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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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KELLEY HUNT is coming to town

Event Details

KELLEY HUNT is coming to town

Time: February 1, 2013 from 7:30pm to 11pm
Location: Kelly Strayhorn Theatre (East Liberty area)
Street: 5941 Penn Avenue
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Website or Map: http://www.brownpapertickets.…
Phone: 412.363.3000
Event Type: blues-gospel-r&b, concert
Organized By: Ruby Red
Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2013

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Event Description

This Friday, Feb 1st KELLEY HUNT will be performing at the KELLY STRAYHORN THEATRE 

It’s going to be a blues-infused evening of music to benefit Hope Academy of Music and the Arts. This family-friendly event features singer/songwriter/piano player Kelley Hunt and her band laying down some blues-heavy R&B tunes with passion and soul. Hope Academy's HAT Co band will open for Kelley Hunt.


"Kelley Hunt delivers the goods with a voice that grafts passionate blues to scorching soul - instantly endearing her to all within earshot, as her band surrounds her in a greasy funk that completes the package and brings you back for more."
Eric Thom BLUES REVUE

 

INFO about:

Kelley Hunt:  www.kelleyhunt.com  

Hope Academy:  www.HopeAcademyArts.org

*Cash and checks (made out to “East Liberty Presbyterian Church”) at the door; credit cards online, at Brown Paper Tickets.


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