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THIS                    A swinging picture book
 JAZZ                        written by Karen Ehrhardt   This Jazz Man author Karen Ehrhardt
   MAN                                 illustrated by R.G. Roth
 
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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
(1900-1971)
The most influential musician of the 20th century — innovative trumpeter and
vocalist.


Playing 2 from Richmond, Virginia…
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson
(1878-1949)
Tap dancer extraordinaire and popular entertainer of stage and screen.


Playing 3 from Havana, Cuba
Luciano “Chano” Pozo y González
(1915-1948)
A celebrated conguero, or conga player.


Playing 4 from Washington, DC…
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington
(1899-1974)
A gifted pianist and preeminent composer and conductor.


Playing 5 from Kansas City, Kansas…
Charlie “Bird” Parker
(1920-1955)
A legendary jazz soloist on saxophone.

 
Playing 6 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...
Art “Bu” Blakey
(1919-1990)
An innovative and influential drummer and bandleader.
 

Playing 7 from Cheraw, South Carolina...
John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie
(1917-1993)
A world-renowned trumpet player and bandleader.


Playing 8 from Harlem, in New York City...
Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller
(1904-1943)
A master of stride piano, composer and popular entertainer.


Playing 9 from Watts, in Los Angeles…
Charles "Baron" Mingus
(1922-1979)
A phenomenal bassist, composer and bandleader.