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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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also if anyone is seeking an Artist for LIVE painting pls. let me know.. I also know about toning as well.
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I am working on a collective and would love to have anyone who is interested in this project to contact me. This will start here in Chicago, IL first than expand.. with God's help.


Mission statement

Empowerment humanity with dignity and grace with love light to prosperity with abundance & healing with creativity. Education & outreach with compassion with tools that will expand the awareness of the others i.e. cultures & Arts for unity & peace to find our connections with love. Holistic art ` HFWA –TM


The purpose of this collective is to enrich the lives of others who are homeless, veterans, children, and young adults, virtually anyone that can use the services of professional i.e. artists, life coaches, etc.. .

In this collective each person occupation & vocation are a conduit to the professions in related to the fields of alternative health methods, and medical, social, and educational outlets. Integrating the arts & cultures will bring about the foundation of learning about each other with our entire world cultures i.e. find the common thread.

Enhancing the gifts & talents that each individual possess allowing that individual to realize that they can go at their own pace for advancement in holistic healing.

The main objective of this purpose is to allow the transformation of the mind, body, and soul with creativity and unconditional love and non- judgmental thinking for empowerment, self-esteem to become a productive person in our society.

• Job education and training
• Creativity
• Healing the whole person
• Self- awareness
• Health care
• Acquisition of new skills
• Application of newly acquired skills
• Socialization
• Job placement
• GED certification
• Adult education classes
• TESL classes
• Community service


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• Learning about Tolerance
• Learning from our Elders program ( cultural experiences)
• Intercultural exchange program – international & local level
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• Pen pal programs

• Meditation –silence, sound, visualizations
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• Other health problems
• Inner beauty programs
• Mental health
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• Cooking classes-learn about difference cultures and the foods.

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• Exchange ethic customs
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police department
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At 10:05pm on November 16, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Joanne,

Thank you so much for sharing your artistic vision. You are a kindred spirit and I know you will gather many new friends here. I am featuring your profile and sharing it with some members you will want to know better. Thank you so much for joining us

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