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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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Bloom-fest, Rock Against Racism!

Event Details

Bloom-fest, Rock Against Racism!

Time: January 16, 2015 from 8pm to 11:45pm
Location: Howlers Coyote Cafe, Bloomfield Bridge Tavern, Runaway Studios, The Shop, brillobox, Popp's Bistro
Street: all up and dwn Liberty Ave in Bloomfield
City/Town: Pittsburgh
Website or Map:…
Event Type: music, festival
Organized By: Mary Jo at Howler's Coyote Cafe
Latest Activity: Jan 15, 2015

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Event Description

The Pittsburgh Music Community comes together in a night of music and merriment for a cause..
These are troubled times we live in.. we face some issues that have divided us, racially, socially and morally..

The Music community finds this to be unacceptable..
And so.. to help raise some awareness. and funds for anti brutality issues.. an offering of community in peace and solidarity..

Wrist bands will be available for $10 each that will gain admittance to all venues.
All proceeds from door sales will be donated to We Change Pittsburgh.
We Change Pittsburgh is a collective of organizers and citizens striving to create awareness of and participate in social justice actions in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.

There is a direct donate set up through PayPal on the website ..
And so.. For this one night..

Music Inspires... Music Motivates.... Music Unites !!

(We're still ironing out the details so some times subject to change, check back often for updates)

Runaway Studios
7 pm - LRad
7:30 pm - Morgan Erina
8:00pm - ArloAldo
8:30 - Yungn Voorheez
9:00 - Proper People
9:40 - Sun Hound
10:15 - Crystal Lee Morgan
10:45 - Semi Supervillains

The Shop
7:pm -Stoph Edison
7:30 pm - Bill Jasper Acoustics
8:00ish - The Me Toos
8:40 - The Neffs
9:50 - Pharah Phitted
10:30 - The Chad Sipes Stereo
11:00 - Paddy the Wanderer

8pm - Davon Magwood (and as host)
8:30 - Guy Alexander Russo
9:10 - Roger Harvey
9:45 - Jeremy Caywood and The Way of Life
10:15 - Ricky Moslen & Friends
10:45 - Devin Moses & The Saved
11:30- Bad Custer
12:15- Chrome Moses

Bloomfield Bridge Tavern
Host - Dillon Wilson
8 pm - Ben Valasek
8:30ish - Seth Pfannenschmidt (or his band)
9:15 - Good Thing
9:45 - 1Hood
10:20 - Standing Wave
11ish - Coronado
11:45- - Working Breed

Howlers Coyote Cafe
Gene Stovall hosts
8pm - Gene Stovall
8:30 - Phat Man Dee
9- Andre Costello, James Hart and Ghost Guts (They have an hour to do stuff in various formations)
10ish - Wreck Loose
10:45 - Chet Vincent & The Big Bend
11:30ish- Misaligned Mind
12:15- DJ 7Up

Poppy's Bistro and Pub (ex D'amicos)
@Nortex as host
8:00 pm Adam Merulli
8:30 Self Cyphadeen
9:00 - Devine Seven
9:30 pm - Ferdinand the Bull
10:00 - Charlie Hustle & the Grifters
10:35- The Lopez
11:10 The Wire Riots
Midnight -

*Sponsored by Green Mountain Energy Company and Ziggy Sawdust

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