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Jazz on a Saturday Night by Leo Dillon
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Jazz on a Saturday Night

by Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon

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Jazz On A Saturday Night is a children's book that describe the dream of a young boy where he gets the meet all of his favorite Jazz musicians. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I thought that the plot was excellent. The main character Bryan falls asleep and has a dream about being in a Jazz Club where all of his favorite Jazz artists are preforming. The book then goes into detail about who each artiest is and what their contribution to Jazz has been. I thought the plot was original, informative and creative. I saw it as a fun and interesting way to introduce the world of Jazz to a reader without making it boring or only informational. Another reason why I liked this book was because of the illustrations. I found the illustrations awesome. Jazz is a lively and powerful music. The illustrations in this children's book truly help bring the music and the feel of jazz to life. The pictures contained screaming fans, notes floating out of instruments and Bryan constantly smiling. Overall, this book was amazing.
  jessclark | Dec 15, 2016 |
This beautifully illustrated book follows the story of a fictional group of real, famous musicians who play a wonderful jazz concert for an entranced audience. From Charlie Parker to Ella Fitzgerald, the story portrays the beauty and excitement of jazz music while also exposing readers to famous jazz artists. This book comes with a cd containing jazz music from the artists portrayed in the story. At the end of this children's story is a great mini autobiography for each artist as a way to extend the learning from the book.

This is a great book to have in the classroom as it adds diversity and a cultural aspect to a classroom library. This would be a wonderful addition if working through a unit on various cultures, music, or studying the history of jazz in the United States. Students will enjoy the rhyme that is written into the story, making this book an enjoyable read aloud in addition to the vibrant illustrations that are very enjoyable to readers.

Awards:
Coretta Scott King Award for Illustrators

Award Description:
Coretta Scott King Award for Illustrators: This award is given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

APA citation: Dillon, L., & Dillon, D. (2007). Jazz on a Saturday night. New York: Blue Sky Press. ( )
  BrittaSchlect | Nov 28, 2016 |
Jazz on a Saturday night tells of a fictional concert performed by a wide range of very real and renowned jazz musicians while also providing small biographies of each in the back of the book as well as music recommendations and a CD teaching a little more about jazz. As a fan of jazz, this book excited me to no end and I look foreword to googling all the recommended music. Jazz is truly a historically important genre of music and this book describes why very well in the introduction. ( )
  Jacki_H | Sep 1, 2016 |
This picture book explores the art and history of jazz music as well as famous jazz musicians. In addition, it goes into detail of each jazz musician biography at the end of the book. Regarding the art and structure of the language, it has a poetic, rhythmic way of telling the story which make the book easy and interest to read. You would see these illustrations in jazz clubs if you went to one. I like the way color and texture are illustrated because it gets such a depth and elaborate detail on the characters as well as the events of the jazz concert. Lastly, this book is informative yet simplistic of the history of jazz and the famous jazz musicians. ( )
  jhcao20 | Jan 31, 2016 |
"Jazz on a Saturday Night," is not only a rhyme scheming book but it also teaches about real people in the jazz community. The book explains a regular night at a Jazz hall with some of their most famous Jazz performers. It looks to me that the illustrator drew the pictures in the book. The illustrator shows the crowd pleased at the music they are hearing. They have a picture of each person in detail of who they are talking about with their instrument. ( )
  tanafernandez | Jan 25, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0590478931, Hardcover)

Celebrated illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon have won the Caldecott Medal twice, and now they present stunning illustrations of an evening of jazz music, complete with a special CD.

If you have ever been lucky enough to hear great jazz, then you will understand the pure magic of this book. Leo and Diane Dillon use bright colors and musical patterns that make music skip off the page in this toe-tapping homage to many jazz greats. From Miles Davis and Charlie Parker to Ella Fitzgerald, here is a dream team sure to knock your socks off. Learn about this popular music form and read a biography of each player pictured-and then hear each instrument play on a specially produced CD. What's the featured song? "Jazz on a Saturday Night," written and recorded to accompany this book.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:04:24 -0400)

Learn about this popular music form and hear each instrument play on a specially produced CD.

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