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A history of Pittsburgh jazz : swinging in the Steel City

by Gazarik, Richard, 1949-

Format: Print Book 2021
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Summary
Pittsburgh's contributions to the uniquely American art form of jazz are essential to its national narrative. Fleeing the Jim Crow South in the twentieth century, African American migration to the industrial North brought musical roots that would lay the foundation for jazz culture in the Steel City. As migrant workers entered the factories of Pittsburgh, juke joints and nightclubs opened in the segregated neighborhoods of the Hill District, Northside and East Liberty. The scene fostered numerous legends, including Art Blakey, Billy Strayhorn, George Benson, Erroll Garner and Earl Fatha Hines. The music is sustained today in the practice rooms of the city's universities and by groups such as the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild and the African American Music Institute. Authors Richard Gazarik and Karen Anthony Cole chart the swinging history of jazz in Pittsburgh.
Contents
Pittsburgh's love affair with the piano
Music City
The King of Riverboat Jazz
Bound for the Promised Land
The Hill
The roaring twenties
School days
The economics of jazz
Jesus washed my sins away
The merge
The walls came tumbling down
The greats
Voices
Promoters
Music to die for
The future of jazz.

Additional Information
Subjects Jazz -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History and criticism.
Publisher Charleston, SC :2021
Contributors Cole, Karen Anthony, author.
Language English
Description 188 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-188).
ISBN 9781467144292
1467144290
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