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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 Big Cd Release Party of "STOWAWAY"

Added by Doug Jackson on January 26, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

"SoulTracks" Review on "Stowaway"

"SoulTracks" A world wide online music news publication, did it's review on "Stowaway"(on the mothership) by Mr.Howard Dukes,and Mr.Chris Rizik, Publisher.

Added by Doug Jackson on August 15, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments

"SoulTracks" Reviews "Stowaway"

"SoulTracks" A world wide online music news publication,

did it's review on "Stowaway"(on the Mothership) by Mr.

Howard Dukes, and Mr. Chris Rizik, Publisher.

Comments are welcome.


Added by Doug Jackson on August 15, 2011 at 2:07pm — No Comments

T-Bone Mo Music Productions percents "A Tune of Inspiration".

T-Bone Mo Music Productions proudly percents a tune of inspiration.

"Let Peace Be Unchanged, Peace and Love" Vocal and Instrumental.

This tune of inspiration featuring "Brother"Tom Gray is now available.

To hear a sample of this tune of inspiration"Click"the music page.

When You Hear The Horn Blow Be  Ready To Go !!!


Added by Doug Jackson on July 23, 2011 at 2:03am — No Comments

The World Premier of "Stowaway" on "A Funk Above The Rest" Show

The World Premier of "Stowaway"(on the Mothership) will air this Saturday night on "A Funk Above The Rest" Show. Host by The Worlds Tallest Drummer Mr.Skip Reeves. 9-11 MST,KUVO.ORG. Don't miss it!

Added by Doug Jackson on July 8, 2011 at 7:50pm — 1 Comment


I am very proud to announce the completion of "Stowaway". The long wait is over.

To my fans and friends whom have kept the faith,this one is for you.

The website is up and the store is open for business.

Please visit and send me a line.


Added by Doug Jackson on June 26, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments

The Doug Jackson Concert

The Doug Jackson Concert 

Two huge shows at Denver's Famous Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theater,2000.

Added by Doug Jackson on May 8, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

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