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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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Charlie G. Sanders's Blog – October 2012 Archive (2)

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

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