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PITTSBURGH JAZZ

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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 8:32pm on August 19, 2013, Aicha said…

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At 3:23am on December 3, 2009, David Panaggio said…
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At 11:48pm on February 26, 2009, Jerry Butler said…
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At 10:53pm on September 25, 2008, Luiz Santos said…
Hey Tony,
Check out my rhythm world!
Be blessed,
Luiz
At 9:22pm on September 25, 2008, George C Jones said…
Thanks tony,
many more to come.
At 3:00am on September 8, 2008, Matt Ferrante said…
Hey Tony, guess who that sexy bass player in my profile pic is? :)
At 2:01am on September 8, 2008, SANDY STALEY said…
OOH, I LOVE IT WHEN YOU TALK LIKE THAT.....HAHAHA
LOVE WORKING WITH YOU, LOVE HEARING YOU.
THERE IS HOPE WITH YOUNG PLAYERS LIKE YOU ON THE
SCENE... WISH YOU HAD MORE VENUES....
At 10:31pm on September 7, 2008, ken kovach said…
Hi Tony,

Nice to hear from you. Hope things are going well and hope to talk with you soon.
At 2:05pm on August 27, 2008, Virgil Walters said…
Hey Toni,
I'll try to make the 29th.
At 5:56pm on July 25, 2008, Lisa Menosky said…
Hi Tony,

I just wanted to say hello and that it was very nice to have met you last night. You can play my friend... I can listen to a good bass player all night long. What a great instrument... Anyway, I'll make it a point to support you as much as my schedule will allow. I really enjoyed last night.

Be good,
Lisa
At 7:29pm on July 4, 2008, Andy Bianco said…
Thanks man, glad to hear you dig the duo record. Happy birthday Lady Liberty.
At 4:52pm on June 29, 2008, Dave Yoho said…
Hi Tony, It's a pleasure to connect with you here on jazzburgher. peace, Dave Yoho
At 6:44am on June 16, 2008, Andy Bianco said…
Hey Tony strangely enough I recently came across 50 cases of premium blended Canadian whisky ( Liter bottles of Crown Royal! ). I could sell to you for $20 a case ( a bargain that's WAY better than buying at cost from your distributer ), you can sell it at your gig if you want. Let's just keep this little arrangement between us......
At 4:04am on April 15, 2008, Benny Benack III said…
Hey Tony, a friend of mine from the Grammy Band, Adam Larson said he knew you? I was curious of the connection ha, small world
At 2:07pm on April 1, 2008, Janelle Burdell said…
Yo! Great playing with you last night! You're soundin' really good ~ can't wait til the next time! ;) btw, you're too good looking to not have a pic up there. Do it. Aha, I heard the girls talkin... ;) Hahaha! ciao, -janelle
At 1:18pm on March 10, 2008, Vincent Anthony Scruci said…
Hey Tony,how are you? We did a gig a while back with Kenny Blake.
At 4:47am on February 4, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Tony. Load up your page with some good stuff.

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