Sunday, April 4, 2010

Jazz Appreciation Month


April is Jazz Appreciation Month! Visit the Smithsonian Jazz site to view their Jazz Month events, This Day in Jazz History, & suggestions on how to celebrate Jazz Month, including recommended jazz-themed children's books for kids aged 4-8 like The Jazz Fly by Matthew Gollub and Karen Hanke, The Sound That Jazz Makes by Carole Boston Weatherford and Eric Velasquez, If I Only Had a Horn: Young Louis Armstrong by Roxane Orgill and Leonard Jenkins, & Chris Raschka’s Mysterious Thelonious or Charlie Parker Played Be Bop.

A keyword search of jazz in our catalog will bring up a variety of items in books, music, & movies! Check out the most recent biographies of Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane, both very favorably reviewed. For an interesting listen, check out Melody Gardot's My One & Only Thrill or Worrisome Heart.

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