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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.

 

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Duke Ellington is first African-American and the first musician to solo on U.S. circulating coin

    MARY LOU WILLIAMS     

            INTERVIEW

       In Her Own Words

Help get Joan's books in your library

7th book, #6 published in 2008 ------------- 6th book, #5 published in 2008

How you can help

Please call or visit your local library and ask the librarian to order a copy of these books for circulation.

IN PURSUIT OF A MELODY by Joan Cartwright ISBN: 978-1412059183 Paperback: 385 pages Available at: www.fyicomminc.com/inpursuit.htm and
www.trafford.com/05-0819 Publisher: Trafford; First edition (May 30, 2006) Language: English Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.2 x 1.1 inches Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds In a 30-year span, jazz vocalist and composer Joan Cartwright has become a Diva in her own right. She's toured in 15 countries and has written over 60 songs. The book contains two lectures: Amazing Women in Jazz and Blues AND So, You Want To Be A Singer? Also in the book are 35 poems and 40 songs by Diva JC, plus her memoirs and loads of photographs with jazz greats! SO, YOU WANT TO BE A SINGER? A manual for up-and-coming Divas, musicians and composers by Diva Joan Cartwright ISBN: 978-0-557-03324-9 Available at:
stores.lulu.com/divajc Copyright: © 2008 Joan Cartwright Standard Copyright License Language: English Country: United States Edition: First SONGS FOR MY CHILDREN by Joan Cartwright ISBN: 978-0-557-01298-5 Available at:
stores.lulu.com/divajc Rights Owner: Joan Cartwright Copyright: © 2008 Joan Cartwright Standard Copyright License Language: English Country: United States Edition: First Contact Joan Cartwright:
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www.fyicomminc.com wijsf@yahoo.com or 954-607-7471 SKYPE: divajc In a 30-year span, jazz vocalist and composer Joan Cartwright has become a Diva in her own right. She's toured in 15 countries and has written over 60 songs. The book contains two lectures: Amazing Women in Jazz and Blues AND So, You Want To Be A Singer? Also in the book are 35 poems and 40 songs by Diva JC, plus her memoirs and loads of photographs with jazz greats! Purchase your copy, today! and get an autographed copy and a free cd for only $50 (including S&H)

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