New York City Jazz

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New York City Jazz explores many of the haunts and hideaways that have played host to iconic jazz musicians and singers like Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, and Lester Young. Considered the jazz capital of the world, New York City is known for its flashy venues. The stages of the Latin Quarter, Apollo Theater, Minton's Playhouse, Onyx, Stork Club, Downbeat Club, Birdland, Roseland, and Copacabana came to life with the sounds of pianos, drums, horns, and gypsy guitars. This collection of images presents why Fifty-second Street was nicknamed "Swing Street" and how musicians made timeless names for themselves in the Empire City.
ISBN: 9780738599144
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 199
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Elizabeth Dodd Brinkofski works in New York City as a guitarist and songwriter for recording sessions, music theater, film scores, television, and radio and can be heard playing in famous jazz clubs. She has just finished writing a play called 52nd Street. She studied with legendary guitarist Harry Leahey of Phil Woods, Kenny Barron, Terrence Blanchard, and Joe Cinderella.
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