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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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Hi everyone, Savoy is continuing to bring you the best in live music each Monday Night! Join us next Monday, November 19th, when Savoy Monday Night Jazz presents…Tony Campbell & Jazz Surgery feat. vocalist, Fred Pugh IIIVocalist, Fred Pugh IIISaxophonist, Tony Campbell The amazing vocalist, Fred Pugh III, teams with saxophonist, Tony Campbell and his Jazz Surgery to create another night of music magic at Savoy.  Come, hear for yourself; you’ll be glad you did.  See you at…See More
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Hi everyone, Savoy is continuing to bring you the best in live music each Monday Night! Join us next Monday, November 19th, when Savoy Monday Night Jazz presents…Tony Campbell & Jazz Surgery feat. vocalist, Fred Pugh IIIVocalist, Fred Pugh IIISaxophonist, Tony Campbell The amazing vocalist, Fred Pugh III, teams with saxophonist, Tony Campbell and his Jazz Surgery to create another night of music magic at Savoy.  Come, hear for yourself; you’ll be glad you did.  See you at…See More
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Savoy Monday Night Jazz 11-12-2018 - The Charlie G. Combo feat. pianist, Harry Cardillo at Savoy Restaurant

November 12, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
Hi everyone, It’s Fall and temps are falling, but it’s always warm at Savoy with the HOT sounds of Savoy Monday Night Jazz! Join us next Monday, November 12th, when Savoy Monday Night Jazz presents… The Charlie G. Combo, feat. pianist, Harry CardilloVocalist, Charlie G. Sanders…See More
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Hi everyone, Once again Tony Campbell and Jazzsurgery and the soulful vocalist, Fred Pugh III, knocked it out of the park! It was a great night of jazz!  Don’t miss the next Savoy Monday Night Jazz! Join us next Monday, November 5th, when Savoy Monday Night Jazz presents… The Mark Strickland TrioJazz guitarist, Mark…See More
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Hi everyone, Once again Tony Campbell and Jazzsurgery and the soulful vocalist, Fred Pugh III, knocked it out of the park! It was a great night of jazz!  Don’t miss the next Savoy Monday Night Jazz! Join us next Monday, November 5th, when Savoy Monday Night Jazz presents… The Mark Strickland TrioJazz guitarist, Mark…See More
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Hi everyone, Thanks to all who came out to hear the amazing vocalist, Judi Figel sing her heart out; backed by the legendary Roger Humphries and his Trio. It was a night to remember; we had a blast! As always, every Monday, Savoy is the place to be for great jazz!Join us next Monday, October 29th, when Savoy Monday Night Jazz presents…Tony Campbell & Jazz Surgery feat. vocalist, Fred Pugh IIIVocalist, Fred Pugh IIISaxophonist, Tony Campbell The amazing vocalist, Fred Pugh III, teams with…See More
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Hi everyone, Thanks to all who came out to hear the amazing vocalist, Judi Figel sing her heart out; backed by the legendary Roger Humphries and his Trio. It was a night to remember; we had a blast! As always, every Monday, Savoy is the place to be for great jazz!Join us next Monday, October 29th, when Savoy Monday Night Jazz presents…Tony Campbell & Jazz Surgery feat. vocalist, Fred Pugh IIIVocalist, Fred Pugh IIISaxophonist, Tony Campbell The amazing vocalist, Fred Pugh III, teams with…See More
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Hi everyone, Monday Night Jazz at Savoy is alive and well and still bringing some of the hottest nights of jazz in the ‘burgh!   Join us next Monday, October 22nd, when Savoy Monday Night Jazz presents… Vocalist, Judi Figel with the Roger Humphries Trio     Vocalist, Judi Figel                 Roger Humphries Join us when, once again, one of Pittsburgh’s favorite songstresses teams with the legendary drummer, Roger Humphries and his fantastic trio to bring you another amazing night of some of…See More
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Hi everyone, Monday Night Jazz at Savoy is alive and well and still bringing some of the hottest nights of jazz in the ‘burgh!   Join us next Monday, October 22nd, when Savoy Monday Night Jazz presents… Vocalist, Judi Figel with the Roger Humphries Trio     Vocalist, Judi Figel                 Roger Humphries Join us when, once again, one of Pittsburgh’s favorite songstresses teams with the legendary drummer, Roger Humphries and his fantastic trio to bring you another amazing night of some of…See More
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Savoy Monday Night Jazz 10-15-2018 - Special Presentation: Funky Fly Project! at Savoy Restaurant

October 15, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
Hi everyone, The word is out!  Every Monday at Savoy is a celebration of Pittsburgh’s rich jazz legacy! Let’s keep it going! See you at Savoy! Here’s what’s happening next at Savoy: Monday, OCTOBER 15, 2018 – Special Presentation: The Funky Fly ProjectThe Funky Fly Project (Pittsburgh’s young phenoms) These four young musicians are a prime example of what Pittsburgh’s rich jazz history can inspire!  They are absolutely phenomenal; the future of the music!  Don’t miss this special presentation…See More
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Savoy Monday Night Jazz 10-8-2018 - The Charlie G. Combo feat. pianist, Harry Cardillo at Savoy Restaurant

October 8, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
Hi everyone, Summer may be over, but the HEAT is still happening with the COOL sounds of Savoy Monday Night Jazz! Join us Monday, October 8th, when Savoy Monday Night Jazz presents… The Charlie G. Combo, feat. pianist, Harry CardilloVocalist, Charlie G. Sanders…See More
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October 1, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
Hi everyone, Monday Night Jazz at Savoy is alive and well and still bringing some of the hottest nights of jazz in the ‘burgh! Join us next Monday, October 1st, when Savoy Monday Night Jazz presents… The Ron Wilson Trio…See More
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THURSDAY JAZZ JAM AND SESSION AT SAVOY WITH RH FACTOR HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Posted on February 3, 2018 at 11:43pm 0 Comments

Sorry to say, Thursday's Live jam at Savoy with RH Factor has been cancelled. Thanks to everyone who came out to support. Please note that Savoy Monday Night Jazz is continuing on. Join us next Monday when Fred Pugh III along with Tony Campbell & Jazz Surgery will be performing from 6 to 9pm (no cover). See you there.

2017 Valentine's Day at Savoy - Seating

Posted on February 12, 2017 at 11:59pm 0 Comments

 Jazz Fans,

 

As I’m sure you already know, Tuesday is Valentine’s Day and since Savoy is closed on Tuesdays, Monday Night Jazz will celebrate that day with the sophisticated and romantic sounds of vocalist, Fred Pugh III and Tony Campbell’s Jazz Surgery. 

With that in mind, Savoy is reserving most of the dining room tables for all those diners celebrating Valentine’s Day with us.  As always, the cocktail tables at the front of the house and the bar will be available for…

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ATTENTION: WINTER HOURS FOR SAVOY MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ!

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 7:32am 0 Comments

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  I just got word of some exciting things happening with Monday Night Jazz at Savoy!

 

Before I go any further, I want to take a moment to thank all of you for helping make Savoy one of the best new spots for jazz in the “burgh” over the past few years.  It has been compared to such iconic Pittsburgh jazz venues as The Encore and The Balcony (just to name two).  We are well on our way (if not already there) to be remembered in days…

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Ralph Lalama @ Savoy with the Roger Humphries Trio on 7/21/14

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 12:53am 0 Comments

Hi Jazz fans,

Just wanted to do a little extra to make sure that all of you are aware of how special this Monday night at Savoy (7/21/14) is going to be!  Pittsburgh area native, Ralph Lalama will be in town that night to do a special show with Roger Humphries and his trio.  Also, scheduled to sit in for a set with Mr. Lalama is one of the prodigies from Elevations, George Heid lll.  Ralph is well known in historic jazz circles and has played with many legends.  Also, Ralph…

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