A new book designed to engage children in jazz music and history will reach bookstores at the end of September. Titled All That the Dog Ever Wanted (Fields of Gold) and written by Amy Neftzger, the book follows the story of a dog named Django who wants to learn to play jazz to gain the approval of his owner. But in addition to just entertaining children, the book also gives a brief history on jazz and explains how jazz is different from other genres. It also includes a brief biography on Django Reinhardt, the main character’s namesake.
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