Valerie Capers: Portraits In Jazz

Valerie Capers: Portraits In Jazz

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Media: Sheet Music, CD
Arrangement: Piano (PF)
Skill Level: Intermediate - Explain this
Composer: Valerie Capers
Catalogue #: 9780193385627
ISBN: 9780193385627


Portraits In Jazz is a selection of twelve pieces by Valerie Capers which draws on a variety of jazz styles associated with famous artists including Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald.

The pieces are simple yet delightful, and this volume presents a refreshing approach to exploring jazz while improving your piano technique. This volume is perfect for intermediate standard players (approximately Grades 4-5) of any age, and includes a CD with performances by the composer.

Valerie Capers

Dr Valerie Capers received her early schooling at the New York Institute for the Education of the Blind and is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music. She is equally at home in jazz and classical idioms and as a performer appeared with artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Wynton Marsalis, and Paquita D'Rivera. She is probably best known as an innovative educator.

Valerie Capers: Portraits In Jazz reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
10 out of 10


Dorset GB Experienced teacher.
A number of easily accessible satisfying pieces along with some other less familiar jazz styles and sounds to investigate later.
Confirmed purchase: 16 March 2016
Published on: 31 March 2016
8 out of 10


LOndon GB
I like the music and it is about my level of capability
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 20 August 2014
Published on: 10 September 2014
8 out of 10


Enjoyable to play...right level for me, a lapsed but recently returned pianist
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 04 June 2014
Published on: 23 June 2014

Musicroom Reviews

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Customer Rating A lovely set of pieces with plenty of variety in both mood and execution. I like the way the pieces relate to many of the jazz 'greats" too. There is plenty in this little gem to challenge intermediate players, whoever you are!

Customer Rating I bought this book for the ABRSM grade 6 'Mr. Satchmo' as it didn't look too expensive and I thought I might as well see if anything else in it was good. There are some good pieces, although 'Mr. Satchmo' is by far my favourite. It's just so catchy! I really like 'Billie's Song' too. I'd say that's about a grade 4 for the chords. Quick delivery & the book was in excellent condition.

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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 17/05/2012
Format: Instrumental Album
Length: 28 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press

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