Jazz ABZ (Hardcover)

An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits with Art Print

By Wynton Marsalis, Paul Rogers (Illustrator), Phil Schaap (Contributions by)

Candlewick, 9780763634346, 76pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/25/2005)

List Price: 24.99*
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Description

The award-winning book by celebrated jazz composer Wynton Marsalis is now available with an exclusive art print by illustrator Paul Rogers.

The award-winning book by celebrated jazz composer Wynton Marsalis is now available with an exclusive art print by illustrator Paul Rogers.

Featured on National Public Radio’s ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

Winner of a Bologna Ragazzi Award

A Norman Sugarman Honor Book for Excellence in Children’s Biography

An International Reading Association Children’s Book Award Winner

Winner of a Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry

Four starred reviews (BOOKLIST, KIRKUS REVIEWS, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL)

Back matter includes biographical sketches, notes on the poetic forms, and information about the author and the illustrator.


About the Author

Wynton Marsalis, trumpeter, composer, and tireless champion of jazz, is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize and the winner of nine Grammy Awards. The artistic director for the Jazz at Lincoln Center program, he lives in New York.

Paul Rogers has created everything from billboard portraits at Dodger Stadium to a silkscreen portrait of Wynton Marsalis for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He lives in Pasadena, California.


Praise For Jazz ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits with Art Print

Electric. . . . This is a must for anyone who has ever been drawn to a scat by Ella or a riff from Miles or who has whirled around the dance floor courtesy of Count Basie. The passion for jazz shared by this book's creators emanates from every page - and it's contagious.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Fans of poetry, jazz, and modern art will love this book. . . . Every page is a delight to behold.
—School Library Journal (starred review)

At last: a jazz book that thrillingly, exhilaratingly, palpitatingly GETS it.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

This striking book combines beautiful design, gorgeous illustrations, and remarkably clever text.
—Booklist (starred review)