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Jazz History Resources

Here is some recommended reading on Jazz History from the panelists in our January 2021 discussion on Honoring the Roots of Jazz in Teaching: “Thinking in Jazz” by Paul Berliner “JAZZ” by Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux “Sayin’ Something “by Ingrid Monson “Notes and Tones” and “Keeping Time” edited by Robert Walser “Blues People” byContinue reading “Jazz History Resources”

Getting to the “Why”

In these times when American society is re-examining its history through the lens of the experiences of people of color, how does a band director in Iowa honor the roots of jazz as music created in response to discrimination and repression, while also teaching notes and rhythms? A simple way to begin may be asContinue reading “Getting to the “Why””


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