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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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Grown & Classy ‘CHRISTMAS PARTY’

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Grown & Classy ‘CHRISTMAS PARTY’

Time: December 15, 2012 at 6:30pm to December 16, 2012 at 2am
Location: JT’s @ The Club
Street: One Racquet Lane
City/Town: Monroeville
Phone: 412-292-1753
Event Type: christmas, party, with, live, jazz, music, &, dj
Organized By: Terri L. Thomas
Latest Activity: Dec 13, 2012

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Event Description

Start your holiday season off right by joining N-Motion Entertainment for our Grown & Classy ‘Christmas Party’   on Saturday December 15, 2012 at JT’s @ The Club, One Racquet Lane, Monroeville, PA 15146 from 7:00 pm – 2:00 am.


N-Motion Entertainment is asking everyone to make this event your destination point for holiday fun and celebration! There will be great live jazz music with the Howie Alexander Band featuring vocalist Belove and of course the King of DJ's Mighty Man. 


Good music, good food (free Hors d'oeuvres from 7:00 – 9:00 pm), good friends and giveaways add up to a winning combination for lots of holiday fun!


Hope to see you all there . . .


Doors Open:              6:30 pm

Admission:                $10

Jazz Set:                   7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DJ Mighty Man:         9:00 pm – 2:00 am

Attire:                        Come dress to impress in your nice holiday attire


For more information, please call 412-292-1753

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