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Book: Gender Disparity in UK Jazz - A Discussion by Sammy Stein with Debbie Burke
The new book from Sammy Stein with Debbie Burke gets inside the UK jazz scene, looks at gender disparity issues and discusses the reality, the potential for change and the ways ahead. Following Sammy's books for 8th House ("Women in Jazz" and "In Their Own Words") this book is a transatlantic project, connecting two writers from the UK and the US in their first joint publication.
 
Book: Orpheus' Blues by Carlos Rubio
Orpheus' Blues is a novel of self-discovery. We first meet Jack Stewart on his way back to his apartment in New York City, where he is pursuing a career as a jazz musician. As the novel unfolds, we learn of the difficulties he encounters, of the friendship he develops with George, his roommate also a jazz musician and the women he meets in the city. But more importantly, we learn of the very [...]
 
Book: Women in Jazz - The Women, The Legends & Their Fight by Sammy Stein
This book is about women in jazz. It charts their journeys, celebrates their presence, hears their voices, wonders at their prowess and revels in their being. We hear from female agents, arrangers, composers, musicians, PR people, radio hosts, record label managers, singers, writers and more. These are their stories; their views of jazz and how they see the future. The established performers [...]
 
Book: Chopper Music by Jay Allan Storey
Nightclub bouncer Jackson Reilly's world revolves around drinking, smoking dope, casual sex with bar girls, and riding his aging Norton 850 Commando motorcycle, but his life was once a lot different. As a child he was a piano prodigy. For mysterious reasons he gave it all up when he was thirteen, and he's been at war with the rest of the world ever since. It takes the death of his mother and a [...]
 
Book: Release Your Own Music - A Step By Step Guide by Alan Dufner
This is a wonderful E-Book that gives readers a step by step outline on how to release an album. Any indie musician knows that it takes a lot of time and money to release music. It is not a simple task and I learned this the hard way. I personally have released three independent albums worldwide. I am an independent musician myself with over 20 years of experience in the music industry. I went to [...]
 
Book: The Surround Sounds of Music - The Musical Adventures of Professor Anacrusis by Chrissy Tetley & Theresa Burns
'What is music? Is it more than just a noise?' Wombat, Koe the koala, and Pocket the kangaroo, three little bush animals on holiday, are dismayed to find that this really difficult question about music is part of their homework. And Koe is even more concerned when he considers that he doesn't like music. Or at least he doesn't think he does. The animals need help. Then they meet Professor [...]
 
Book: Columbus - The Musical Crossroads by David Meyers
Columbus has long been known for its musicians. Unlike New York, San Francisco, Kansas City, Nashville, or even Cincinnati, however, it has never had a definable "scene." Still, some truly remarkable music has been made in this musical crossroads by the many outstanding musicians who have called it home. Since 1900, Columbus has grown from the 28th- to the 15th-largest city in the United States. [...]
 
Book: Tales About Rhythm & Music Notes - The Musical Adventures of Professor Anacrusis - Book Two by Chrissy Tetley & Theresa Burns
Wombat is having cello lessons, but is finding that learning how to read music and understand the meaning of music notes and values is much too hard to understand. Accompanied by Koe and Pocket, Wombat visits the Music Shed where the animals enjoy movement and rhythm discussions with Professor Anacrusis. But while they are busy working out note values, and playing with music notes in the train [...]
 
Book: Understanding Music Publishing by Alan Dufner
Music Publishing is a confusing subject. When I first started releasing my own music, I was lost when it came to publishing. Many independent artists do not know the full ins and outs of how much money can actually be made through publishing. I took all I learned through my years of experience and put it into an easy to understand E-Book. I am an indie artist myself, plus I went to school for [...]
 
Book: Music Business - It's a Dirty Game! by Tiwanda Gail Lovelace
MUSIC BUSINESS: IT'S A DIRTY GAME! By Tiwanda 'Ne Ne' Lovelace *Includes extra inserts and additional color copies and screenshots! Perfect Bound (Printed Copy) Black & White, Size: 11 x 8.5, pages: 324 - For decades we have all heard about many artists not receiving compensation but the first thing you think is one of the following: 1. They did not have their copyrights or they failed to protect [...]
 
Book: The Flautist by John Needham
Leah Weisman is a twenty-something flautist (flute player) trained at the renowned Juilliard music school in New York. Unfortunately, she makes disastrous choices in men. Benjamin Wolfewitz, now Walters, is a Londoner and one-time refugee and has two things in common with Leah: he's also Jewish, at least by birth, and also a flautist, with a top London orchestra. Patrick Brennan is [...]
 
Book: Rock Music in American Culture - The Sounds of Revolution, 2d ed. by Robert G. Pielke
In the years following World War II, something vital and original was born in the restive cauldron of American culture. At that moment the voice of this vital and original something came fully into its own. It was insistent, loud and bawdy, and it finally had a name. It was Rock and Roll, and it was about to challenge society's values about race, sex, love, work, patriotism, fashion, commercials [...]
 
Book: It's Our Music Too - The Black Experience in Classical Music by Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Groundbreaking Book Explores the Black Impact on Classical Music Earl Ofari Hutchinson meticulously details in his It's Our Music Too The Black Experience in Classical Music the black impact on classical music. Hutchinson notes that there are numerous books which have dissected and re-dissected every possible aspect of classical music the composers, performers, their compositions, the musical [...]
 
Book: Wombat's Musical Adventure - Tales from the Bush by Chrissy Tetley & Theresa Burns
Wombat is looking for a musical instrument to play. But his real problem is finding one that is not too big and not too long. Not too difficult and not too tall. And not too heavy and not too loud. With the help of Bundy the dog Wombat begins to look at some musical instruments. But will he find one that is just the right size and shape for a little Wombat to play?
 
Book: Eight Traits of the Greats - How the Best Musicians Get That Way by Stan Munslow
Do you want to be a great musician? Do you want incredible technique and the ability to reach your musical goals? Well, there is much more to being an outstanding player than mastering rows of little black dots. When you really get down to it, great musicians simply don't think or act like everyone else. They think like winners. They act like champions. Their thoughts and behaviors cause them to [...]
 
Book: Murdered by Country Music - A High Desert Cozy Mystery by Dianne Harman
Seven time best selling Amazon All-Star author does it again! What part did mollies and Fireball whiskey play in a murder at a country music festival held outside of Palm Springs, California? Why was the celebrity chef, Jacques Rushon, owner of the French Food Obsession food truck murdered? The suspects at the top of the sheriff's list are Marty Morgan's friends John, the owner of The Red Pony [...]
 
Book: Time Heals Everything by Linda Swain
Beautiful Katherine Collins, a young woman from nowhere,suddenly had it all. Her promising career as an up-and-coming cabaret singer in a swinging 1930s hot spot known as Simply Blues lands her smack in the middle of a tug of war the likes of which she'd never dreamed possible. On one side stands the man who had opened the door to her career but who refuses to allow himself any further claim to [...]
 
Book: Tale Of The Music-Thief by Earl T. Roske
Allegra's life and career as an opera singer are up ended when music begins to disappear from music sheets and memories all across City-Along-The-Lake. When Allegra identifies the music thief, she pursues him with the help of an odd collection of fellows and a magical map. But, the map has boundaries. If Allegra can't catch the music thief before he disappears off the edge of the map, then all [...]
 
Book: From Bach to the Beatles - How Music Started by K.R. Hillyer
Bach did not invent Music. Music didn't stop when the Beatles broke up in 1971. These are simply bookends K.R. Hillyer uses for a lighthearted look at Music through the Ages. Hear how Sid Caesar discovers melody, using his fellow cavemen as test subjects. Join us as we wander with the Ancient Egyptians and their musical cats or the Greeks and their hilarious choruses (not). There's always those [...]
 
Book: Nudie Blues - Let the Music Turn You On! by M. G. Nash
After Arista's perfect world turns upside down, it takes all her moxey to begin again. Can she keep her band, Nudie Blues, busy enough to survive? She never expected a biker with six-pack abs to be her inspiration, but - sometimes life throws you a hardball! Jared, who looks like a Magic Mike dancer, turns out to be a cowboy ready - for a serious relationship. Is he too good to be true - or [...]
 
Book: Recollections The Detroit Years - The Motown Sound By The People Who Made It by Jack Ryan
The Motown story involved many people including writers, singers, musicians, disc jockeys and professionals who built the foundations of "The Sound Of Young America". Coming from Detroit and spreading to the entire world, Motown and its unique sound won the hearts and the love of millions from its start in 1959 until today. Relive the magic, the music, the love and the fabulous dancing in [...]
 
Book: The Spin by Don Keith
"Sometimes you must listen to your heart, not just your head." Jerry Gray is an average working man, a straight-arrow, a faithful husband, good father, and solid provider. But now some very non-average problems are threatening to overwhelm him. His marriage is failing, his daughter may well be losing her fight with a rare blood disease, and he is financially strapped from that illness and paying [...]
 
Book: October Song - A Memoir of Music and the Journey of Time by David W. Berner
WINNER, 2017 Grand Prize for Literature, Royal Dragonfly Book Awards - FINALIST in memoir, American Book Fest, BEST BOOK AWARDS In the vinyl era, David W. Berner played rock 'n' roll in a neighborhood garage band. Decades later at the age of 57 he enters a national songwriting contest and quite unexpectedly is named a finalist. But there's more. He's called on to perform the song live at a [...]
 
Book: Flowers And Stone by Jan Sikes
The epic love story begins here! A hot Texas summer, dim-lit honky-tonk bars, a young naive fledgling go-go dancer and a wild rebel Texas musician set the stage for this story. 1970 in Abilene, Texas finds young Darlina Flowers trying to figure out how to fit into the world she is most attracted to - the nightlife, live music and go-go dancing. Luke Stone, a veteran Texas Musician believes he's [...]
 
Book: Spiritual Anorexia - How Contemporary Worship Is Starving the Church by Doug Erlandson
A Must-Read Book on Worship It's Not Just About the Music In Spiritual Anorexia: How Contemporary Worship is Starving the Church, Dr. Doug Erlandson presents a balanced but devastating critique of the contemporary-style worship model and shows how this type of worship deprives Christians of the feast of true corporate worship. Drawing from personal experience and extensive research into the [...]
 
Book: Madame Lola by Douglas Braverman
To escape the Holocaust, Rivka Hirschberg, a Jewish concert pianist, masquerades as a Christian jazz musician in the decadent nightclubs of Nazi Berlin. Jeffrey Hirschberg, a sixteen-year-old high school student in modern day New York, is surprised to discover that he has a mysterious, elderly great-aunt who, though Jewish, had worked for Adolph Hitler. Jeffrey befriends the cantankerous old [...]
 
Book: Beyond The Music by Shannon Brown
Ellen left her life behind when she moved to Canada. Is she ready to start over with a mysterious stranger? Summer 1966. 21-year-old Ellen Daniels has moved to Canada to help out her family's business. She's left everything behind and now the business is failing, she's all alone, and she's just learned her boyfriend's been seeing someone else. Then one day an enigmatic stranger shows up. Ellen [...]
 
Book: Past Deadline - a blurry glimpse into the aspen music beat by John Zelazny
For the past five years, I have been the music columnist for The Aspen Daily News. The position has had its ups and down, and in this piece I have presented my favorite moments from the journey. When I started writing about the music scene in Aspen, Colorado I had little to no idea of what I was doing. The position was given to me in a precarious way because, at the time, I was a burgeoning [...]
 
Book: Wishing You Were Here Deluxe Edition by Catherine Chant
WISHING YOU WERE HERE Deluxe Edition contains the young adult time travel novel WISHING YOU WERE HERE (Soul Mates, Book 1) , PLUS the sequel, LOST WITHOUT YOU , a young adult historical romance novella. WISHING YOU WERE HERE Finalist for the Romantic Writers of America Golden Heart Award in Young Adult Romance. She's out of place. He's out of time. When an accidental wish sends a college bound [...]
 
Book: MyaGrace Wants To Make Music - a true story of inclusion and self-determination by Jo Meserve Mach
Everyone in MyaGrace's family makes music. MyaGrace plays the piano but it's not the same. MyaGrace wants to join her family when they are making music together. How is she going to figure this out? Fortunately, MyaGrace knows just the person to help. Finding My Way Books honor children with special needs or disabilities by sharing their stories. Each book includes a classroom activity list and a [...]
 
Book: DIVA (A Frank Renzi mystery) by Susan Fleet
Music, Murder and Obsession in New Orleans. Beautiful and talented, Belinda wants to be a star. But a ruthless stalker is obsessed with her. He'll do anything to have her: blackmail, kidnapping, even murder. Fourteen months post-Katrina, Homicide Detective Frank Renzi battles drug-dealing gangs in the ravaged city. Soon he has another problem. The stalker kidnaps Belinda. "Fleet subtitles Diva, a [...]
 
Book: Bittersweet - A Coming of Age Historical Romance by Lloyd R Free
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW The sounds, smells, and scenes of the Latin Quarter, dramatically painted by Free, take us back to a Paris that was the center of the world . . . readers will learn compelling lessons of history, from constant references to France's classical heritage all the way to the Algerian War and the tensions in France in the early 1960s . . . A great read. *** OFFICIAL ONLINE BOOK CLUB [...]
 
Book: One More Kiss (Shaughnessy - Band on the Run Book 1) by Samantha Chase
"A fun, flirty, sweet story filled with romance and character growth and a perfect happily ever after." - CARLY PHILLIPS , New York Times bestselling author, for I'll Be There MATT REED IS HIDING - ...from his fans - ...from his past - ...from a failure too painful to contemplate - Most of all, Matt is hiding from himself. VIVIENNE FORRESTER IS A WOMAN WHO GIVES HER ALL - ...to her friends and [...]
 
Book: With Music In Their Hearts (The Spies of World War II Book 1) by Carole Brown
Angry at being rejected for military service, Minister Tyrell Walker accepts the call to serve as a civilian spy within his own country. Across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio, a spy working for a foreign country is stealing secret plans for newly developed ammunition to be used in the war. According to Tyrell's FBI cousin, this spy favors pink stationery giving strong indications a woman is [...]
 
Book: The Psychology of Music Performance Anxiety by Dianna T. Kenny
Why are some performers exhilarated and energized about performing in public, while others feel a crushing sense of fear and dread, and experience public performance as an overwhelming challenge that must be endured? What are the factors that produce such vastly different performance experiences? Why have consummate artists like Frederic Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Pablo Cassals, Tatiana [...]
 


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