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5 O'clock Band by Andrews, Troy 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018)

BTSB #: 061755 Available

Dewey: 788.9/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.5 LG Lexile: 830 AD F&P: Q

Subjects: Andrews, Troy Jazz musicians

Summary: In this companion to Trombone Shorty, join a scrappy young musician named Shorty on a hometown tour of his beloved New Orleans.

22.58 *

Cosmobiography of Sun Ra : the sound of joy is enlightening by Raschka, Christopher 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2014)

BTSB #: 739759 Available

Dewey: 781/BAges: 6-9   
AR: 5.1 LG RC: 5.5 3-5 Lexile: 1000

Subjects: Sun Ra Sun Ra Arkestra Jazz musicians African Americans - Biography

Summary: A picture book biography celebrating a legend of the jazz world who played, sang, and danced for people all over the planet because he believed music is what holds us all together.

6.50 *

Django by Christensen, Bonnie 

Paperback(Square Fish/Roaring Brook Press, 2012)

BTSB #: 212228 Available

Dewey: 787.87/BAges: 5-9   
AR: 4 LG RC: 4.3 3-5 Lexile: 700 F&P: S

Subjects: Reinhardt, Django,|d1910-1953 Guitarists Jazz musicians

Summary: The story of the world's most acclaimed jazz guitarist.

8.19 *

Jazz day : the making of a famous photograph by Orgill, Roxane 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2016)

BTSB #: 691414 Available

Dewey: 785.42/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 6.1 MG RC: 5.7 3-5 Lexile: NP

Subjects: African American musicians Jazz musicians Jazz - New York (State)

Summary: What happens when you invite as many jazz musicians as you can to pose for a photo in 1950s Harlem? Playful verse and glorious artwork capture an iconic moment for American jazz.

6.50 *

Just a lucky so and so : the story of Louis Armstrong by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

Paperback(Holiday House, 2016)

BTSB #: 222916 Available

Dewey: 781.6509/BAges: 6-10   
AR: 4.5 LG Lexile: 930 AD

Subjects: Armstrong, Louis,|d1901-1971 Jazz musicians

Summary: A joyful tribute to the virtuoso musician and buoyant personality who introduced much of the world to jazz.

7.37 *

Mambo mucho mambo! : el baile que atraveso la barrera del color by Robbins, Dean 

BTSB PreboundSPANISH(Candlewick Press, 2021)

BTSB #: 757844 Available

Dewey: 781.65/NAges: 6-8   
AR: 3.3 MG

Genres: Spanish Language

Subjects: Latin jazz Jazz musicians Mambo (Dance) Race relations New York (N.Y.) - History|y20th century

Summary: Millie danced to jazz in her Italian neighborhood. Pedro danced to Latin songs in his Puerto Rican neighborhood. It was the 1940s in New York City, and they were forbidden to dance together . . . until first a band and then a ballroom broke the rules. Machito and His Afro-Cubans hit the scene with a brand-new sound, blending jazz trumpets and saxophones with Latin maracas and congas creating Latin jazz. Then the Palladium Ballroom opened its doors to all cultural groups. In Spanish.

22.58 *

Struttin' with some barbecue : Lil Hardin Armstrong becomes the first lady of jazz by Powell, Patricia Hruby 

BTSB Prebound(Charlesbridge, 2018)

BTSB #: 729827 Available

Dewey: 781.6509/BAges: 9-12   
AR: 4.8 MG RC: 6.2 3-5 Lexile: 900

Subjects: Armstrong, Lil Hardin,|d1898-1971 Armstrong, Louis,|d1901-1971 Jazz musicians

Summary: Lil Hardin and her man, Louis Armstrong, were musical royalty-inventing a new kind of jazz sound.

6.50 *

Trombone Shorty by Andrews, Troy 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015)

BTSB #: 061757 Available

Dewey: 788.9/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.2 LG RC: 5.5 3-5 Lexile: 760 F&P: Q

Subjects: Andrews, Troy Jazz musicians Trombonists

Summary: A picture book autobiography by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, who hails from the Treme neighborhood in New Orleans' 6th Ward. By the time he reached six, this prodigy was playing trumpet and trombone in a jazz band led by his older brother.

23.98 *

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