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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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July 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Mississippi Time

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Added by Gansta Marcus on July 28, 2011 at 4:46am — No Comments

Local choir wins national prize - New Pittsburgh Courier Article

Written by Genea Webb

Wednesday, 27 July 2011 12:17

Last month, the Afro American Music Institute’s Boys Choir won first place at the National Boys Choir Convention in Louisville, Ky., beating out three other choirs from Kansas City, Mo., and Louisville, winning a trophy and medal.

“I am so happy and proud of my boys,” Pamela Johnson said. “This was a wonderful opportunity for the choir. They have the opportunity to become great Black men.”…


Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on July 28, 2011 at 1:38am — 1 Comment

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So, in order to become champion in this competitive edge, it is mandatory that one’s business website should appear on the top of search result pages of a search. This task can be… Continue

Added by Renu Kanchan on July 26, 2011 at 6:32am — No Comments

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Added by The Brian Edwards Excursion on July 25, 2011 at 7:32pm — No Comments

T-Bone Mo Music Productions percents "A Tune of Inspiration".

T-Bone Mo Music Productions proudly percents a tune of inspiration.

"Let Peace Be Unchanged, Peace and Love" Vocal and Instrumental.

This tune of inspiration featuring "Brother"Tom Gray is now available.

To hear a sample of this tune of inspiration"Click"the music page.

When You Hear The Horn Blow Be  Ready To Go !!!


Added by Doug Jackson on July 23, 2011 at 2:03am — No Comments

teaching position

Greetings everyone,

I wanted to ask if anyone knows of a teaching position open for a drum instructor? I am looking to teach in a school, private studio, or store and am looking to do this on a full time basis. If anyone knows of a position open or coming open , please contact me by email @

Thank you,

Brian Edwards

Added by The Brian Edwards Excursion on July 21, 2011 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Hope Digital Series (2011): Samples

Tomorrow Stars Today (overlay II Zoom Licuar)




Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on July 15, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

2nd Annuel Jazz-Poetry Concert by Moe Seager and Friends

Monday, July, 11, 2011. 7:30-10:30 Park Bruges Restaurant, 5801 Bryand St., Highland Park. Free/No cover.

Moe Seager, Paris to Pittsburgh. Poet, singer. Hill Jordan-trombone, Lydia Powell-violin, Dave Pellow-bass, Spyder Rondinelli-drums, Plus: Jazz Dance by the Pillow Project  dance company.

Special guests...

To give back to my hometown.

Moe: 1 646 378 9596 

Added by Moe Seager on July 11, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Melodic Revolution Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of UK Symphonic Rock Band Mandalaband to a US Deal

Mandalaband have strong roots in the Symphonic Rock music scene. They first arrived in the late 70’s with two releases on Chrysalis Records which have been re-issued on Legend Records (2010) as a 2 CD set called Resurrection. Fast forward 30 + years (2009) when Mandalaband return with their best work to date: BC – ANCESTORS, which featured four of the principal…


Added by Melodic Revolution on July 11, 2011 at 7:20pm — No Comments

The World Premier of "Stowaway" on "A Funk Above The Rest" Show

The World Premier of "Stowaway"(on the Mothership) will air this Saturday night on "A Funk Above The Rest" Show. Host by The Worlds Tallest Drummer Mr.Skip Reeves. 9-11 MST,KUVO.ORG. Don't miss it!

Added by Doug Jackson on July 8, 2011 at 7:50pm — 1 Comment

Remembering Walt Harper On His Birthday. July 3, 1926 - Oct. 25, 2006


Added by Sharynn Harper on July 3, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments

WE have tp play music of the dead

I am mortified and no longer afraid of speaking my mind.WE are so stuck in a jazz loop, where the same peop-le play week after week etc. that we have to resort to "tribute bands". This is lack of creativity and laziness.

There is no support between people in the community, no new ideas. That;s why it fell apart. I am sorry for Tony, because he ws one off the nicer guys in jazz circles, but I dread what will happen.

Someone said to protest....aren't we a bit late???

I have never… Continue

Added by Anne Annie Friedland on July 3, 2011 at 4:01am — 1 Comment

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