Acclaimed music journalist and jazz critic Stuart Nicholson takes us on an entertaining journey from the early origins of jazz to its evolution through the decades. Accompanied by a host of famous musicians past and present, such as Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis, Jazz: A Beginner's Guide is a lively and highly-accessible introduction to this global musical phenomenon.
About the Author
Stuart Nicholson is Professor at Leeds College of Music. He has written six books on jazz including biographies of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. In 2007 Stuart received the Jazz Journalist of the Year award. His work has appeared in all major newspapers in the UK and the United States.