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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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The Jazz Intervention Project featuring Jeff Kashiwa

Event Details

The Jazz Intervention Project featuring Jeff Kashiwa

Time: October 19, 2014 from 6pm to 8:30pm
Location: Latitude 360
Street: 200 Quinn Drive
City/Town: Pittsburgh
Website or Map:
Phone: 412.567.2804
Event Type: jazz, concert
Organized By: Terri L. Thomas
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2014

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Event Description

N-Motion Entertainment will be presenting the Jazz Intervention Project featuring special guest artist, Jeff Kashiwa on Sunday October 19, 2014 @ 6:00 pm at Latitude 360, 200 Quinn Drive, Pittsburgh, PA  15275.      


Jeff Kashiwa established himself in the 90's as one of the most diverse saxmen in contemporary jazz during his decade long tenure with The Rippingtons.  It surprised many when Jeff left the group to venture out on his own, but he had things to say through his own music. He has since returned to the Rippingtons and continues to tour with them as time allows.


In 2004, Kashiwa founded The Sax Pack, a trio of saxophone headliners, featuring himself, Steve Cole and Marcus Anderson. The group released two CDs together and charmed audiences with their Rat Pack style reparte' in tours across the U.S. and abroad.


Also, opening for the evening will be Pittsburgh's own Swag Monkeys with members Winston Bell, Henry Schultz, Desmond Rucker and Philippa Zang.  We're looking forward to and are excited about this group of young people, who have been performing all around the Pittsburgh area.


This is one show you don't want to miss!!


Doors open:                        6:00 pm
Ticket Locations:              Dorsey’s 412.731.6607 or Stedeford’s 412.321.8333

Online Tickets          

Tickets:                               $20 adv /$25 at door
More information:  or 412.567.2804  

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