Pittsburgh Jazz History Film to Air on PBS on Feb. 15, 2018

"We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told" teaser

"We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told" explores the social conditions and historical events that conspired to make Pittsburgh one of the leading contributors to the legacy of jazz music.This one-hour documentary is packed with interesting interviews, historical photographs, and over 20 live performance clips of the Jazz Masters including George Benson, Ahmad Jamal, Stanley Turrentine, Billy Eckstine, Kenny Clarke, Art Blakey, Billy Strayhorn, and Mary Lou Williams—all Pittsburghers.“We Knew What We Had” will be distributed by American Public Television and will premier on WQED Pittsburgh on Feb. 15, 2018 at 8 p.m. #WeKnewWhatWeHad #MCGJazz31

Posted by MCG Jazz on Friday, December 15, 2017

"We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told" explores the social conditions and historical events that conspired to make Pittsburgh one of the leading contributors to the legacy of jazz music.

This one-hour documentary is packed with interesting interviews, historical photographs, and over 20 live performance clips of the Jazz Masters including George Benson, Ahmad Jamal, Stanley Turrentine, Billy Eckstine, Kenny Clarke, Art Blakey, Billy Strayhorn, and Mary Lou Williams—all Pittsburghers.

“We Knew What We Had” will be distributed by American Public Television and will premier on WQED Pittsburgh on Feb. 15, 2018 at 8 p.m. #WeKnewWhatWeHad #MCGJazz31

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