Jazzin About

This new edition features a fantastic accompanying CD, complete with performances, backing tracks and slowed-down backings for practice. So take a break from the classics and get into the groove as you cruise from blues, to rock, to jazz.

Jazzin  About

Cool syncopation, funky riffs and smooth, stylish tunes---from dynamic to nostalgic, Pam Wedgwood's series has it all. Jazzin' About is a vibrant collection of original pieces in a range of contemporary styles, tailor-made for the intermediate player. This new edition features a fantastic accompanying CD, complete with performances, backing tracks and slowed-down backings for practice. So take a break from the classics and get into the groove as you cruise from blues, to rock, to jazz.

Easy Jazzin About

Provides a collection of simplified arrangements in a range of contemporary styles for the absolute beginner.

Easy Jazzin  About

Provides a collection of simplified arrangements in a range of contemporary styles for the absolute beginner.

Jazzin About Styles Easy Fun Pieces for Piano Keyboard

Cool syncopation, funky riffs and smooth, stylish tunes?from dynamic to nostalgic, Pam Wedgwood's series has it all.

Jazzin  About Styles   Easy Fun Pieces for Piano   Keyboard

Cool syncopation, funky riffs and smooth, stylish tunes?from dynamic to nostalgic, Pam Wedgwood's series has it all. Jazzin' About is a vibrant collection of original pieces in a range of contemporary styles, tailor-made for the intermediate player. So take a break from the classics and get into the groove as you cruise from blues, to rock, to jazz.

Easy Jazzin About Standards

Easy Jazzin' About Standards presents your favorite jazz songs, especially arranged by Pam Wedgwood for elementary level pianists, along with fun pieces especially written by the composer and CD of performances.

Easy Jazzin  About Standards

Easy Jazzin' About Standards presents your favorite jazz songs, especially arranged by Pam Wedgwood for elementary level pianists, along with fun pieces especially written by the composer and CD of performances. Altogether an unmissable collection of jazz!

Really Easy Jazzin About Studies

Each unit comprises short exercises and studies, building up to a fun jazz piece in Pam Wedgwood's inimitable style. Cool syncopation, funky riffs, and smooth, stylish tunes--from dynamic to nostalgic, the Jazzin' About series has it all!

Really Easy Jazzin  About Studies

A fun book designed to introduce the beginning pianist to jazz techniques such as syncopation, swing, blues, and walking bass. Each unit comprises short exercises and studies, building up to a fun jazz piece in Pam Wedgwood's inimitable style. Cool syncopation, funky riffs, and smooth, stylish tunes--from dynamic to nostalgic, the Jazzin' About series has it all! Six units with numerous original songs and exercises within: It's Cool to Swing! * Walking the Bass * Playing the Blues * Syncopation * Fourths, Fifths, and Sevenths.

Really Easy Jazzin About

Really Easy Jazzin' About is a vibrant collection of original pieces in a range of contemporary styles, tailor-made for the absolute beginner.

Really Easy Jazzin  About

Cool syncopation, funky riffs and smooth, stylish tunes - from dynamic to nostalgic, Pam Wedgwood's series has it all. Really Easy Jazzin' About is a vibrant collection of original pieces in a range of contemporary styles, tailor-made for the absolute beginner. So take a break from the classics and get into the groove as you cruise from blues, to rock, to jazz. Titles include: Ping-Pong * Hot Chilli * Hip-Hop * Wise Guy * Washing-Up Blues * Spell It Out for Me Baby and more.

Jazzin About

Jazzin' About is a vibrant collection of original pieces in a range of contemporary styles, tailor-made for the absolute beginner (Grade 0-2).

Jazzin  About

Cool syncopation, funky riffs and smooth, stylish tunes - from dynamic to nostalgic, Pam Wedgwood's series has it all. Jazzin' About is a vibrant collection of original pieces in a range of contemporary styles, tailor-made for the absolute beginner (Grade 0-2). So take a break from the classics and get into the groove as you cruise from blues, to rock, to jazz.

Christmas jazzin about

Christmas Jazzin' About is a vibrant collection of original pieces in a range of contemporary styles, tailor-made for the absolute beginner.

Christmas jazzin  about

Cool syncopation, funky riffs and smooth, stylish tunes - from dynamic to nostalgic, Pam Wedgwood's series has it all. Christmas Jazzin' About is a vibrant collection of original pieces in a range of contemporary styles, tailor-made for the absolute beginner. So take a break from the classics and get into the groove as you cruise from blues, to rock, to jazz.

Christmas jazzin about

Cool syncopation, funky riffs and smooth, stylish tunes---from dynamic to nostalgic, Pam Wedgwood's series has it all. Christmas Jazzin' About is a vibrant collection of original pieces in a range of contemporary styles.

Christmas jazzin  about

Cool syncopation, funky riffs and smooth, stylish tunes---from dynamic to nostalgic, Pam Wedgwood's series has it all. Christmas Jazzin' About is a vibrant collection of original pieces in a range of contemporary styles. So celebrate the festive season in style with these jazzy arrangements of popular Christmas carols. Titles: Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town * Deck the Halls * Ding-Dong-Doodle * O Little Swinging Town of Bethlehem * Wassailing-By! * Christmas Jingle * Once in Royal David's City * The Christmas Song * Past Three o'Clock.

Jazzin Americana for Two Bk3

Wynn-Anne Rossi's Jazzin' Americana for Two series is a journey through the jazz genre, honoring the history, the diverse styles, and the fabulous musicians who made this music great.

Jazzin  Americana for Two  Bk3

Wynn-Anne Rossi's Jazzin' Americana for Two series is a journey through the jazz genre, honoring the history, the diverse styles, and the fabulous musicians who made this music great. Students will become familiar with the names of famous musicians such as Fats Waller, Melba Liston, and Bill Evans while learning different jazz styles, from blues and bebop to boogie and rock. Each duet (for one piano, four hands) is enhanced with interesting facts that will awaken curiosity and enhance the musical experience. Titles: Mobster Birthday in Stride * Riptide * Trailblazer * Wailin' in the Doghouse * Waltzing Impressions.

Jazzin the Blues

Realizing that most piano students should be exposed to the blues, I wrote this
book in an attempt to allow the intermediate pianist the opportunity of playing
along with a jazz combo on the accompanying audio tracks (Track 1), and ...

Jazzin  the Blues

Designed to introduce the young intermediate-level pianist to playing the blues, Jazzin' the Blues presents fifteen original blues compositions in various keys, styles and grooves together with downloadable recordings of 40 of the 50 examples in the book. The audio tracks are presented both with and without the lead piano part, so the student can play along with a professional rhythm section which includes piano, vibraphone, alto flute, drums, and bass. Historical and performance notes are provided with each blues composition. The author enlisted the skills of jazz pianist Charlie Freeman in editing the book and providing fingering for both the treble and bass piano parts, making these pieces more accessible to novice players. If your knowledge of blues theory or terminology is lacking, this is the book for you! Author Vince Corozine thoroughly explores and demonstrates: blues and pentatonic scale theory, blue notes, grace notes, pedal-points, tremolos, trills, syncopation, anticipation, delayed beats, slash chords, boogie-woogie left-hand patterns, walking bass, stride piano style, straight eighths, swing eighths, passing tones, rolled chords, riffs, "filler" chords, substitutions, and comping styles. This book also includes essential blues chord theory as well as tips on tasteful chord voicing presented in the context of accompanying a soloist (comping); in addition, the chord progressions represented by the written notation are carefully annotated in every example in the book. The Appendix includes helpful tips on comping, practice, and jazz soloing, plus a list of noteworthy jazz pianists, a key to chord symbols, and a glossary of jazz terms used in the book. If you are not a competent blues pianist when you first pick up this book, you will be by the time you complete it! Includes access to online audio.

After Hours for Trumpet and Piano

The book contains piano accompaniments, but for extra sophistication a CD of backing tracks is also included.

After Hours for Trumpet and Piano

Following on from the very successful After Hours piano volumes, Pam Wedgwood has now penned eight atmospheric pieces for the intermediate clarinetist. They are ideal for teacher or pupil and provide a perfect follow-on for those that have used and enjoyed Pam's highly acclaimed Jazzin' About series. The book contains piano accompaniments, but for extra sophistication a CD of backing tracks is also included. Each piece within the collection has two different backing tracks: the first (full performance) includes the backing track along with the instrumental melody; the second (backing only) presents the backing track alone. The full performance track is provided to help the player to the learn the melody and its interaction with the accompaniment; the melody is played on a marimba to avoid dominating the acoustic 'live' instrument for those players who choose to play along with this version of the backing.

After Hours for Flute and Piano

The book contains piano accompaniments, but for extra sophistication a CD of backing tracks is also included.

After Hours for Flute and Piano

Following on from the very successful After Hours piano volumes, Pam Wedgwood has now penned eight atmospheric pieces for the intermediate trumpet player. They are ideal for teacher or pupil and provide a perfect follow-on for those that have used and enjoyed Pam's highly acclaimed Jazzin' About series. The book contains piano accompaniments, but for extra sophistication a CD of backing tracks is also included. Each piece within the collection has two different backing tracks: the first (full performance) includes the backing track along with the instrumental melody; the second (backing only) presents the backing track alone. The full performance track is provided to help the player to the learn the melody and its interaction with the accompaniment; the melody is played on a marimba to avoid dominating the acoustic 'live' instrument for those players who choose to play along with this version of the backing.

After Hours for Cello and Piano

Following on from the very successful After Hours piano volumes, Pam Wedgwood has now penned eight atmospheric pieces for the intermediate cellist.

After Hours for Cello and Piano

Following on from the very successful After Hours piano volumes, Pam Wedgwood has now penned eight atmospheric pieces for the intermediate cellist. They are ideal for teacher or student and provide a perfect follow-on for those that have used and enjoyed Pam's highly acclaimed Jazzin' About series.

After Hours

The book contains piano accompaniments, but for extra sophistication a CD of backing tracks is also included.

After Hours

Following on from the very successful After Hours piano volumes, Pam Wedgwood has now penned eight atmospheric pieces for the intermediate violinist. They are ideal for teacher or pupil and provide a perfect follow-on for those that have used and enjoyed Pam's highly acclaimed Jazzin' About series. The book contains piano accompaniments, but for extra sophistication a CD of backing tracks is also included. Each piece within the collection has two different backing tracks: the first (full performance) includes the backing track along with the instrumental melody; the second (backing only) presents the backing track alone. The full performance track is provided to help the player to the learn the melody and its interaction with the accompaniment; the melody is played on a marimba to avoid dominating the acoustic 'live' instrument for those players who choose to play along with this version of the backing. Titles include: Call it a day * Sliding Doors * The Friends * Falling * Summer Nights * Come Dance with Me * Remember When * Survivor

The Jazz Girl the Piano and the Dedicated Tuner

Some people go through a mid-life crisis.

The Jazz Girl  the Piano  and the Dedicated Tuner

Some people go through a mid-life crisis. Not so with Nina Somerville who instead experiences the most momentous revelation ever. Upon entering her mid-forties, Nina decides to take up piano playing again and, to her great surprise, discovers a true passion for jazz improvisation and piano tuning!

More jazzin about

More Jazzin' About is a vibrant collection of original pieces in a range of contemporary styles, tailor-made for the absolute beginner (grade 0-2).

More jazzin  about

Cool syncopation, funky riffs and smooth, stylish tunes - from dynamic to nostalgic, Pam Wedgwood's series has it all. More Jazzin' About is a vibrant collection of original pieces in a range of contemporary styles, tailor-made for the absolute beginner (grade 0-2). So take a break from the classics and get into the groove as you cruise from blues, to rock, to jazz. Titles: Zapp It to Me * Bits and Pieces * September Song * Energize * Simple Solution * Blow-a-Way Blues * Recession Rag * Sarabande * To Jazzy * My Dog * Show Girl.

Jazz in the Time of the Novel

The piano is the key instrument in the system of rationalization that Weber
describes. it is Bach's “Well-Tempered Clavier” that most forcefully argues for
mean intonation; the piece is literally unplayable in just intonation. The piano
militates for ...

Jazz in the Time of the Novel

Jazz in the Time of the Novel argues that a culture’s understanding of the concept of time plays a central role in its economic, social, and aesthetic affairs and that a culture arrives at its conception of time through its artistic practices. Bruce Barnhart, in Jazz in the Time of the Novel, shows that American culture of the first three decades of the twentieth century was shaped by the kindred rhythms and movements of two particular art forms: jazz and fiction. At the beginning of the twentieth century, widespread changes in America’s social, demographic, and economic norms threatened longstanding faith in a unified and inevitable movement towards a better future. As Barnhart shows both jazz and novels of the period address these temporal uncertainties, inserting themselves into arguments about the proper unfolding of an affirmative American future. Barnhart proposes that these two aesthetic forms can be viewed as co-participants in an ongoing discussion about the way in which the future should be imagined and experienced—a discussion symptomatic of the broader exchanges taking place within the many trajectories comprising early twentieth-century American culture. This book includes in-depth approaches to numerous examples of jazz and the novel, including performances by James P. Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, and Ethel Waters, and novels by James Weldon Johnson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and Nella Larsen, among others. In addition to the details of specific musical and literary works, Jazz in the Time of the Novel offers careful consideration as to how these works impact their social context.

The Evolution of Jazz in Britain 1880 1935

Therefore, later developments in black music of early twentieth century America
centred on other instruments such as the comet and the piano, partially as a
result of the negative associations of the banjo that featured less prominently in
early ...

The Evolution of Jazz in Britain  1880 1935

As a popular music, the evolution of jazz is tied to the contemporary sociological situation. Jazz was brought from America into a very different environment in Britain and resulted in the establishment of parallel worlds of jazz by the end of the 1920s: within the realms of institutionalized culture and within the subversive underworld. Tackley (nParsonage) demonstrates the importance of image and racial stereotyping in shaping perceptions of jazz, and leads to the significant conclusion that the evolution of jazz in Britain was so much more than merely an extension or reflection of that in America. The book examines the cultural and musical antecedents of the genre, including minstrel shows and black musical theatre, within the context of musical life in Britain in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Tackley is particularly concerned with the public perception of jazz in Britain and provides close analysis of the early European critical writing on the subject. The processes through which an evolution took place are considered by looking at the methods of introducing jazz in Britain, through imported revue shows, sheet music, and visits by American musicians. Subsequent developments are analysed through the consideration of modernism and the Jazz Age as theoretical constructs and through the detailed study of dance music on the BBC and jazz in the underworld of London. The book concludes in the 1930s by which time the availability of records enabled the spread of 'hot' music, affecting the live repertoire in Britain. Tackley therefore sheds entirely new light on the development of jazz in Britain, and provides a deep social and cultural understanding of the early history of the genre.

Jazz in China

Date Musician/ Group Style Instrumentation Country of Origin Cities Visited
Reaction to China 2010/2011 Rusconi Trio Free Rock/ Groove/Elec- tronica
Piano/Vocal/ Synth Switzerland Beishan 2010 The Swingin' Fireballs Swing
Piano/Saxo- ...

Jazz in China

"Is there jazz in China?" This is the question that sent author Eugene Marlow on his quest to uncover the history of jazz in China. Marlow traces China's introduction to jazz in the early 1920s, its interruption by Chinese leadership under Mao in 1949, and its rejuvenation in the early 1980s with the start of China's opening to the world under Premier Deng Xiaoping. Covering a span of almost one hundred years, Marlow focuses on a variety of subjects--the musicians who initiated jazz performances in China, the means by which jazz was incorporated into Chinese culture, and the musicians and venues that now present jazz performances. Featuring unique, face-to-face interviews with leading indigenous jazz musicians in Beijing and Shanghai, plus interviews with club owners, promoters, expatriates, and even diplomats, Marlow marks the evolution of jazz in China as it parallels China's social, economic, and political evolution through the twentieth and into the twenty-first century. Also featured is an interview with one of the extant members of the Jimmy King Big Band of the 1940s, one of the first major all-Chinese jazz big bands in Shanghai. Ultimately, Jazz in China: From Dance Hall Music to Individual Freedom of Expression is a cultural history that reveals the inexorable evolution of a democratic form of music in a Communist state.