Cleveland Jazz History, Second Edition

Content: What is jazz? — Cleveland’s earliest links to jazz — The jazz age in Cleveland — Art Tatum at Val’s in the alley — Duke Ellington in Cleveland — Count Basie’s Cleveland connections — The big band era — Central High School — Freddie Webster — Tadd Dameron — Meet Benny Bailey — Cleveland jazz clubs — Cleveland jazz guitarists — The singers in Cleveland — Boogie woogie piano — “Modern” jazz — Big bands of the 1950s — The far-ringing 1960s — Traditional jazz — Resurgence in the 1980s and ’90s — Joe Lovano — Ken Peplowski — Other major players — Preserving the legacy.

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