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Marsalis Collaborates for Children’s Book

Musician and composer Wynton Marsalis has collaborated with illustrator Paul Rogers and jazz historian Phil Schaap to create a children’s book, Jazz ABZ: An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits. While Rogers developed the concept for the book, he sought the help of Marsalis to bring it to fruition. The book will be available in November through Candlewick Press.

A peek inside the book reveals an old 78 record and endpapers resembling a record sleeve, providing a nostalgic touch before introducing the reader to 26 of jazz music’s greatest influences. Rogers’ artwork reflects “each musicians’ sound and their particular period in time.”

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