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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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Donna Bailey CD Release Party

Event Details

Donna Bailey CD Release Party

Time: September 26, 2008 at 9pm
Location: Cefalos - 428 Washington Avenue - Carnegie, PA 15106
Event Type: CD, Release, Party
Organized By: Donna Bailey
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2008

Event Description

Donna Bailey’s CD Release Party!

Donna Bailey's New CD Release - September 26th, 2008!
“Donna Bailey & Friends….All Because of You!”

This CD is being called “A musically serious, star-studded jazz recording.”

Produced by four-time Grammy winner, Jay Dudt, of Audible Images!

Special guest artists include:
* Ivan Lins – a duet with the super star and his trio from Brazil
(Teo Lima on drums, Nema Antunes on bass & Eric Susoeff on guitar)
* Joe Negri - guitarist/composer – “Handy Man Negri” on Mr. Rogers
* Ron Anthony – guitarist for Frank Sinatra and Frank Sinatra, Jr.
* Wayne Bergeron- trumpeter, courtesy of Concord Jazz
* Hendrik Meurkens – harmonica and vibes, courtesy of Zoho Music
* Roger Humphries – drummer for Horace Silver and others
* Sean Jones – trumpeter, courtesy of Mack Avenue Records
* Jay Ashby – composer & trombonist, courtesy of MCG Jazz
* Mike Tomaro - saxophonist, Duquesne University Music Director
* The Pittsburgh String Section

Donna’s Rhythm section (and great friends) include:
*Mason Embry - piano
*Jason Hollar – bass and Music Director
*Subha Das – drums
*Rick Gallagher –piano

DBS Jazz invites you to join in celebrating the CD release
party for…….

Donna Bailey and Friends....
"All Because of You!"

Hosted by Bob Studabaker of "DUQ's 90.5 FM Jazz

With special guest appearances by…….
Hendrik Meurkens, Joe Negri, Sean Jones & Roger Humphries!

Donna’s band includes:
Mason Embry, Jason Hollar, Subha Das & Rick Gallagher!

Friday evening, September 26, 2008
Club Cefalo’s
428 Washington Avenue ~ Carnegie, PA 15106

Concert begins at 9:00 PM
CD signing and after party until 2:00 AM
Tickets ~ $35
Limited seating – email DBS Jazz now for tickets!
Or call: 724-469-1246….or 724-776-5597
Plan to enjoy this special Friday evening of jazz!

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