Valerie Capers: Portraits In Jazz

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Composer: Valerie Capers
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

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.

ISBN: 9780193385627
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 17 May 2012
No of pages: 28
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9780193385627

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      Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 6 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

      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!
      Anonymous - (Hinckley, United Kingdom)
      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.
      Anonymous - (United Kingdom)

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