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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

Welcome to the Washington DC Jazz Network. Your source of Jazz in the Nation's Capital and the world.

Photobucket Welcome to the Washington DC Jazz Network. Your source of Jazz in the Nation's Capital and the world. Journey with us into a world jazz networking. America's Classical Music "Jazz" has touched the minds, hearts and souls of listeners around globe. Our goal is to bring together those jazz enthusiast from all over the hemisphere!. So open your minds, turn up the dial and learn the ABC's about the J ...A ...double Z Z! The WDCJN features national, international, local talent, creative music and music lovers. You can join a network listed below or create your own network within this network. Some of the groups we feature are listed: Jazz broadcasters, festivals, magazines, newspapers, concert and music reviewers, producers, indie record companies, recording studios, meetup groups, listening groups, jazz historians, entertainment lawyers, blogs, concert announcements, festivals, clubs, workshops, educational institutions, etc. Feel free to add music , photos and upload videos to your profile page. If you have questions inquire within. A member of the Network will be glad to assist you. The WDCJN was created by a music loyalist for the preservation of America's Original and Classical Art form "JAZZ". To spread the word around the world click the share link and share with your friends to create spontaneous word of mouth jazzy enthusiasm. All media, please inform your listening audiences around the world about the WDCJN. For interviews contact WDCJN Everyone is welcome at the Washington DC Jazz Network. The City where jazz thrives. Looking forward to your positive comments. Enjoy!


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