Jazz History Overview
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JAZZ History Overview gives high school or college students a broad survey of the development of jazz from its African origins up to the present day. It can be understood by both musicians and non-musicians. The book is designed to be non-intimidating and 'user-friendly'. As experienced jazz educators, both authors have developed a successful method for communicating the essence of jazz history while helping students to learn about music. Jazz History Overview is clear and easy to navigate.
- The simplicity of design and clarity. Each chapter addresses specific artists, genres, and/or styles with significant contributions clearly outlined.
- Ease of identifying the salient features of the most innovative musicians and genres.
- The playlist available separately includes recordings that bring to light the sounds of the most important innovators in jazz.
- Great sounds by some of the best jazz musicians including:
American Music Teacher Magazine
April/May 2003 pg. 95
"Authors Gordon Vernick and Geoffrey Haydon provide an interesting and highly organized overview of Jazz History. Jazz is many things at once and different things for different people. In Jazz History Overview.
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