Any Duke Ellington fans out there? Emmy is definitely a fan....well a fan of Duck Ellington. The Baby Loves Jazz series is some serious fun especially for those that love jazz. These books highlight some of jazz's greatest musicians/singers with wonderful CD's full of that jazzy sound. As I was researching the roots of jazz, I came across this interesting fact:
In 1987, the US House of Representatives and Senate passed a bill proposed by Democratic Representative John Conyers, Jr. to define jazz as a unique form of American music stating, among other things, "...that jazz is hereby designated as a rare and valuable national American treasure to which we should devote our attention, support and resources to make certain it is preserved, understood and promulgated."
As jazz is such an important part of our American history, take this opportunity to introduce this sound to your child through the Baby Loves Jazz Series! I guarantee that he or she will be groovin' to some wonderful music as well as enjoying some wonderful books. By the way the name Baby Loves Jazz is misleading. These books are great for all ages!
Charlie "Bird" Parker
Philly Joe Jones