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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.






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       In Her Own Words

Sidnei Piedade's Blog – November 2018 Archive (4)

Looking for you_Sidnei Piedade

              Get your search in this world without end asking the sky, land and sea where you are counting the days to see you, because I forgot to live. The sky responded with my stars smiling and with the glare of the moon will guide your steps lighting your path to find your love, and the Earth with his concussions and living nature comforted me, I…


Added by Sidnei Piedade on November 22, 2018 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Te amo meu amor_Sidnei Piedade

                O amor que sinto por você é aquele que o vento não leva, a distância não separa e a maldade não destrói. Eu e você já amamos em outras vidas, o amor já vivia entre nós, pois amei tua alma bem antes de me apaixonar pelo seu corpo, eu me vejo assim perdido em você. Eu quero seu coração…


Added by Sidnei Piedade on November 18, 2018 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Abismo de rosas_Sidnei Piedade

                En este grito mundial de alegría haciéndose eco de pasión sin fin, porque todo el mundo sabe porque estoy feliz. Cuando surgió, como una pequeña Rosa de creen que la tierra nació y mi un poema pétalos a Dios escrita, es la rosa que encanta a la vida con muchas emociones. Soy pétalo que gracias y encantos del mundo y las generaciones,…


Added by Sidnei Piedade on November 14, 2018 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Por causa de você_Sidnei Piedade

          Eu já esperava um sentimento com seu nome e seu jeito batendo a porta do meu coração, entre e fique a vontade , pois você faz parte da minha felicidade.Venha deita do meu lado e encoste seu corpo no meu e não diga nada, apenas deixe o amor falar por nós dois. Por sua causa minha vida…


Added by Sidnei Piedade on November 12, 2018 at 8:22pm — No Comments

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