Welcome to Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration of America's Music, Featuring "When The Saints Go Marching In"
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About the Author
Carolyn Sloan is a music educator at the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, New York, and the author of Finding Your Voice: A Practical and Spiritual Approach to Singing and Living. A songwriter and musician, she has been writing music for theater, television, and children for the past 20 years. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
Jessica Gibson is a freelance illustrator based in Detroit, Michigan. She has been drawing whimsical, expressive characters and concept art since she first picked up a pencil. She is inspired by a love of animals, nature, and picture books. Jessica loves how children's books transport readers into a magical, inviting, and fantastic world, and she makes sure every project has a real sense of fun.
"A swinging invitation to get into the groove." --Kirkus Reviews". . . a five-star performance from start to finish." --BookPage "Welcome to Jazz is a perfect entree for a young person's journey into the wonders of jazz. Carolyn Sloan's insightfulness into the basics--rhythm, sound, improvisation--makes concepts clear while providing a fun and exciting adventure into the exploration of the art form. Highly recommended for children of all ages."
--Justin DiCiccio, jazz performer, composer, pedagogue, and Associate Dean/Chair Emeritus of The Manhattan School of Music's Jazz Arts Program