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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.






Duke Ellington is first African-American and the first musician to solo on U.S. circulating coin



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February 2011 Blog Posts (17)

New Internet Radio Station

Tune in  The BURGH'S MAD RADIO is now accepting new artists music for Free Air Play.  Tune in now and join us on facebook. 

Questions/ Please e-mail me.  or check the website for submission instructions.

Black Hat Ron


Added by Ron Warrington on February 28, 2011 at 5:07pm — No Comments

LARRY CORYELL and KENNY DREW, Jr. - New Release from Random Act Records

Hello Jazz Listeners!


We are very proud to announce that the new set of sizzling, sublime duets, DUALITY,  from legendary guitarist Larry Coryell and virtuoso pianist Kenny Drew, Jr. is now available from Random Act Records (


This Enhanced CD (a "making of Video" is on the CD) features three originals from each artist and great standards like "The Night has 1000 Eyes," "Silver's Serenade"…


Added by Scott Elias on February 28, 2011 at 1:31am — No Comments

Jazz pianist George Shearing dies at 91

George Shearing, the jovial jazz pianist who wrote the standard "Lullaby of Birdland” died on February 14th 2011. He was blind since birth and passed at 91.


In 2007, Shearing was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to music. When the honor was…


Added by Michael Stokes on February 26, 2011 at 3:08pm — No Comments

The Sound Of Pepper Adams

This blog was first published from my column "Dale's Delight" from

I first heard the sound of Pepper Adams when I was six years old back in 1962.  My brother, who had just returned home from a 4 year stint in the U.S. Airforce, was a saxophonist and moved into my bedroom.  Seeing my… Continue

Added by Dale Fielder on February 26, 2011 at 12:46am — No Comments

iTunes sell music Quantcast Continue

Added by Dr. E on February 24, 2011 at 5:16am — No Comments

FREE download of "Where Do We Go From Here", written by Antoinette Manganas, featuring Howard Hewett!


  The first 500 people to go to my website, will get a FREE download of my original song "WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE", featuring the "soulful" voice of "Shalimar's", Howard Hewett!  Listen to my brand new release "CURIOUS LIFE", written by Grammy Winning Producer Roger Hatfield!!  BE BLESSED!!!!

Added by Antoinette Manganas on February 20, 2011 at 8:54pm — No Comments

¨Hope Images Digital Series (2011): Samples¨


Esperanza deVida (HardLightOverlayCascadaMarble)





Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on February 19, 2011 at 9:40pm — No Comments

The Brian Edwards Trio @...

Brian has been busy these days with several projects one of which is The Brian Edwards Excursion, a four piece that plays what he calls contemporary V-jazz. His other project is The Brian Edwards Trio which Brian says "we play music without boundries with jazz sensabilities." If you get a chance to see these guys do yourself a favor...GO!


The Brian Edwards Trio…


Added by BrianEdwardsMediaWorks on February 18, 2011 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Here’s your chance to be heard

How would you like to have a chance to have one of your songs featured on our new promotional release? We here at Melodic Revolution Records are always searching for great new music to promote. We usually send out a free promo CD sampler with every CD we sell from any of our online stores. So we…


Added by Melodic Revolution on February 18, 2011 at 10:32pm — No Comments

The Brian Edwards Excursion is coming..........

Greetings everyone,       

I wanted to post an early blog announcing that I put together a project called The Brian Edwards Excursion! We will be collaborating with Cafe' Notte on a series of gigs and the first of which will be April 2nd. Cafe' Notte is one of the best places to experience music in the city and we are excited that Jerry and Debbie Santucci are allowing us to launch our project from there!! More info to come as show date approaches.




Added by The Brian Edwards Excursion on February 15, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Jazzin Em Up With Cres O'Neal's Ellis Marsalis Interview Featured In ATT's 28 Days Of Black History Makers Series

Jazzin Em Up With Cres O'Neal's Ellis Marsalis Interview Featured In ATT's 28 Days Of Black History Makers Series

Think things can't get any better? Well, think again. Cres O'Neal's November interview with Jazz Master, Ellis Marsalis, has been chosen as one of 28 shows selected for ATT's, 28 Days of Black History Makers. The series which is being featured on Blog Talk Radio, focuses on African American figures who have helped shape the face of our nation. They are being honored through… Continue

Added by Cres O'Neal on February 15, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Haiti - One Year Later



Onlinewithandrea Features Two Special Programs on the Haiti Recovery – One Year Later

Listen Live or Listen to the Archive

Thursday, February 10th – 5pm – 8pm…


Added by Melodic Revolution on February 7, 2011 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Re. "Who was the jazz musician who used to fly to his gigs in his own plane?"

A very disappointing response to this question that I posed. A big ZERO respondees. I know that you are waiting for the answer on tenterhooks (LOL). Well, for you jazz historians, the answer is Frankie Trumbauer.

Added by Peter Campbell on February 6, 2011 at 10:04am — No Comments

Obituary - Anthony L. Pasquerelli - February 3, 2011

Anthony L. Pasquarelli

Mt. Lebanon

Anthony L. Pasquarelli, 95, of Mt. Lebanon, affectionately known as "The Boss" by his former students, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. Mr. Pasquarelli was born June 13, 1915, in Pittsburgh, to parents Guy and Maria Pasquarelli. Mr. Pasquarelli is survived by his wife of 71 years, Alice May Pasquarelli; his daughters, Terry McDonald and Suzette (David)…

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on February 6, 2011 at 4:36am — No Comments

¨Hope Images Digital Series (2011): Samples¨

El Sustituto ( Marble-Veladuras-Colorify-Destello)…


Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on February 3, 2011 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Morre confirmed for Clinton Art & Music Festival

Consisting of Adrian Tonceanu (Vocals/Guitars), Igor Lazebnik (Vocals/Guitars) and Tyler Koch (Drums/Backup Vocals), Morre was born in early 2008 in Toronto by the common thirst of creating an original yet commercial sound. This band has a unique story behind its upbringing. Traveling from different parts of the world, each member endured hardships as artists, as well as the joys of meeting new characters throughout their journeys. These elements give the band endless topics and weight to their… Continue

Added by Melodic Revolution on February 1, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments



  Check out my brand new CD "CURIOUS LIFE"  written and produced by Grammy Award Winner Roger Hatfield.  Roger has worked with  and produced Jon Secada, Amy Grant, Donna Summer, and won a Grammy for his videography for Joanie Greggins and  (Shalimar's) Jody Watley's exercising video!  Also a part in the success for filming for Tom Joyners wife Donna Richardson "BEACH BODY"  video!!  Check out "CURIOUS LIFE" at …


Added by Antoinette Manganas on February 1, 2011 at 12:04am — No Comments

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