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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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March 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Hope Digital Series (2010): Samples


( Watercolor TrazaFractal Efectos de Ilumunación )


( Watercolor Coordenadas Polares… Continue

Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on March 23, 2010 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Tonight, Tomorrow & Beware My Final Ides of March March!

Friends, Romans, Yinzers,

It has been and is continuing to be a fascinating journey for me through the 20th and 21st centuries.... This weekend is the perfect example showcasing why and how I love the City of Pittsburgh. I'm preaching from the 412, a chubby tattooed Jew..... (bad rhyming shall cease here.)

Seriously, I know this note is hitting you late, but check it, I am…

Added by Phat Man Dee on March 12, 2010 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Music Reviews

Check out live music reviews on Pittsburgh Live Music's ( new Music Review Zone page....

Added by jackie day on March 8, 2010 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Causes of Failure in Stock Trading

Penny stocks have been growing in popularity in recent years. In the past, it was considered as bad, but changes in the law and the way the stock exchanges work has created hope

among investors. Penny stocks can

make someone rich. At the same time it can also make one poor. People lose a

lot of money because of market crash. Although a lot is out of investors’

control, there are still instruction that can be learned when…


Added by Andy Rodic on March 8, 2010 at 12:23pm — No Comments

How to invest in penny stocks

The term penny stocks generally stands for any stocks that trade outside the major stock exchanges and is taken as ‘deprecatory’. The major stock exchanges would include: NASDAQ,

AMEX, or NYSE. The term is also often used interchangeably with small caps and

nano caps. The title of penny stock yet should be determined by the share price

instead the listing service or market…


Added by Andy Rodic on March 8, 2010 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Things You Must Know Before Investing In Penny Stocks

Penny stock is no more a new phrase to be heard, in the 21st century but it is equally true that it becomes a great confusion to most of us when it comes to invest in it. And it is because we do not have much knowledge

about it. So the first thing is to know what this stock means. When any company

is incorporated, it requires some capital, that initial capital or investment

is referred as stock. Stocks can be of different values but only those…


Added by Andy Rodic on March 8, 2010 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Blues Orphans @ PARK HOUSE, Pittsburgh's North Side

Catch The Blues Orphans on Pittsburgh's North Side,

once a month starting in March 2010


403 E.Ohio St. PA. 15212.…


Added by The Blues Orphans on March 1, 2010 at 9:53pm — No Comments

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