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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. 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.

To sign up for the book club, contact the Jazz St. Louis box office at 314.571.6000. You can sign up for each individual month, or for the entire four-book series. Although the book club is free, a ticket is required and can be obtained through the box office for each session, or by clicking HERE.

Year Three

May 14, 2019: I Call Him Morgan (a documentary about Lee Morgen)

 

Year Four

September 10, 2019: Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy: Gennett Studios and the Birth of Recorded Jazz by Rick Kennedy

October 8th, 2019: Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon by Maxine Gordon

November 12, 2019: Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century by Nate Chinen

December 10, 2019: Raise Up Off Me by Hampton Hawes

February 11, 2020: Love Affair: A Memoir of a Forbidden Father-Daughter Union by Leslie Kenton

March 10, 2020: TBA

April 14, 2020: Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times by Robin D.G. Kelley

May 12, 2020: TBA

 

Previous Titles: Year One, Year Two, Year Three

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Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy: Gennett Records and the Rise of America's Musical Grassroots Cover Image
By Rick Kennedy, Ted Gioia (Foreword by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780253007476
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Indiana University Press - February 8th, 2013

September 2019 Jazz St. Louis book club selection


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Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520280649
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of California Press - November 6th, 2018

October 2019 Jazz St. Louis book club selection


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Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101870341
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pantheon - August 14th, 2018

November 2019 Jazz St. Louis book club selection


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Raise Up Off Me: A Portrait of Hampton Hawes Cover Image
By Hampton Hawes, Don Asher, Gary Giddins (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781560253532
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Da Capo Press - November 6th, 2001

December 2019 Jazz St. Louis book club selection


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Love Affair: A Memoir of a Forbidden Father-Daughter Union Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250002754
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 17th, 2012

February 2020 Jazz St. Louis book club selection


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Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times (Nathan I. Huggins Lectures) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674046245
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harvard University Press - February 27th, 2012

April 2020 Jazz St. Louis book club selection