Welcome To Jazz
From Workman Publishingby Carolyn Sloan and Jessica Gibson
In this interactive swing-along picture book with 12 sound chips, you'll hear the instruments of jazz – the rhythm section with its banjo, drums, and tuba, and the leads, like the clarinet, trumpet, and trombone. And you'll hear singers scat, improvising melodies with nonsense syllables like be-bop and doo-we-ah!
Along the way, you'll learn how this unique African American art form started in New Orleans and how jazz changed over time as innovative musicians like King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday added their own ideas to it. (Grades PreK-3)