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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?

 

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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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Saxophonist Hosea Taylor celebrates 65 years in jazz with book signing/sale at Cabaret, 8pm, April 29

APRIL 29-Living Legend of Jazz, saxophonist, Hosea Taylor, will sell signed copies of his book, Dirt Street, on April 29 during the evening at the Sean Jones Trumpet Showcase in the Cabaret Theater.

Hosea Taylor celebrates 65 years as a jazz musician this year. He has played with too many jazz greats to mention, and has won numerous awards for his dedication to jazz music, through performance and education. Dirt Street is an entertaining journey that leads the reader to all of Pittsburgh’s historic jazz clubs and a seat on the bandstand with all the great Pittsburgh jazz musicians, and the legends that stopped through to jam on their way to New York or Chicago.

“I can’t put the book down! I’m lovin’ it!”-Bob Studebaker, DUQ, 90.5 FM

Pick up your book on April 29 at the Cabaret, and get a chance to meet Mr. Hosea Taylor, 8:00 pm.
CASH SALE ONLY BOOK

HEAR MR. TAYLOR'S INTERVIEW WITH BOB STUDEBAKER ON 90.5 FM ON SATURDAY BETWEEN 3PM-5PM, AND ON MONDAY DURING BOB STUDEBAKER'S MORNING SHOW, AND TONY MOWOD'S EVENING SHOW.

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Comment by Lester Harper on May 9, 2011 at 5:22pm

It was a pleasure hearing you play at the retirement party on Saturday.  It was even more enjoyable sharing a few quick thoughts about your on going endeavors.  Those exchanges added to how reading each page of your book came to life for me.  The only reason why I put it down was because my plane landed.  Thanks  for sharing your sounds and you passion. 

 

Lester

Comment by Debbie "TAMU" Beckward on April 25, 2009 at 9:51pm
Greetings to All,
I am a long time (50+ years-whew) friend of Hosea Taylor. As a child, he was always full of energy, wit and wisdom. An old spirit. I learned to walk holding my head up high from him and admired his intellegence. Only heard about the many childrens lives he has touched through teaching /community involvement and mentoring. After all these years, I realize...he has not changed. I am living in the D.C. Area but will do my best to support him. He is a wonderful author and saxophonist, and seeing him after 50 years would be a true blessing. Hope to see you all at The Caberet Theater...Hosea Taylor is one living legend you don't want to miss. Peace!
"Tamu" Debbie Beckward
tamudancer@yahoo.com

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