• Earl 'Fatha' Hines

    Earl 'Fatha' Hines
    Oh hold up!
    His nickname was 'Fatha', and it makes me wonder how the heck your peers just start calling you 'Fatha'.
    Which says to me he not only was an awesome pianist, but is the father of everyone ever.
  • Billy Eckstine

    Billy Eckstine
    Eckstine is a member of the Grammy Hall of Fame for his famous crooning and bandleading during the height of the swing era. He was born and raised in Highland Park and owned a moustache I modeled mine after.
  • Lena Horne

    Lena Horne
    Another Hill District representative, Lena Horne was a singer, dancer, actress, and a civil rights activist.
    In other words, she was bad ass, also,
    I would like to travel back in time and be her husband.
    that is all
  • Errol Garner

    Errol Garner
    Garner attended George Westinghouse Highschool in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, along with a few other jazz greats on this list, He began playing the piano at three years of age, and the rest, as they say, is history.
  • Joe Negri

    Joe Negri
    He isn't only a renown jazz guitarist that still performs today, but he was also a staple on the Mr Roger's Neighborhood show as Handy Man Joe!
  • Walt Harper

    Walt Harper
    Harper was one of Pittsburgh's most influential Jazz pianists and owner of the infamous Harper's, a jazz club in the 1980s. He was born and raised in Schenley Heights, a neighborhood that lies close to the Hill District.
  • George Benson

    George Benson
    Benson is a 10 time grammy award winning musician and song writer. He was born in Pittsburgh and raised in the Hill District, which was the Jazz hotspot of the city y'all.
  • Roger Humphries

    Roger Humphries
    So, Roger Humphries started playin' the drums at age 4,
    at age 14 he went pro
    at age 16 he led ensembles at Carnegie Hall
    At age 21 he defeated the Loch Ness Monster
    and he became a mythical creature at age 77
    but still comes out everyonce and awhile to play drums.
  • Jimmy Ponder

    Jimmy Ponder
    I'm pretty sure this album cover explains all that Jimmy Ponder was,
    that is to say
    a bad ass guitarist with a mean moustache
    and I swear my pop had the same glasses.
  • Maureen Budway

    Maureen Budway
    Maureen was very active in Pittsburgh jazz community for the past 20 years, singing, teaching, and overall being a good human.