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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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The Ohio Democrat Mixtape

The Ohio rap artist from…

Added by Gansta Marcus on November 29, 2013 at 1:22am — No Comments

After Holiday Sales

Send friends and family an iTunes Gift Card or…

Added by Gansta Marcus on November 29, 2013 at 12:55am — No Comments

Trending Topics

With new news, music, and content coming out everyday, its hard for any one website to keep up with large amounts of media a day. …

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Gansta Marcus - Hood Rich Freestyle

Gansta Marcus returns again with a new official track titled "Hood Rich". This is a remake of …

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Gansta Marcus - Use Backup


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Edward Wade - All I Am


Listen in below to Edward Wade - All I Am Mixtape produced by Gansta Marcus in the B.C.P studios. With features from Young Cardo, Sip Hop, and Lil Q.


Added by Gansta Marcus on January 30, 2013 at 1:52am — No Comments

Boxon Swagga Squad Members Mixtape

This mix-tape is banging. If most of you are wondering who the Boxon Swagga Squad Is (Click Here), they are members of the website Hip Hop who has uploaded their songs, videos, and pictures for review. The site is…


Added by Gansta Marcus on March 12, 2012 at 4:15am — No Comments

In Memory Of Big Pun

Big Pun, check the blog

Just wanted to give a moment of silence for

one of the greats out of the Bronx "Big Pun".

Your never dead as long as you live in our thoughts.

Its been 12 years since Feb 6. R. I. P





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Various Artists - Next In Line

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Mississippi Time

Upload MP3s using free MP3 hosting from… Continue

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Free-Doe Bad B***

Bad Bitch Ft. Gansta Marcus,Lil Reese & Free-Doe by… Continue

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Oklahoma Mixtapes Vol1

"where we from" Vol1 Mixtape by… Continue

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Lil Reese "Push Up On You"

Lil Reese tells the ladies that he miss putting it on them. Lets open the gates for this young artist to break…


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Lil Reese ft Gansta Marcus - Million Dollar Swagg

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All I Am - Lil Reese Promo


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The Indie Top 50 Vol. 8

The Indie Top 50 Vol. 8



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Lil Reese - Swag on 100 feat.. Sip Hop

Hope all enjoy Lil… Continue

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Artist tip of the day

Its changing so fast. Most artist are blind to the fact,
that there are so many various kinds of marketing tools.
That they don't spend the time to learn new obstacales.
The industry has changed yes indeed, but fresh new
music is always discovered, but unsigned artist have
to understand that its also about the performance on stage.
Your lyrics may be the hottest, but if you don't move the crowd
and put…

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Has the gangster name changed? (Video Inside)

A new sound for gangster music has arrived to the internet.
With a twist of the 90's music, a little r&b, with the sounds
of 2000's, this gangster has changed the sound of what you
already know of the gangster name. The killing image,
violence, and gangs that you know, now is hustle by any
means, grind till you shine, and for the…

Added by Gansta Marcus on November 16, 2010 at 2:29am — No Comments

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