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Teenie Harris Photographs: Erroll Garner and Jazz from the Hill

Pittsburgh was a hub for jazz in the 20th century during its golden age, and photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris seemed to capture every electrifying show. 

Teenie Harris Photographs: Erroll Garner and Jazz from the Hill features the work of two iconic Pittsburgh artists: Harris, and pianist and composer Erroll Garner, curated by Grammy-nominated jazz musician Geri Allen.

This selection of photographs celebrates the social and cultural history of the era, focusing on the work of jazz pianist and composer Erroll Garner (1921–1977), who alongside close friends and collaborators such as Billy Eckstine, Leroy Brown, Stanley Turrentine, and Dizzy Gillespie helped define the sound of a generation while performing in venues like the Crawford Grill and the Hurricane Club.