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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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Posted on March 14, 2009 at 1:46am 0 Comments

Looking forward to seeing you every Sunday at the HOLIDAY INN in Oakland 7 - 10. Please try and support local jazz musicians just trying to make in this bad economy!!

APRIL 14TH - THE BACKSTAGE 5 - 7
APRIL 18TH - D'IMPERIOS 8 - 12
APRIL 26TH - FOX CHAPEL YACHT CLUB 2 - 6


I will try to keep you informed. See you soon!

Etta Cox

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At 4:30am on May 30, 2010, Beverly Whiting said…
Hi Etta,
I live in Erie but I heard a cut from your CD, My Foolish Heart, on WMCE 88.5 FM, the local all-jazz station in Erie ... I loved it and I'd like to know how to buy a copy of your CD. The radio station personnel tell me it has to be purchased through you. Lookng forward to hearing from you!
Clear Skies!
At 4:30pm on March 2, 2010, Allan Harris said…
hi etta,
can you please give Allan Harris a call or email us your telephone number. he would like to talk to you about March 20th gig. 212 862 3301.
thanks!
At 2:11am on January 2, 2009, Elva Branson-Lee said…
Hey Aunt Baby!! Still rocking the 'Burgh, you bad baby. I will look for you when I come home again.
At 2:21pm on September 22, 2008, Dr Rock said…
I'm Born On The Northside, Raised In Beltzhoover ! I've Heard You And Al ... And Tony Many Times ! SASSY SARAH

At 4:56am on September 21, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Etta,

Thank you for joining. Please check out the well-wishes for Al and let him know what people are saying.

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