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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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Profile -Gypsy Piano Blues Pittsburgh Museum Examiner week of 02/12/2010

Posted on February 14, 2010 at 6:36pm 0 Comments

The blues styling of Denise Peachey's Gypsy Piano Blues has been said to liven up the Avenue in the November 2009 performance series

in the Bloomfield section of Pittsburgh. A proud native Pittsburgher,

Denise has released three CDs, appeared on the "Code Pearl" tribute CD

to Janis Joplin (of which the proceeds were donated to Hurricane

Katrina relief efforts), and has… Continue

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At 10:34pm on January 18, 2011, Doug Jackson gave Gypsy Piano Blues a gift
At 4:09pm on February 6, 2010, Ron Jackson said…
Thank You!
At 8:01pm on September 1, 2009, Muddy Kreek Blues Band said…
thanks for thinking of us, we look forward to meeting up and working w/you soon...JD
At 5:11pm on September 18, 2008, Luiz Santos said…
Welcome ,
Thank you for joining. Come check out my rhythm world!
I wish you success …
Peace, Luiz
At 7:06pm on August 30, 2008, Marta Graciela Bressi said…
Dear Gypsy,

Thanks for the comment you´ve left on my page. Please, accept the addition; otherwise I can´t PM you.
At 10:41pm on August 21, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Gypsy,

Can't get enough of that blues music. There's plenty of it here and we are looking forward to you adding your flavors into the mix. thank you for joining.



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