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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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Event Details

Gypsy Cafe

Time: December 31, 2008 at 9pm
Location: Gypsy Cafe
Phone: 412.381.4977
Event Type: NYE, Dinner, with, THe, Gypys, Strings, at, GYpsy, Cafe
Organized By: Gypsy Cafe
Latest Activity: Dec 31, 2008

Event Description

The final final NYE dinner menu we've been teasing you about is below--there's still room for you and your significant other(s), so give us a call NOW to make your reservations for the best dinner deal in town at the uniquely unique Gypsy Cafe! 412.381.4977

Gypsy welcomes Intuitive Tarot Reader Rebecca!
Gypsy welcomes the make-it-home-by-midnight-crowd to an early seating featuring our resident Intuitive Tarot reader Rebecca offering complimentary glimpses into your future in 2009! Reservation times available starting at 5PM until 7PM for a sumptuous multi-course New Year's Eve prix fixe menu below!
See the latest write up featuring Rebecca here:

Gypsy welcomes the Gypsy Strings Trio for an evening of GYPSY ROMANCE!
Gypsy welcomes the ring-in-the-new-year-on-the-town crowd for seating after 9PM with The Gypsy Strings! The Strings will play the most romantic tunes in their repertoire and we'll turn down the lights and turn up the charm for a magical welcome to 2009!
See the FULL Gypsy Strings peforming at Gypsy Cafe here:
$50 per person. Call for Reservations and details. 412.381.GYPSY

New Year’s Eve 2008 at Gypsy Café
Gypsy Romance Prix Fixe Menu
Cheese Stuffed Dates with Pomegranate
Pomegranate Sparkler
First Course, Shared Appetizer
Cold Meze (v)
Muhammara Walnut-Pomegranate Dip, Greek-style Stuffed Avocado,
Goat cheese with Pomegranate-Olive Tapenade
Second Course
Pear, Gorgonzola and Walnut Salad with Pomegranate
Persian Pomegranate Soup with Lamb Meatballs
Pasta Course
Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Gnocchi in browned butter with crispy sage
Entrée Course
Rack of Lamb
Spice-rubbed seared rack of lamb with goat cheese mashed potatoes
over pomegranate and honey lamb reduction
Persian Chicken
Braised chicken thighs in Pomegranate-walnut sauce over perfumed almond rice
Root Vegetable Tagine (v)
Moroccan-style stew of root vegetables, chickpea, carrot, and chopped dates
simmered with aromatics over toasted Israeli cous cous
Butter Poached Sea Bass
Sea Bass poached simply in butter with fennel, cabbage, and orange slaw
Dessert Course
Gelato Affogato
Vanilla ice cream drowned in espresso
Fifty dollars per person includes menu above and entertainment.
Tax and gratuity are not included.

1330 Bingham Street
corner of Bingham and 14th Streets
South Side, Pittsburgh PA 15203

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