Wynn-Anne Rossi's Jazzin' Americana series is a personal journey through the jazz genre, honoring the history, the diverse styles, and the fabulous musicians who made this music great. Students will become familiar with the names of famous musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis while learning different jazz styles, from blues and bebop to boogie and rock. Each piece is enhanced with interesting facts that will awaken curiosity and enhance the musical experience.
Book 1 titles: Battle in Carnegie Hall * Bird in the Bebop * California Cool * In the Hall of the Jazz Kings * Jazzy Classic * Metamorphic Rock * Practice the Piano Blues * Super Stomp Rag * Woogie Boogie.
Book 2 titles: The Big Swing * Cotton Pickin' Blues * Jazz Waltz für Elise * Jungle Jazz * Miles of Mixolydian * Soulfully Blue * Walk On, Basie! * Woodsheddin' Etude * Yellow Basket for Ella.
Book 3 titles: Boogie Man * Brazilian Moonbeams * Empathy * Empress of the Blues * Hot Five Louie * Jelly Roll Stomp * Tribute to Tatum * Zydeco for an Alligator.
Book 4 titles: Brass Zone * Dizzy Spell * Gypsy Jazz Musette * Hard Bop for Horace * Lady of the Day * Monk Meditation * Stride into Wally's.