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Chord Changes on the Chalkboard: How Public School Teachers Shaped Jazz and the Music of New Orleans - Studies in Jazz 41 (Paperback)
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Chord Changes on the Chalkboard: How Public School Teachers Shaped Jazz and the Music of New Orleans - Studies in Jazz 41 (Paperback)

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Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 20/10/2005
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Using over 90 original interviews, as well as his extensive research in a variety of New Orleans' archives, Dr. Kennedy deftly explores the role public school teachers had in the formative years of jazz, as well as the influence they continue to have on the musical life of one of America's foremost musical cities. As jazz and music mentors, these teachers employed creativity, innovation, and dedication in propelling some of the world's finest musicians forward into brilliant careers. Chord Changes on the Chalkboard includes a foreword by jazz legend Ellis Marsalis, Jr., and is a must for jazz fans and historians, music libraries, and for collections supporting the study of popular culture and African-American history.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810857100
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 331 g
Dimensions: 226 x 198 x 20 mm


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Worth reading for anyone who has an interest in the New Orleans school system or has an interest in New Orleans musicians of every persuasion and from every period. * New Orleans Music *
... a fascinating read....worth reading for anyone who has an interest in the New Orleans schools system or has an interest in New Orleans musicians of every persuasion and from every period. * Jazzwise *
Kennedy's survey is charming, scholarly, and affectionate, written with lucid grace...it deserves as populous a readership as possible. * Jazz Journal International *
An insightful glimpse into jazz education in the Crescent City over the years. * Just Jazz *
A carefully researched history of music education in New Orleans Public Schools. * Best Of New Orleans.Com *
In Chord Changes, the reader is introduced to many...notable educators, from... Arthur P. Williams, the principal of Abijah Fisk School to (William Joseph Nickerson (who gave piano lessons to Jelly Roll Morton and Manuel Manetta), to Professor Valmore Victor (whose students included "Sing" Miller, Ellis Marsalis and Earl Turbinton) and Clyde Kerr, Sr., who 'supposedly' charged a dollar for a one-hour private music lesson. -- Bunny Matthews * Dis 'N' Dat *
This is a paperbound reprint of a 2002 book. Kennedy (history, Dillard U. and U. of New Orleans) examines the influence of New Orleans public school teachers in promoting the study of jazz. Drawing on 80 interviews with these musician-teachers as well as historical records, he traces their contributions from the early 20th century to the present, and profiles Clyde Kerr Sr. and Yvonne Busch. He describes the important role of public school administrators, the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, and interactions students had with musicians such as Wynton Marsalis. Appendices chart the musical influences of Kerr, Busch, Bert Braud, Clyde Kerr Jr., and Ellis Marsalis Jr., who wrote the foreword. * Reference and Research Book News *

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