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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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NuGroove Records Chat Session: Thursday Night August 7 @ 10pm. Featuring Bob Baldwin, Gail Jhonson, Michael Manson

Event Details

NuGroove Records Chat Session: Thursday Night August 7 @ 10pm. Featuring Bob Baldwin, Gail Jhonson, Michael Manson

Time: August 7, 2008 at 10pm
Street: Cyberspace Way
City/Town: On the internet
Website or Map:…
Event Type: Online, Chat, Session
Organized By: Kevin and Bob
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2008

Event Description

On August 8, 2008 NUGROOVE RECORDS (including Bob Baldwin, Gail Jhonson, Michael Manson) will be hosting in the Soul-Patrol Chat room to take your questions and commentary, as we listen to their new music, streamed directly into the Soul-Patrol Chat room.

For many years we have had the ability to have real time conversations and listen to music at the same time right here in the Chat Room. Our chat room enables us to have conversations with anyone who wants to join in, from anywhere in the world and for us to stream whatever music we want to play in the backround as we chat, no different than if we were sitting in your living room, with some of our favorite music, playing in the backround.

Go ahead and try it, invite your friends to join us for these discussion with NuGroove Records. It's a once in a lifetime chance for you to meet these artists and speak with them directly!!!!

Just go to the link, enter your email/zip code. Select a nickname, select a "chat type" and click thru

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