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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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Event Details


Time: June 4, 2012 from 6pm to 10pm
Location: Savoy Restaurant
Street: 2623 Penn Avenue
City/Town: Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
Website or Map:
Phone: 412.400.6944
Event Type: jazz, fest, performance, singer, andrea, capozzoli, trumpet
Organized By: Charlie G. Sanders
Latest Activity: Jun 3, 2012

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Event Description



She’s back!  Andrea Capozzoli, internationally known vocalist, trumpet player, pianist and producer. The last time she was at Savoy, she (along with the Roger Humphries Trio**) brought the house down! And no wonder, her powerful jazz vocals are reflective of her studies with artists like Cheryl Bentyne of Manhattan Transfer, Kevin Mahogany and Pittsburgh’s own legend, Maureen Budway.  And on top of that, she plays a mean trumpet.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Andrea now lives in Boston MA and is on the faculty of the prestigious Berklee School of Music. Andrea has shared the stage with such jazz greats as Slide Hampton and Erik Kloss. She has recently played to a packed house at the Blue Note in NYC! And now, she’s back at SAVOY!  Top off your wonderful experience with great jazz during JazzLive this weekend, with an extrorinary night of music from Andrea at Savoy on Monday, June 4th!  For details, go


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.


**A different artist will be featured each week with the Roger Humphries Trio


For further info, please visit the Savoy website ( or call 412.281.0660

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Comment by Charlie G. Sanders on June 3, 2012 at 11:06pm

Pittsburgh Jazzlive has done it once again!  The 3 day jazz fest held in the heart of Pittsburgh's Cultural District was amazing!  I hope you got to experience some part of it!  If you didn't, not to worry, the spirit of the festival lives on this Monday, June 4th, when Savoy Monday Night Jazz presents Andrea Capozzoli, internationally renowned jazz artist and faculty member at Berkley School of Music!  She's the perfect choice to wrap up our fantastic 3 day jazz fest, you don't want to miss her.  Who knows, other Pittsburgh luminaries may also decide to drop in; folks like Maureen Budway and Sean Jones (you never know).  And of course, Roger, Dwayne and Max will be there!  Good times, great food, fantistic jazz; always at Savoy on Monday night!  See you there :).  

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