It’s Jazz Appreciation Month! The library holds a large collection of books about the jazz greats!! The children’s library has a large list of titles, including:
- Charlie Parker Played Be-Bop by Chris Raschka
- Sweet Music in Harlem by Debbie Taylor
- Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince & His Orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkney
- Cool Bopper’s Choppers by Linda Oatman High
- Before John was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane by Carole Boston Weatherford
- Trombone Shorty by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews
There are lots of great books for the adults, from George Gershwin to Duke Ellington and musicians in between. Check the biographies in the 92 section or the 781 section if you are looking for music. There’s also some great jazz fiction, including The Night Train by Clyde Edgerton or A Cold Heart by Johnathan Kellerman.