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New Book Explores Detroit's Jazz Legacy

New Book Explores Detroit's Jazz Legacy

WDCB’s Leslie Keros talks with Mark Stryker about his new book, JAZZ FROM DETROIT.

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“When you put it all together, and you look at the impact of the diaspora and how it reaches into every corner of the history of the music since the middle of the 20th century and how it is still active and vital, you begin to see there is a larger story to tell about Detroit’s impact on the course of jazz.” - author Mark Stryker talking about Detroit’s significant role in the development of jazz.

Mark Stryker with his new book JAZZ FROM DETROIT

Mark Stryker with his new book JAZZ FROM DETROIT

A new book is celebrating Detroit’s contributions to jazz in a way no other book has before. Authored by award-winning arts reporter Mark Stryker, JAZZ FROM DETROIT explores the Motor City’s pivotal role in shaping the music. The book includes 26 in-depth profiles of significant Detroit-bred musicians, like Elvin Jones, Milt Jackson, Yusef Lateef, Barry Harris, Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, Ron Carter, Kenny Garrett, Regina Carter, and Karriem Riggins.

Elvin Jones at the Detroit Jazz Festival, 1999. Photo credit: Andrew Johnston/Detroit Free Press

Elvin Jones at the Detroit Jazz Festival, 1999. Photo credit: Andrew Johnston/Detroit Free Press

JAZZ FROM DETROIT is available now. You can find more information about the book by clicking here.

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