Guide . These Jazz Men
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A swinging picture book
JAZZ written by Karen Ehrhardt
MAN illustrated by R.G. Roth
INTRODUCING . . . These Jazz Men!
The artists featured in This Jazz Man are, in order of appearance:
Playing 1 from New Orleans, Louisiana...
Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong
The most influential musician of the 20th century — innovative trumpeter and vocalist.
Playing 2 from Richmond, Virginia…
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson
Tap dancer extraordinaire and popular entertainer of stage and screen.
Playing 3 from Havana, Cuba
Luciano “Chano” Pozo y González
A celebrated conguero, or conga player.
Playing 4 from Washington, DC…
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington
A gifted pianist and preeminent composer and conductor.
Playing 5 from Kansas City, Kansas…
Charlie “Bird” Parker
A legendary jazz soloist on saxophone.
Playing 6 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...
Art “Bu” Blakey
An innovative and influential drummer and bandleader.
Playing 7 from Cheraw, South Carolina...
John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie
A world-renowned trumpet player and bandleader.
Playing 8 from Harlem, in New York City...
Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller
A master of stride piano, composer and popular entertainer.
Playing 9 from Watts, in Los Angeles…
Charles "Baron" Mingus
A phenomenal bassist, composer and bandleader.