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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?


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Pgh Vinyl Con #3 (PVC3) at Pittsburgh Filmmakers

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Pgh Vinyl Con #3 (PVC3) at Pittsburgh Filmmakers

Time: October 27, 2012 from 12pm to 8pm
Location: Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Street: 477 Melwood Ave. (Oakland)
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Website or Map:…
Phone: 412-621-1715
Event Type: record, convention, w/, music-related, films, &, videos
Organized By: Mind Cure Records & I DIG PGH
Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2012

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Pgh Vinyl Con #3 (PVC3) at Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Saturday, October 27th 2012
12-8 PM, ALL AGES, $3 (no early bird admission)

Pittsburgh Filmmakers
477 Melwood Ave. (Oakland)
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

For more information:
phone: 412-621-1715
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additional info:

Mind Cure Records and I DIG PGH present Pgh Vinyl Con #3, which returns to Pittsburgh Filmmakers on Saturday, October 27th. Get ready for EVEN MORE RECORDS and EVEN MORE MOVIES!! This is an all ages event, doors open at 12 PM, admission is $3 (no early birds).

We're filling the second floor of 477 Melwood Ave with records again. Explore the sound stage, the outer gallery, the inner gallery (and if need be the third floor), all like never before … jam packed with jams on vinyl, while music-related movies and videos will be projected in the screening room and in the main theater.

We have returning vendors from DC, VA and OH in addition to a few new out-of-town vendors (the most traveling vendors we’ve had to date) PLUS most of the usual suspects that you encounter at Pittsburgh record shows.

Once again there will be complimentary refreshments after 3 PM courtesy of Yuengling. BUT make no mistake that this is a record lover's event appropriate for all ages, so bring the kids along for a daytime record digging adventure.

We’re anticipating this being our biggest and best event to date! For more information email, or phone Mind Cure Records at 412-621-1715. ‘LIKE’ Pgh Vinyl Con on Facebook and follow @PghVinylCon on Twitter for late breaking PVC news.


FYI - The official after-party will be TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party at Shadow Lounge. There will be Halloween treats and a costume contest, plus J. Malls & Gordy G. will be joined by a few special friends spinning Soul & Funk 45's from 10 PM - 2 AM.

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