Pain Relief Beyond Belief





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.






Duke Ellington is first African-American and the first musician to solo on U.S. circulating coin



       In Her Own Words


Hi Fellow Jazz Lovers,

You are invited to help me get my debut cd released by March of 2013 by pre-ordering it at a discounted price at

Many of you know me as the Host of Savoy Jazz every Monday Night! Some of you are even aware that I'm also a long time singer on the Pittsburgh jazz scene! What most of you don't know, I've been working on my debut album entitled "Escape to Love" for a little over 2 years! I'm please to say it is completed and set for March 2013 release!

All that is left is to obtain the remaining funds needed to purchase the licenses to use of the great songs covered on this cd. To expedite the purchase of these licenses, I've decided to use KickStarter* to offer the opportunity to pre-order the cd at a discount and/or pick one of the several donation levels with corresponding amazing reward offerings. The choice is yours!

Either way, you’re guaranteed to be among the first to receive a copy of this amazing cd as soon as it is released! Just click on the link provided and it will take you to the KickStarter project page for “Escape to Love”.

(* KickStarter is a funding platform for creative projects)

“Escape to Love” is more than just good entertainment, it’s my attempt to share some of the blessings great music has given me throughout my life. I am honored to have had the amazing talents of internationally renowned artists such as, Dwayne Dolphin, David Budway and Sean Jones grace this wonderful work of art. I hope you will enjoy owning and listening to it as much as I have enjoyed creating it.

Thank you in advance for helping me share this pre-order/donation opportunity to own a copy of my debut cd, “Escape to Love”. Enjoy!

Charles G. Sanders

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