Pittsburgh is famous for its great sounds of Jazz; it has more Jazz legends per capita than anywhere in the world. Throughout the Twentieth Century and beyond, the music of Pittsburgh artists has permeated the hearts and homes of music lovers.
Musicians who have live in or made Pittsburgh its home in the past have included Jazz greats such as singer & band leader Billy Ecksteine, Jazz composer Billy Strayhorn, First lady
of Jazz Mary Lou Williams, Lena Horne, Grammy Award winner George Benson, Sax great Stanley Turrentine, vocal greats Phyllis Hyman & Dakota Staton. Piano greats have included Earl “Fatha” Hines, and Ahmad Jamal. These are just a few of the many household names of jazz musicians that have been associated with the city of Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh’s Next Generation of Music Legends (PNGML) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, preserve, collect and celebrate, the great music legacy of Pittsburgh’s African-American Musicians. It intends to partner with various Educational Consultants and National Wax Figure Designers to create “The Pittsburgh Jazz Giant music scene Traveling Wax Exhibition”. The exhibition will include approximately 10 Life like Wax Replicas of some of Pittsburgh’s most renowned
Jazz musicians supplemented by Educational Materials and Interactive Technology.
About Brian Cook:
BRIAN COOK IS AN EMMY-NOMINATED INTERNATIONAL JOURNALIST WHO HAS BEEN COVERING THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE SINCE 2005. HE CAN BE REACHED AT BCOOK@GOLDENSKYMEDIA.COM.