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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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The Black Violinist Who Inspired Beethoven

George Bridgetower, the original dedicatee of the “Kreutzer” Sonata, was a charismatic prodigy but faded into history.…


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Guest Editorial: The importance of music in shaping our minds

A late popular deejay used to say that “music is the soundtrack of our lives.” On…


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A Student’s Lessons with Joe Henderson

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Best Vastu Consultants and Vastu Shastra For Country

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Vastu Shastra, according to the location of our country, India, is not good. The three oceans surround us from three sides and the range of the great towards the north, is occupied by the Himalayas. All these bring up the expansion of the northeast border of the country, except the Bay of Bengal in the east direction, bad architecture results for the country. Therefore, our country has faced a lot of internal problems, such as poverty, ignorance,…


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Ohio Rapper (@ganstamarcus) Delivers Strong Message In - It Is What It Is


'It Is What It Is' is a track created by Gansta Marcus of Lima, Ohio. This song is off his self proclaimed album '…


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COUNTERPUNCH: The Tragedy of Stanley Crouch

The Tragedy of Stanley Crouch


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They sent talk show host Dick Cavett fleeing with his fingers in his ears and blasted Ed Sullivan with Haitian Fight Song. Fifty years on, the Jazz and People’s Movement are still fighting to be hear…

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Gospel C.D.

Hi Folks, I recently released a Gospel C.D. entitled "To God be the glory" Some of the musicians are from my jazz band and others are from Victory Baptist Church. It sells for $13.95 and all proceeds above expenses go to the church. You can hear one of the songs by going to "My Page" here on the jazz website and click on "My Music"  Can order through paypal or send check to me( Roger Barbour) at 1622 Webster Ave, Pgh Pa 15219.  Shipping is free.   Sincerely,   Roger…


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