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Being Jazz

Being Jazz
My Life as a (Transgender) Teen

by Jazz Jennings

  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release : 2016-06-07
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0399554661
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Get ready for season 4 of the popular TLC show I Am Jazz! Teen advocate and trailblazer Jazz Jennings—named one of “The 25 Most Influential Teens” of the year by Time—shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths. “[Jazz’s] touching book serves as a rallying cry for understanding and acceptance.”—Bustle Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series—I Am Jazz—making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults. In her remarkable memoir, Jazz reflects on these very public experiences and how they have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community. But it hasn’t all been easy. Jazz has faced many challenges, bullying, discrimination, and rejection, yet she perseveres as she educates others about her life as a transgender teen. Through it all, her family has been beside her on this journey, standing together against those who don't understand the true meaning of tolerance and unconditional love. Now Jazz must learn to navigate the physical, social, and emotional upheavals of adolescence—particularly high school—complicated by the unique challenges of being a transgender teen. Making the journey from girl to woman is never easy—especially when you began your life in a boy’s body. PRAISE FOR JAZZ JENNINGS: “Jazz is one of the transgender community's most important activists.” —Cosmopolitan “A role model for teens everywhere.” —Seventeen.com “Wise beyond her years.” —Teen Vogue

I Am Jazz

I Am Jazz
A Book

by Jessica Herthel,Jazz Jennings

  • Publisher : Dial
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780803741072
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on the young co-author's real-life experiences, the story of a transgender child traces her early awareness that she is a girl in spite of male anatomy and the acceptance she finds through a wise doctor who explains her natural transgender status.

I Am Jazz

I Am Jazz
A Book

by Jessica Herthel,Jazz Jennings

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-09-04
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0698176731
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere "This is an essential tool for parents and teachers to share with children whether those kids identify as trans or not. I wish I had had a book like this when I was a kid struggling with gender identity questions. I found it deeply moving in its simplicity and honesty."—Laverne Cox (who plays Sophia in “Orange Is the New Black”) From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz's story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.

Analysis of Jazz

Analysis of Jazz
A Comprehensive Approach

by Laurent Cugny

  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2019-03-20
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN : 1496821904
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Analysis of Jazz: A Comprehensive Approach, originally published in French as Analyser le jazz, is available here in English for the first time. In this groundbreaking volume, Laurent Cugny examines and connects the theoretical and methodological processes that underlie all of jazz. Jazz in all its forms has been researched and analyzed by performers, scholars, and critics, and Analysis of Jazz is required reading for any serious study of jazz; but not just musicians and musicologists analyze jazz. All listeners are analysts to some extent. Listening is an active process; it may not involve questioning but it always involves remembering, comparing, and listening again. This book is for anyone who attentively listens to and wants to understand jazz. Divided into three parts, the book focuses on the work of jazz, analytical parameters, and analysis. In part one, Cugny aims at defining what a jazz work is precisely, offering suggestions based on the main features of definition and structure. Part two he dedicates to the analytical parameters of jazz in which a work is performed: harmony, rhythm, form, sound, and melody. Part three takes up the analysis of jazz itself, its history, issues of transcription, and the nature of improvised solos. In conclusion, Cugny addresses the issues of interpretation to reflect on the goals of analysis with regard to understanding the history of jazz and the different cultural backgrounds in which it takes place. Analysis of Jazz presents a detailed inventory of theoretical tools and issues necessary for understanding jazz.

Jazz Noir

Jazz Noir
Listening to Music from Phantom Lady to The Last Seduction

by David Butler

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9780275973018
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores the strange and commonly misunderstood relationship between jazz music and the film noir genre.

Jazz Matters

Jazz Matters
Sound, Place, and Time Since Bebop

by David Andrew Ake

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : 0520266889
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint"--Prelim. p. before t.p.

Jazz and Culture in a Global Age

Jazz and Culture in a Global Age
A Book

by Stuart Nicholson

  • Publisher : Northeastern University Press
  • Release : 2014-06-03
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1555538444
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Noted jazz scholar, biographer, and critic Stuart Nicholson has written an entertaining and enlightening consideration of the music's global past, present, and future. Jazz's emergence on the world scene coincided with America's rise as a major global power. The uniqueness of jazz's origins--America's singularly original gift of art to the world, developed by African Americans--adds a level of complexity to any appreciation of jazz's global presence. In this volume, Nicholson covers such diverse and controversial topics as jazz in the iPod musical economy, issues of globalization and authenticity, jazz and American exceptionalism, jazz as colonial tip of the sword, global interpretation, and the limits of jazz as a genre. Nicholson caps the volume with fascinating and anecdote-rich discussions of jazz as a form of "modernism" in the twentieth century, the history of jazz fads (such as the cakewalk) that elicited very different reactions among American and European audiences, and a hearty defense of Paul Whiteman and his efforts to legitimize jazz as art. Stuart Nicholson has written a thought-provoking and opinionated work that should equally engage and enrage all manner of jazz lovers, scholars, and aficionados.

Jazz/Not Jazz

Jazz/Not Jazz
The Music and Its Boundaries

by David Ake,Charles Hiroshi Garrett,Daniel Goldmark

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2012-06-12
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 0520271041
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Jazz/Not Jazz is an innovative and inspiring investigation of jazz as it is practiced, theorized and taught today. Taking their cues from current debates within jazz scholarship, the contributors to this collection open up jazz studies to a transdisciplinarity that is rich in its diversity of approaches, candid in its appraisals of critical worth, transparent in its ideological suppositions, and catholic in its subjects/objects of inquiry.”—Kevin Fellezs, author of Birds of Fire: Jazz, Rock, Funk and the Creation of Fusion. “This collection is a delight. Each essay opens up some previously ignored aspect of jazz history. Anyone who knows the New Jazz Studies and is wise enough to acquire this book will immediately devour it.”—Krin Gabbard, author of Hotter Than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture. “This volume is truly one of a kind, eminently readable and filled with new insights. It will make an extremely important contribution to jazz literature.”—Jeffrey Taylor, Director, H. Wiley Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music, Brooklyn College.

A Classical Approach to Jazz Piano Improvisation

A Classical Approach to Jazz Piano Improvisation
A Book

by Dominic Alldis

  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release : 2003-09-01
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1476840695
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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(Keyboard Instruction). This keyboard instruction book is designed for the person who was trained classically but wants to expand into the very exciting yet very different world of jazz improvisation. Author Dominic Alldis provides clear explanations and musical examples of: pentatonic improvisation; the blues; rock piano; rhythmic placement; scale theory; major, minor and pentatonic scale theory applications; melodic syntax; the language of bebop; left-hand accompaniment; walking bass lines; thematic development; performance tips; and more.

The Return of Jazz

The Return of Jazz
Joachim-Ernst Berendt and West German Cultural Change

by Andrew Wright Hurley

  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release : 2009-03-15
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1845455665
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jazz has had a peculiar and fascinating history in Germany. The influential but controversial German writer, broadcaster, and record producer, Joachim-Ernst Berendt (1922–2000), author of the world's best-selling jazz book, labored to legitimize jazz in West Germany after its ideological renunciation during the Nazi era. German musicians began, in a highly productive way, to question their all-too-eager adoption of American culture and how they sought to make valid artistic statements reflecting their identity as Europeans. This book explores the significance of some of Berendt's most important writings and record productions. Particular attention is given to the "Jazz Meets the World" encounters that he engineered with musicians from Japan, Tunisia, Brazil, Indonesia, and India. This proto-"world music" demonstrates how some West Germans went about creating a post-nationalist identity after the Third Reich. Berendt's powerful role as the West German "Jazz Pope" is explored, as is the groundswell of criticism directed at him in the wake of 1968.

Jazz Journeys to Japan

Jazz Journeys to Japan
The Heart Within

by William Minor

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 9780472113453
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One author's personal odyssey through the jazz scene in Japan

Jazz

Jazz
Research and Pedagogy

by Eddie S. Meadows

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-10-23
  • Pages : 740
  • ISBN : 1136776028
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

What is this Thing Called Jazz?

What is this Thing Called Jazz?
Insights and Opinions from the Players

by Batt Johnson

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2000-12-01
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0595151663
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There is no better authority on jazz than the creators, educators, and writers who have made this enigmatic musical style a major force internationally as well as in American history. The answer to the question “what is jazz?” is as complex and diverse as those involved in it. This book takes the question to noted musicians, scholars, and composers, creating a documentary style of oral history that makes you feel as if you are actually in the room as they put the sounds they know as music into words. The ideas from these authentic, personal voices of authority provide a unique perspective that will enlighten the novice and stimulate the professional. Ron Carter, Bassist-“Because they are improvising does not necessarily mean that it is jazz” Buddy Rich,Drums-“Trane to Bird, Diz to Miles, all in the family of jazz, just different children.” Ray Charles, Singer/Pianist-Jazz is the freedom to do what you want within the confines of the chord structure.” Milt Jackson, Vibraphonist-"The era of bebop represents jazz to me.” Chet Baker, Trumpet-Paris “Jazz is a hard swinging rhythm section with everybody playing with the same time feeling.”

Playing the Changes on the Jazz Metaphor

Playing the Changes on the Jazz Metaphor
A Book

by Morris B. Holbrook

  • Publisher : Now Publishers Inc
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1601981724
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Playing the Changes on the Jazz Metaphor proposes an expanded view of the jazz metaphor in a broadened perspective that embraces a wide range of possibilities in organizational, management, and marketing-related themes. This monograph presents a new Typology of Jazz Musicians based on different kinds of artistic offerings. This typology will combine three key distinctions or dimensions to construct a twelve-fold classification that - when extended to the sphere of organizational behavior and business strategy as a Typology of Management and Marketing Styles - will shed light on different ways in which the jazz metaphor relates to organizational design, business practice, management skills, and marketing opportunities. In order to describe these typologies, the author examines important aspects of a first-level jazz metaphor as it relates to organizational issues involved in shaping the jazz improvisation into a form of collective collaboration. This is followed by attention to a second-level linguistic metaphor based on viewing jazz as a kind of language at the foundation for a collaborative conversation.

The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band
More Than a Century of a New Orleans Icon

by Sally Newhart

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2013-03-19
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1625840853
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1910, the Tuxedo Jazz Band played its first show at the Tuxedo Dance Hall in Storyville under Oscar Celestin. The popular ensemble went on to play all over New Orleans, as well as across the South and the nation. In 1953, it became the first jazz band to play the White House. The band has punctuated jazz history and produced some of the most memorable musicians of the past century: Bob French, Albert French, William Ridgley, Octave Crosby, Louis Armstrong and more. Author Sally Newhart has written a definitive and captivating history of the band from inception to present, including oral histories, archival photos, discography and a previously unpublished complete list of members since 1910.

More Girls Who Rocked the World

More Girls Who Rocked the World
Heroines from Ada Lovelace to Misty Copeland

by Michelle Roehm McCann

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-10-03
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1582706417
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Young women today crave strong, independent role models to look to for motivation. In the follow-up to the 2012 bestseller Girls Who Rocked the World, More Girls Who Rocked the World offers a fun and inspiring collection of influential stories with forty-five more movers and shakers who rocked the world before turning twenty. A variety of achievements, interests, and ethnic backgrounds are represented, from Annie Oakley and Cleopatra to Malala Yousafzai and Misty Copeland--each with her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world. Personal aspirations from today's young women are also interspersed throughout the book, as well as profiles of teenagers who are out there rocking the world right now"--

Being Jazz: My Life As a (Transgender) Teen

Being Jazz: My Life As a (Transgender) Teen
A Book

by Turtleback Books Publishing, Limited

  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Release : 2017-06-27
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781690395386
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At the Jazz Band Ball

At the Jazz Band Ball
Sixty Years on the Jazz Scene

by Nat Hentoff

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2011-04-12
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0520269810
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Nat Hentoff may very well be the foremost jazz historian in the world because he was there to witness firsthand the music’s evolution from big band and swing to fusion and bossa nova; and to dive into the souls of the men and women who created it from Ellington, Basie, Miles, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington, among many others. At the Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years on the Jazz Scene is an invaluable archive of not only the musical influence of America’s only indigenous music on the world, but its enormous impact as an engine for social change as well. It is a book that should be read by every young musician, music fan, and educator in America.”—Quincy Jones "The very best witnesses in the worlds of the law, aesthetic evaluation, social contexts of imposing significance, and artistic public performance are those who accurately understand what they have seen or what they are seeing. Nat Hentoff has been and continues to be a star witness in every one of those arenas. One of the greatest contributions of his jazz writing is that he has never felt the need to condescend to black people or to let the dictates of sociology diminish the universal significance of what they do when they do it well. Nat knows that so many jazz musicians have done what they do superbly, quite often expressing themselves beyond the narrows of color. As sensitive to the Americana of jazz as he is to its transcendent revelations about the sound of the human heart, Nat Hentoff is part of our American luck."—Stanley Crouch “At the Jazz Band Ball is full of nuggets from Nat's rich lode of wit and wisdom, gleaned in a lifetime of fellowship with jazz and its makers.”—Dan Morgenstern, Director, Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University; author of Living With Jazz: A Reader

African American Jazz and Rap

African American Jazz and Rap
Social and Philosophical Examinations of Black Expressive Behavior

by James L. Conyers, Jr.

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2015-11-03
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9780786462384
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Music is an expressive voice of a culture, often more so than literature. While jazz and rap are musical genres popular among people of numerous racial and social backgrounds, they are truly important historically for their representation of and impact upon African American culture and traditions. Essays offer interdisciplinary study of jazz and rap as they relate to black culture in America. The essays are grouped under sections. One examines an Afrocentric approach to understanding jazz and rap; another, the history, culture, performers, instruments, and political role of jazz and rap. There are sections on the expressions of jazz in dance and literature; rap music as art, social commentary, and commodity; and the future. Each essay offers insight and thoughtful discourse on these popular musical styles and their roles within the black community and in American culture as a whole. References are included for each essay.

Inside British Jazz

Inside British Jazz
"Crossing Borders of Race, Nation and Class "

by Hilary Moore

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-05
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 1351562746
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Inside British Jazz explores specific historical moments in British jazz history and places special emphasis upon issues of race, nation and class. Topics covered include the reception of jazz in Britain in the 1910s and 1920s, the British New Orleans jazz revival of the 1950s, the free jazz innovations of the Joe Harriott Quintet in the early 1960s, and the formation of the all-black jazz band, the Jazz Warriors, in 1985. Using both historical and ethnographical approaches, Hilary Moore examines the ways in which jazz, an African-American music form, has been absorbed and translated within Britain's social, political and musical landscapes. Moore considers particularly the ways in which music has created a space of expression for British musicians, allowing them to re-imagine their place within Britain's social fabric, to participate in transcontinental communities, and to negotiate a position of belonging within jazz narratives of race, nation and class. The book also champions the importance of studying jazz beyond the borders of the United States and contributes to a growing body of literature that will enrich mainstream jazz scholarship.