Joe Mosbrook



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Download Chapter 1: What is Jazz? (2.9 MB)

Download Chapter 2: Cleveland's Earliest Links to Jazz (3.6 MB)

Download Chapter 3: The Jazz Age in Cleveland (10.0 MB)

Download Chapter 4: Art Tatum at Val’s in the Alley (5.8 MB)

Download Chapter 5: Duke Ellington in Cleveland (12.8 MB)

Download Chapter 6: Count Basie’s Cleveland Connections (3.6 MB)

Download Chapter 7: The Big Band Era (23.1 MB)

Download Chapter 8: Central High School (10.9 MB)

Download Chapter 9: Freddie Webster (3.1 MB)

Download Chapter 10: Tadd Dameron (8.1 MB)

Download Chapter 11: Meet Benny Bailey (2.9 MB)

Download Chapter 12: Cleveland Jazz Clubs (14.3 MB)

Download Chapter 13: Cleveland Jazz Guitarists (6.5 MB)

Download Chapter 14: The Singers in Cleveland (10.3 MB)

Download Chapter 15: Boogie Woogie Piano (1.5 MB)

Download Chapter 16: “Modern” Jazz (3.0 MB)

Download Chapter 17: Big Bands of the 1950s (3.1 MB)

Download Chapter 18: The Far-Ranging 1960s (10.7 MB)

Download Chapter 19: Traditional Jazz (8.2 MB)

Download Chapter 20: Resurgence in the 1980s and ‘90s (7.1 MB)

Download Chapter 21: Joe Lovano (3.7 MB)

Download Chapter 22: Ken Peplowski (3.8 MB)

Download Chapter 23: Other Major Players (12.5 MB)

Download Chapter 24: Preserving the Legacy (5.9 MB)


Contents: 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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MSL Academic Endeavors




Cleveland, Jazz, History


American Popular Culture | American Studies | Arts and Humanities


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Originally published in 2003 by Northeast Ohio Jazz Society.

Redistributed by Cleveland Memory Project and MSL Academic Endeavors in 2013.

Cleveland Jazz History,  Second Edition
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