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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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PATTY PEARCE - PJN MEMBER AND DEVOTED JAZZ FAN PASSES FROM LIFE

Patty passed away July 15. Her memorial service is Saturday, July 18. Her obit is in the PG today. We would love to have you attend. Dave Zubrow, 412-260-012. Also please feel free to pass the news and invitation along to others. PEARCE PATTY (McCURDY) Age 62, on Wed. July 15, 2009. Beloved mother of Robert (Jill) Kruse; step mother of Erin and Brett (Marlena) Pearce; grandmother of Maxwell, Anna and Harrison Kruse; loving companion of… Continue

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OUR BRAINS on MUSIC: THE SCIENCE *

NEW YORK TIMES

June 30, 2009

Television Review | 'Nova: Musical Minds'



By MIKE HALE



“Musical Minds,” the season premiere of “Nova” on PBS, is based on the neurologist Oliver Sacks’s most recent book, “Musicophilia,” a collection of case studies of people whose brains have unusual relationships to music, cases in which, as Dr. Sacks puts it, “music gets them going to an extraordinary degree.” A one-hour program can’t approach the depth and texture of… Continue

Added by Bettoman on June 30, 2009 at 9:42pm — 1 Comment

$1.1 million stabilization of New Granada under way

By C. Denise Johnson | Published Yesterday | Metro | Unrated

C. Denise Johnson

Courier Staff Writer



$1.1 mil stabilization of New Granada under way




The highly-anticipated Pittsburgh marathon can’t hold a candle to the long distance quest to save the New Granada Theater.



Marimba Milliones, now executive director of the Hill District Community Development Corp., is heading the effort to resuscitate the New Granada. She believes “the New Granada… Continue

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IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP BULLETIN

We are approaching 1300 members and at our present rate of growth we will reach 2000 members by year end. We thank each of you for joining and giving this network a chance to demonstrate the collective and individual power of social networking for the benefit of the artistic community and its fans and consumers. Many of you have not ventured to explore the capabilities at your fingertips for various reasons and we encourage you to… Continue

Added by Bettoman on June 10, 2009 at 10:15pm — 3 Comments

'Betto Debuts at IAJE Convention in NYC

'Betto Debuts at IAJE Convention Trombonist Nelson Harrison Unveils His Icon At

Web/Tech News Posted: 2007-01-11







SOURCE: imajinnWEST



San Francisco Bay design firm, imajinnWEST and Pittsburgh native, Dr. Nelson Harrison have given 'birth' and the coming out party is the International Association of Jazz Educators' Convention in NY this week. 'Betto is the alter ego designed by Principle Djinn Carl Lewis and spawned by the veteran trombonist of the Count… Continue

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