Jazz

I Am Jazz

I Am Jazz

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.

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


The Jazz Theory Book

The Jazz Theory Book

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.

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


Rent Party Jazz

Rent Party Jazz

When Sonny's mother loses her job in New Orleans during the Depression, Smilin' Jack, a jazz musician, tells him how to organize a rent party to raise the money they need.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : William Miller
Publisher : Lee & Low Books
Release : 2008-06-01
Total Pages : 30 Pages
ISBN : 1600603440


Jazz

Jazz

“Transforms a familiar refrain of jilted love into a bold, sustaining time of self-knowledge and discovery. Its rhythms are infectious.” —People 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 passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life. "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

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Toni Morrison
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2007-07-24
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780307388100


The Oxford Companion To Jazz

The Oxford Companion To Jazz

A listener's guide to jazz brings together sixty essays on the history, performers, characteristics, and influence of jazz music.

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Genre : Music
Author : Bill Kirchner
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2005-07-14
Total Pages : 852 Pages
ISBN : 9780195183597


Jazz Baby

Jazz Baby

Baby and his family make some jazzy music.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Lisa Wheeler
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 40 Pages
ISBN : 0152025227


Jazz Singer S Handbook

Jazz Singer S Handbook

A guide to jazz singing offers advice on such topics as communicating through emotion, coloring the melody, and phrasing, along with information on preparing for a performance and creating an arrangement.

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Genre : Music
Author : Michele Weir
Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 0739033875


Bues In 12 Keys

Bues In 12 Keys

Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book I -The Blues in 12 Keys is a complete guide demonstrating the devices used to construct walking bass lines in the jazz tradition. Part 1 demonstrates the techniques used by professional jazz bassists to provide forward motion into bass lines, while providing a strong harmonic and rhythmic foundation. Part I includes triads, 7th chords, voice leading, playing over the bar line, chord substitutions, pedal points, harmonic anticipation and chromatic approach notes. The exercises are designed to give the Electric Bassist strong jazz bass lines in the bottom register of the instrument. As an added bonus for the Electric Bassist Part 1 provides a complete study of the Blues in F whilst in the first and open positions. This is an excellent technique builder. Part 2 expands on the lessons and techniques used in Part 1 providing the bassist with the previous devices used in professional level bass lines in all 12 keys. Included is over 150 choruses of Jazz Blues lines in all 12 keys using the whole register of the instrument. There are many advanced principles applied in the following bass lines whilst never losing sight of the functioning principle of the bass in the jazz idiom. To provide a strong foundation of rhythm and harmony for the music being played & providing support for the melody and or soloist.

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Genre : Music
Author : Steven Mooney
Publisher : Waterfall Publishing House
Release : 2010-09
Total Pages : 118 Pages
ISBN : 9780982957004


Jazz Poems

Jazz Poems

A treasury of poetry inspired by the aethetic principles of jazz music and its performers captures the rhythms and energy of jazz in the words of such authors as Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, Frank O'Hara, Gwendolyn Brooks, Charles Simic, andRita Dove.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Kevin Young
Publisher : Everyman's Library
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015064704771


The Axeman S Jazz

The Axeman S Jazz

Winner of the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for Best Debut Crime Novel of the Year. Shortlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year Award. As recommended on the Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman. Inspired by a true story, set against the heady backdrop of jazz-filled, mob-ruled New Orleans, The Axeman's Jazz by Ray Celestin is a gripping thriller announcing a major talent in historical crime fiction. New Orleans, 1919. As a dark serial killer – the Axeman – stalks the city, three individuals set out to unmask him: Detective Lieutenant Michael Talbot – heading up the official investigation, but struggling to find leads, and harbouring a grave secret of his own. Former detective Luca d'Andrea – now working for the mafia; his need to solve the mystery of the Axeman is every bit as urgent as that of the authorities. And Ida – a secretary at the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Obsessed with Sherlock Holmes and dreaming of a better life, she stumbles across a clue which lures her and her musician friend, Louis Armstrong, to the case – and into terrible danger . . . As Michael, Luca and Ida each draw closer to discovering the killer's identity, the Axeman himself will issue a challenge to the people of New Orleans: play jazz or risk becoming the next victim.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ray Celestin
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2014-05-08
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781447258872