Dirk Sutro Jazz For Dummies (2Nd Edition)

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Jazz For Dummies (2Nd Edition)

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Includes a list of more than 100 recordings for your jazz collection

The fun and easy way to explore the world of jazz

Jazz is America′s greatest music, but with over a century′s worth of styles and artists, where do you begin? Relax! This hep cat′s guide delivers the scoop on the masters and their music from Duke Ellington to Charlie Parker to Wynton Marsalis. It′s just what you need to tune in to the history and musical structure of jazz and become a more savvy listener.

Discover how to

  • Understand the traits and roots of jazz
  • Tune in to jazz styles, from big band to bebop
  • Listen to great jazz artists
  • Catch a live jazz performance
  • Succeed in a jazz ensemble

Praise for Jazz For Dummies

"Now you can finally know about one of . . . America′s greatest contributions to world culture."
Jon Faddis, jazz trumpeter

"Fun to read. . . . An important stepping stone to understanding this complex and profound music."
James Moody, jazz saxophonist

"Dirk Sutro is madly in love with jazz and . . . he knows what he′s talking about."
"Chubby" Jackson, jazz bassist

About the Author:

Dirk Sutro is a writer and jazz lover based in Encinitas, California. He s covered jazz for more than 20 years. As host of The Lounge on KPBS–FM public radio in San Diego from 1999 to 2004, Dirk interviewed jazz musicians including Arthur Blythe, Don Byron, Holly Hofmann, Lee Konitz, Mundell Lowe, Bennie Maupin, Steve Lacy, Joe Lovano, Charles McPherson, Sam Rivers, and Mike Wofford. He was the jazz critic for the San Diego edition of the Los Angeles Times from 1988 to 1992 and is the author of two books about architecture: West Coast Wave: New California Houses and San Diego Architecture from Missions to Modern. He currently serves as program promotion manager for the Department of Music at the University of California, San Diego. He s a graduate of U.C. Berkeley (BA in English) and San Diego State University (MS in Mass Communications).

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