Jazz St. Louis

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

The Jazz St. Louis Book Club will meet in Nancy’s Jazz Lounge in the Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz at 6.30 pm, on the second Tuesday of each month (except for February, which will meet on the 4th Tuesday due to the Valentine’s Day holiday). The Steward Center is located at 3536 Washington Avenue in the Grand Center district.  Please visit their website jazzstl.org/jazz-at-the-bistro/book-club/ or contact shane.m@left-bank.com for more information.

September 12, 2017: Young Man with a Horn by Dorothy Baker

October 10, 2017: Morning Glory: A Biography of Mary Lou Williams by Linda Dahl

November 14, 2017: Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece by Ashley Kahn

December 13, 2017: Blues People by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)

2018 Titles

February 13, 2018: Bear Comes Home by Rafi Zabor

March 13, 2018: Traps: The Drum Wonder, The Life of Buddy Rich by Mel Torme (out of print)

April 10, 2018: Freedom of Expression: Interviews with Women in Jazz by Chris Becker

May 8, 2018: Whisper Not: The Autobiography of Benny Golson by Benny Golson

June 12, 2018: Duke Ellington's America by Harvey G. Cohn

 

Previous Titles: Year One

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Young Man with a Horn Cover Image
By Dorothy Baker, Gary Giddins (Afterword by)
$11.96
ISBN: 9781590175774
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New York Review of Books - September 11th, 2012

September 2017 Jazz St. Louis book club selection


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Morning Glory Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780520228726
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of California Press - April 23rd, 2001

October 2017 Jazz St. Louis book club selection


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Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780306815584
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Da Capo Press - July 3rd, 2007

November 2017 Jazz St. Louis book club selection


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Blues People Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780688184742
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 20th, 1999

December 2017 Jazz St. Louis book club selection