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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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Each One Teach One Conference 2018

Event Details

Each One Teach One Conference 2018

Time: May 19, 2018 from 10am to 3:30pm
Location: CCAC / Allegheny Campus - Forster Student Services Center
Street: 808 Ridge Ave.
City/Town: Pittsburgh
Website or Map: https://eachoneteachoneconfer…
Event Type: conference, networking, education
Organized By: Kevin Amos
Latest Activity: May 15, 2018

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In order for a person to commit to that particular value, it doesn't cost even one dollar, however the cost is extremely high...

Pittsburgh's one and only home grown music-tech- radio conference.

Past participants have said...

"Each One Teach One is Vital, Not Only Because Knowledge Empowers, but because Shared Knowledge among Peers Encourages, Enriches and Establishes a Firm Base that Could Not be Acquired Alone...”

Jere B, Originalternativefunkjazzfusion

“Kevin, I think we should be thanking you for your time and effort!

This was a great conference that has given me as a blues musician a lot of insight on music as a whole.This is a wonderful thing that you have put together. You have my 100% support for any future seminars/conferences. This is a great opportunity to network and keep music and all aspects about it alive in Pittsburgh!”

So, hats off to you and "Blues more than just a Faze"! Ms. Freddye

“It's a good feeling that good people like you keep the pulse of music beating strong.”

All best,

Emmai Alaquiva

Co Sponsors:
The Frieda G. Shapira Center for Learning Through Service, The New Pittsburgh Courier, Morningstar Productions / Black Music Education Project.

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