the opportunity to experience just how wonderful Monday Night Jazz at Savoy is, please use the link provided to take a good look at this video and see what all the fuss is about!  Then, come join us each and every Monday for some of the best jazz around!  See you at Savoy on Mondays!…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on January 4, 2013 at 8:19am — No Comments

"ELEVATIONS" was a SMASH at Savoy Monday Night Jazz: Special Edition.

Happy Holidays everyone! Thanks to all of you who were able to attend our Special Edition of Monday Night Jazz @ Savoy, featuring the exciting new group, "Elevations"! These five young jazz lions were a smash hit, the joint was jumpin' and it was packed (in spite of the rain). It's not surprising that they are beginning to take the jazz world by storm, what with mentors the likes of Roger Humphries, Dwayne Dolphin and Sean Jones, how could they not!  And Savoy was happy to be among the first…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on December 22, 2012 at 5:31am — 1 Comment

Happy Holidays at Savoy!

Seasons Greetings jazz lovers.

Through out the year, Savoy has brought you the best in live jazz each Monday Night.  I would like to encourage you not to miss our last 3 Mondays before the New Year.  They are sure to make your Holiday Season sparkle extra bright.  

We start with the legendary jazz guitarist, Mr. Jimmy Ponder on December 3rd, followed by an amazing Pittsburgh favorite, Michele Bensen on December 10th.  And for the last Savoy Monday Night Jazz before the…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on December 1, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments

CORRECTION TO THE POSTING FOR NOV 12th MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ EVENT @ SAVOY

Hi everyone,

Please note that the title for the posting about Monday Night Jazz @ Savoy for November 12, 2012 mistakenly refered to Maureen Budway as the featured artist for that date.  In fact, Maureen performed at Savoy this past week on November 5, 2012.  As correctly stated in the body of the post, the featured artist for November 12th is the wonderful songstress, JUDI FIGEL.  Please note this correction on your calendar and come join us at Savoy for a great night of music…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on November 9, 2012 at 4:06am — No Comments

SUPER STORM SANDY AND MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ @ SAVOY

Fellow jazz lovers,

Due to super storm, Sandy and a concern for the safety of our patrons and staff, we sadly had to cancel Monday Night Jazz @ Savoy featuring Shawnee Lake on 10/29/12.  Shawnee will be rescheduled for after the first of the year, stay tuned for actual date and time. 

In the meantime, please join us on November 5th for the fantastic jazz vocals of Maureen Budway.  And please be aware that, due to the end of daylight savings time, Maureen and the band…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 30, 2012 at 7:55pm — No Comments

FALL HOURS FOR MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ @ SAVOY

Hi everyone,  just wanted to let you know that, due to the end of daylight savings time in November, starting November 5th the hours of play for the band will go back to 5pm to 9pm!  Please mark your calendar!  Once again, November 5th starts the fall/winter hours for Jazz at Savoy (5pm to 9pm)!  (*Oct 29th with Shawnee Lake is still 6pm to 10pm).  Thanks.

Charlie G.

Added by Charlie G. Sanders on October 25, 2012 at 1:02pm — No Comments

WE'LL MISS YOU LEROY!

He was just getting started on his journey as a member of the SAVOY JAZZ family of amazing featured artists!  Leroy K. Wolford did his first gig for MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ @ SAVOY in April of 2012 and "tore the joint up"; he was phenomenal!  He was as glad to be working at Savoy on jazz night as Savoy was to have him!  And we were so looking forward to hearing him again this coming Monday, September 17, 2012!  As a matter of fact, prior to that, Leroy was one of our featured artists invited to…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on September 12, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

1 YEAR OF GREAT JAZZ @ SAVOY! LET'S CELEBRATE!

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day! Missed sharing some great jazz with you that day, but remember, we're back this Monday, Sept 10th, with a spectacular celebration of 1 year of amazing jazz at Savoy every Monday night. It's going to be a fantastic time, with Sean Jones as the featured artist, Roger and the guys swinging it and many of the past year's performers stopping by to jam a bit!  And if you're planning to attend (you really don't want to miss it) please let us know ASAP…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on September 6, 2012 at 11:21pm — No Comments

Guitarist Mark Strickland on Aug 27; Savoy closed Labor Day; 1 year celebration on Sept 10th

Jazz lovers! Please note that Savoy will be closed on Monday, Sept 3rd (Labor Day)! So be sure to get your jazz fix this Monday (Aug 27) at Savoy Monday Night Jazz with the Roger Humphries Trio, featuring jazz guitarist Mark Strickland! Then be sure to join us again on Sept 10th at Savoy for a jam celebrating the 1 year anniversary of Monday Night Jazz, with Roger and the guys, featuring Sean Jones and many of the artists who have made this first year so fantastic (more on that…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on August 27, 2012 at 7:42am — No Comments

THANKS FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL MONDAY NIGHT OF JAZZ AT SAVOY!

You all are the BEST!  This past Monday (8/13/12) at Savoy was absolutely amazing!  The house was packed and the good times rolled!  Lou Stellute was on fire and of course, Roger, Dwayne and Max knocked it out of the park, so to speak.  Working with these amazing players was a real treat and having a great crowd of jazz lovers to share this experience with was priceless!  And as much as I enjoyed my night in the limelight, I'm more then happy to move back into the role of host for some of…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on August 18, 2012 at 12:41am — No Comments

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