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 mostly self-taught freelance illustrator who graduated from Wayne County Community College with an associate of arts degree. Though she primarily illustrates children's books, Gibson also creates artwork for magazines and has an interest in character design. With a pen and tablet by her side, she loves creating adorable, whimsical, and sometimes quirky illustrations, ready to brighten up everyone's heart. You can visit her at www.jessicamgibson.com.
"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