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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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Eastern Watershed Klezmer Quartet with special guest Don Aliquo, Sr.

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Eastern Watershed Klezmer Quartet with special guest Don Aliquo, Sr.

Time: August 16, 2009 from 1:30pm to 4pm
Location: 3rd Street Art Gallery, 220 Third Street, Carnegie, PA 15106
Event Type: music, and, art
Organized By: Janice Coppola
Latest Activity: Aug 13, 2009

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3rd Street Gallery presents
Eastern Watershed

Klezmer Quartet
Pittsburgh’s inimitable klezmer band, Eastern Watershed, performs dance music from Eastern Europe. Specializing in klezmer music, the traditional dance music of the Eastern European Jews, Eastern Watershed adds the traditional mix found especially during the mid to late 19th century in travelling klezmer and gypsy bands that so influenced many classical composers such as Bartok, Brahms, Smetana and Kodaly, just to name a few. With Janice Coppola on clarinet, Lynette Garlan on accordion (and/or santouri), Phil Vanouse on tuba (and/or cimbasso and /or trombone) and RJ Heid on percussion, this group creates a colorful and exhilarating dynamic that is irresistible to anyone who likes joyous and lively music. Come join Eastern Watershed as they perform as a traditional klezmer band providing a variety of music from around the world with a few classical folk pieces included from their never-ending repertoire. and

Come and join us for a Sunday afternoon of music and paintings
on Sunday August 16 at 2:30, with SPECIAL GUEST DON ALIQUO, SR.
1:30 Philip Salvato will give a gallery and studio tour discussing the process of art
ADMISSION $10.00 at the door, 220 3rd Street, Carnegie, PA 15106 (412) 276-5233

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