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The New Face of Jazz by Cicily Janus


338 pages
Billboard Books, Publ.

"The New Face of Jazz" is an intimate, illustrated guide to the artists, venues, and festivals of today's jazz scene. This book celebrates the living legends, current stars, and faces of tomorrow as they continue to innovate and expand the boundaries of this great musical legacy. In their own words, artists such as McCoy Tyner, Arturo Sandoval, Diane Schuur, Terence Blanchard, Charlie Hunter, Nicholas Payton, George Benson, Maria Schneider, Christian McBride, Randy Brecker, Jean-Luc Ponty, Joe Lovano, Lee Ritenour, and more than 100 others share intimately about their beginnings, musical training, inspiration and hard-earned lessons, creating a fascinating mosaic of the current jazz community. Includes photos by Ned Radinsky, and an appendix offering resources for jazz education; an exclusive reading list, and info on those organizations and societies doing their part to promote jazz.

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