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 7 pm, on the dates listed below. The Book Club is hosted and curated by Dr. Gerald Early, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters, Professor of English and of African and Afro-American Studies, Director of the Center for Humanities, and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at Washington University. The Steward Center is located at 3536 Washington Avenue in the Grand Center district.  Please visit their website https://jazzstl.org/participate/jsl-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 directly from the JSL Book Club website.”

 

Year Six

September 13th, 7pm: Dizzy: The Life and Times of John Birks Gillespie by Donald L. Maggin

October 18th, 7pm: Great God A'Mighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music by Jerry Zolten (not available for discount)

November 8th, 7pm: Hamp: An Autobiography by Lionel Hampton (not available to order or discount)

 

February 7th, 7pm: His Eye is on the Sparrow by Ethel Waters (Guest Host Paul Steinback)

March 14th, 7pm: Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler by Kathryn Talalay

April 11th, 7pm: Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture by Alice Echols (Guest Host Patrick Burke)

May 9th, 7pm: Music is My Mistress by Duke Ellington (Not available to order or discount)

 

Previous Titles: Year One, Year Two, Year Three, Year Four, Year Five

Dizzy: The Life and Times of John Birks Gillespie By Donald L. Maggin Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9780060559212
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: It Books - March 28th, 2006

Great God A'Mighty! the Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music By Jerry Zolten Cover Image
$40.25
ISBN: 9780190071493
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - July 15th, 2022

His Eye Is On The Sparrow: An Autobiography By Ethel Waters, Charles Samuels Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780306804779
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Da Capo Press - March 22nd, 1992

Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler By Kathryn Talalay Cover Image
$34.44
ISBN: 9780195113938
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 24th, 1997

Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture By Alice Echols Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393338911
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 21st, 2011