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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.






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



       In Her Own Words
Rajasthan is a state in India that is mainly remembered for it’s being a desert area. The sand dunes are a point of attraction for tourists in the western part of this state and camels that are now used for entertainment purposes mostly were once upon a time the only means of commutation here. Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Ranthambhore etc are some of the great houses of sand dunes and the shining sand attract everyone. Though Rajasthan is mainly known for sand dunes and the desert; there are several lakes that have been used as water reservoirs since times in memorial and have never let the lives of the people become like a desert. The desert has its own beauty and words would not be sufficient to explain it. One has to be there to appreciate the beauty of these sand clad deserts. The unique culture of Rajasthan has emerged out of the physical characteristics of the land. The land is colorful due to its folk culture as well as the landscapes and the cuisine. You can easily start your journey by reaching Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata or Chennai metros. The connectivity of these cities with Jaipur via rail as well as air route is very good and you would definitely enjoy this journey too. Do not miss the taste of Indian delicacies on the way. The Amer fort, Jaigarh fort and chittorgarh fort are very famous and they have several palaces, monuments and temples that have an everlasting impact on the minds of tourists. Most of the palaces in Rajasthan have either been converted to luxury hotels or museums. The local markets are filled with antique statues and trinkets, beautiful apparels and a lot more. There are several artifacts and other decorative items as well as clothes one can take home as a memory of this beautiful sand clad paradise. The bird and wildlife sanctuaries in Bharatpur and Ranthambore would entice you completely and you would surely enjoy the camel safari in Rajasthan. There are several monuments like Vijay Stambh and Keerti Stambh in the Chittorgarh fort that very constructed by the Rajput rulers to celebrate their victory over their foes. Rajasthan is a land of courageous and chivalrous men and women whose names have been recorded in golden words in the annals of India. Rani Padmini, Rana Pratap, Rana Sanga and many others are revered all over India for their unique presence on the historical screen of India. The local transportation facilities in Rajasthan are excellent and you would appreciate the promptness of services in the entire state. The hotels provide facilities up to the mark and the tourists return home with total satisfaction. Luxury cabs can be arranged with the help of hotels so that you can visit specific places of your interest at reasonable costs. You can also cherish the journey in the Palace on Wheels royal train while in Rajasthan. Rajasthan is sometimes called Rangeelo i.e. colorful Rajasthan owing to its beautiful culture, cuisine and hard working people. It is a great opportunity for tourists to visit this state while on their India Tour. Come on for holidays in India! The sands are inviting you.
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