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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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At 10:13pm on November 07, 2010, Mario Alfano gave George Heid a gift
At 2:28pm on October 27, 2009, tim max said…
thanks my great friend , a hugs , your music is good too
At 6:37pm on September 26, 2009, tim max said…
very pleasure be your friend , a hugs and nice weekend
At 12:25am on March 2, 2009, tim max said…
I LIKE YOUR MUSIC
At 12:20am on March 2, 2009, tim max said…
HELLO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 4:25pm on January 30, 2009, George Heid said…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROGER "DAD" HUMPHRIES
At 2:50am on January 1, 2009, K. Mensah Wali said…
Greetings George, I appriciate your compliments and support of our work. I am listening to the tribute to Freddie Hubbard and looking at the discography list you sent out. VERY IMPRESIVE! It shows how serious a young man can be. Learning and doing at the same time, all the while having BIG FUN. Give me a call. Be blessed, Mensah
At 1:57am on December 23, 2008, SOUTHSIDE JERRY MELLIX said…
Hey brother, how have you been? It has been too many years to call the dates and places but our paths use to cross often back in the 'day'.. I was doing a lot of work with THE MEMORIES & MARCELS back then. And use to hang with Ritchie Merritt, John "Saber" and others when out paths use to cross. So nice to hear from you again. It sure was fun to see your photos and list of performers. They broght back a lot memories....Bill Powell, Sir Walter, Chris Sullivan, 'Sugar' Cane and etc. - Peace - Jerry Mellix
At 9:43pm on July 30, 2008, Ron Wilson said…
Hey George!
Nice photos... love the Hurricane shots.
At 3:46pm on July 26, 2008, SANDY STALEY said…
JUST COULD NOT MAKE IT THURS. DARN, DARN, DARN.
WILL BE IN TOUCH TO SEE MY BUDDY'S CD....
HOW SPECIAL THIS IS FOR ME, GEORGE.
At 6:06am on July 26, 2008, Patrick Susoeff said…
thanks Mr. Heid

George told me about August 1st and I'm most definitely going.

seeya soon
At 4:30pm on July 20, 2008, Linda Jones said…
Will do! Say hello to that fine young man of yours. You both take care and see you soon.

Linda
At 2:44pm on July 20, 2008, Linda Jones said…
Hi George, how have you been? I'm enjoying your wonderful photos!

Hope to see you soon.
Linda
At 5:43pm on July 19, 2008, Phat Man Dee said…
Hey sexy, hope you are as well as you are beautiful. Nelson just hipped me to this network, your photos are awesome. I may still stop over Monday, I haven't heard back from those cats at the coffeeshop if they have my tracks or not.....
At 4:10pm on July 14, 2008, Richie Merritt said…
Hi George, It has been a long time. We have got to get together and talk about the old times, when we didn't care about how much money we made. We just loved being together.

God Bless
Richie
At 10:17am on July 14, 2008, Paul E. Nagy said…
Nelson:
We couldn't have a more deserving member and if you look up "nice guys" in the almanac, the first name will be George Heid.
Paul Nagy
At 3:21am on May 20, 2008, Marly Ikeda said…
Will be great meet you someday my friend!
Let's stay in touch!
Kisses,
May
At 2:48am on May 20, 2008, Marly Ikeda said…
Hi George,
Nice to meet you!
Thanks for the add.
Kisses,
May
At 12:30am on March 28, 2008, Dave Yoho said…
Hi George. Your boy sounded great at CAPA last week. He's a fine young fellow, like his dad. I'm glad I ran into you and George Jr and that we were able to talk over cake & kool-aid. Take Care, Dave Yoho (of The Blues Orphans)
At 2:10pm on March 9, 2008, Janelle Burdell said…
Hooooolllleeeeey WOW! Unbelievable Pics George! Thank you . Thank you. Thank you. xoxo, -janelle

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