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Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestraby Andrea Davi Pinkney
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Hailing from the Tremandeacute; neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy andldquo;Trombone Shortyandrdquo; Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest.
Along with esteemed illustrator Bryan Collier, Andrews has created a lively picture book autobiography about how he followed his dream of becoming a musician, despite the odds, until he reached international stardom. Trombone Shorty is a celebration of the rich cultural history of New Orleans and the power of music.
Now available in paperback--a swinging, vibrant picture book about jazz composer Edward Kennedy Ellington, better known as "Duke," by the award-winning creators of the popular picture book "Alvin Ailey." Full color.
This swinging, vibrant picture book about jazz composer Edward Kennedy Ellington, better known as "Duke," is a tribute to the legend that continues to live on and influence musicians everywhere.
Frankie Liked to Sing celebrates the life of Frank Sinatra, whose iconic voice changed popular music forever and influenced generations of listeners all over the world. From his early days in Hoboken, New Jersey, to making it big in New York City, Sinatra was determined to follow his dream of being a singer and moving people with his voice. And now, one hundred years after his birth, his legacy lives on with this spirited and loving tribute.
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince And His Orchestra
About the Author
Marvin Hamlisch is the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer-winning composer of the scores for Broadway's A Chorus Line and over 40 films, including The Way We Were. He lives in New York City.
Jim Madsen has been illustrating for more than 20 years. He makes his home in Provo, Utah, with his wife and three children.
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