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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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Collecting for Fallen Pittsburgh Police Officers Fund at our Saturday Show

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Collecting for Fallen Pittsburgh Police Officers Fund at our Saturday Show

Time: April 11, 2009 at 9pm to April 12, 2009 at 12am
Location: 1902 Tavern, Market Square, Pittsburgh
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Event Type: olga, watkins, show, and, fallen, heroes, donation, drive
Organized By: Olga Watkins
Latest Activity: Apr 12, 2009

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The Olga Watkins Band will be collecting cash and check donations for the Fallen Pittsburgh Police Officers Fund during our Saturday show at the 1902 Tavern in Market Square.
We send our warmest regards and prayers out to the families, friends and colleagues of the three fallen officers.
We play from 9 to 12 and hope to see you there.
We will have a donation box available during the evening and will strongly encourage donations during our breaks.
Olga will give away CD's and other gifts during the bands breaks to selected donors.

Olga will also be collecting Friday night at Monterey Pub in the Mexican War Streets area of the North Side.

We will be turning in all the collected funds on Monday to the Greater PITTSBURGH police Federal Credit Union.

Please make any checks payable to the Pittsburgh Fallen Heroes Fund.

Please forward this email to everyone on your mailing list.

The Olga Watkins Band
The fresh fusion of original blues, soul, jazz and funk.
Saturday. April 11. 2009
1902 Tavern. Market Square, Pittsburgh
9 to 12. No Cover

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