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PITTSBURGH JAZZ

 

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.

 

WELCOME!

 

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Crawford Grill #2—Institute of Jazz & Knowledge by Louis 'Hop' Kendrick in New Pittsburgh Courier

https://newpittsburghcourier.com/2018/07/06/crawford-grill-2-institute-of-jazz-knowledge-july-4/

Crawford Grill #2—Institute of Jazz & Knowledge

Louis 'Hop' Kendrick

Life is complex, and often there are a number of people, places and things that help formulate how we live it. I was blessed to have my parents, who introduced me to religion and God, helped me…

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Lets Grow Together



The Wrap-Up Magazine is calling all music and entertainment sites to link up with our growing fan base. Lets grow together to bring a…
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Kind of Blue Jazz Band

Kind of Blue Jazz Band Leila Rhodes &. Wild Blue Yonder @ Full Pint Wild side pub 5310 Butler st Pittsburgh pa 15201 Saturday October 26 8-11 pm $5 Cover

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October 11, 2019 marks the CENTENNIAL of Pittsburgh Jazz icon Art Blakey.  Although a highly skilled and imaginative drummer, Blakey was a pioneer in Hard Bop.  If you are unaware of Art Blakey, now'…

October 11, 2019 marks the CENTENNIAL of Pittsburgh Jazz icon Art Blakey.  Although a highly skilled and imaginative drummer, Blakey was a pioneer in Hard Bop. 

If you are unaware of Art Blakey, now's the time to find out more! If you are aware, raise your glass in honor of a true Jazz Giant!

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Pittsburgh's vibrant jazz scene in words, notes and pictures

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GRACIAS POR TU AMOR.

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pero lleno de mucho cariño

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Pittsburgh’s newest jazz club will be presenting retrospectives of two legends.

Pittsburgh’s newest jazz club will be presenting retrospectives of two legends.
John Coltrane
Con Alma is excited to announce upcoming celebrations in acknowledgment of …
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SFJazz kicks new season off with Ahmad Jamal and the promise of a vibrant future

SFJazz kicks new season off with Ahmad Jamal and the promise of a vibrant future

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Join the Hot Club Audience

The Hot Club of France was formed in 1935 by Charles Delaunay and Hugues Panassie. Initially, its goal was to provide a congenial atmosphere where Jazz enthusiasts could gather and listen to 78 rpm recordings.  In the mid-1930's, the European Jazz community had little access to current American Jazz music. Fans, dependent on each other, shared current titles at the club for all to savor and enjoy. The Hot Club of France blossomed, worldwide, into small listening clubs, eventually expanding…

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Why Is Everyone Always Stealing Black Music? - The New York Times

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or centuries, black music, forged in bondage, has been the sound of complete artistic freedom. o wonder everybody is always stealing…
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Hot Club on the Air, new radio programming, emanating from WKCR, New York, will be presenting the music of Pittsburgh's own, Maxine Sullivan, LIVE, this Monday (7/22) from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 PM.  …

Hot Club on the Air, new radio programming, emanating from WKCR, New York, will be presenting the music of Pittsburgh's own, Maxine Sullivan, LIVE, this Monday (7/22) from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 PM.  Host, Matthew "Fat Cat" Rivera will present, in most cases, Maxine's music via the original 78 RPM format.  Providing personal insight into Maxine's career will be her daughter, Paula Morris. Rarities will be heard from the Roy Eldridge Collection (WKCR archives) featuring Maxine, Roy Eldridge,…

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Maxine Sullivan on the Air

HOT CLUB on the Air, new radio programming, emanating from New York's WQCR will be featuring the music of Pittsburgh's own, Maxine Sullivan, this Monday (7/22) from 12:00 noon until 3:00 PM. The three hour LIVE broadcast will include host Matthew "Fat Cat" Rivera and guest Paula Morris, Maxine's daughter, discussing Maxine's music and career. In most instances, the original recordings, via the 78 RPM format will be heard. Rarities from the Roy Eldridge Collection (WKCR archives)  featuring…

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