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A picture book biography for older readers about groundbreaking jazz musician John Coltrane

Spirit Seeker (John Coltrane’s Musical Journey) Written by Gary Golio Illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez

Quincy Jones and Sarah Vaughan, Paris, photographed by Jean-Pierre Leloir 1958.    Classic..

Quincy Jones & Sarah Vaughan, Paris, photographed by Jean-Pierre Leloir, 1958

Nice blogpost about Infographic: The Living Legacy of African American Music by Infographics Archive

"Updating Data" The Living Legacy of African American Music [Infographic]

Jazz was African American music of the 1920s, and spread out in Canada rapidly. Jazz music combined elements of ragtime, blues, spirituals, and band music. Charleston, Black Bottom and Fox Trot were the most popular dances. 1920s also known as The Jazz Age. It encouraged daring and energetic dances. Jazz involved to the people's life but also challenged some people's mind because of their suggestive movements. Some call these years the 'age of wonderful nonsense'. (Photography 1920)

King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, 1920

king oliver's creole jazz band in chicago in 1923 louis armstrong is kneeling from left to right behind him are honore dutrey baby dodds king oliver lil hardin bill johnson and johnny dodds

John Burks "Dizzy" Gillespie

"Dizzy" Gillespie - saw the Dizzy Gillespie tribute band at the Blue Note in NYC in 2012 The only thing missing was the man himself. Still an incredible experience!

William Hemmerling Collection, New Orleans Artist - Teri Galleries Fine Art Gallery offering New Orleans artists, International Fine Art, Conservation Framing, and Fine Art Consulting

'Family Gathering' - by William Hemmerling - Giclee on Canvas - - Limited Edition.elongated figures of black and white with four horizontal colours behind them.

William Hemmerling "Family Gathering".  The influence of Southern folk culture & many diverse life experiences are incorporated in his eclectic paintings. An untrained artist, his work reflects sophistication in subject matter & materials. There is an element of fantasy in his work. He explores themes such as Cotton, The Preacher & the Washwoman, Jazz Musicians, Famous People, Architecture, & spiritual themes. He is best known for his image an African American woman named “Sweet Olive”.

William Hemmerling Collection, New Orleans Artist - Teri Galleries Fine Art Gallery offering New Orleans artists, International Fine Art, Conservation Framing, and Fine Art Consulting

Romare Bearden inspired portraits. Romare Bearden is known for his collage and photomontage pictures showing aspects of city life. Many of his pieces have jazz musicians performing. Bearden was part of the Harlem Renaissance, a group of African-American artists and writers who wanted to make art about the history, heritage and life experiences of African- Americans. Fifth grade students used photographs, paper, and fabric to create these musicians!  (Thurston Elementary School)

Romare Bearden inspired portraits. Romare Bearden is known for his collage and photomontage pictures showing aspects of city life. Many of his pieces have jazz musicians performing. Bearden was part of the Harlem Renaissance, a group of African-American artists and writers who wanted to make art about the history, heritage and life experiences of African- Americans. Fifth grade students used photographs, paper, and fabric to create these musicians! (Thurston Elementary School)

Romare Bearden Foundation Website - The Art of Romare Bearden ...  This painting is hanging in the Time Warner building in the lobby of the Ahmet and Mica Ertegan Jazz at Lincoln Center concert hall.

Romare Bearden Foundation Website - The Art of Romare Bearden . This painting is hanging in the Time Warner building in the lobby of the Ahmet and Mica Ertegan Jazz at Lincoln Center concert hall.

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