Pages: 288
Subject: Art, History
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld


A Beginner's Guide

Stuart Nicholson

9781780749983 (2 Feb 2017)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.99

The Book

This definitive guide includes a playlist for the reader to hear the evolution of jazz from its earliest years to the present day.

Today, we hear jazz everywhere, often without realising it - while drinking coffee in a trendy cafe, sitting in a bar or walking through a shop. Jazz has greatly influenced other music genres too, from classical to pop and rock.

Acclaimed music journalist and jazz critic Stuart Nicholson takes us on an entertaining journey from the early origins of jazz to its evolution through the decades. Accompanied by a host of famous musicians past and present, such as Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, Jazz: A Beginner's Guide is a lively and highly-accessible introduction to this global musical phenomenon.

Additional Information

Subject Art, History
Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 288
Imprint Oneworld

About the Author

Stuart Nicholson is an award winning jazz journalist and critic who has written seven books on jazz, including highly acclaimed biographies of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington. His journalism on jazz has appeared in magazines and newspapers worldwide. He is Visiting Professor at Leeds College of Music.