John Edward Hasse

John Edward Hasse is a music historian, musician, and award-winning author and record producer. He is curator of American Music at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, where he was co-director of America’s Jazz Heritage and founding executive director of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. He is a member of the New Orleans Jazz Commission, the author of the acclaimed biography Beyond Category: The Life and Genius of Duke Ellington (Da Capo Press) and the editor of Ragtime: Its History, Composers, and Music (Palgrave Macmillan). Hasse has received two ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for excellence in writing about music. He also edited Jazz: The First Century published by Pearson/Prentice-Hall.

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Discover Jazz

by John Edward Hasse and Tad Lathrop

Discover the whole world of Jazz! An inclusive, contextual, and student-friendly way to discover the whole world of jazz. Discover Jazz presents an inclusive overview of the history of jazz, with balanced coverage of the contributions of men and women from around the world. Emphasizing the importance of context, the text presents the story of jazz not as a simple narrative, but as a series of encounters among musicians, historical events, musical influences, and social forces. And, this student-friendly text gives readers the tools they need to actively listen to--and build their own relationships with--this great American art form. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning- The new MyMusicLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Active Listening- The authors bring the music to the foreground for the student, helping students listen to and analyze the music. Engage Student- The design of Discover Jazz alone will engage students, while key features such as the Closer Look and Issues boxes will actively involve them in learning about jazz throughout the text. Support Instructors- Discover Jazz comes with a complete support package for the instructor ranging from MyMusicLab and ClassPrep, to testing material. Note: MyMusicLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyMusicLab, please visit: or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyMusicLab (at no additional cost): VP ISBN-10: 0205201164, ISBN-13: 978020520116

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Jazz: The First Century

by John Edward Hasse and Tad Lathrop

Often referred to as America's classical music, jazz signified a new form of musical expression that illustrates the pace of the twentieth century. Edited by the Curator of American Music at the Smithsonian Institution, John Edward Hasse, Jazz: The First Century illustrates the circumstance surrounding jazz, illuminates its contributors, and conveys the many varieties that it takes, from cool jazz and improvisation to fusion and hip-hop. This landmark collection also examines the overlap between jazz and other art forms such as film, literature, painting and dance, as well as television and radio.

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