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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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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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Regina Carter-Winter Jazz 2010

Event Details

Regina Carter-Winter Jazz 2010

Time: March 6, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center
Street: 450 Schoolhouse Rd.
City/Town: Johnstown, PA, 15904
Phone: 814-269-7200
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center
Latest Activity: Mar 2, 2010

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Event Description

World renowned violinist Regina Carter will be previewing her upcoming release, Reverse Thread, on Saturday March 6 at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center. The album is a celebration of traditional African folk music with a contemporary feel, re-imaged for the violin.

To achieve the uplifting and stirring result, Regina added an accordion and kora, the West African harp traditionally played by village storytellers, to her longstanding rhythm section. Kora virtuoso Yacouba Sissoko was brought on board to help recreate the spirit of passing stories from generation to generation. The result, unlike anything previously heard, is a haunting and beautiful compliment to Regina’s sumptuously seductive violin.

Reverse Thread allowed Regina Carter to make a meaningful musical contribution on her own terms.

Ticket can be purchased online at:
http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=29907&schedule=list

Ticket Prices:
Regular $39.00
Seniors $37.00
Group of 10 or more, all tickets $34.00

For more information visit:
http://www.upj.pitt.edu/277/
or call:
814-269-7200 or 1-800-846-2787

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