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A Child's Introduction to Jazz
The Musicians, Culture, and Roots of the World's Coolest Music
By Jabari Asim
Illustrated by Jerrard K. Polk
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- Hardcover $19.99 $24.99 CAD
- ebook $12.99 $16.99 CAD
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Get ready to swing with A Child’s Introduction to Jazz, an interactive journey into one of the richest and most soulful music genres in the world. Listen while you learn with QR codes that will connect you to the instruments and musical flair of jazz.
Welcome to jazz! Feel the music and rhythms of all the different styles of jazz, from swing and Dixieland to the blues and bebop, with this interactive introduction to the world’s coolest music.
Author Jabari Asim will take you on the journey through the history of jazz as you discover the most important musicians and singers while hearing some really cool sounds. You’ll learn all about the roots of jazz in Africa and New Orleans and how the music traveled to different parts of the United States and around the world. Along the way you’ll meet legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong, who shaped a new form of jazz called improvisation; pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington, who helped create the big band sound of the swing era; and the singer Billie Holiday, whose songs such as “God Bless the Child,” “Don’t Explain,” and “Lady Sings the Blues” have become jazz standards.
Listen along to the sounds of jazz by downloading music and hearing instruments such as trumpets, clarinets, trombones, and even singers scatting as they improvise melodies. With a pull-out poster showing the different instruments of jazz, A Child’s Introduction to Jazz hits the perfect beat and will have you bebopping and scatting in no time!
- "Both anecdotal and encompassing, this attentive introduction ably prepares readers for further learning—and listening."—Kirkus Reviews
- On Sale
- Dec 27, 2022
- Page Count
- 96 pages
- Black Dog & Leventhal
How to Listen & Enjoy!
Throughout the pages of A Child’s Introduction to the Jazz, readers will find notes directing the reader to music tracks you can enjoy while reading the book. These tracks are on this webpage. To listen here, just click the book cover image under the numbered track. To download, click the book cover image, then navigate to the three dots on the player, click there for the prompt to download.These players work best with browsers such as Safari and Google Chrome. Some older browsers do not play without downloading the file.