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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?

 

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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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B-PEP Jazz Marathon Fundraiser

Event Details

B-PEP Jazz Marathon Fundraiser

Time: April 13, 2009 from 5:30pm to 11:30pm
Location: Holiday Inn University Center
Street: 100 Lytton Ave
City/Town: Pittsburgh PA
Website or Map: http://www.b-pep.net
Phone: 412 758-7898
Event Type: jazz, marathon
Organized By: Pgh Rich
Latest Activity: Apr 11, 2009

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Save the date mark your calendars now!! B-PEP jazz marathon April 13th 2009, 5:30 - 11:30.

Bridges Holiday Inn select Oakland near Pitt campus.

A six hour jazz marathon you don't want to miss.
For more info: www.b-pep.net
e-mail : b-pepinfo@b-pep.net
412 758-7898
$20 donation
15 Student with ID and Seniors 65+

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Comment by Pgh Rich on April 6, 2009 at 8:38am
THE B-PEP JAZZ MARATHON

Save the date.....Just days before the event all jazz lover are waiting for.

April 13, 2009. 6:30 to 11:30 PM
Six (6) hours of jazz you won't forget.

Where : Holiday Inn Oakland 100 Lytton Ave.

Host Bands : ROGER HUMPHRIES & THE RH FACTOR
Joe Badaczeuski, trumpeter
Tony Depolis, bassist
Roger Humphries, drummer
Alton Merrell, pianist
Lou Stellute, saxophonist

THE TIM STEVENS PROJECT
Kenny Blake saxophonist
Luther DeJarunett, guitarist
Tim Jenkins, pianist
Tim Stevens, vocalist
Vince Taglieri, drummer
Virgil Walters, bassist

Host Emcee : Tony Mowod WDUQ Radio
Guess Emcees: Kevin Amos WRCT Radio, Tara Edwards WTAE TV, Lynne Hayes Freeland KDKA TV, Chris Moore WQED TV/KDKA Radio, Debbie Norrel The Pgh Courier, Danielle Nottingham WPIX TV, Bob Studebaker WDUQ Radio

MEDIA SPONSOR : DUQ 90.5 FM

GOLD SPONSORS : Dr. George Fyke - Trinity Hearring Aid, Mr Greg Spencer - Randall Industries LLC, CCAC, The POISE Foundation, Univ. of Pittsburgh

SILVER SPONSOR : Mr. Tom Walker

BRONZE SPONSORS: Manchester BIDWELL Corporation

BNY MELLON

Listen to these Greats : Howie Alexander, Don Aliquo, Harold Betters, Cecil Brooks ll, Tony Campbell, Harry Cardillo, COL Jazz Band, Etta Cox, Betty Douglass, Sandy Dowe, Jeff Grubbs, Dr. Nelson Harrison, Gerald "Shotgun" Hayman, John Hughes, James Johnson Jr, George Jones, Marva Josie, Jassica Lee, Gen Judwig, Jeff Montgomery, Joe Negri, Carolyn Perteete, Fred Pugh, Spider Rondinelli, Lori Russo, Sandy Staley, Mark Strickland, Mike Stout, Dan Wasson, Tom Wendt, Jay Willis, Flo Wilson, Chuck Austin, Donna Bailey, Roger Barbour, Michele Bensen, Al Dowe, Keith Stebler, LeRoy K Wofford, Annie Friedland, Artistry Band

Don't miss this JAZZ event of the season.

All this for .....Can you believe:
$20.00 $15.00 for Senior Citizens and Students

Tickets available at :
Center of Attraction
Dorsey's Record Shop
720 Records
Stedeford's Record Shop
Time Bomb Spot (Clothing)
Upbeat Rercords
Hurry up and buy your B-PEP Jazz tickets on line!
And on-line @ www.b-pep.net

For ANYONE and EVERYONE who love jazz this will be the place to be...........................
This is a B-PEP FUN-RAISER
SEE YOU THERE

For More INFO: call B-PEP - The Black Political Empowerment Project
412 758-7898, www.b-pep.net, e-mail b.pepinfo@b-pep.net
Comment by Francis Bruce Marion, DC on March 4, 2009 at 4:58am
B-PEP gives us the best music on earth, every time!!!!

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