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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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Happy Jazz Appreciation month family….

 I dedicate this posting to my oldest brother, Clark Grayson, who if he had lived, would be celebrating his 60th birthday next month….

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, I wanted to share with you a funny family story about my brother Clark.…

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Reflections in Rhythm with Greg Bridges: Reflections with Ursula Rucker

Critically acclaimed spoken word artist Ursula Rucker has been opening ears with her thought provoking words for nearly 20 years. Greg Bridges recently had the pleasure of sitting down to speak with Ms. Rucker about her newest recording, She Said, as she shared her words on topics ranging from art to parenthood.  Share in Greg's conversation with Ursula Rucker by following this link to his blog…

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Reflections in Rhythm with Greg Bridges

In the latest edition of Reflections in Rhythm, Bay area based music historian and radio announcer Greg Bridges shares his musical conversation with nationally acclaimed violinist Regina Carter. Follow the link below to share in Greg’s…

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Reflections in Rhythm with Greg Bridges

REFLECTIONS IN RHYTHM WITH GREG BRIDGES

In this…

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Reflections in Rhythm with Greg Bridges

REFLECTIONS IN RHYTHM: Zoe and Dave Ellis





Bay area based music historian and radio announcer Greg Bridges shares his recent conversation…

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Reflections in Rhythm with Greg Bridges

REFLECTIONS IN RHYTHM: Marvin Gaye





In his blog, Reflections in Rhythm, Bay area based music historian and radio announcer Greg Bridges…

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Reflections in Rhythm with Greg Bridges





REFLECTIONS IN RHYTHM: Stefon Harris





In this edition of Reflections in Rhythm, Bay area based music historian and radio

announcer…

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Reflections in Rhythm with Greg Bridges





REFLECTIONS IN RHYTHM: N’Dambi





Check out Reflections in Rhythm, with Bay area based music historian and radio announcer Greg Bridges, who shares his recent conversation with vocalist, song writer and…

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Reflections in Rhythm with Greg Bridges

REFLECTIONS IN RHYTHM: Larry Graham





In this month’s Reflections in Rhythm, Bay Area based music historian and radio announcer…

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Reflections in Rhythm with Greg Bridges



Reflections in Rhythm with Greg Bridges





Greg has a musical conversation with up and coming artist Kev Choice.

You can share in the conversation by clicking on the…

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Reflections in Rhythm





REFLECTIONS IN RHYTHM






Bay Area based music historian and radio announcer



Greg Bridges shares his words and thoughts, reflecting



on over 20 years of Jazz radio programming, in his new…



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Hello Family: Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month

Hello Family: Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month





I just came back from a drive back home.





For those of you who know me, that means through the Allegheny Mountains of western Maryland and Pennsylvania; to Pittsburgh PA, or as we natives like to call it,…

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