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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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Jazz Workshop,Inc., Family Night

Event Details

Jazz Workshop,Inc., Family Night

Time: March 31, 2010 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Location: Carnegie Library Homewood Auditorium
Street: 7101 Hamilton Ave
City/Town: Pittsburgh, Pa 15208
Website or Map:
Phone: 412 -244 -0480 or 412 -731-3080
Event Type: free, concert
Organized By: Jazz Workshop,Inc.
Latest Activity: Mar 30, 2010

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Event Description

Jazz Workshop,Inc.

Family Night



Born in the exotic city of Rio de Janeiro, KENIA is one of the most excitingly unique performers you can hear today. Her deep tone and excellent choice of repertoire is a sure sign of expertise.Kenia’s voice has an infectious charm and persuasive whisper that takes more power in her native Portuguese but it’s equally evocative in English. She single-handedly defines the essence of heavenly pop accented by Brazilian jazz.
Kenia’s captivating blend of venerable choro works and samba and bossa nova captivates audiences around the world. Kenia has been noted as one of the most popular and successful U.S. based Brazilian musicians since the heyday of Sergio Mendes and Brazil ‘66.

Check out her music at or see her live...

March 31, 2010 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Homewood’s Carnegie Library Auditorium

7101 Hamilton Avenue Pittsburgh, Pa. 15208

All Are Welcome

Bring your family and friends and experience Pittsburgh’s Finest in Jazz.
Free and Open to the public
Handicap Accessible & Free On-street Parking

For more information call 412 -244 -0480 or
412 -731-3080

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