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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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Ms. Carmen, Founder and Owner of Platinum Voice PR, a full-service digital public relations, marketing, and social media boutique. Her company is headquartered in Dubuque(Iowa) and Chicago(Illinois) and services clients from a multitude of industries from aspiring artists to established brands.

Officially established in 2009, PVPR hit the ground running with our direct approach to finding success. Large scale solutions, communication development, and project managing-we offer our clients the full package. Ms. Carmen provides counsel to individual artists(mainstream and independent), bands, and entrepreneurs. Special events, mixtape release parties, product launches, and social media marketing/promotions are just a few services that are provided to all potential clients.

Platinum Voice PR creates the Branding Strategy for the artist focusing on different markets in the United States. Our Branding and Marketing Strategy is known to Artists and Businesses. We’ve been quite successful in Branding and notably in various capacities for businesses; as well as artists.

Ms. Carmen started Platinum Voice PR from her effective networking skills on various Social Networking Sites, former artist, raised in the music business industry, and her passion to write about the news on blogs. She has always been a networker for the people; has the gift of creating social events and groups since the age of 19.

Her accomplishments include:

Public Relations Manager/Consultant - 4EYMG (Current)

Public relation Manager - Final Level Music Artists- SyckCezzy, M Dot Taylor, Daniel Peter (Current)

Director of Public Relations - United Music Mafia Record Label (1 year)

PR Manager-The Official Core DJs (8 Years)

PR Manager- Drumsquad DJs (2 Years)

PR Manager for One Structure DJs (1 Year)

PR Manager for The Heat DJs (6 Months)

Hosting and executive producing the new television show, Access Avenue TV [WJYS],

Creating popular social groups on Facebook, My HipHop, The Real ChicagoMusic, I’m An Entrepreneur and I’m A Woman and Men Doing Business for business owners

Creating the #ChicagoMusic movement on Facebook and Twitter

Public Relations Manager for DJ Phantom [WGCI in Chicago]

Public Relations Manager for DJ Lomaxx[Hot 107.1 in Memphis]

PR for HeadLinerz ENT

PR for Jones Entertainment Group(R. Kelly)as well as planning events for local business owners.

PR and Promotion for Love and Hip-Hop Miami's Kamillion (Core DJs)

PR and Promotion for No Limit Forever Records Artist, Miss Chee

PR and Promotion for YMCMB artist, T-Rone

PR and Promotion for SMG Artist, Jay Lavita

Executive Producer for local Chicago TV show, Access Avenue TV

Artist Manager for Chicago Artist, T.R.O.Y.

Artist Manager for Chicago Label - MonkeyBall ENT

Ms. Carmen has brought together entrepreneurs and artists from all over the world together in one common space to create a solid foundation for networking.
With over ten years of experience in the public relations field and collaborating with members of the music industry, Ms. Carmen brings a wealth of knowledge in networking, music, and business opportunities to assist current and future clients in developing a strategic profile and awareness. Ms. Carmen recognizes her ability to connect people of all business aspects and their resources and works diligently to bring awareness to their brand. Access Avenue TV has given her the opportunity to showcase her voice-over skills, hosting style, and television placement for many artists like Crucial Conflict, Jay Hollins, Derty Harry, and J-Lyn; just to name a few.

Ms. Carmen takes on a personal approach to building, supporting, and working for artists, companies, and other potential clients. She personally attends artists’ showcases, sponsored events, mixtape release parties, etc. in order to build concrete relationships. Also, she has represented several artists from the Chicagoland area and will continue to strive for divine blessings.
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