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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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SAVOY MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ with THE ROGER HUMPHRIES TRIO, featuring jazz vocalist SPANKY WILSON

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SAVOY MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ with THE ROGER HUMPHRIES TRIO, featuring jazz vocalist SPANKY WILSON

Time: April 15, 2013 from 6pm to 10pm
Location: Savoy Restaurant
Street: 2623 Penn Avenue
City/Town: Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
Website or Map: http://www.savoypgh.com/event…
Phone: 412.400.6944
Event Type: jazz, performance, vocalist, spanky wilson
Organized By: Charlie G. Sanders
Latest Activity: Apr 12, 2013

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Event Description

SAVOY JAZZ!

Jazz Lovers,

The amazing jazz vocalist, SPANKY WILSON, will once again be with us at Savoy for MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ on April 15, 2013. 

Savoy continues to present some of the finest live jazz around, performed by some of the best jazz artists Pittsburgh has to offer.  And some of those amazing artists, though originally from this area, spent a great deal of their career traveling the globe, working with some of the most notable names in jazz before once again settling down in the Pittsburgh area.  One such artist is the remarkable SPANKY WILSON, who has worked with the likes of Jimmy McGriff, Brother Jack McDuff, Nat Adderley and Jimmy Smith, just to name a few.  Spanky has left Paris, France to come home to Pittsburgh, and with her she brings all the greatness of the music she's shared all over the world. 

It promises to be a great evening of jazz with this international songtress

And, as always, a solid musical foundation will be laid for Jay by the Roger Humphries Trio!  Doesn't get any better than that!

*Remember, the music now starts at 6pm

 

Dining: Select entree and dessert items will be available to enjoy along with full lounge menu.  

Drink specials are all domestic beers for $3.00 (plus tax) and a special martini called the "Jazztini" for $8.00 (plus tax). 

 

Hours: Restaurant open 5pm until 10pm; Live music from 6pm to 10pm.

 

 

UPCOMING ATTRACTIONS:

 

April 22 - Mark Lucas (jazz guitar)

April 29 - Michele Bensen (jazz vocals)

May 6 - Mike Tomaro (jazz saxophone) 

For further info, please visit the Savoy website (www.savoypgh.com/event/jazz-monday) or call 412.281.0660

Charlie G.

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