The latest entry to the highly successful Child s Introduction Series, which has sold over 600,000 copies, explores the rich history of jazz including profiles of famous musicians like Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday. Written by A Child's Introduction to African American History author Jabari Asim, the book includes downloadable links throughout allow kids to listen along to the instruments and
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!