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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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At 12:31pm on April 4, 2010, JO TONGO said…

HAPPY EASTER JAH LOVE
At 11:01am on February 14, 2010, JO TONGO said…

At 2:24pm on February 5, 2010, JO TONGO said…
Greetings Kym

JAH BLESSINGS
At 3:25pm on August 8, 2009, JO TONGO said…
Greetings Kym Stopping to show some LUV

BLESSINGS & LOVE
At 2:40pm on June 30, 2009, JO TONGO said…
TO MICHAEL JACKSON

Michael, it's so hard to believe that I don't want to think one second that you left us alone. I know you can't do that. You just went back to JAH to whom you belong, take a little breath & keep on doing it. If we listen carefully to tha Mystic wind blowing in the air, we can listen & even see you. Stay Blessed & Loved for ever, my dear Brother. From the bottom of my Heart JO TONGO
At 3:22pm on May 15, 2009, JO TONGO said…
Greetings Kym Stopping to show some LUV

JAH LOVE
At 4:12pm on April 11, 2009, JO TONGO said…
Greetings Kym
What's up?
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HAPPY EASTER
JAH LOVE
At 7:33pm on March 1, 2009, Clayton "Bigtrigger" Corley said…
Greetings Kym!! Stop by when time permits...SOJP, Jazz as poetic Inspiration.
At 6:03pm on January 24, 2009, JO TONGO said…
Greetings Kym What'sup. Stopping to say hello & show some LUV

Have a terrific week-end JAH BLESS AMERICA Fondly yours Jo TONGO
At 6:14pm on December 29, 2008, JO TONGO said…
HELLO KLM
WHAT'S GOING ON?
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HAVE A GREAT WEEK
JAH LOVE
At 5:01pm on December 22, 2008, JO TONGO said…
Morning KLM.
Stopping to say hello & wish you a great monday, my sweet friend.
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JAH BLESS
At 4:08am on December 15, 2008, Luther DeJarunett said…
Hi Kym! I'm just stopping through to holla at you. Hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend! I was intending to mention before that we seem to have a mutual friend, Rochelle Thompson. She and I are getting ready to record a CD together. Small world, isn't it?
At 6:20pm on December 5, 2008, Amanda Sedgwick said…
Dear Kym, thank you for your kind words of support!
Looking forward to hear some of your music as soon as I get to a computer with speakers!
Have a wonderful day
Amanda
At 3:01pm on December 4, 2008, Janelle Burdell said…
Thank you for your kind words Kym and the add of friendship. Looking forward to getting to know more about you and your love of this sacred art form. Groove on, -janelle
At 10:29am on December 4, 2008, JO TONGO said…
Greetings Kym
It's a great pleasure to gain your friendship and know you love my music.
I'll send you a message to figure how I might send you my last album.
All the best. Please stay in touch
JAH BLESS
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At 7:03pm on December 3, 2008, Luther DeJarunett said…
Hi Kym! Welcome to The Pittsburgh Jazz Network! Thanks so much for reaching out to me! I've fallen in love with you, and your music. I could listen to you sing all day, and all night. You've made my day! Hope you're having a great week! Lets stay in touch.

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