MUSIC OF THE MONTH IS A MONTHLY ROUND-UP OF RPL’S MUSIC-RELATED PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES.
Gellman Room Concerts
Saturday, December 4 at 2:00 PM
Sweet Potatoes is a Richmond-based jazz band featuring Johnny Hargrove (guitar), Reyna Pannell (vocals) and Stephon Larue (drums).
From Our Collection
The Music & Arts and Scores & Songbook collections contain tons of jazz-related materials. Here’s a sample of a Duke Ellington composition interpreted for solo piano by Earl Hines. Even though Hines’ version is instrumental, you can follow the melody and sing the lyrics with the sheet music below!
The full history and beauty of jazz cannot be found by only examining the lives and work of men. Though there are countless great jazz men, there are also many great jazz women. Check out these books for more on them:
Mary C. recommends Errol Garner.
Josh B. recommends Sungazer.
Catherine B. recommends the 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert by Benny Goodman.