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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



       In Her Own Words

September 2011 Blog Posts (14)

Lois Deppe and His Serenaders -Early Pittsburgh Swing Band featuring Earl Hines


Deppe and Hines Appeared Live on KDKA Radio in 1921

Lois Deppe Story and…

Added by Paul Carosi on September 29, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

The Nat Hentoff Interview....

First half public policy, second half jazz! Enjoy, JF

Added by Jake Feinberg on September 27, 2011 at 7:29pm — No Comments

The John Handy Interview....

New View!!

Added by Jake Feinberg on September 25, 2011 at 6:06am — No Comments

The Alan Broadbent Interview....

Enjoy and Share. JF


For all my interviews you can download them here;



Added by Jake Feinberg on September 21, 2011 at 8:36pm — No Comments

The Johnny Appleseed of Jazz and Father of the Pittsburgh School of Jazz Piano


Fate Marable

The Johnny Appleseed of Jazz and Father of the Pittsburgh School of Jazz Piano


Read his story at Pittsburgh Music History…


Added by Paul Carosi on September 20, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

¨Hope Digital Series ( 2011): Samples¨

Song and Hope ( Overlay II Multiply Zoom II S.Nova )…


Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on September 17, 2011 at 4:48am — No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pgh Vinyl Convention debuts Saturday October 8th, 2011


Hello everyone,

I'm collaborating with Mind Cure Records in Polish Hill to organize and promote Pittsburgh's newest record show, the Pgh Vinyl Convention, which is presented in association with the  VIA Music & New Media Festival 2011. VIA is a music festival that's going to be in East Liberty in October. Here goes the…


Added by J. Malls on September 13, 2011 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Phat Man Dee @ Backstage Bar, Stories on the Square & World Maker Faire!

They say once a girl starts singing in a bathtub 20 feet in the air she'll never want to sing in the shower again.... And so I find myself booking transport to NY this weekend for the World Maker Faire at New York Hall of Science in Queens. But I  have many songs to sing between now and then and I hope you may attend one of the events!…

Added by Phat Man Dee on September 13, 2011 at 4:42am — No Comments

New projects from Brian Edwards coming soon......

We here at B.D.M. , Inc. hope you have had a great summer and hope that you have caught some of The Brian Edwards Excursion shows that took place. We wanted to fill you in on a project that is soon to be released. Brian Edwards has been working on a four volume set of music which the first release will be released at the end of september or early October. This project has been described as a "stream of conscience-ness, that hence, in it's four "movements"is in of itself thought spoken…


Added by BrianEdwardsMediaWorks on September 9, 2011 at 6:55pm — No Comments

International FiberFusion Mural

White Rock


Museum & Archives


International Mural to tour around the world since Sept 11,…


Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on September 9, 2011 at 2:45am — No Comments


For the past few months I have been away from the Jazz Network. I have not posted comments, photos, videos or events.


I have been making observations however at events and talking with music fans and musicians. People have been asking me why I left the network. It's personal. Our lives take strange twists and turns and that is what I have been experiencing. No ill fellings directed toward anyone.


When commenting about the turmoil in the Pittsburgh market…


Added by Kevin Amos on September 6, 2011 at 12:23am — No Comments

3rd Annual Each One, Teach One Music and Radio Conference,June 11, 2011


2011 Each One Teach One 3rd Music and Radio Conference

Sponsored by: New Pittsburgh Courier,, Arts Greenhouse, Umoja African Arts,

Black Music Education Project


CONTACT: Conference Coordinator, 412-506-0206

Kevin  Amos is assembling together once again a dynamic group of folks from international, local and national levels that he has been associated with throughout his 31 years in broadcasting and the arts.…


Added by Kevin Amos on September 6, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Brian Edwards is now accepting students

 Greetings everyone,

I wanted to let you all know that I am now on staff at Bentley & Romito Professional  Music Lessons Studio in Irwin.  We still have spots open so if you are serious about learning to play the drums from a world class drummer and want to get a "different" perspective of the instrument I am your guy (see bio). Bentley and Romito has been around for a while now providing top notch music education from some of the best musicians, known not just in Pgh.  or…


Added by The Brian Edwards Excursion on September 1, 2011 at 2:20pm — No Comments

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