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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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Erroll Garner Nightconcert Vinyl Giveaway

Erroll Garner Nightconcert Vinyl Giveaway



JazzTimes, the world’s leading jazz publication, has once again partnered with Mack Avenue Music Group and the Erroll Garner Project for a giveaway.

Nightconcert (from the Dutch Nachtconcert) is a midnight jazz performance held at The Royal Concertgebouw…

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Pittsburgh jazz legend Earl 'Fatha' Hines to receive historical marker in Duques

Pittsburgh jazz legend Earl 'Fatha' Hines to receive historical marker in Duquesne

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National Negro Opera Company House in Homewood. Photo via Wikimedia Commons. National Negro Opera House — once the center of Black cultural life in Pittsburgh — receives $500K grant Michael Machosky …

National Negro Opera Company House in Homewood. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

National Negro Opera House — once the center of Black cultural life in Pittsburgh — receives $500K grant

Michael Machosky April 14, 2021 City Design, Current Features, Homewood

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Billy Jones & Delta Blues Outlaws

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The real story behind Beaver County’s most successful RnB Band

Rare Experience: The real story behind Beaver County’s most successful RnB Band



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Julius Hemphill revisited

Julius Hemphill’s Crusade

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Hank jones and Abbey Lincoln Moseka together again.

Finding harmony together…

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Is jazz in danger of becoming a caricature of itself?

Is jazz in danger of becoming a caricature of itself?

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I am deeply saddened by the passing of Chick Corea. This news I learned at the end of my evening and the first thing I though of when I woke up. I had the pleasure of seeing him and his band at the t…

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Chick Corea. This news I learned at the end of my evening and the first thing I though of when I woke up. I had the pleasure of seeing him and his band at the time,at the PGH Arts Festival a few years back. He was in a class of his own for sure.Thank you Doc for your time and knowledge of the info you posted.Also sad about all the great musicians that passed lately as well. Too many too soon. The comfort I find,is that we will see them all again on the…

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The Black Violinist Who Inspired Beethoven

George Bridgetower, the original dedicatee of the “Kreutzer” Sonata, was a charismatic prodigy but faded into history.…

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Guest Editorial: The importance of music in shaping our minds



A late popular deejay used to say that “music is the soundtrack of our lives.” On…

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A Student’s Lessons with Joe Henderson

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COUNTERPUNCH: The Tragedy of Stanley Crouch

The Tragedy of Stanley Crouch

 

I had some enjoyable…

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They sent talk show host Dick Cavett fleeing with his fingers in his ears and blasted Ed Sullivan with Haitian Fight Song. Fifty years on, the Jazz and People’s Movement are still fighting to be hear…









They sent talk show host Dick Cavett fleeing with his fingers in his ears and blasted Ed Sullivan…
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Pittsburgh Jazz: A Brief History

Pittsburgh Jazz: A Brief History

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NYT - Jazz Has Always Been Protest Music. Can It Meet This Moment?

Jazz Has Always Been Protest Music. Can It Meet This Moment?

Over the past 50 years, the music has become entrenched in academic institutions. As a result, it’s often inaccessible to, and disconnected from, many of the very people who created it: young Black Americans.…

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NYT - Letter of Recommendation: Jazz on European TV - Thelonius Monk in Os;o

Letter of Recommendation: Jazz on European TV…

Thelonious Monk in Oslo with the bassist Larry Gales in 1966, in a video preserved on YouTube.
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Jimmy Heath, Keeper Of The Continuum

Jimmy Heath, Keeper Of The Continuum

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