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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

Janine Gilbert-Carter's Comments

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At 3:54pm on September 21, 2011, Elizabeth "Betty" Asche Douglas said…
Your Aliquippa concert was "fantabulous!"  Thank you for really bringing it to us.  Happy Birthday to You!
At 8:19am on August 23, 2011, Rev. Dr. Bobby Fulton, Ph.D. said…

Dear Janine,

You are certainly a "Lady" of song, and beyond any words that I would say because they would be an understatement.   Keep on doing what you're doing.  I enjoy you much, and your musicians are outstanding too!   Wishing you God's best!  

At 5:41am on August 23, 2011, Kevin Hurst, Sr. said…
Oh you're from Aliquippa! I love Tramaine Hawkins also and am still listening to your CDs you personally autographed so graciously. BLESS you and your voice. a fan named. kev
At 5:38am on August 23, 2011, Marta Graciela Bressi said…

Dear Janine,

I´d really appreciate it if you could take the time to look at my work and leave your impressions here or in the guestbook on my homepage - where there are more samples of my digital art works, engravings and sculptures. The web site´s in Spanish but, if you want to read the texts in English, you can access my Livejournal:

You can also visit the website we created with the Belgian jazz musician Dirk Schreurs to make our recent video art collaboration known to the world:
Minds of Glass:  ¨All visual compositions perfectly match the soundtrack’s expressive aesthetics in terms of emotional content and artistic strength” (New York/Los Angeles Independent Media Board).

If it doesn't work, simply copy and paste the link on your browser. You'll find new images in the gallery.




P.S.: Unfortunately, I' ve got too many contact on the network to add more.Feel free to add me if you want

At 4:39am on January 2, 2010, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…

Congratulations Janine. Happy New Year and may this be your best year ever. Keep holding he banner high as you do so well.
At 2:29pm on January 31, 2009, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Hi Janine,

Wish I could have been there myself. I played that church with Count Basie in 1978. They have had a consistent jazz policy for many decades. If I were living in DC I would probably be a member. I truly enjoy the opportunity to discover and share outstanding talent that these networks permit and I'll continue to share your great talents with my friends all over the world. Consider me a permanent fan.
Peace & love,

At 1:54am on January 4, 2009, Kathleen Gorman said…
Hello Janine, Happy New Year.
I was just enjoying your amazing version of "Stormy Monday"and "At Last". What a powerful, soulful voice you have! I am truly inspired by your sound and musical presence. I will look for your latest CD on the internet.
Wishing you many blessings, joy and creativity in 2009.
At 10:20pm on September 26, 2008, Luiz Santos said…
Hi Janine
Check out my rhythm world!
Be blessed,
At 8:36pm on September 4, 2008, Diva JC said…
Janine, will you be a guest on my show, MUSICWOMAN TALK RADIO at

I will need a copy of your CD, email me at

Diva JC
At 10:44pm on August 29, 2008, janice lee said…
Hi Janine, what a fabulous voice you have. I just added A t Last to my page. Wishing you a great weekend. God bless, Janice
At 4:07am on August 11, 2008, Magdalena Vaida said…
Thanks for adding, it a great honor for me to be in touch with you! Greetings, Magdalena
At 1:14am on August 5, 2008, Elizabeth "Betty" Asche Douglas said…
Hey Janine, on the first weekend of September, Dwayne Dolphin's band will be playing at Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley, to launch the 12th annual Mavuno Festival of African American Visual and Performing Arts. I will be emceeing the event. Saturday, September 6
The Dwayne Dolphin Piccolo Bass Band
Sweetwater Center for the Arts
200 Broad St., Sewickley
7:00 pm, $10
At 7:32pm on July 29, 2008, Rev. Dr. Bobby Fulton, Ph.D. said…
Thank you for adding me to your list of friends. Your singing really ministers if I might say that. God bless.

Bobby Fulton
At 10:47am on July 29, 2008, Stan Gilmer said…
Your music is the real deal....Divine Order.
At 4:38am on July 29, 2008, Melissa Good said…
Hey....thanks for the friend've got some great pipes!
At 2:49am on July 29, 2008, Gwen Davis said…
Great voice. Thanks for adding me to your list of friends. I am honored.
At 2:04am on July 29, 2008, Elizabeth "Betty" Asche Douglas said…
Hey Janine-- great to touch base with you again. Your interpretation of "Here's to Life" is thrilling--world class! Congratulations on all your achievements. Hope to hear a lot more of you.
At 1:27am on July 29, 2008, Stan Gilmer said…
Thank u for the communication.

Divine Order.
At 1:12am on July 29, 2008, Howie Alexander said…
all is well
At 12:49am on July 29, 2008, craig e. washington said…
You have a beautiful voice, thanks for adding me as a friend.

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