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Face the Music: Jazz in Pittsburgh and Beyond

Lookin' for Bird in the Big City Burleigh, Robert
Lookin' for Bird in the Big City
Illustrated by Marek Los
Two giants of jazz, Miles Davis and Charlie Parker, are featured in this fictionalized picture book version of a real event.
Stompin' at the Savoy Campbell, Bebe Moore
Stompin' at the Savoy
Illustrated by Richard Yarde
An imaginary trip to a famous Harlem venue helps a contemporary child perform to the best of her ability in a dance recital.
Ruby Sings the Blues Daly, Niki
Ruby Sings the Blues
It takes Ruby a while to conquer her instrument-her voice-but with the help of some friendly musicians she learns to use it well.
Miles Davis: Jazz Master Dell, Pamela
Miles Davis: Jazz Master
A biography of the famous trumpet player.
Jazz on a Saturday Night Dillon, Leo & Diane
Jazz on a Saturday Night
The greatest concert that never happened is described in this striking picture book.
This Jazz Man Ehrhardt, Karen
This Jazz Man
Pictures by R.G. Roth.
A reworking of the traditional rhyme, This Old Man, this offers tidbits of information about nine different jazz musicians.
Bring on that Beat Isadora, Rachel
Bring on that Beat
Filled with jazzy rhythms and evocative illustrations, this picture book captures the appeal of an impromptu street corner concert.
The History of Jazz Kallen, Stuart A.
The History of Jazz
For readers looking for information, this overview is the natural choice.
Jazz A-B-Z Marsalis, Wynton and Paul Rogers
Jazz A-B-Z
with biographical sketches by Phil Schaap
Twenty-six of the jazz greats of all time, from Count Basie to Louis Armstrong, are brought to life by one of today's top jazz performers
Stompin' at the Savoy Myers, Walter Dean
Jazz
Illustrated by Christopher Myers
Father and son team up to capture the appeal of the music and its rich history.
Duke Ellington Pinkney, Andrea Davis
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra
Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
A brief illustrated biography that introduces young readers to one of the most creative musicians in the field. Be sure to look for Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa, also by the Pinkneys for a look at another jazz great.
Charlie Parker Played Be Bop Raschka, Christopher
Charlie Parker Played Be Bop
A wildly creative author-illustrator conveys the jazzy style of the famous saxophonist in this unusual book. If Rashka's approach works for you, be sure to look for Mysterious Thelonious in which he uses colors to represent musical tones.
Winter, Jonah
Dizzy
Local author-artist Winter presents an engaging portrait of the talented and entertaining Dizzy Gillespie.

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