I Am Jazz Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

I Am Jazz

  • Author : Jessica Herthel
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698176737

I Am Jazz Excerpt :

The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere "This is an essential tool for parents and teachers to share with children whether those kids identify as trans or not. I wish I had had a book like this when I was a kid struggling with gender identity questions. I found it deeply moving in its simplicity and honesty."—Laverne Cox (who plays Sophia in “Orange Is the New Black”) From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz's story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.

The Jazz Theory Book Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The Jazz Theory Book

  • Author : Mark Levine
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2011-01-12
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 786
  • ISBN 10 : 9781457101458

The Jazz Theory Book Excerpt :

The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of comprehensive, but easy to understand text covering every aspect of how jazz is constructed---chord construction, II-V-I progressions, scale theory, chord/scale relationships, the blues, reharmonization, and much more. A required text in universities world-wide, translated into five languages, endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, James Moody, Dave Liebman, etc.

Jazz Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings


  • Author : Toni Morrison
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-07-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307388100

Jazz Excerpt :

From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner, a passionate, profound story of love and obsession that brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of Black urban life. In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This novel “transforms a familiar refrain of jilted love into a bold, sustaining time of self-knowledge and discovery. Its rhythms are infectious” (People). "The author conjures up worlds with complete authority and makes no secret of her angst at the injustices dealt to Black women.” —The New York Times Book Review

Experiencing Jazz Book

Experiencing Jazz

  • Author : Richard J. Lawn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-03-20
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135042684

Experiencing Jazz Excerpt :

Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition, is an integrated textbook with online resources for jazz appreciation and history courses. Through readings, illustrations, timelines, listening guides, and a streaming audio library, it immerses the reader in a journey through the history of jazz, while placing the music within a larger cultural and historical context. Designed to introduce the novice to jazz, Experiencing Jazz describes the elements of music, and the characteristics and roles of different instruments. Prominent artists and styles from the roots of jazz to present day are relayed in a story-telling prose. This new edition features expanded coverage of women in jazz, the rise of jazz as a world music, the influence of Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz, and streaming audio. Features: Important musical trends are placed within a broad cultural, social, political, and economic context Music fundamentals are treated as integral to the understanding of jazz, and concepts are explained easily with graphic representations and audio examples Comprehensive treatment chronicles the roots of jazz in African music to present day Commonly overlooked styles, such as orchestral jazz, Cubop, and third-stream jazz are included Expanded and up-to-date coverage of women in jazz The media-rich companion website presents a comprehensive streaming audio library of key jazz recordings by leading artists integrated with interactive listening guides. Illustrated musical concepts with web-based tutorials and audio interviews of prominent musicians acquaint new listeners to the sounds, styles, and figures of jazz. Course components The complete course comprises the textbook and Online Access to Music token, which are available to purchase separately. The textbook and Online Access to Music Token can also be purchased together in the Experiencing Jazz Book and Online Access to Music Pack. Book and Online Access to Music Pack: 978-0-415-65935-2 (Paperback and Online Access to Music) Book Only: 978-0-4

Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method Book

Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method

  • Author : Mark Davis
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781495051296

Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method Excerpt :

(Piano Instruction). The Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide designed for anyone interested in playing jazz piano from the complete novice just learning the basics to the more advanced player who wishes to enhance their keyboard vocabulary. There are lots of fun progressions and licks for you to play and absorb. The accompanying audio includes demonstrations of all the examples in the book! Topics include essential theory, chords and voicings, improvisation ideas, structure and forms, scales and modes, rhythm basics, interpreting a lead sheet, playing solos, and much more!

Mickey Baker s Complete Course in Jazz Guitar Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Mickey Baker s Complete Course in Jazz Guitar

  • Author : Mickey Baker
  • Publisher : Ashley Pub
  • Release Date : 1996-09
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 0825652804

Mickey Baker s Complete Course in Jazz Guitar Excerpt :

Provides exercises for jazz guitar techniques, including jazz riffs, breaks, fill-ins, and solos.

Being Jazz Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Being Jazz

  • Author : Jazz Jennings
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release Date : 2017-06-27
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399554674

Being Jazz Excerpt :

Get ready for season 4 of the popular TLC show I Am Jazz! Teen advocate and trailblazer Jazz Jennings--named one of "The 25 Most Influential Teens" of the year by Time--shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths. "[Jazz's] touching book serves as a rallying cry for understanding and acceptance."–Bustle Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series--I Am Jazz--making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults. In her remarkable memoir, Jazz reflects on these very public experiences and how they have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community. But it hasn't all been easy. Jazz has faced many challenges, bullying, discrimination, and rejection, yet she perseveres as she educates others about her life as a transgender teen. Through it all, her family has been beside her on this journey, standing together against those who don't understand the true meaning of tolerance and unconditional love. Now Jazz must learn to navigate the physical, social, and emotional upheavals of adolescence--particularly high school--complicated by the unique challenges of being a transgender teen. Making the journey from girl to woman is never easy--especially when you began your life in a boy's body. See Jazz's story come to life with two inserts featuring personal photos. PRAISE

Elements of the jazz language for the developing improvisor Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Elements of the jazz language for the developing improvisor

  • Author : Jerry Coker
  • Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 157623875X

Elements of the jazz language for the developing improvisor Excerpt :

A comprehensive book on jazz analysis and improvisation. Elements used in jazz improvisation are isolated for study: they are examined in recorded solos, suggestions are made for using each element in the jazz language, and specific exercises are provided for practicing the element.

The NPR Curious Listener s Guide to Jazz Book

The NPR Curious Listener s Guide to Jazz

  • Author : Loren Schoenberg
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2002-08-06
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 039952794X

The NPR Curious Listener s Guide to Jazz Excerpt :

A concise history of jazz The noteworthy composers and musicians, from Jelly Roll Morton and Thelonious Monk to Miles Davis and Charles Mingus Major performers from Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald to Nat King Cole and Duke Ellington Classic songs and compositions The most influential recordings of all time A complete guide to jazz terminology and lingo Valuable resources for the Curious Listener

Fifties Jazz Talk Book

Fifties Jazz Talk

  • Author : Gordon Jack
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 0810849976

Fifties Jazz Talk Excerpt :

More than 25 muscians who first came to prominence during the 1950s are the subject of this collection of interviews. The author's purpose has been to help preserve the oral history of a great American artform, and this book reveals that jazz musicians who can 'tell a story' with their horn when improvising can be just as articulate in conversation.

The Essential Jazz Records  Modernism to postmodernism Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

The Essential Jazz Records Modernism to postmodernism

  • Author : Max Harrison
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 924
  • ISBN 10 : 0720118220

The Essential Jazz Records Modernism to postmodernism Excerpt :

Following the same format as the acclaimed first volume, this selection of the best 250 modern jazz records and CDs places each in its musical context and reviews it in depth. Additionally, full details of personnel, recording dates, and locations are given. Indexes of album titles, track titles, and musicians are included.

Jazz Anecdotes Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Jazz Anecdotes

  • Author : Bill Crow
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-10-15
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0199726485

Jazz Anecdotes Excerpt :

When jazz musicians get together, they often delight one another with stories about the great, or merely remarkable, players and singers they've worked with. One good story leads to another until someone says, "Somebody ought to wrie these down!" With Jazz Anecdotes, somebody finally has. Drawing on a rich verbal tradition, bassist and jazz writer Bill Crow has culled stories from a wide variety of sources, including interviews, biographies and a remarkable oral history collection, which resides at the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, to paint fascinating and very human portraits of jazz musicians. Organized around general topics--teaching and learning, life on the road, prejudice and discrimination, and the importance of a good nickname--Jazz Anecdotes shows the jazz world as it really is. In this fully updated edition, which contains over 150 new anecdotes and new topics like Hiring and Firing, Crow regales us with new stories of such jazz greats as Benny Goodman, Chet Baker, Ravi Coltrane, Buddy Rich and Paul Desmond. He offers extended sections on old favorites--Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young, and the fabulous Eddie Condon, who seems to have lived his entire life with the anecdotist in mind. With its unique blend of sparkling dialogue and historical and social insight, Jazz Anecdotes will delight anyone who loves a good story. It offers a fresh perspective on the joys and hardships of a musician's life as well as a rare glimpse of the personalities who created America's most distinctive music.

Jazz Lead Guitar Solos Book

Jazz Lead Guitar Solos

  • Author : Ron Manus
  • Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003-05
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 0739031589

Jazz Lead Guitar Solos Excerpt :

You know your scales, understand how to play over a chord progression, and learned enough music theory to fill an encyclopedia, but you still aren't satisfied with your solos. This book teaches jazz guitarists how to apply their knowledge of scales, chord progressions, and music theory towards creating great guitar solos. Eight full-length solos in a variety of styles are studied in detail, including analysis of chord progressions and the material used to improvise over them, techniques, and structural characteristics. Styles range from classic standards and Gypsy jazz to Latin, modal and smooth jazz. All eight solos are performed on the accompanying CD.

Knowing Jazz Book

Knowing Jazz

  • Author : Ken Prouty
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2011-12-06
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617031649

Knowing Jazz Excerpt :

Ken Prouty argues that knowledge of jazz, or more to the point, claims to knowledge of jazz, are the prime movers in forming jazz’s identity, its canon, and its community. Every jazz artist, critic, or fan understands jazz differently, based on each individual’s unique experiences and insights. Through playing, listening, reading, and talking about jazz, both as a form of musical expression and as a marker of identity, each aficionado develops a personalized relationship to the larger jazz world. Through the increasingly important role of media, listeners also engage in the formation of different communities that not only transcend traditional boundaries of geography, but increasingly exist only in the virtual world. The relationships of “jazz people” within and between these communities is at the center of Knowing Jazz. Some groups, such as those in academia, reflect a clash of sensibilities between historical traditions. Others, particularly online communities, represent new and exciting avenues for everyday fans, whose involvement in jazz has often been ignored. Other communities seek to define themselves as expressions of national or global sensibility, pointing to the ever-changing nature of jazz’s identity as an American art form in an international setting. What all these communities share, however, is an intimate, visceral link to the music and the artists who make it, brought to life through the medium of recording. Informed by an interdisciplinary approach and approaching the topic from a number of perspectives, Knowing Jazz charts a philosophical course in which many disparate perspectives and varied opinions on jazz can find common ground.

Jazz Places Book

Jazz Places

  • Author : Kimberly Hannon Teal
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-15
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520972841

Jazz Places Excerpt :

The social connotation of jazz in American popular culture has shifted dramatically since its emergence in the early twentieth century. Once considered youthful and even rebellious, jazz music is now a firmly established American artistic tradition. As jazz in American life has shifted, so too has the kind of venue in which it is performed. In Jazz Places, Kimberly Hannon Teal traces the history of jazz performance from private jazz clubs to public, high-art venues often associated with charitable institutions. As live jazz performance has become more closely tied to nonprofit institutions, the music's heritage has become increasingly important, serving as a means of defining jazz as a social good worthy of charitable support. Though different jazz spaces present jazz and its heritage in various and sometimes conflicting terms, ties between the music and the past play an important role in defining the value of present-day music in a diverse range of jazz venues, from the Village Vanguard in New York to SFJazz on the West Coast to Preservation Hall in New Orleans.