Artists, entertainers and bands that will have you laughing and crying at the same time.
Jazz musicians: jazz musicians can do anything, says the title of the new book by Michael A. Klare.
It’s a good place to start.
Jazz artists: there’s a reason that jazz musicians have become the backbone of rock, blues and pop music, says Klare, author of the definitive jazz history The Jazz Artist: From The Birth of the Movement to the Rise of the Jazz Gods.
Klau is a music professor at the University of Southern California and the author of The Essential Guide to Jazz: The Essential Recordings, Band Scores, Composers and Instrumentalists of the 20th Century.
Jazz artist: jazz artists are in charge, says Robert Farrar, author and jazz historian.
“There are few things that jazz artists can’t do.
They’re musicians, they’re musicians and they can play.
And they can also be good at it.”
Jazz musician: jazz musician John Coltrane is one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, Klare says.
Coltranes recordings and music have helped shape modern jazz.
Jazz entertainer: jazz entertainers are the backbone, Klau says.
He describes entertainers such as David Crosby, Johnny Cash and Elton John as “a force of nature in music.”
Jazz music historian: Klare is the author and executive editor of Jazz Music: The Complete Recordings of American Music.
He has been compiling the recordings of jazz musicians for more than 40 years.
Jazz writer: jazz writer Michael A., a professor of composition at the New School, was among the first jazz writers to write about the music.
Klaren says Michael’s book is a must-read for anyone interested in jazz.
Jazz scholar: Klaren is the founder of JazzMusic.org, which compiles and distributes jazz music and its music history to the public.
Jazz author: Klared is the editor-in-chief of Jazz.com, which covers jazz history and music from across the world.
He is also the author or co-author of more than 70 books, including the New York Times bestseller The Complete Jazz Recordings: The Definitive Guide to the Greatest Albums, Scores, Band Songs, Composer Works and Instrumentals of the Twentieth Century.
Jazz producer: Klarer, who has worked with artists such as Louis Armstrong, Rufus Thomas, Sammy Davis Jr., Jimmy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong and many others, has a unique approach to jazz production.
Klares albums include a compilation of albums of jazz performers produced by artists including Duke Ellington, Sam Cooke, Joe Pass, Eddie Cochran, Bob Marley, Kenny Rogers, Robert Wyatt, and more.
Klarer said he would be happy to share his work with the public and that his new book is meant to educate people about the importance of jazz to the history of popular music.
“My goal is to help jazz and popular music grow in this country and to show that the history and the music is really worth a lot,” he said.
“I don’t want to be the guy who’s just throwing money at jazz and jazz culture and jazz musicians and jazz.
I want to make that happen.”
Klare will be speaking at a free event at the Santa Monica Pier on Friday, March 14 at 7 p.m.
Klaring is an associate professor of music and jazz at the Wharton School of the University at Buffalo.
He received his doctorate from UCLA in 2004.
Contact Michael A Klare at [email protected] or (310) 749-3365.