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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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EVOLUTION: Fashion and Art Show

Event Details

EVOLUTION: Fashion and Art Show

Time: June 27, 2009 from 5:30pm to 9pm
Location: Club Dreamz and Restaurant
Street: 108 19th Street - Strip District
City/Town: Pittsburgh
Website or Map:…
Phone: 412.657.3327
Event Type: charity, benefit
Organized By: Royal Tribe Arts Organization
Latest Activity: Jun 23, 2009

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Event Description

Join Bill Peduto, Super Bowl Champ Mike Logan and other special hosts @ 5:30PM for cocktails and appetizers while enjoying an evening of eclectic visual Art followed by a couture Fashion Show @ 7:30PM with some of Southwestern PA's most beautiful models.

The only show in Pittsburgh where you can buy the fashion designs right off the runway and art off the wall !!

Come support a great cause and have a great time supporting local kids, artists and beautiful models. There will be Open Mic Poetry and Music performances by some of Pittsburghs favorite Artists til 9PM. This is a charity benefit with all proceeds going to Royal Tribe Youth Arts Programs.

Doors Open at 5:30pm
Cocktail Hour at 6:00pm
Art Show at 6:00pm
Fashion Show at 7:30pm

Dinner Served 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Cost $10 Advance - VIP $20 w/RSVP Get Your Tickets Now

Ticket Locations
Down Low Clothing 1901 Centre Ave (Hill District) 412-471-0724
GWOP Clothing 1009 E Carson Street (South Side) Pgh, PA 15203-1109
call 412.657.3327 Or E-Mail at

THE EVENT: A beautiful show of breathe taking clothing and exquisite works of art that takes place along with a delicious selection of fine food and flavorful drinks presented to a discerning audience. A showcase for fashion designers who create couture and finely tailored garments as well as trend-setting accessories.

THE AUDIENCE: Fashionistas, fans, fashion and Art lovers will be in fashion and art heaven as they spend a stylish evening in the City of Pittsburgh soaking up the latest in fashion design and quality artwork along with delicious fine food and sexy celebrities. Designers and Artists or their representatives will be available to take orders on the spot. Boutique and specialty fashion buyers covering the designer and artist to the exclusive fashion and art market, fashion and art representatives, selected VIP's, socialites and corporate sponsors are also sure to enjoy these events.

Professional Photographer will be on site for photos

Tweek Clothing | Willie Gee's | Babylon Cartel | Hater Magnet
MarKav Clothing | Ike Wear | One Shall Rise | MuseACD | Kam Clothing
Tracy Smalley | Charles Smith III | Mary Dunn | Abyssinia: Gallery of Art | Extreme Art Explosion | and More

If you would like to be a Vendor or Sponsor or Perform or Volunteer call 412.657.3327 or E-Mail at

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